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post #1 of 11
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Alright, I am wondering what peoples opinions are of Lenovo

Mainly because I just bought one and with my crappy luck it is one the new Sandy Bridges getting recalled. The laptop should still work fine but I am having freezing and blue screen issues where I shouldn't.

Model is the Lenovo Y460p

I am wondering who has a good experience with then or bad ones.


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Edited by Banedox - 2/4/11 at 12:07pm
 
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post #2 of 11
Well I work with Lenovo's at work on a daily basis and have nothing but good things to say about them, as for their consumer models, I'm not sure. They have good support and since you just got it I'd call them and see what they can do for you. RMA possibly?
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post #3 of 11
Return and get a toshiba or asus. Asus actually has a one time spill policy on there warranty I believe too. So you can spill a drink and they will fix it for free once. I should mention Im not saying return because of sandy but am saying it since your having issues.
post #4 of 11
I can tell you completely honesty, I LOVE Thinkpads and think they're one real engineered laptop FTW. Ideapads I dunno, probably BS that consumers buy haha. XD

The blue screen issue sounds like a driver problem imo. Install any new drivers lately?
post #5 of 11
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Thanks, my only issue was the budget, i got it for 1000$, so just picking another brand is hard.

and it has the

i7 2630QM 2.0 ghz chip
14in screen
8gb ram
750gb hard drive
Amd Radeon 6550 1gb

which is really really hard to beat right now -_-, i need a good laptop for modeling and graphics and such its my lively hood
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post #6 of 11
I've got a thinkpad and my sister has an ideapad, and both are excellent laptops.

I remember someone who had a sandy bridge mobo going bad having similar BSOD problems. Windows will BSOD if you loose the SATA connection, I've knocked out the cable on my PC before while it was on, and it BSOD the next time it accessed the HD for whatever reason.

So I'd recommend contacting tech support and seeing what your options are, and the timetable to get it replaced with a fixed model.
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post #7 of 11
Their cheaper consumer laptops are crap. I had one that barely lasted a year, and when I brought it in, apparently the repair guy said the LCD was splitting in half and coming apart, and that it was from opening the laptop too many times. Go with their thinkpada, but not the ideapads.
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I use my Lenovo u450p more than I use my desktop and its holding up pretty well. Build quality seems good, it looks good, and I haven't had any hardware or software problems (although I did disable a ton of Lenovo's bundled apps).
 
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Their cheaper consumer laptops are crap. I had one that barely lasted a year, and when I brought it in, apparently the repair guy said the LCD was splitting in half and coming apart, and that it was from opening the laptop too many times. Go with their thinkpada, but not the ideapads.
How long ago was this? That was a problem many older laptops had, but most modern companies have figured out how to make the cable more durable so it can take the flex of opening and closing constantly.
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post #10 of 11
They seemed okay.
I remember the designs being pleasant and having a decent feature set when working in PC repair/sales.

Didn't see an excessive amount of them on our repair bench, either.

However, if a new PC is bluescreening I'd return/RMA immediately.
Should be no reason out of the box for this behavior (unless you PEBKAC and mess up config, virus, etc).
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