Summary: I bought this laptop last December for my daughter and it has performed very well and my daughter loves it. She uses the touch pad to draw and that works well, too. The disk property shows that it's 421GB instead of 500GB.
Summary: We purchased 2 of these laptops for our 8 and 10 year olds for Christmas in 2011. My older son rarely used it at first and for whatever reason the hard drive crashed. It literally had only about 2 or 3 hours of use on it. This occurred in April or May 2012. After troubleshooting over the phone with a Lenovo rep, she concluded it needed to be returned to Lenovo. She provided me with all of the shipping information so it could be returned.
Summary: This is a excellent laptop, comfortable keyboard, excellent screen clarity, great one-key restore button, sound is a little bit dissapointing but it is a computer not a stereo Most computers lack controls for base. Finger print access control completes a great system for security.
Summary: BEWARE! I purchased a Lenovo Ideapad B570 in December 2011, and I have had the keyboard replaced THREE TIMES! It still has a problem of repeating characters from a single keystroke. Push n, annd get nn. Totally frustrating, and if I sennd it back in, they'll replace it with annother defecctive keyboardd. JUNK! This shiny new computer is useless. I'm not goinng through the expesnee of senddinng this in for a fourth defeective keyboard replacement.
Summary: This laptop was crap. Wouldn't boot. I had to repair windows. Then when login screen came up, it still had old user login. I do not have their password. Only way to get in would be to reinstall windows. I probably would have just done that, but when I pulled up boot screen I found out they lied about hard drive size. It is 320GB. I guess they were hoping they sold to a dummy. If all that was not bad enough, it has globs of super glue on screen.
Summary: I bought two of these, one for my son and one for may daughter, last Christmas. The price I bought them at was very good, only $330 at the time. The computer works well and is just as speedy as any other ones in the price range. Actually, I thought they were a bit better than any others in the price range. However, as sometimes happens with any computer no matter the brand, one of these died in April. So it is being sent back under warranty for repair.
Summary: Ive had this bad boy for about 2 months now. Ive recommended it to friends and they all love it as much as I do. I think the price should actually be way more. The fingerprint swipe is neat. I was told that I would need such a powerfull laptop to mix and master my bands music on...this one does the job just fine. Meanwhile, I am still able to web browse, run programs like soulseek, mame and vuze with no problems or slowdown at all. Fantastic little buddy.
Summary: Ditto to Bryan's review. I bought this out the door tax and all from Best Buy for $405. I don't think there is a better deal out there for a budget laptop. The features it has trump any I've seen that are $300 to $450. I've had this a month or so now and it is supperb for everyday use. I took a star off for the 0.3 megapixal webcam. It couldn't be much to include one a little better than that.
Summary: How fast? VERY fast ! Why it is so fast. Naturally, the CPU (processor) plays a big role. It's a downgraded version of Intel's latest iCore processors, carrying the graphics on the CPU chip, which makes for longer lasting machines (motherboard won't heat up as much and eventually die) and produces better graphics than the older generation systems that had imbedded graphics.