Summary: After "upgrading" to the abysimal Windows 8.1 the wifi could not be activated. The Fn5 only switches airplane mode on/off, wifi is permanetly disabled. The driver is corretcly installed. Event professional support could not help, neither could Lenovo hotline or the forum.
It's a great laptop, the only 2 quirks I have found ...
12 December 2014
Summary: It's a great laptop, the only 2 quirks I have found is: 1) You can't permanently turn off the touchpad. I use a mouse so I have to disable it every time I boot up AND after it goes to sleep or else I can't type, the touchpad screws up my typing.
Apparently Lenovo has a long running Fan Error problem.
D. Merchant, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: In 4 months the dreaded "Fan Error" on start up. I know now I should Google an electronic product. Most reviewers review a product shortly after getting it. The "Fan Error" occurs usually after the warranty runs out, but for us it was 4 months after buying it.
Lenovo's latest short-coming, The "B" should stand for "Boat anchor".... Please pass on it.
BoredCutter "BoredCutter", Amazon
4 November 2014
Summary: This is a laptop in name only. It's much more a local bank's freebie give-away, such as when you open a hundred dollar account. Kind of a nothing for something. Lenovo happily took money from us, and gave us only the lamest, most mundane-performing boat anchor in return.
Lenovo is a great company, I like all the extra software they throw in.
rusty cosens, Amazon
28 October 2014
Summary: This laptop is great! I am not a fan of windows 8, and finding one with windows 7 on it, and everything else I wanted, at a reasonable price was a chore. This one fit the bill. I'm glad I scooped it up!
Summary: WARNING - Do not buy this. It's a piece of junk. From day one, the WIFI receiver regularly loses connection.. It does a worse job than my old Toshiba laptop. The connectivity issues are apparently very common, just google 'lenovo b590 wifi problem ' to see for yourself..