Summary: The Lenovo G570 offers a solid computing experience, but it's not our favorite 15-inch laptop. For $749, you get a comfy typing experience, strong overall performance, and one of the fastest boot times we've seen on a Windows machine. However, the smudge-prone lid is a turn-off, and you don't get USB 3.0. For about the same price, the HP Pavilion dv6t offers a more stylish metal design, discrete graphics, and Beats audio to boot.
Summary: The Lenovo G570 M51BPUK has a nice keyboard, an appreciated Blu-ray drive and generous RAM and hard drive allocations. However, this version of the Lenovo G570 doesn’t quite enough 3D oomph to win an award. Read our full review to find out more.
Excerpt: The Core i5-based G570 M51BPUK from Lenovo isn't lightweight, but this solidly built laptop has enough power to replace your desktop PC for most purposes. Its 2.5GHz Core i5-2450M CPU has plenty of power for a mobile processor and the G570 M51BPUK achieved an overall score of 59 in our benchmark tests, which means it has plenty of power to run popular applications.
Excerpt: Lenovo's G570 range of laptops spans a variety of specifications. We've also reviewed the Core i5-based G570 M51BPUK. The entire range shares the same well-built chassis that has a dark brushed-metal wrist rest on the inside and a metallic brown-black lid. The combination looks particularly stylish. The broad wrist rest helps produce a comfortable typing experience.
Excerpt: When they first appeared, it was almost impossible to find a laptop with a Blu-ray optical drive for less than £1,000. Today, you’ll only need half that amount to buy Lenovo’s budget G570 laptop, which includes a Blu-ray reader as standard. Although the integrated graphics are capable of decoding Blu-ray video, Lenovo has included an AMD 6370M graphics card with 1GB of dedicated video memory.