Summary: TERRIBLE TERRIBLE hinge design. The hinges are weak and will break in just a few weeks of ownership. The computer it'self is fine but the casing is the worst I have ever seen. I will never buy another Lenovo again unless they improve their casing.
Hinges keep breaking, would not recommend purchasing
S Padilla, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: Like so many others, my Lenovo's hinge broke twice while covered under warranty (which I had to pay out of pocket to send to Texas each time, and each time it took two months to get back because the "part" was out of stock). I even decided to extend warranty another year just to cover the hinge because I knew it would break!
Consumer Lenovo laptops DO NOT have Thinkpad quality
1 July 2014
Summary: I use Lenovo Thinkpads at work and those are fine machines. My mistake was to think Thinkpad quality rubbed off on other Lenovo offerings. While the G570 has decent specs, the case design is a disaster. Like many other posters here, after a few months of ownership the hinges started breaking. Turn the laptop sideways and little bits of plastic and metal fall out.
Summary: I can't tell you how horrible my experience has been with this laptop. I have used laptops almost exclusively since they first came out, chose Lenovo this time because of their reputation, and this laptop is a disaster. The hard drive died 14 months after I bought it. Well, that happens, but the authorized repair place had to wait weeks for a replacement to be sent from China.
Summary: I never used Levono laptop before. I tried for the first time due to its relatively light weight. This model has Hinge issues/. One day the screw fell down and hinge is out of its slot. I would not recommend this laptop to anyone. I suggest you to stay away from this laptop.
Summary: Even with IBM babysitting these foreign manufacturers they can't get it right. I looked high-and-low for a new computer WITHOUT Windows 8 before I settled on this model with Windows 7!!!. And I do mean 'settled'. I didn't want the 10key pad on the right of the keyboard, and I certainly didn't need all the additional, addon proprietary software, and I THOUGHT I didn't need the extra hardware warranty, but guess what....
Summary: It has been returned to Lenovo once, refurbished by Staples 9 months after purchase. It is still slow and giving us surprise breakdowns and lockups. I believe Lenovo makes good products, but this is NOT one of them by far. Very displeased and a Lenovo stockholder as well!
Summary: Whole thing has been glitchie - like it came with its own viruses. Then the screen picked up a green line through the middle and then the bottom third turned purple. All this after I spent two weeks moving all my stuff from my old computer - a process I hate anyway. Now I get to look forward to lovely process of repair or replace. Will write more when I find out how bad a nightmare that will be.
Summary: Originally, laptop would not keep correct time. Laptop then failed completely at only two and a half months old. Seller will not do anything to make good on this purchase, and Lenovo warranty expired in 2012, a fact which was hidden in the original sales blurb. I am extremely unhappy with this purchase.
Summary: My sister bought this based on my recommendation and brought it to me 9 months later with broken hinge. I repair a lot of laptops but I could not believe what I saw. Lenovo really shot themselves in the foot with this one. I will never recommend them again!
Pros: Good processor and memory power for the money.
Cons: Terrible hinge design. Just go to the Lenovo forum and search G570. Almost every owner is reporting broken hinges within 9 to 18 months. You may or may not be able to get Lenovo to repair under warranty. Even with new bottom cover and hinges it will just break again!