Summary: It has USB 3.0 port but esata port as Z570. With larger disk space, this feature is more convenient than external hard drive connection in terms of using large capacity of USB drive. The Lenovo backup feature is excellent that covers the most import feature of Win 7 Pro with build-in Win 7 Home. It carries over all Z570 features but not as pricy. It has 2nd generation of i3 in fastest speed.
Summary: I've had this laptop for about 10 months. It has been rock solid. Great video. I use the HDMI port frequently to connect to my flat screen TV and it works like a charm. I am also a network administrator so I use it to do work from home on a regular basis. It has the horse power for what I need it to do. The cost / performance ratio is outstanding. In short, great computer and it doesn't break the bank! I will likely buy a Lenovo when it is time for me to upgrade.
Almost great... Except for cheap parts and poor support.
David Earl, Amazon
9 February 2012
Summary: I bought this laptop and initially loved it. It feels very well built, the keyboard is excellent, the touchpad is nice, and it looks great. Also, it has very good performance for the price. But then only a few months after I bought it, the problems started to crop up. I did carry this laptop around a lot, but it never took any bad falls or anything. It pretty much got what you would expect for a laptop that is actually used as a laptop.
Summary: We bought this laptop 5 months ago. I purchased this as a shared laptop between myself and my 8 year old daughter. My wife and 13 year old son already have their own laptops. As other users have stated, the first thing you need to do is un-install all the bloatware that comes pre-installed. You can use the Add/Remove Programs function for some of this but better yet - get CCleaner which can help in uninstalling programs and a whole lot more.
Summary: I have currently had this laptop for a little more than a month and am really enjoying it. I did lots of research on new computers after my old laptop bit the dust and this lenovo really hit all the high points at the right price. Sure you can spend more money and get something just a tad bit better in regards to video card and hard drive space, but if you are just looking for a laptop that is for everyday life this is for you.
Summary: I did not purchase this from Amazon and sorry that I didn't. The price that Amazon is selling this for is way less expensive than what I paid for it at big box store. This is such an amazing computer. Let's start with the design. It blows away all the other brands except for Apple's Mac, but it has a lot going for it. The keyboard is one of the best. It is an island style design and expensive looking. Typing on it is a breeze and very comfortable.
Summary: So far so good it runs the basic game pretty well css, tf2, killing floor, even bad company 2 worked out all right the keyboard is good if your just learning how to type or if your a pro(lol).
Summary: The bottom line is that I would not recommend the Lenovo Z565 to anyone, for any use or at any price. I did not purchase mine through Amazon, but from a computer retailer with a good reputation - under duress. My previous Lenovo Think-Pad crashed during finals, and I HAD to have something that got me through - on a limited budget - ASAP. I would have been miles ahead if I had dug deeper into my savings and purchased a quality machine. This one is NOT.