Lenovo Laptops. Good Quality?

by taskemann 36 replies
Hi! I'm planning to buy some new laptops and therefore I'm wondering if Lenovo is a good choice?

Isn't it IBM who produce Lenovo? I remember the good old IBM desctops... Wow! That was Quality!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    It was only a few days ago I was praising my new Lenovo but admitely the screen is becoming a bit slack which is a dissapointing...
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    It was Lenovo who produced PCs for IBM and then bought the whole PC division from IBM. However, they already have a much larger line of PCs of their own. So as far as laptops are concerned, it is only the ThinkPad series that are descended from IBM, the others are Lenovo.

    I have used over 10 Thinkpads in my business without any problems. The servicing is usually very fast and dependable. But the key issue for me is the pointing stick as I cannot stand using the touch pad.
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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      It was Lenovo who produced PCs for IBM and then bought the whole PC division from IBM. However, they already have a much larger line of PCs of their own. So as far as laptops are concerned, it is only the ThinkPad series that are descended from IBM, the others are Lenovo.

      I have used over 10 Thinkpads in my business without any problems. The servicing is usually very fast and dependable. But the key issue for me is the pointing stick as I cannot stand using the touch pad.

      Thanks! It's actually ThinkPad I have planned to buy. Or to be more specific: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 15.6" HD
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      • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
        Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

        Thanks! It's actually ThinkPad I have planned to buy. Or to be more specific: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 15.6" HD
        You should look at that model carefully in a shop. My wife has got the 14" Edge and does not like the keyboard. The keys are more widely spaced than previous Levono Thinkpads and that made her mistype quite often.
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  • Profile picture of the author SumikoW
    I had a Lenovo and loved it. Strong heavy duty..works well..get it on tigerdirect.com and pay for the extended service. If you drop it break it or anything they replace it no questions asked.
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  • Profile picture of the author myplanbe
    Go with the Think Pad Edge is the one to get. I've done extensive research and that is the one I am buying very soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      Originally Posted by myplanbe View Post

      Go with the Think Pad Edge is the one to get. I've done extensive research and that is the one I am buying very soon.
      researching it is never the same as using it
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  • Profile picture of the author debml
    I'm very hard on laptops. If durability is a feature you need, Lenovo is definitely a good choice. I've had 3 - two which endured extensive travel and one that survived flying out of my trunk at 40 mph with no harm.
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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by debml View Post

      one that survived flying out of my trunk at 40 mph with no harm.
      Haha! Nice one!
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    The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 is a good choice. It's durable and dependable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I have the ThinkPad W701, a 17 inch laptop. It's by a fair margin the best computer I've ever had, and that includes a Mac. (The Mac was actually the worst.)

    I'm travelling for an extended time and doing everything with just one computer, and couldn't have a better one for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mysteriox
    Better pay a bit more for a Dell, i always bought Dell laptops and never had problems, best quality by far.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephngreek
    I have sony vaio its good for me.
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  • I used Lenovo and VAIO both.. but I prefer lenovo.
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    But thanks everyone for the help! I'm going to order my Lenovos soon!
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmytailors
      According to the information I read, the Lenovo is real solid, you can feel the quality of Lenovo. The more advantage is that the functionality is great, it has great magical functions, it does. The fingerprint is very useful. The specifications are pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasssy23
    I love my Lenovo. It is way better than my Toshiba and Acer that I had.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Oram
    There are numerous features in Lenovo Laptop. It is absolutely a superior selection. People can experience the excellence of Lenovo.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewS1
    Lenovo's are great and very reliable. I have the X220. Very small, powerful and the battery can last up to 10 hours if you get the extended one! There price is also lower then dell and hp laptops.

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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Frankly, there are some problems with dell. Unless you REALLY want it, I would say stay away.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    Fun to see that this thread has been brought back to live.

    But I didn't buy a Lenovo. I bought a HP Pavilion dv6 with Beats Audio, 6GB RAM, 740GB HD, ATI Radeon GPU, Intel Core i5 CPU, etc. instead last year (13 months ago to be exact).

    I still have it and there hasn't been anything wrong with it yet. Best computer I've had to date, except the old IBM I had 10 years ago of course
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

      Fun to see that this thread has been brought back to live.

      But I didn't buy a Lenovo. I bought a HP Pavilion dv6 with Beats Audio, 6GB RAM, 740GB HD, ATI Radeon GPU, Intel Core i5 CPU, etc. instead last year (13 months ago to be exact).

      I still have it and there hasn't been anything wrong with it yet. Best computer I've had to date, except the old IBM I had 10 years ago of course
      Most people seem to like the HP pavilion series. My dad has one and, last I knew, he LOVED it!

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    Don't own any Lenovo's but I see them all the time, they seem to be pretty good computers, comparable to a Dell.
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    I was a bit sceptical when my daughter wanted to buy one, but after 3 years intensive use without real problems, she out run my ASUS Lamborghini VX7. This one lasted only 2,5 years.
    So brand and price, it doesn't say all.
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices
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    yes I remember the quality of IBM laptops and desktops. However gone are those days. Lenovo are not at all like IBM. This chinese company is just focussed on making things at a cheaper price. I suggest you to have HP, Dell or even Apple if your pocket allows.
    But not Lenovo.
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    • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
      Originally Posted by webrankingservices View Post

      yes I remember the quality of IBM laptops and desktops. However gone are those days. Lenovo are not at all like IBM. This chinese company is just focussed on making things at a cheaper price. I suggest you to have HP, Dell or even Apple if your pocket allows.
      But not Lenovo.
      I have been using IBM and then Lenovo for years and cannot agree with this. The quality of the Thinkpad and Thinkcenter lines are as as good and reliable as ever. I cannot see any deterioration at all since the switch to Lenovo. The other line of products are Lenovo's own and has nothing to do with IBM in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author couponmart
    yes lenovo is the best choice
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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by couponmart View Post

      yes lenovo is the best choice
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  • Profile picture of the author Anne0521
    My first laptop is Lenovo, although I have a new one the other is still okay. My sister is using it now.
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  • Profile picture of the author itservicebiz
    I have many business colleagues that use Lenovo laptops and praise them for their high quality and performance. I enjoy my HP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arehman
    Lenovo aren't bad they are decent and quite fairly competing with other brands today
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