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Opinions Needed Please!: Lenovo-IdeaPad Z565-43113LU Laptop

by FearOurFuture / May 18, 2011 2:22 AM PDT

I'm on the search for a new laptop. I'm looking for something pretty basic for practical home use (Email, Web browsing, iTunes, very small amount of song downloading) As of right now I have only used 130 GB of my free 232 GB C drive using the laptop I have owned for 2.5 years. So no need of huge hard drives or memory.

I have found what I believe to be a bargin on a Lenovo IdeaPad Z565-43113LU laptop for a great price of $379.99. My question to you is what your thoughts are on the Lenovo brand. Based on my search, I have read that they are usually in the top 3 brands, but I don't think I have ever seen anybody I know own one. So I'm just kind of hesitant on making the commitment on this without a few opinions. I know it's only 380 bucks but money is really tight and I want something that I know will be reliable.

Here's the link to the laptop at Best Buy: Lenovo IdeaPad

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Not to duplicate reviews.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2011 2:50 AM PDT
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Still looking..
by FearOurFuture / May 18, 2011 12:42 PM PDT

Thanks Bob, I value your input.

Does anybody have an opinion on a good 15.6' display laptop that tops around $450? Not looking for ton of memory (around 3gb memory 320 hd), but would like it to have decent speed for browsing internet.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 19, 2011 12:22 AM PDT
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I think I soured you on this laptop. I'm not writing it's a bad display but that the numbers they presented means I must see it in person before purchase.

Maybe you left out a detail such as you will not inspect the laptop prior to purchase. For my purchases I always get a look at the machine.

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i just bought one..
by boocee3 / June 18, 2011 4:33 AM PDT

....and i love it. it is comparable to laptops that cost much more, i upgraded memory to 8gig (which is overkill...dont really need more than 4 gig) so i wont have to upgrade later. videos run in hi-def beautifully with no stuttering, and i made sure i had an external hard drive for backup, and that is it. this has alot of high-end features, runs win7 64bit. i went from a lenovo s10e ideapad which really did hold its own with what i do, which is email, movies, forums, some games, and web surfing. this new laptop handles all that and more. many great features, i was pleased with the price and the performance. i would never buy anything other than lenovo or ibm. feel free to ask me more, i know this is a month after your original post, so maybe you made your purchase already? let us know!

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ah, i just read about the display concerns...
by boocee3 / June 18, 2011 4:43 AM PDT

and i assure you, this display is beautiful. i have no problems with it in broad daylight of in complete darkness, the only thing may be the degree of viewing angle - if there are two or more people viewing, reviews have offered that the screen is not so good for that, but i really do not see a problem with it. i watch with my kids all the time and do not notice any problems. that being said, you can always hook up laptop to an external monitor---i picked up a nice one for $129, an lg 17 inch, which is looks great. i say grab the z565, it is well worth it! lenovo brand is always quality. i have owned many different brands and fixed quite a few different brands, this one beats them all, and bloatware is minimal.

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