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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great laptop for the price, 25 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Lenovo G570 15.6 inch Laptop (Core i5-2410M, RAM 6GB, HDD 640GB, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black (Personal Computers)
My g570 wasn't bought from Amazon, but thought I would leave feedback regarding the laptop anyway.

As a student and part-time freelance graphic designer, I needed something powerful yet not too expensive. After literally weeks of research and checking reviews, I decided on the g570. Mine features a core i5, AMD dedicated 1gb graphics, 6gb ram, 750gb hard drive, blueray player. Overall I am very happy with it, but there are a few cons worth mentioning. These are just personal issues.

PROS:
Nice styling/general design,
Brushed aluminium fascia/keyboard surround
Keys have a nice shape and feel
Great touchpad with pinch-zoom feature
Excellent spec
Stays cool and quiet, even when sitting flat on a desk.
Battery life is decent.
Lenovo's power management control allows you to keep the battery at 50% charge, which apparently increases the life of the battery.

CONS:
Poor screen. Mine came with a slight blue/cool tint so needed to adjust it by eye, via the colour management setting in the control panel. It also has poor viewing angles and isn't very punchy. Furthermore I wish it was a matte screen (rare in today's laptop market for some reason)
Shiny plastic lid and screen surround: fingerprint magnet.
Narrower delete/backspace and enter keys, resulting in my finger constantly pushing 'numlock' or 7 on the numpad. (i'm sure I will get used to this in no time)
The chassis and hinges aren't exactly robust.

Overall, I don't believe you can get a better laptop with this spec for the money. I initially wanted a macbook pro, but the price was at least triple this cost for a similar spec. I also went to so many stores to have a look at what was on offer and get a feel, and most of the equivalent laptops from acer, asus, hp, dell etc just didn't 'feel' right for me (too much shiny plastic, horrible buttons and keys, bad build quality etc.)

Finally, this is my first go with the Lenovo brand, and so far i'm very happy with them.
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Initial post: 1 Aug 2012 11:27:16 BDT
David Searle says:
How much did you get it for, I have been looking at one for £575

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2012 12:02:47 BDT
skinnyfat says:
I got mine for 567.73 (inc vat) from saveonlaptops.co.uk

It will probably be cheaper now as I got mine around a year ago. The company were reliable too. Type in G570 in search and scroll all the way down
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