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Could have been perfect
on 24 February 2014
I am not a computer expert in any sense of the word. All I want is something which does the job without giving me a lot of hassle.
I got this about a month ago now and I have had a chance to get used to it. Overall it is a great little machine in that it is portable while still feeling nice and solid. The keyboard is really good. I love the touch screen. After initially cursing Windows 8, I am actually starting to like it. Battery life is decent. The problem of small icons/screen resolution was resolved fairly easily. I use the different yoga positions more than expected. In short, I really like it – except for one major issue…
The wifi connection drops all the time, on average maybe 20-30 times a day! More often than not it reconnects on its own, but not until after conversations are dropped and downloads have stalled. A few times a day I need to reconnect manually. It is incredibly annoying!
We have several other gadgets, and don’t have any problems with those. It is definitely a problem specific to this machine. I have searched the discussion forums and it does not look like it can easily be solved, at least not without a lot more computer knowledge than I have. There is one recurrent ‘chorus’ in the forums – that Lenovo does not acknowledge the problem and they are not forthcoming about any solutions. So, no help from them on the immediate horizon.
When, or perhaps if, Lenovo solves this problem it will be a 5 star for me. In the meantime, I grit my teeth and prey for patience.
Lenovo, please get your act together!