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Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 (59387520) Notebook Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40GHz) 8GB Memory 1TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M 17.3" Windows 8

  • Intel Core i7 4700MQ (2.40GHz)
  • 8GB Memory 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8
  • DVD±R/RW
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Chris M.
  • 9/27/2014 7:10:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: Inexpensive. Backlit keyboard.

Cons: Everything else.

Other Thoughts: This thing is junk.

Windows 8 is basically unusable without a touch screen, which I knew and had planned for before buying this. What I didn't know is that the product key that's needed for the allegedly free sidegrade to Windows 7 is embedded in the bios in such a way as to make it essentially unrecoverale. So

gripe 1: I had to buy something that I'd theoretically already payed for (Windows 7).

So I bought and installed Windows 7. The OS install was easy, but the drivers were a bit of a problem. Lenovo maintains a page of Win7 64 bit drivers for this device, and roughly half of them work, which is to say that they install and don't actually cause anything to stop working. Most of the others fail silently, but some are actually destructive. If you install the Lenovo energy management software, the battery will refuse to charge. This is the case even if you configure the software to keep the battery topped up (max availability) rather than at 60% (max life). The only thing that will make the battery function normally is to remove the Lenovo supplied driver and accompanying software altogether. You just have to accept the irritating "unknown device" entry in the device manager. So

gripe 2: Lenovo provides win 7 drivers and supporting software that just don't work at all.

Now, one of the drivers that just fails without saying anything is the one for the wireless adapter. If you hunt around you'll eventually figure out that you need to go get the driver from Intel. If you do that the wireless card will be visible to the OS and it will work for a little while - maybe a half hour. After that it will need to be reset either by the Windows troubleshooter or by an enable/disable cycle in the device manager. Obviously this is far from ideal, but it's the closest I've gotten to a working internal wireless connection under Windows 7. Thus

gripe 3: There doesn't appear to be any way at all to get Windows 7 to work with the installed wireless card.

To summarize: This device is nothing but trouble. I'll never buy another Lenovo product.

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  • Shallu K.
  • 9/27/2014 2:59:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't buy it

Pros: Not much.

Cons: Pretty bad keyboard installed. Couldn't play simple game programs and overall was very disappointing.

Other Thoughts: I would suggest going to ibuypower to buy a gaming laptop.

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  • Matthew T.
  • 4/18/2014 12:29:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood hardware ruined by bad software

Pros: Good hardware horsepower for the money.

Cons: The bloatware on PCs is even worse today than it was 5 years ago. Wiping the HD with a clean install of Win7, Win8, or Linux is absolutely required to make this machine useable.

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  • Alexander A.
  • 3/13/2014 7:11:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Laptop

Pros: I got mine for $900 and it was a pretty good deal for the specs. I also replaced the hard drive with an SSD and memory to 16GB and wiped the system with a new install of Windows 8.1 and it's extraordinarily fast.

Cons: The case is a bit flimsy in the keyboard area and there's a a little decorative piece across the top that came with this piece bend upwards on one end which has me a bit worried about the screen but hasn't been a problem yet (I've been keeping a screen wiping cloth over it when I close it now).

The memory module slot isn't terribly big, the memory upgrade I brought had plating on the side and almost doesn't fit, so keep that in mind if you try to buy upgrades.

The BIOS has a fair amount of optimization for windows as well, so if you try to use a linux distribution, you'll need to change a few settings there. I ran ubuntu for a few days and it had some quirky issues, such as the screen always starting completely dimmed after grub finished. Should you happen to use linux and end up on a blank screen, try turning up the brightness. I also turned off the nvidia card and just used the intel chipset for linux, it made things a bit easier.

I believe the trackpad has been pointed out as problematic as well. It's not completely terrible for simple tasks but I have a general dislike for trackpads.

Also doesn't come with a Windows 8 disk, so going a clean install can be a pain.

Other Thoughts: A comparable system after upgrades was about 3 to 4 hundred more dollars than I paid.

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  • Ian R.
  • 2/24/2014 7:31:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: No crazy hardware issues so far. Laptop is as was described with nothing unexpected or not meeting expectations. Runs cool and quiet, screen is good, keyboard is good. Had some issues with the touchpad but suspect usual Windows/driver issues, worked fine after a few updates. Overall it's a decent laptop at a decent price.

Cons: Only major con so far is the construction. There's a screw under the bottom panel of the laptop that was either not turned in all the way or was mis-threaded. Either way the bottom panel was just jammed on there with a huge bump over the screw. Will take it apart shortly to see if I can simply just screw the protruding screw back in. Terrible QC that I hope doesn't signal additional problems.

Other Thoughts: Took me a while to find the SD card reader.

Also, FREAKING WINDOWS 8.1! Worst windows since ME. Complete garbage unless you're on a tablet, phone, or something with a touchpad. I know what they're doing, trying to force developers to make apps for windows 8 but, boy does this operating system operate clunky. I'm going to stick with it for now but this is Vista all over again.

Buy a OEM copy of 7 if you have the money.

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  • MARK R.
  • 2/18/2014 12:57:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLenovo Destruction

Pros: The price is pretty good for such hardware.

Cons: Like someone else pointed out, the machine is slow out of the box.

The keyboard plate wasn't snapped in all the way.

Poor battery life

Drivers are not OS friendly

Most of the things preinstalled on the system sucks about 2-3 GB of ram, which is pretty much half of what is available to you.

Other Thoughts: I am VERY disapointed with this purchase. This is my first laptop and first very big purchase. The system was slow and I used the WIndows 8 factory restore setting...bad idea. The USB drivers are no longer responsive and claims to be malfunctioned. The camera isn't detected either. So I tried fixing all of this with the drivers on the Lenovo site and nothing changed! So I installed 7 to the system hoping it would work. It made things even worse! The drivers weren't being detected at all so now I have to emphisize and use CD-RW's to get the drivers on there. Hoping the camera and usb drivers become functional again.

Called Lenovo, after a few "disconnections" most of the agents were rude and one even told me that installing WIndows 7 voided the warrenty and that if I spend 59.99 plus shipping/taxes for a Win8 repair disc, then things should go back to normal.

This is beyond ridiculous and I cannot believe this is happening. The fact that I'm having issues with these drivers and can't fix them (after working with computers since I was a child) really says a lot about this system. The battery is another story. False timstamps, and dies within an hour.

Do not waste money buying this garbage.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 2/9/2014 5:15:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLENOVO Z710

Pros: Why I bought this laptop:
Needed a new laptop to replace an aging Dell Inspiron that couldn’t keep up with internet videos and everyday processing power. Originally looking towards MSI’s GS70 or similar gaming/media laptop but decided to save a bunch of money and go for the Lenovo Z710. The Lenovo is spec’d pretty well with an Intel i7 processor and 8 gig of memory. At 800 bucks it’s hard to find another laptop with this hardware.

Cons: Why I shouldn’t have bought this laptop:
Unboxed and booted up into Windows 8 with no problem but kept noticing the LED display was not to my liking. Colors were over saturated and way off. The viewing angle on this thing is the worst I’ve ever seen. You have to have the screen at just the correct angle to prevent the colors from flipping like a polarizing effect. The blacks will literally turn to silver when the screen angle is changed ever so slightly. Even worse the illumination will dither towards the edges as if you’re wearing a miners light on your forehead. It’s really that bad. Movies and games are pretty much unwatchable. I spent hours trying different settings. Even changing the color profile resulting in little improvement. I’ve connected the laptop to an external monitor and noticed a huge improvement. It’s pretty much normal at that point but that ruins the meaning a laptop if you have to hook up to a monitor. There’s nothing defective on the machine. It’s just the way Lenovo built it. A really bad display with a decent hardware configuration.

Other Thoughts: Other thoughts:
The machine is plagued with useless software and a really slow 1TB hard drive. I swapped out the stock HD for a much faster SSD and installed Windows 8.1. Big improvement but still can’t get past the lousy display. At this point I think I’ll take a financial beating and put it up for auction.

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  • Michael L.
  • 2/5/2014 6:52:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: + Great specs for the price
+ Backlit keyboard

Cons: - awful build quality
- finicky drivers
- tiny battery
- glossy screen
- poor viewing angle
- flimsy keyboard
- runs like garbage out of the box

Other Thoughts: Where do I even start? I this for a friend and agreed to set it up for her. I set up new machines from Windows disks (which this does not come with btw) to create standard images on a regular basis at work, and for many years, and I don't think I've ever seen something so difficult with drivers. Forget the Lenovo site, you'll have to hunt a few down by skimming through forums before it will accept them. Off the bat, I started by just running Windows Update and getting it current. After installing 8.1 and seeing no more updates, I finally sat down with it and saw how poorly it was running - Ok, start over. Restored from factory image on disk. Before installing updates I poked around a bit and it still ran like garbage. I'll give an example: cold boot, give it time to start up and finish, launch Control Panel, make a selection, takes 15-30 seconds to do anything while the window freezes up. Ok, fine... maybe it's got a bad component, so I ran diagnostics. I ran hours and hours of tests and could not find an identifiable fault. Ok, maybe it's the Lenovo image from the factory... I happen to have a spare copy of 7 around, so I start from scratch. After finally tracking down all the drivers that WORK, I started over AGAIN just to give it as perfect an install as possible. All said and done, still runs like words NewEgg won't let me use... windows freeze up all the time, it's just horrible.

Aside from this, chassis is just....... cheap. The keyboard wasn't snapped all the way in out of the box, and even after sorting it, the whole keyboard visibly bows upward in the center and warps all over the place when trying to type. I can't even compare this to anything because I don't think I've ever seen a keyboard this bad. Seriously, I've seen sturdier blister packs. The viewing angle on the monitor isn't the worst thing ever, but it's disappointing for 2014. The battery is far too small - I kid you not, my 6 year old Macbook I still use constantly gets SIGNIFICANTLY better battery life on it's ORIGINAL battery that has over 1000 cycles on it. I'm not exaggerating.

Overall, I'm terribly disappointed in Lenovo. I've been a long time fan, and I made this recommendation based on previous experience. Future recommendations both personal and professional will reflect this.

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  • Christopher L.
  • 2/4/2014 4:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFirst Impressions

Pros: The build quality on this laptop is pretty top good all around. The viewing angles on the panel are pretty well as well as the brightness of the screen.

Cons: The keyboard feels really flimsy. Typing experience is pretty bad. Overall i would call it bellow average. Also the hard drive is slow since it's 5400 rpm. I would change it out for an SSD. Also Windows 8 is preinstalled. Other than that nothing else to complain about.

Other Thoughts: Tried Heartstone on default settings and it ran smooth.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/1/2014 9:01:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat power for less

Pros: Nice screen (though abit too glossy/glare)

Good specs for the price.

Plays all my AAA games on high settings fine.

Good at multitasking.

Light up keyboard.

Cons: Low battery life.

Glare onscreen as well as bad viewing angles.

Windows 8

Other Thoughts: If your steam games are crashing, it could be your anti-virus software. Shut off firewall & real-time scans before starting games to avoid crashes.

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