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Jeffrey K.

Jeffrey K.

Joined on 02/12/13

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Most Favorable Review

Great deal and it works with my g780 laptop

Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT102464BF160B
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT102464BF160B

Pros: Despite what the owner's manual states for my laptop, my G780 Intel Core i7 3632QM makes use of all 16gb. I notice a vast improvement while working with virtual machines over the previous 6gb that came with the laptop. I'm leaving this comment here mostly for people who have the G780 i7 and are looking for an upgrade.. it works. Grab yourself some, and enjoy your laptop for a bit longer.

Cons: - None yet, only time will tell.

Excellent laptop

Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad G780 (59352497) Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3632QM (2.20GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 17.3" Windows 8
Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad G780 (59352497) Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3632QM (2.20GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M 17.3" Windows 8

Pros: Packed with hardware you wouldn't expect to find in a laptop in the $600 range. i7 CPU, 6 gigs ram, dedicated 635m. The chiclet keyboard feels nice, with the added bonus of having to worry less about my cat running across it and ripping the individual keys out. Plays World of Warcraft on high settings around 40 fps in congested areas. It handles Skyrim very well, and a bunch of older games not worth mentioning. Windows 8 screams, it performs very well. I don't miss the start menu, and like a few of the apps.

Cons: Keyboard is set fairly high, which can be uncomfortable on the wrists as they lay across the laptop. The touchpad is huge (some may think this is a pro), but it is common while typing that you rub your palms across it. It is simple enough to fix, press FN + F6 to disable the touchpad. For people who prefer mice to touchpads, this should not be an issue. Microphone is just to the left where you rest your left wrist. The microphone itself works great, but I see this being an issue in the future as it is likely to get clogged.

Overall Review: I haven't noticed the flimsy display as others. It stays in place while typing I haven't taking it out on bumpy roads and don't plan to, so it does well. Windows 8 is going to come with every laptop now, it is easy enough to figure out, learn a few keyboard shortcuts and you won't even miss the start menu. At this price range, you are not going to have the best gaming experience. It will be good, but not comparable with higher end machines. With that said, I am very impressed with the performance of the laptop playing Skyrim, and World of Warcraft. I tried to focus on the cons, with this review. Really this laptop is fantastic, for the price. Thus it gets 5 stars, I don't expect perfection in a $670 laptop.