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Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad Y580 (20994CU) Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3610QM (2.30 GHz) 6 GB Memory 750 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 15.6
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Pros: For the first 6 months, this machine made me overall happy. Good hardware with good response time and a solid heft to the unit. Windows 8 was not preferred but begrudgingly learned.

Cons: The first major point of failure was the WLAN drivers for the Broadcom card after the update to Windows 8.1. The drivers provided by Broadcom and / or By Microsoft rendered the card non-functional. Rolling back to the Windows 8 functioning driver still did not solve the problems. Installing of the Windows 7 driver provided functionality but introduced random system failures without Entries in Error Logs and “Network interface in unknown state” errors requiring hard shutdown of system to purge. attemptsto reset state with NetSH and Powershell failed with attempts to disable and re-enable card via device manager triggered complete system freeze. Neither Broadcom nor Lenovo produced a functional driver up to the time of writing [6/25/2014].

By nine months, case began breaking down. Brass Screw mounts pulling loose from case, and LCD monitor arm on the right side completely broke free of its mounting. Apparent ceasing of driver updates occurred. Graphics driver updates acquired from AMD Broke Screen Illumination control and windows updates broke Lenovo Energy Management application’s functionality beyond “dust removal” tool.

The Lack of support to the system was incredibly disheartening and the quality of manufacturing leaves much to be desired. As my first experience with Lenovo products, I find myself seeking a different manufacturer and actively directing potential buyers away from this product and brand in general.


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Display Name: Samuel R.

Date Joined: 01/12/12

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 06/25/14
  • Last Review: 06/25/14
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