Lenovo G700 17, Worth every penny

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Bought for my son for university but is quite capable of gaming. Build quality seems very good and it was easy to set up.

Try to buy without windows 8. A good and robust laptop with all the functionality i need. Unfortunately spoiled by being loaded with windows 8 which reduced my productivity output so badly i re-loaded it with linux and open office.

Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

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  • Multi-touch touchpad – optimised for the Windows 8 interface
  • Dolby Surround Sound delivers a premium and immersive surround sound experience
  • AccuType keyboard – individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing
  • Energy Management – protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges
  • OneKey Recovery – recover and back-up data at the press of a button

Excellent product with a fantastic spec – comparable laptops with this sort of spec are £300-400 more expensive. I went for the 17′ and it is big – possibly overall a bit too big but this is down to preference. Large screen particularly useful for work, graphics and web development and also watching movies.Picture quality is excellent, also enjoying the speed of usb3. Windows 8 is annoying but there is a work around with desktop view.

Win8. We’ll wait and seeseen. Got this at a reduced price of £479. First comment was the outer ‘amazon’ packaging which consisted of a grey plastic mailing bag. Considering the value of the item i would have hoped for at least a bit of bubble wrap. Anyway, that aside the lenovo packaging was very good and the bash in the outer box seems to have had no effect on the laptop. Going to be using for music recording mainly and the windows experience rating outstrips the current desktop that it’s replacing. Limiting factor is graphics (no concern to me) and hdd access times which could be improved by swapping the 5400rpm drive for an ssd or hybrid. Thought i was going to have issues with win8 but is more the sensitivity of the touchpad with prolonged pressure bringing up win8 menu items or activating applications. Easily changed to boot into desktop and will sort out touchpad settings later. Still loading up all the music software but buts up in current configuration in under 30s. So far so good, will update when everything is fully configured. Ok, all configured with ms office, music software, drivers etc. Quick tidy up with ccleaner and it’s now booting to the login screen in around 15s.

Great machine – shame about windows 8. I bought a lenovo g700 after a considerable amount of research because it appeared to offer great value for money given the machine’s high specification. After having used the laptop for a few weeks i can confirm that the build quality is good and in my opinion, easily equal to that of the ageing sony laptop which it replaced. The machine is very fast at doing the things i need it to do (office apps, cad photo editing etcetera) and boots in seconds. It is also very quiet, battery life is impressive, screen quality is good and the system backup options are great. All in all, i am very happy with my new computer and would happily recommend it to anyone looking for a capable machine offering lots of bang for their bucks. The big caveat for me is windows 8, which is not the fault of lenovo at all, but for me, does impact the usability of this machine. I have been using pcs since the earliest days of dos and have a reasonable amount of experience with the many different incarnations of windows which have been released over the years but windows 8 genuinely left me confused. I was also unsettled by the need to have to set up an account with microsoft (providing my contact details) as part of the operating system’s initialization process, maybe there is a way around having to do this, but if this is the case, it was not obvious to me as i went through the process. I eventually downloaded some third party software (giving me back a start menu which it seems microsoft no longer thinks i need) and for me this saved the day and made the computer work more as i want it to.

Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8) : I yet to have any trouble with this laptop, and i think it is a brilliant buy, well worth the money. The turbo boost really aids when playing games or using a lot of memory on the internet. There’s certainly plenty of space for personal files on the hard drive, even with the many additions of game installations. So far, no problem, and have had this since just after christmas now. So four coming on five months. I’d say the only problem is the windows 8 as it takes a bit of getting use to, but even then, you can use the windows 7 set up, so either preference is accounted for.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Mostly goodexcellent condition, but broken dvd drive. The laptop was well packed, and generally in better condition than described. It was described as having scratches, which it did not. The only issue was the dvd drive will not open; if i get the drive open it does work, so it’s a minor issue with the ejection mechanism. I plan on replacing the dvd drive with another disc, so it didn’t both me too much. In terms of the laptop itself, good performance, good screen and lighter than i would have expected it to be. As a developer the f1 – f12 keys being the alternate functions of the buttons is annoying; the primary function of the buttons are things like screen brightness and volume.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Mostly goodexcellent condition, but broken dvd drive. The laptop was well packed, and generally in better condition than described. It was described as having scratches, which it did not. The only issue was the dvd drive will not open; if i get the drive open it does work, so it’s a minor issue with the ejection mechanism. I plan on replacing the dvd drive with another disc, so it didn’t both me too much. In terms of the laptop itself, good performance, good screen and lighter than i would have expected it to be. As a developer the f1 – f12 keys being the alternate functions of the buttons is annoying; the primary function of the buttons are things like screen brightness and volume.
Arrived within anticipated time. The computer arrived within promised and anticipated time. The packaging was solid enough to avoid any damages during transportation. Besides the set-up poster, which was easy to understand, there was no other manual.
Arrived within anticipated time. The computer arrived within promised and anticipated time. The packaging was solid enough to avoid any damages during transportation. Besides the set-up poster, which was easy to understand, there was no other manual.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

It does all i need it to do, and is very smooth, sleek and smart-looking. Although the specs for gaming are not as great as i had hoped, it still runs all high-maintenance games (such as guild wars 2) with little to no problems on the lower graphics specs options. All files run optimally and the tremendous amounts of space for data is fantastic for my student-life.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

It does all i need it to do, and is very smooth, sleek and smart-looking. Although the specs for gaming are not as great as i had hoped, it still runs all high-maintenance games (such as guild wars 2) with little to no problems on the lower graphics specs options. All files run optimally and the tremendous amounts of space for data is fantastic for my student-life.
Nice big screen (of course), and lots of kick for its cost. Sure, it may not have the most expensive gadgets (e. No blue-ray), but that’s to be expected and its quite plain looking. The keys are comfortable and accurate, the sounds are fine, and its nice and fast. For someone who uses it as a basic office computer, which at most needs to handle large db files, its does the job with flying colours. Only problem (hence the four and not the five) has been upgrading it to windows 8. Every time i tried (following the proper procedure through the “store”), once installed it would reboot into a black screen.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Nice big screen (of course), and lots of kick for its cost. Sure, it may not have the most expensive gadgets (e. No blue-ray), but that’s to be expected and its quite plain looking. The keys are comfortable and accurate, the sounds are fine, and its nice and fast. For someone who uses it as a basic office computer, which at most needs to handle large db files, its does the job with flying colours. Only problem (hence the four and not the five) has been upgrading it to windows 8. Every time i tried (following the proper procedure through the “store”), once installed it would reboot into a black screen.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Better than anything at pc world. I bought this laptop when it was at £479, however i would have still bought it at the current price tag of £558, as it is much higher spec than anything in retail stores for the same price. At pc world you are lucky to get an i3 processor with 750gb hard drive and 4gb ram for £500, this laptop gives you much more for your money. The performance of this laptop is flawless, it is very quick and rarely slows down when multiple programs are running. For example i run games such as football manager whilst watching a 1080p video and the speed is not affected. The screen quality is great although the speakers are not amazing (still good), however the advanced dolby audio and smart control improves sound through external speakers. The build quality is also excellent, the keypad is easy to use and is quiet, as are the mouse buttons, the fan is also very quiet and the laptop rarely gets warm when on a flat surface. It isn’t the most fancy looking laptop however i am happy to sacrifice them for higher spec. This device also has a very quick boot up time (10-15 seconds). All in all a great bit of kit, and for those of you who are not familiar with lenovo do not worry, they are a subsidary of ibm, one of the biggest technology and software companies in the world, probably better built than most laptops you find on the high street.
Better than anything at pc world. I bought this laptop when it was at £479, however i would have still bought it at the current price tag of £558, as it is much higher spec than anything in retail stores for the same price. At pc world you are lucky to get an i3 processor with 750gb hard drive and 4gb ram for £500, this laptop gives you much more for your money. The performance of this laptop is flawless, it is very quick and rarely slows down when multiple programs are running. For example i run games such as football manager whilst watching a 1080p video and the speed is not affected. The screen quality is great although the speakers are not amazing (still good), however the advanced dolby audio and smart control improves sound through external speakers. The build quality is also excellent, the keypad is easy to use and is quiet, as are the mouse buttons, the fan is also very quiet and the laptop rarely gets warm when on a flat surface. It isn’t the most fancy looking laptop however i am happy to sacrifice them for higher spec. This device also has a very quick boot up time (10-15 seconds). All in all a great bit of kit, and for those of you who are not familiar with lenovo do not worry, they are a subsidary of ibm, one of the biggest technology and software companies in the world, probably better built than most laptops you find on the high street.
(would be better touch screen, touch screen foils do exist, to my knowledge not it the uk yet, though i want one for it)lenovo support for this model is not listed on their site, they have diagnose and fix on the lenovo site, not for this model. No free lenovo phone/email support. I myself have had issues with lenovo drivers, i download correctly from lenovo site, they will not install, no lenovo feedback at all. Samsung smartphone drivers for windows 8. 1 as i need are another issue.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

(would be better touch screen, touch screen foils do exist, to my knowledge not it the uk yet, though i want one for it)lenovo support for this model is not listed on their site, they have diagnose and fix on the lenovo site, not for this model. No free lenovo phone/email support. I myself have had issues with lenovo drivers, i download correctly from lenovo site, they will not install, no lenovo feedback at all. Samsung smartphone drivers for windows 8. 1 as i need are another issue.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Laptop is really great, fast and cool. A little bit annoying is a windows 8. I really recommend it for everyday use.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Laptop is really great, fast and cool. A little bit annoying is a windows 8. I really recommend it for everyday use.
Excellent product with a fantastic spec – comparable laptops with this sort of spec are £300-400 more expensive. I went for the 17″ and it is big – possibly overall a bit too big but this is down to preference. Large screen particularly useful for work, graphics and web development and also watching movies.Picture quality is excellent, also enjoying the speed of usb3. Windows 8 is annoying but there is a work around with desktop view.
Excellent product with a fantastic spec – comparable laptops with this sort of spec are £300-400 more expensive. I went for the 17″ and it is big – possibly overall a bit too big but this is down to preference. Large screen particularly useful for work, graphics and web development and also watching movies.Picture quality is excellent, also enjoying the speed of usb3. Windows 8 is annoying but there is a work around with desktop view.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Conseven though it states dolby. Its sounds more like my normal laptop.
Conseven though it states dolby. Its sounds more like my normal laptop.

This review is from : Lenovo G700 17.3-inch Laptop – Black (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8)

Bought this for my son who is going to university this year and needed something that fitted the bill. Gaming, storage, large screen and also light to carry.
Bought this for my son who is going to university this year and needed something that fitted the bill. Gaming, storage, large screen and also light to carry.
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