Lenovo Ideapad V470-439628U
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad V470-439628U
The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is the way to go if you're looking for a notebook that combines good performance with a charming design, mid-level display, and an extensive port selection. Lenovo found a way to pack some impressive features into this notebook without raising the pricepoint. The notebook feels great in your hands too thanks to super-comfortable brushed aluminum material throughout. The biggest flaw with the V470 lies in its build quality. While the palm rests and chassis backbone are both constructed well, the display cover is just about as flimsy as paper. The display could surely crack if not handled carefully at all times. That being said, purchasing a better warranty than the limited one-year should be in order if you're going to go with the V470.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Techreview Source
The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a 14-inch laptop computer with a well-built design and many configuration options available, each at a very affordable price. While it does lack USB 3.0 connectivity, it has an Intel Core i5 CPU, a large 750GB hard drive and discrete Nvidia graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
While you could credit the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 with being a soundly built 14-inch laptop at a reasonable price, it's not inexpensive enough or well-featured enough to avoid feeling anonymous in a laptop buyer's market. Our idea of what a laptop consists of is changing over time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% mobility: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag
The IdeaPad V470 is a sleek notebook with an excellent keyboard and strong security features, making it a good choice for business users on the go. The Core i3 performance isn't blazing, but there's plenty of oomph here for work and play. For $599, we can live without a backlit keyboard and USB 3.0, but the lack of multitouch support on the touchpad is annoying. If you're looking for a Lenovo notebook that offers more of what business users need, you can pick up the ThinkPad Edge E420s for $629. Ultimately, we prefer the HP Pavilion dm4t because of its longer battery life. However, if you care a lot about typing comfort and want to protext your data, the IdeaPad V470 is an attractive choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
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Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).
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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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