"This laptop worked great for a year, but then the power connector outlet broke (by normal use) and I was unable to charge my battery or use my laptop. The build quality for the power connector outlet was just terrible. The motherboard was is also glitching and automatically runs "Ctrl+f" continuously, yet Lenovo support has no explanation or help. Will never buy again!"
"Not the best machine in the world, but it is the best exponent in his field. The first time I tried it was amazing. I expected a regular performance, fast processing and no crash on common tasks. But I was surprised, the incredible graphics performance and supports advanced special effects. I absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a excellent computer with excellent performance for playing games casually or maybe graphic design. This machine supports existing software without problems.
Cons: Warranty, Battery, Weight, Keyboard/peripherals, dvd ram drive seems to contain virus, speakers seem to be receiving some noise channels, metalplate shortcircuit when 2nd video port hooked
"Great value for money, all required features including a graphics accelerator, great keyboard sunken design that allows one to optimize space permitting the placement of a book on top of it and doubling as a file-holder with the monitor as back-support. Only real complain is the battery power which really only stretches 2+ hours which is adequate for home use (watch tv while using it at sofa) or presentation use but no sufficient for outdoor use. However the DVD Ram drive seems to contain a virus vibrating according to a rhythm pre-programmed by someone and the speakers seems to be connected to some illegal proprietory channels with people mixing irritating sounds of other people into whatever music/sounds your DVD plays like someone having to go through a unnecessary "middleman" channel."
"I´ve bought my lenovo last month, I hadn´t a big budget, so I bought the g470 with pentium dual-core, actualy I was a little afraid about the capacities of the machine, but I´m very impressed of the quality of the computer, first, I loved the design it´s simple and elegant, the laptop it´s very fast, the pre-charged software of Lenovo adds lots of useful characteristics to the product. The laptop runs the same way that others with a higher price and supports all of the tipical activities of an enginnering student, since text processor until CAD It has a very comfortable keyboard, also, the wireless is one of the strongest I´ve ever seen, it´s a very impressive machine."
"I bought a G470 Core-I5 10 months ago. I runs very well and I was satisfied with my purchase till today that the battery suddenly stopped working. Battery life before dying was good. I wish the warranty include the battery."
"Never I ever have such a laptop computer that boots quickly. Within 10 sec you can start your work. Love the features and the video. Use it to communicate with my family in the Philippines and I'm so proud to show it to my friends. 2 years ago I brought this ACER and it always gets hot specially when playing games and chatting with my wife. With Lenovo G470 you have everything you wanted in a laptop computer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR OFW'S."
"As a college studentm it was hard for me to find a computer that would cater to my needs, especially when it came to reliability and efficiency. The G470 was easy to manage, school work wasn't a problem to organize on the desktop or the on hardware files. I also found the graphics to be entertaining and innovative so that I am not looking at some dull screen saver.
The exterior design was nothing to fancy but worked well with mainting a professional look with my internships and etc. The various features within the computer such as the comfortable keyboard, as well as the easy-to-handle keyboard mouse made buying the G470 that much worth it. I have had this computer for about 6 months and it has been very reliable in keeping up with school work, my job and even other activities such as watching movies and playing games."
"I purchased this laptop before few weeks and this satisfies my all pc needs quite well and I'm happy with it. And the other thing is the affordable price that lenovo offered to this Lap. With ATI Radeon HD 6370 I can even play modern games with much more easily.This lap is quite cooler when comparing to the other branded laptops like Hp or Dell. And also the Lenovo enhanced experience 2.0 serve me well when starting up the PC.It only takes from 35 - 40 seconds to boot up the machine after installed about 120 applications on it.I do my all University stuffs and 3D modeling stuffs with this laptop very easily. The 14 inches screen great for mobility and very easy to carry any where. Overall I would recommend this laptop for anyone who would looking for a great piece of laptop for a relatively cheap price with great service."
"CONS Slow HDD bottlenecks the machine’s performance which is otherwise good with its i5-2450m and 1333mhz RAM.
My machine came with a lot of bloatware including not only the usual antivirus SW but also “oovoo” and other SW which seems redundant or unnecessary.
Lots of processes running in the background due to the bloatware.
Glossy top gets hairline scratches extremely easily. And I mean extremely easily. This glossy plastic feels like the weakest part of the chassis and should’ve been passed over in favor of a matte plastic that is a bit more robust, even if at the cost of a little more weight.
I've had a bluescreen already which I think was due to the Lenovo power management SW, though it resolved quickly
I think the Lenovo power management software adds little to the oem MS power management SW- do a search for “power options”. I’m contemplating removing it and/or doing a clean Windows 7 install.
No dedicated volume control buttons. Even my lame, ancient Lenovo G530 had those.
PROS The keyboard is excellent and is the reason why I got a Lenovo. If you’re considering a Lenovo, find a store that has the new Accutype keyboard and you won’t want to get anything else. I tried typing on Sony, HP, and Toshiba keyboards and their flat, featureless keys didn’t compare to those of a Lenovo. Even if this is Lenovo’s only advantage, it’s certainly a significant one.
Strong processor which can turbo boost to 3.1Ghz or can be underclocked with both Lenovo’s power management SW and the MS Power Options’ utility- choose “Power Saver”.
Screen size and overall width and length of the machine are just about perfect. You don’t carry around the awkward bulk of a 15.4”+ notebook but you still get a fairly big screen and keyboard. It’s easy to slide into and out of a shoulder bag sized for 15.4” machines.
User-serviceable. Unlike with an ultrabook or probably any Mac, you can access the CPU, RAM, HDD, etc. You can even replace the ODD with a SSD/HDD if you want via a drive caddy from NewModeUS or similar.
Overall good fit and finish with little chassis flex. Could be both better and worse. Brushed aluminum palm rest feels good.
Clear audio. Both my old Lenovo G530 and my present Lenovo K330 have noisy onboard soundcards, as evidenced by the hissing background noise they pick up with no track is playing. For whatever reason, my G470 doesn’t have this problem and I can listen to lossless music via my Sennheiser HD 25-1 ii’s straight through the G470’s 3.5mm headphone port. No external soundcard necessary.
CONCLUSION Though I wish I had waited for the G480, I think this machine was worth it for me. It’s just about the right size for someone who doesn’t want a full-size machine but wants a big-enough display and keyboard, the latter being nothing short of excellent. Its build quality is good and its performance is good even with this slow HDD. Of course a SSD would make it downright quick though I think a clean install of Windows would likely make a difference in both performance and battery life. The icing on the cake for this machine is the clear audio through its 3.5mm headphone port."
"I just bought mine yesterday. I had around $450 budget and I was actually planning to buy a netbook. The netbook I liked was sold out so I got this one. This is actually a good buy for its price. Like the storelady said, it has everything!
I bought the one with the celeron processor since I only need it for web browsing and skype, so just basic computing. It is fast for said usage. Mine boots in 2 minutes. I am very happy with that. =)
The design is simple, so that qualifies as elegant-looking for me. Typing on the keyboard was great, and for a touch-typist I am impressed. The touchpad also didn't feel cheap. I felt it was sturdy.
However, I had an issue earlier with turning on the wifi. I had already turned the switch in front but it still wasn't detecting wireless networks. Good thing is Lenovo has great customer support. I got help from chat support quickly and the problem was fixed immediately. No need to return ;)
I am also happy with the battery life. It's good for around 6 hours, or 3 hours with wifi turned on. It took about 2.5 hours to charge.
The only thing I didn't like was the webcam. It doesn't have good image. The image looked very dim despite adjusting settings.
And compared to a netbook, it is of course heavier. I carried mine separately from my shoulder bag because it was heavy! Carrying it alone is ok though.
Using the laptop it can also get a little hot. But not hot that it will burn you when you touch it. Just a little warm, harmless kind of warm.
Overall, I am very happy with my Lenovo and I would recommend it to everyone."
"I got the G470 in December and in the 4 months I've had it, I've been very satisfied. One reason I got it was the new Lenovo keyboard design with the BIG letters and symbols. Very easy to see and use and much better than my Samsung. Not having the "Chicklet" suspended keys like Acers makes it much easier to keep clean. It does get a little warm on the left side when on for long periods, but not a leg burner like my Macbook Pro was. Speakers are typically sub par but adequate for anything but music for long periods. Only complaint is rather low volume even when turned up all the way. Battery life is also better than the Samsung at about 4-5 hours (no gaming) before the warning at 7%. As for the black ribbed plastic case showing fingerprints, I can only say to everyone: WASH YOUR HANDS MORE OFTEN !!! I live in Thailand and got my G470 for a really decent price compared to other brands. This was the best value in a 14" laptop. I hesitated buying a Lenovo because I'd heard that warranty service can be very frustrating. Hopefully, I'll never find out. I would recommend this model to anyone looking for a basic, decent, lightweight laptop at a very affordable price. I only wish it was available in other colors."
"Ok, first I am no computer expert at all so take this review with a grain of salt. Bought the G470 about 8 months ago and so far it has been a great laptop. I have had a Sony Vaio and a Dell laptop and both of those were not very good laptops. This Lenovo has been good as advertised. Plenty of power and speed and boots up very fast. I have the i5 processor, 8 GB's of memory and 750 hard drive. I have banged it around a little and hasn't even flinched. I'm using it for school (obtaining my Master's) and work and the laptop just performs.
Been very happy so far and I'm about to buy a 13.3 in Lenovo for the wife for her job/home."
"Just bought the G470, and after a weekend's worth of use I'm fairly pleased.
Every action is smooth and responsive. It's light and comfortable for lap use, with a good battery life. I had to work with the resolution a bit to get HDMI to work properly, but that's probably just the TV I'm using.
While most features work well, I do have a few complaints.
I'm not sure what material the body is made out of, but it attracts fingerprints and skin oils like crazy.
I paid for the 750 GB hard drive, but its actual capacity is only 654 GB. Really? I understand the need to lose a few gigs for formatting or whatever, but almost a hundred? Pretty disappointing. You can do better, Lenovo (or whoever manufactures the HDs)"
"I really like Lenovo G470 I recently bought and it is worthy for the price. Only drawback in Lenovo products I see is they charge to send a person to repair a defect during the warranty period also. Other than that, I recommend Lenovo for anyone."
"The G470 has proven to be a great asset for my work and private use. I am extremely satisfied with the computers sleek look and excellent performance. It's a pleasure placing it in my lap and not "burning" myself from the heat that other laptops emit. I couldn't be happier to get such a high quality product, especially at a reasonable price. Lenovo has earned a loyal customer!"
"pro's: i got it for only $350 usd - Lenovo g470 color view screen is good, can be up grade to 4gb ram - & 500 Hdd - the casing is fair, looks durable. con's: regarding veriface ther are times when i activate/open my lenovog470, it just open w/out veriface logon even if veriface is active.
note: indoors :to make ur battery life longer take it out if u use only elec.plug in so ur battery well last more longer'