47 of 54(87%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Z570
Review 1 for IdeaPad Z570
Z570 no backup DVD
Date:April 27, 2012
"It is too soon to write anything but want the buyers know it comes with NO BACkUP DVD or CDs. If you forget to back up and something goes wrong you can buy it for I believe $ 89 (customer support informed met that). I guess outsourcing is not enough to make profits. I received my laptop in less than 5 days, it needed some clean up on the surface.
I bought z570-1024DDU one, so far it's going good. Boots up fast. Keyboard is a little messy one, wonder why they added numerical pad and pushed the keys to a corner. Over all design is OK not great. Disappointed that it has no small light that can be turned on in the night to see the key-Board. My very old thinkpad had it. I loved the design of it, it was a cute one. Keep a few DVDs ready to make your system restore disks before you do anything."
"After using my Z570 for a year now I have concluded that I am now a lifelong LENOVO fanboy! Why oh why can't the other big box PC manufacturers get the same idea that LENOVO had. The Z570 is by far and hands down, the best laptop I have ever owned. It is the 17th, so I know what I am talking about. I absolutely love the REAL metal body and how it has enough power to handle "ALMOST" anything I throw at it. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because of the age old achillies heel. Performance/battery life. You can't have your cake and eat it too! It is light, stylish, and becomes it's own WIFI hotspot! I didn't know how much I needed that when I bought it but WOW! The webcam is wonderful and the sound is crystal. I HIGHLY recommend to anyone wanting purchase a GREAT rig. The price is perfect as well. TRY and beat that price at DELL or HP. Good Luck! From me to you, BUY BUY BUY!"
Cons: Display resolution, Battery, slow hard drive
"Is a good overall purchase, for a HOME USER. I'm not as easily shamoozeled as the rest of the kids. This is not my first Lenovo. I currently own 6 and service over 30 at work. I have the i7 model with a 750Gig and 8GB. It seems a bit more "delicate" than the tough lenovo's i am used to. The entire thing is a dust and finger print magnet. It is half the weight of T61's, they weigh about 10pounds each. I have had it since early DEC, and only used it maybe 10 hours. After it gets tuned- all the un-necessary- trial software removed. I am sure it will be just fine. The one thing that bothers me the most is--NO not that its lowest in its class size resolution(1366x768) screen. I did expect higher for an HD screen though but i can live with that. Its the plain older model SATA 5400 hard drive. IT BOTTLE NECKS THE ENTIRE SYSTEM. I already ordered a SSD for mine, even an SATA 2 would have been .40-.60ms faster with about .5 faster seek time. Over all I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good HOME/DESKTOP replacement system. Looks beautiful hooked up to my HD big screen. I also know that with the Lenovo dependability it will last a long time. Hey, i am an analyst by trade & tech freek, you may absolutely love it. Go try it out for your self at a store dont take only my word for it. I didn't test drive your last car for ya, or try on that last pair of jeans you bought. Go do it your self. Lenovo's have always been a good, solid computer in my eye's. And by the way- i happen to like the keyboard. The color of mine is bit of a mystery though, its not GUN METAL anything, i own more guns than L/Tops and none are this color. Battery life is "FAIR"-- but i guess thats how they get you to buy 2nd/extra one or extended length battery. Short battery time is directly related to having alot of power and memory. If thats an issue for you try to balance the power plan. I keep mine at Maximum performance. Dead/bad battery can be replaced- frustration from a slow computer can ruin your whole day"
"I'm very pleased with mine. I don't know much about computers, even though I use them all day at work (I teach High School). Mine has the Intel I5 CPU & a Blue Ray DVD Player. Keyboard feels good and I like the number pad for entering grades. It has an HDMI port so I can connect to a remote monitor/projector. It basically has done anything I've asked, without hesitation. I use it for surfing the net, social media contacts, creating Power Point Presentations, & editing photos. Features make it a great laptop for the price and the design seems to make it "one tough cookie"."
"The Laptop is isn't bad, the design and and layout is excellent (although the mouse pad is out of place). So far the performance is great and it is very easy to move around. Overall it's not too bad!"
Pros: Battery, Video card, Keyboard/peripherals, sound
Cons: Build Quality, disc drive location
"this laptop looks great, i also like the keyboard layout, unfortunately the laptop does not perform well, since I took it out of the box 1 year ago approx one in every 3 start ups you get a high pitch squeal as it tries to load then everything freezes, you then have to remove the battery and start again which brings the reboot menu (which you have to then skip every time) the only other thing i noticed is the disc drive open button is in a very annoying place just where the balance point is where you pick the laptop up."
"Great laptop ! battery lasts long (like 4 hrs). Mostly use for browsing, e-mails and sometimes office products. Really fast w/ all the applications. thanks to the i7 quad-core. played few games. graphics ain't bad but could have been better. Overall, great design, low background noise and light for its size."
Pros: Weight, Bluetooth, Video card, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Included software, Keyboard/peripherals
"There is a lot to love about this Laptop! Among many positives, it's light for its size, it's quiet, has a super fast processor (2nd gen i7--2670QM), a very comfortable and quiet keyboard, a nice LED display with rich colors thanks to the clear glossy overlay, great thermal management options (that allow you to opt for quietness or most effective "thermal dissipation, as well as two other options).
There isn't much about which to complain, but there are some minor things: battery life is modest, the touchpad features a touchy scroller (but on the plus side the it has a light texture that provides some sensory feedback and improves the precision of the cursor), and finally there seems to be a glitch that sometimes resets the Lenovo Energy Management setting to "best battery runtime" from the "best battery health" feature you may have chosen.
Overall I found the speed of the i7 processor too much to pass on when competitors offer slower i3s and i5s at the same price.
I highly recommend comparing the processors when shopping (you can google "cpu benchmark" and use a popular resource to compare processing power). When researching for my big buy, I compared the 2670QM i7 in the Lenovo z570 Ideapad to the processors in every competitor I considered, and it was hands down the fastest in the price range I could afford."
"this laptop can handle ANYTHING! i can play games, edit videos, photos, and anything else i ever dreamed of doing! the only problem is the software often doesn't work right, but that can be fixed with a simple reboot."
"It's mouse pad is at wrong place. It is so aligned to the left that, you cannot type freely by resting your left hand on laptop. Your wrist keeps touching mouse pad, as it is too left and mouse keeps jumping. Though it has excellent configuration, it is pretty much useless to buy."
"We use the IdeaPad Z570 for simple to complex applications and it handles them easily and swiftly. We use it at home, at work and on the road. We are very pleased. Our friends are amazed. Best laptop ever."
"OK purchase but disappointed with the plasctic body underneath the aluminimum top. The base heats up after prolonged power up time.
I bought it because it was feature rich compared to the other costco laptops and they offered a $50 off coupon at point of sale.
The color quality on the screen is marginal after making several adjustments to improve the visual quality.
The lenevo software was problematic causing a blue screen that required me to roll back to a backup image I had fortunately created right after I configured windows. Don't skip on creating a backup image or you will be sorry.
Called Costco tech support with the bluescreen problem and they where no help other than offering to refer me to lenevo if I called back the next day.
If I had to buy another laptop it would likely not be a lenevo, maybe a Dell Latitude with an aluminimum body and detached DVD drive."
"My experience with this computer does not warrant high praise. While the total package is not bad, the touchpad problems have resulted in sending the computer to the repair depot three times in three months for the same problem.
If you are not using it to browse the net, beware of the touchpad.
Otherwise, the computer is adequate. The keyboard is great, screen has vivid colors."
"As a serious gamer and a grad student, i love this laptop, as i can easily say its one of my best investment and its easily worth the price. Its better than most gamer pc's out there in the market, if you can find a 2GB supported video card as a supplement, this is the mean machine! It works perfect and plays highest resolution games on high graphics with no problem. I like the texture of the entire body, the metal finish and the keys are maddeningly comforting and easy to type with. This is a remarkable piece of technology and if you are looking into buying one, i strongly recommend you!"
"Pros: 1. Performance is very good. 2. Aesthetically nice. But decide if you are good with 15.6 inch screen before you buy. For me, I feel its larger than required. 3. No heating problem. 4. Sound quality and max volume is too good. You feel the SRS WOW HD effect. 5. The top panel touch buttons for sound, picture modes are really cool. Feels like touchscreen ones. 6. You really feel the image sharpness and difference with the Intelligent/Movie mode which turns ON/OFF automatically when you watch movies/photos.
Cons: 1. The mouse touchpad is worst, basically for browsing. No matter how carefully you scroll your finger, it just increases/decreases font size, zooms in/out like you do traditionally using Control+scroll. 2. The battery life is not good. Even though it shows 100% and 4 hrs, lasts only 2-2.5 hrs. 3. Generally Function key should be at the corner and Control to the right of it, at least it was so in my another ThinkPad. But its reverse in this which really confuses when using Control-C and Control-V.
I would recommend this laptop, but only if you are going to use an external mouse."