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Customer reviews for Lenovo IdeaPad V470

14" robust and portable notebook.

Average customer rating:
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6 of 6(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad V470
Review 1 for IdeaPad V470
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It is a good laptop

Date:February 22, 2012
" I used it for some vedio edition. Basically this laptop did it work pretty well. I used Ulead software, before this laptop, I used the same software at a Dell with signal core and a HP with a dual core. Neither laptops could do the job well. It probably because it is a i7, or Microsoft updated their operation system. Anyway, I am satisfied with my purchase.
I also have a Lenovo W701 using i7 Q720, at 1.6 Ghz processor, which is much slower than this one.
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Location:Quezon City, Philippines, unit bought in NJ
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

V470 i7 2630QM

Date:October 19, 2011
Pros: Security Features, Build Quality, Processor, Included software, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage, solid performer, good software bundles from lenovo, nice to have ms word & excel come free
Cons: os and data all in one partition, a little weak audio, useless hard to figure out lights, it could use a usb 3.0 instead of esata, hard to open dvd drive due to v shape side, have a lighted keyboard for future versions
" Specs:
i7 2630qm, 6gb ram, 14" LED,
The build is very good. It is very close to a Thinkpad. No flexing on the top, except on the side near the dvd drive. But the keyboard is solid with no flexing or play.
The look is very stylish, professional. If you are a teen you will feel embarrassed because it has no colors or linings to denote that is for the young. I think of a cadillac or a Camry if I liken this computer to a car. It looks solid, sturdy, and it is solid and sturdy.
The screen is bright and clear with sharp text. The only problem I found was it has a magenta and overly red cast. Good thing there is a way to correct via software.
The keyboard is superb, typical of Lenovo. Coming from my old Dell 5-yr old Dell Inspiron 1505, it is light years ahead. It has a good tactile feel and response. I am a touch typist and it is a joy to use. And it is the the same for all keys. I like the layout of the keys too. It makes sense. It is well spaced and one will find it hard to press certain keys by accident. I wish it had backlit for nights I use it as it is hard to see some buttons in the dark.
This leads me to some of the lights and ports of the v470. To me, this is one of the weak points. The lights are too small to see from most angles even in a dark room. And even if you can see them, one will not know what they are for. You can't read the label attached to the light. Accessing the button on the dvd drive and at the sides is also hard to do as you have to really move the notebook to see where you are going to plug in or press a button or access the sd card slot.
It has 3 x usb 2.0 and 1 x eSATAp, hdmi, vga flash card ports and they are well positioned. They are all on the side, except the flash reader which is in the front. My beef with the design is that it is V angled like a boat that it is hard to touch-feel where the ports are, especially the dvd player/rec.
The power on switch is also well placed with the small recovery one-key button small enough not to be accidentally touched.
There is a switch on the front right to quickly turn on or off the wi-fi. It is near the card reader.
There is a small light near the 2.0mp webcam. At least I know it is on and is viewing me. The video quality is good even in low light, though it is not digital camera standards. Still it is very good for a webcam. The software that comes with it is also good. It lets you capture stills and do other things with it, even do motion activated capture.
I think the sound is a bit weak. It should be louder if volume is boosted as some videos sound i