Cons: Warranty, Support, Bluetooth, Included Software, Processor
"I chose Lenovo A700 as my desktop replacement between these options : - Apple iMac 27" - Sony Vaio L series 24" - HP TouchSmart 600 23"
p.s. : when I bought my A700 , there was no HP TouchSmart 610 quad series !!!
Apple iMac and Lenovo A700 are more beautiful than the others . but A700 has more ports , and BD drive . iMac is the white beauty and A700 is the black beauty !
Sony Vaio , has Bravia engine , so the movie quality is the best . far away !
HP TouchSmart 600 , isn't in the same class . but HP TouchSmart 610 quad , is a real AiO !
the first negative point of A700 is the bluetooth device ! unfortunately it's BroadCom . that's the worst bt card I've ever seen ! but if you can set it up , then your wireless keyboard & mouse , will work very well ! just like a wired one . ( I don't know why doesn't Lenovo use another bt card ? the common problem with BroadCom bt cards is overheating !!! that means you can work with them only few minutes ! can you believe it ? ofcourse they tell you : we change the bt card ; but it's so funny ! )
the second , is the low performance . maybe a high speed dual core CPU works better than a low speed quad core ?! mine's core i7 ( 1.73 ~ 2.9 ) ; and I'm disappointed !!! I prefer core i5 3.6 !
the touchscreen is one of the best . you can do almost everything with your fingers . they say , HP is better but I like A700 touch features , too .
the picture quality isn't bad but I'm not very pleased ! I really prefer Sony Vaio .
the ports are the most complete range between AiOs . there are every port you may need .
the TV tuner works very well too . you can watch any channel , when you're working with other pages and windows . it's a real TV/PC system .
the hard drive , fans and slot drive are noisy , if you like to work at night !
anyway , I like it , except the cheap bluetooth card !"
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Review 2 for A700 - Best seller
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more
A700 A Mostly Sweet Machine
Date:December 26, 2010
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Screen size, attractive design, boot-up time
"There were three main driving forces that convinced me to purchase the A700JU. 1) I wanted a blu-ray player, 2) I liked the style and 3) past history with Lenovo. I think it's silly to offer any full HD computer with a decent screen size that doesn't have a Blu-ray (BD) player (I suppose unless someone really doesn't plan on watching a single movie on it). For me, I wanted that option. So, I was disapointed that Lenovo didn't offer a BD player option on more of their computers (all in ones). I would really like to have gotten their B510, but not BD player. Oh well. I do like the touch screen on the A700. While not really accurate enough to use in place of a mouse and keyboard, for flipping through pics and the like it's really convenient. The 23" screen size is also really nice. It's plenty big to run multiple screens (two documents/web pages) side by side. That's a great feature. Currently in law-school I do plenty of document writting. That's been fantastic for me. No more flipping from one screen to the other, they're both up side by side. Also, if I may say so, this has to be the most attractive all in one out there. Lenovo really hit the styling on the head. Adding a keyboard light is really nice too (a light near the bottom of the screen that shines on the keyboard in dark lighting situations). It's just a nice touch. It shows lenovo is thinking about things. However, I must say, the Bluetooth connection for the mouse is absolutely terrible! The other reviews mentioned this and I have to agree... I can't beleive how badly Lenovo designed the bluetooth connection. The bluetooth mouse hardly responds. It's plagued with lag (I know, it sounds crazy). But, fortunately its an easy fix. I had a wireless mouse that connects via a USB dongle. Problem solved. No longer an issue. I do have to say, the keyboard has not been a problem. If its been a few minutes since you used the KB just touch a button (its almost as if the KB goes into "sleep mode" and you just need to bring it out). But once using it I haven't had an issue. Anyway, overall a great machine! I am very impressed. Lastly, and perhaps the most impressive, is how fast this system boots up and shuts down. It seriously is amazing. It's like a 5 second boot up and shut down. I've never seen a computer move that fast. Granted, it uses the Intel i7 technology, but in other computers that have the i7 tech I've never seen it move that quick. Very impressive Lenovo. Whatever the "lenovo enhanced experience" does, it does it lightening quick! Overall a spectacular machine!"
"This has been the best PC. It is the main computer outside of the 2 lenova laptops that we purchased for the use of the kids College Laptops. We have not been disappointed with any of these purchases. The all in one is easily transported and its fantastic for DVD/CD as well as for live streaming. This ideacentre is the most used PC in the house. The features are fantastic and it was easy set up, almost plug in ready!"
"My home computer ( age 13 years) finally died & my goodness, how shopping for computers has changed. I had no idea what I was looking for or even how to start. I work for the federal government & have gone through experiences ranging from dismal to horrific with all the other "major" brands. I started with reviews & was struck with the acclaim the Lenovo had engendered with critics. Once I saw it, I was sold. It is so beautifully elegant & looked so simple to use. I have not been at all disappointed. I have Parkinson's, so hand control, for me, is sometimes difficult - thus the touch screen has really been a boon to using my computer. I also love that Lenovo is compatible with the equipment I need to use to make using any computer easier for me to operate . The large screen is spectacular in its clarity and depth, making the user experience not only easy to view, but beautiful as well. The sound quality is just excellent. The speed and user friendliness is more than I could have hoped for, but the thing I love the most is that my Lenovo is QUIET. No more crunching, humming grinding sounds emanating from my office (not to mention screams of frustration) - it is just me, the huge screen and whatever I want to do, watch or listen to. I love my Lenovo."