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Windows 7: Watch Out For Lenovo Laptops

15 Oct 2015   #1
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Watch Out For Lenovo Laptops

I just want to post a warning here from my own experience about Lenovo laptops, I originally got one for Christmas in 2012 and about 4 months after getting it, I had to take it to Geek Squad at Best Buy so they could fix the Hard Drive and Motherboard, later on in the year I had an issue with Lenovo software on my computer and then had to go about spending $60 to order Recovery Disks to fix that issue and then about 6-7 months later I was starting to have problems with the charger wanting to go out and not work and that cost me $60 to buy a universal charger for it and shortly after buying a new charger I was starting to have issues with the graphics card wanting to crash every hour or so and afterwards I finally just said to hell with it and ordered a new laptop and gave this one to a friend and earlier this week he came to me and asked me to help him fix it for him because he lost everything on it and I told him I would just put a fresh install of Windows on it and as I started to install Windows 7 it just started shutting off on its own and then told him to just buy a new laptop because that was just something that couldn't be fixed, so I figured I would just give everyone that warning about Lenovo computers, they don't last long and they always end up with problems


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15 Oct 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hello every maker can have a bad one that gets to the customer. i am sure lenovo do make some great laptops. everyone will have their own opinions on what brand they like best.
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15 Oct 2015   #3
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Lenovo laptops are very popular where I am at the moment (Far East) because they have a good build quality and decent spec for a reasonable price, Personally I was quite impressed with the one's I have had to work on not seen a hardware failure in any yet the problems have all been due to lets say user error...

Like anything else if you get a bad one then everything seems to fail bit by bit, same as cars really.
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15 Oct 2015   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've had excellent luck with Lenovo Notebooks so far. Some were issued with malware but I've managed to miss those.
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16 Oct 2015   #5
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Lenovo's were voted tops by computer repairmen - not because they made them money, but for their layout and workability. There are three layers of problems: unit, model, and manufacturer. Any unit can be a lemon, from the hard drive to the processor. Some models are just plain bad. And then you might get a bad manufacturer, but that's pretty rare among the big ones.
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17 Oct 2015   #6
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

The only reason why I got the computer in the first place was because the specs were good, it had an AMD-A6 processor that ran at 2.7GHz, it had a 500GB Hard Drive and 4GB of memory originally, but I had no clue that I was going to have as many problems with the unit as I did and for some reason I kept getting malware, even though I had ant-virus software installed, it just went right through my virus software and all of my stuff ended up getting deleted multiple times
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17 Oct 2015   #7
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

I have a lot of machines come through here. There are obvious parameters you can use to determine performance - cpu power, hard drive rpm, interface speed and age, amount of RAM, etc. But still there is variation that can't be explained. I have a Toshiba netbook in front of me with a standard configuration, plenty of miles on the odometer, and the thing flies. One reason is that the processors vary quite a bit despite their labeling. Intel even makes the processors first, then grades them afterward for speed because it is so unpredictable.

When you get into malware, you've pretty much stepped away from the hardware issue into things beyond the manufacture's domain. Yes, there are some things they can do, particularly at the BIOS level, but I'm reasonably sure they all cover at least the basics.

I've basically found that all the manufacturers have good and bad models. Some are more consistent than others.
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17 Oct 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I know of no brand of computers that are more likely to get infection more than any other brand of computers.
Most infection are cause by the user and or the Security Programs selected.

I know of no Security program that is 100% perfect all the time. If they ever come up with one we will all be using it.
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17 Oct 2015   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Most infection are cause by the user and or the Security Programs selected...
More like the lack of Security Programs or the use of inadequate ones but, otherwise, I agree.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I...I know of no Security program that is 100% perfect all the time...
Exactly, which is why most of us use an arsenal of them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
..If they ever come up with one we will all be using it.
Not to mention be endorsing it.
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17 Oct 2015   #10
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Maybe the OP had one of the Lenovo machines that came with the pre-installed malware Superfish

Lenovo: 'Yes, we shipped PCs with malware pre-installed that compromises your security' - 19 Feb 2015 - Computing News

I'd steer clear of any company that would stoop so low
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