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I would rate it a zero star if I could
on December 3, 2013
We purchased 5 of the Lenovo IdeaCentre B540 23-Inch All-In-One. We do many product expos every year, and we use touch screen computers, so our customers can sit in the station and view our product online. We own couple of Sony VAIO Tap 20 all in ones, and we have used these computer in our previous shows. Both computers have same exact operating system Windows 8.
Just to make sure we have sufficient WIFI access, we take to the show Verizon Jet pack mobile WIFI and TMobile hot spots.
Well we got to our show with 5 Lenovo and 2 Sony Vaio. we setup all computers to WIFI connections we had.
From the first day, Lenovo computer
1) lost connection to WIFI every 30 minutes
2) Could not locate the WIFI even though the WIFI was 10 feet away
3) Few of the computers froze and needed to be reboot every 4 hours
4) Computers would access WIFI with limited access and not allow pages to be viewed
We managed to get a MIS person to come look at the computer, and he worked on it for 2 hours, but he was not able to fix the issues.
Meanwhile our Sony all in one stayed connected, and had no issues.
We estimate that we lost over $60,000 in revenue, because we lacked internet access.
We brought the computers back, and we tested in an office environment, to see if massive amount of WIFI networks at the convention center could have been the reason, for Lenovo could not stay corrected. When testing the computer in an office environment, the same thing happened.
This computer is truly worthless if you plan to do wireless networking, also 2 out of the 5 computers froze up all the time and needed to be reboot.
I read all the reviews before purchasing the computer, and did not find anything specific about wireless and I went ahead with the purchase.
I guess you get what you pay for $599 Lenovo VS a $1099 Sony.
Hard lesson learned, the $2500 difference in price ( for 5 computers) cost us $60,000 plus
Cant wait until Amazon picks up these boat anchors from our office.