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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, with some issues, November 9, 2012
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This review is from: Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 261729U 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.3 GHz AMD A10-4600M Processor, 6GB DIMM, 750GB HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium) Grey Metal (Personal Computers)
Received the Lenovo Idea Pad Z 585 a few days ago. Purchased from Amazon, 2 day delivery. This computer offers a lot of features for what appear to be a good price.

Issues that I am not thrilled about include the right shift key which is only half normal size. Since Lenovo included the number keyboard on the right side, some design engineer reduced the shift key by half. Not a very good design if you type much. An external keyboard solves this issue, but the shift key should be larger. The number pad keys should be placed above the letter keys, similar to my 5 year old Toshiba which has a good keypad design.

The touch pad is VERY sensative, and changes the font sizes with no effort, not a very good design. An external mouse solves this issue.

The Lenovo wifi on my computer only works well within about 10 feet of the router. If all Lenovo laptops have limited range on wifi, they are useless products. Perhaps I have received a defective unit.
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Initial post: Nov 11, 2012 2:38:48 AM PST
David J8 says:
Hello. Sorry, it did not work out better for you. :( As far as the wi-fi goes, I use mine quite often upstairs, which is at least 40-50 feet away from my router, and the signal is going thru walls and floors, which can be a real signal hinderance, but signal is good to excellent, with full download speeds. The bottom line for me, on wi-fi is, all is well. I hope this is of some help, to you. Take care. Cheers. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:52:06 PM PST
Ron.So.Cal says:
Hello, thanks for the wifi information.Lenovo phone support was not able to help.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 9:48:30 PM PST
David J8 says:
Hello. Do you have all the current updates for the drivers? Lenovo's main web page, should have a section, to check for drivers and download if necessary. Just an idea, maybe you already looked. Have a good one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 18, 2012 8:42:41 AM PST
Ron.So.Cal says:
Thanks for your suggestion. Lenovo phone support was not able to fix the wifi problem. The Lenovo forum indicates wifi problems on computers made before end of July 2012. My computer was made in June.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:27:14 AM PST
David J8 says:
Sorry to hear that. :) Maybe exchange? There was updated version released last month (October), it has Win8 installed and 1TB hard drive. But it seems to be priced higher +140 bones (too much if you ask me.). Maybe a Thinkpad instead? Did the forum show any particular models that, turned out well for others?

Just a thought, if this is a hardware glitch, it should be under warranty still, right? Take care. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 8:45:45 AM PST
Ron.So.Cal says:
Thanks for your suggestions. The price has gone up, so it would cost more money to get another computer.
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