IdeaCentre B550 reviews and prices: Laptop computer

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+ This laptop has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on design.

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Richard, Wokingham Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Large screen, fast processor, Plenty of RAM required as I process high quality Digital Photos, Looks good
Bad points:
Didn't come loaded with any security (McAfee) which the spec said it had and as a result I ended up with trojan Viruses This severely impacted on the performance of the PC, however once I cleared them the true performance capability came through. Another point is that it's not easy to navigate round not very intuitive especially when you've been used to earlier Windows offerings
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Oct 2014

chris, north walsham Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Super very basic looking laptop, lenovo have a good rep and the basic aspects appealed as have fancy laptops already.
If you want to show off then get a mac if you want a brick that will do much the same then buy this one as it is a bargain.
Bad points:
mouse pad not a patch on a mac but then what windows one is...
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good price, simpler desigh and features. Less of those unwanted, useless programs preinstaled.
Bad points:
Less sofisticate design if one is looking for it.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up & use
Bad points:
touch pad a bit sticky to move cursor
casing quickly shows all finger marks
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 5.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
waste of money
Bad points:
waste of money, wish i could return it.
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 1.0
Size and weight 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2011

Chris, Stafford General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Its fast for a laptop of this spec, suits web surfing from your sofa and basic office apps!
Bad points:
Bit bulky if you're looking for something you can carry around with you
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Dec 2010

Abigail, Glasgow Business user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
This is a lovely sleek looking machine - very fast and responsive and the screen quality was excellent - something that was very important to me. There are lots of variations within each model so do make sure you know what spec you are buying.

Despite the problems I had with the computer I would buy from Lenovo again - simply because the 3 year extended warranty is such good value. Without it, I would be extremely unlikely to risk another purchase.
Bad points:
The first computer I received had a faulty screen which meant that the touch buttons would spring in to life without me actually touching them. This meant that the volume, contrast, screen mode and on off buttons would trigger for no reason. Tech help had no solution so it went for repair. It was initially sent back to me with a system reinstall done, but this didn't fix the problem. Once it was sent back again the repair depot didn't know when the part was going to be available so they returned it so I could arrange a refund. I bought the same model again but... it had the same problem! So, while the machine worked, it was great, but there appears to have been a manufacturing problem so I just can't recommend it.
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2015

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