If you are thinking about getting a new computer then for the sake of your own sanity I suggest you you avoid Lenovo computers, as I bought a new Lenovo computer a few months ago and I really wish I hadn’t!
I decided to buy a new computer because my old one was getting on a bit and was showing its age, it was an 8 year old acer desktop that was filled to the brim with junk and even though I could just have done a system restore to wipe all the junk and speed things up I reckoned that I ought to just go ahead and buy myself a new faster computer. After looking online I managed to find a deal on ebuyer for a cheap lenovo desktop… that was on sale for £220 and stupidly I decided to buy it just based on that without even looking at the specs. DOH!
I have now been using this new computer for a few months and can quite honestly say that my 8YEAR OLD one performed miles better than this piece of junk. From the moment I turned it on I just knew it was slow because it was lagging straight away… the CPU was at 100%! Honestly what sort of junk starts to glitch and and lag as soon as you turn it on? After a week I started to get more serious problems with the computer such as the blue screen of death that kept on appearing over and over again for no reason. To combat these blue screen of death you have to do a total system restore.. (in the couple months that I have had this computer I have probably done at least 5 total system restores to stop these blue screens of death from happening).
I then decided enough was enough and got in touch with ebuyer customer service to see if I could get a refund… and because ebuyer are just scammers they refused to take my word for it that the computer was not fit for purpose and said that the only way I could get a refund would be if I got in touch with lenovo support and got them to confirm that there was indeed a fault with my computer. Guess what? I got in touch with their support and the support guys must have some mystical powers or something because they were able to tell me over the phone without even checking out my computer that it did not have a fault. Wow! This meant that I was stuck with the hunk of junk and I have been going insane with frustration at using this terrible computer ever since.
Lenovo just packs it computer full of junk and cheap parts… my old 8 year computer had actually a better graphics card than this “new” lenovo computer because in my old computer It had a nvidia graphics card and was able to play quite a few good games without any lag or problems however this lenovo one has an intel hd graphics card that struggles with the fire effect in empire earth a game that is at least 12 years old!
Not only does Lenovo make rubbish computer they also have the cheek add loads of bloat/adware such as snapfish to your computer so that that they can exploit you and make more money out of you. Snapfish along with other viruses they put on on your computer injects and display dodgy ads onto webpages and search results you visit… more often than not the ads snapfish display are quite dodgy and will either give a virus or are phishing scams.
So it is safe to stay then that if you are wanting a fast, reliable and a all round decent computer that aint going to send you round the bend then avoid Lenovo at all costs.