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Lenovo IdeaPad V470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad V470. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the size and keyboard. The durability and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the touchpad. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and battery.

design, price, durability, keyboard, size

performance, screen, usability, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Amber Riippa (

Lenovo IdeaPad V470 Review: The Home and Office Hybrid Notebook


The 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is an ideal choice for users who want a notebook with both home and business features. It's equipped with a second-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD graphics, and an HDMI port. Check out our full...

Attractive design ; Substantial port selection ; Above average display with a mid-level contrast ratio ; Surprisingly good audio ; Good starting price ($599)

Flimsy display cover ; Slow hard drive

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: CNET (

Lenovo IdeaPad V470


While you could credit the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 with being a soundly built 14-inch laptop at a reasonable price, it's not inexpensive enough or well-featured enough to avoid feeling anonymous in a laptop buyer's market.

Solid keyboard and a sturdy build are two of the best attributes of the Lenovo IdeaPad V470 , and there are plenty of configuration options

Generic design and a price that's not much different from other competing products with similar specs; lacks USB 3.0

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo IdeaPad V470 Review


The IdeaPad V470 is a sleek notebook with an excellent keyboard and strong security features, making it a good choice for business users on the go. The Core i3 performance isn't blazing, but there's plenty of oomph here for work and play. For $599, we...

Sleek and sturdy aluminum design, Excellent keyboard, Accurate touchpad and comfy buttons, Fingerprint reader and Port Locker help protect data

Limited multitouch support, Relatively short battery life, Below-average performance

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (

Lenovo IdeaPad V470 – An Excellent Sandy Bridge Machine


Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a powerful, truly affordable and secure laptop with sleek and spacious exterior suitable for office or coffee shop. It is a wonderful 14-inch notebook with solid performance, features and design for modest price. The IdeaPad V470...

Dec, 2011

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Lenovo IdeaPad V470


The Lenovo IdeaPad V470 is a 14-inch laptop computer with a well-built design and many configuration options available, each at a very affordable price. While it does lack USB 3.0 connectivity, it has an Intel Core i5 CPU, a large 750GB hard drive and...

Consumer review by: randyspire (

"Good but not great..."


I've owned a Y470 for 9-ish months now and, although I'm satisfied with the many features of this system (e.g. the memory, chipset, screen resolution, bluetooth, etc.), I'm dissatisfied with the housing (e.g. the plastic shell/casing), the glossy...

Price, size, features (e.g. available RAM, graphics card, etc.)

Laptop housing (PLASTIC casing), power cord, glossy screen, battery design

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: bradad (

"Worst customer service ever!"


I purchased a V series computer from lenovo. I had an issue with the battery lock while it was still under warrenty. An internal peice of the battery locking mechanism broke and i called lenovo to inform them it had broken, they said it would be...

its a computer

customer service/warranty

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Mer_Rae (

"Awful internet and worst customer service of my life"


Never buy this brand.

There are no pros

Awful internet connection

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Rickdh1 (

"I puchased a Lenovo G560 Laptop in Feb 2011."


It has been a troublesome machine so when they asked for $80-$110 to fix it, I was shocked. Why would I pay for a screen when mine was never dropped, hit or abused in any way, just broke (and was nearly new).

Small and compact

Slow, no keypad and the screen broke after 10 months.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: lisa_nguy (

"This is a great laptop."


Have not found any issues.

This is a great laptop.

None so far.

Dec, 2011