Lenovo IdeaPad V570 Review
The IdeaPad V570 1066A9U is the most expensive laptop among our picks but also the best-equipped. The speedy system comes with a large hard drive and more memory than most budget PCs.
The Lenovo IdeaPad V570 1066A9U is the most expensive model among the budget laptops we researched, but it offers significantly better hardware. In Lenovo IdeaPad reviews, experts found the V570 to be a very fast system. Lenovo IdeaPad reviews at Best Buy report that this laptop can even handle light gaming, including popular games such as Starcraft, which are apt to tax other laptops with lesser specs. Reviewers like the laptop's bright, easy-to-read display. Experts at PCMag.com say in a Lenovo IdeaPad review that the V570 is the fastest laptop they've come across in the budget category. They give it an Editor's Choice award, along with a four-star rating out of five.
The Lenovo IdeaPad V570 1066A9U is equipped with a second-generation Intel i5-2410m CPU, 6GB of RAM, and a 15.6-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution, which plays video at the high-def resolution of 720p. Lenovo outfits this model with a large 640GB hard drive and a DVD recorder. The laptop has four USB 2.0 ports and supports 802.11b/g/n wireless connections. This model also comes with an HDMI port, now standard equipment even in budget models. Perhaps the most unusual feature of the Lenovo IdeaPad V570 1066A9U is a fingerprint reader for logging in and accessing passwords, something you rarely find in a budget laptop.
The Lenovo IdeaPad V570 may be the most expensive laptop on our list, but it's also the best-equipped by far. If you're willing to shop the higher end of the budget category, this system is about as good as it gets.