Pros Gorgeous machine, great setup, good price for specs and looks
Cons Fancy features that put it above the rest just don't work. Consistent problems on 2 new machines with barely any software -only Adobe Design & Office, w/ Windows 7.
Even bigger bummer: Replacement model has lesser specs & is chained to Windows
Summary Sorry Lenovo. Great design, nice try, but 3 strikes and you're out. My Sony machines have performed better for much longer (and that's not a compliment).
* Touch screen stopped working in both machines
* Lagoon Screensaver no longer working
* WLAN driver is apparently disappearing
The details: We are now on our second Lenovo Ideacentre A720. The first one started having problems after one month, it was replaced with a new unit (thank you Microsoft Store!) and now it has the exact same issues less than one month later. The sad thing is that this computer has a very cool touch screen, which is the first thing to stop working. After power-up and mild use (simple email check via webmail, etc) if left alone for about 15 - 30 minutes the touch screen no longer responds. Next, it has this gorgeous live screensaver, called, "Lagoon" where the fish swim around in shallow water, etc., which also stops working with a message, "Your computer does not have the necessary system requirements or resources available for the Lagoon screen saver". Are you kidding me? Have you read the specs on this thing? Next comes the amnesiac episodes, where it suddenly discovers it's own WLAN hardware and starts searching for drivers to install. Very sad. Great specs, lovely machine, decent speed, space and size with fantastic ergonomic set-up, but poor quality. The very features that enticed us into buying are the very features that do not function. This one's going back, albeit, not on Black Friday.
Pros Great Design, Great Materials Used, and Nice set of preloaded touch screen
Cons Speakers insufficient and no built in support for surround sound, Screen resolution is lacking, and a Lack of USB ports.
Summary While the Lenovo ideacentre a720 has its strengths and weaknesses, it should be noted that the lack of surround sound support and lack of USB ports can both be remedied by using 3rd party devices such as the Sabrent USB Soundcard and a USB hub. This machine may not be good for enterprise use or the power user but for the every day average joe it's a great machine.under Pros it should have said Nice set of preloaded touch screen APPS AND GAMES. sorry for the typo!
Updated on Aug 11, 2012