Needed a new charger for my Dell 1545. This was very inexpensive, an a very good fit with the 1545. Shipping was quick, from Utah to Nor Cal in 5 days (including the weekend) through USPS. Things I like: 1. Fits well with the 1545 (doesnt slide out) 2. Charges just as well as the original. 3. Very good quality wires 4. Has an indicator light. 5. Labeled and packaged very well. Things I don't like: 1. Cord is a bit short for my tastes. 2. Brick can get quite hot. 3. Brick made of ABS plastic (a bit shiny) Overall, if you need a quick and cheap replacement to your dell laptop charger, this is the one to buy.
I wanted a laptop with a built-in CD/DVD drive and this was one of Lenovo's last models to include this feature. Initially I was put off that it wasn't a factory refurb, but from a company in New Jersey called Joy Systems, although my concerns were unnecessary. The laptop specs actually exceeded the listed specs, 1600x900 video, 16 GB ram, USB 3, etc. I did my homework and knew some of this ahead of time. The screen is flawless and battery life around 4 hours. YMMV. My only quibble is that instead of replacing worn parts (keyboard, track pad, palm rests) Joy Systems instead covered them with black, tactile contact paper. Initially I knew the keyboard was different (maybe a Chinese aftermarket part?), but it took a week to notice the stickers. The covering on the right palm rest didn't fit right and I called them for a replacement. When I peeled off the original...the plastic underneath looked brand new! I suspect the laptop shows wear somewhere, but am still highly pleased with my purchase.
The top part of the case that covers the display side fits perfect. The bottom portion mostly fits. The bottom portion where the trackpad is does not fit 100% so I have to keep clicking it back on only to have it pop back off after 3 or 4 sentences being typed. It remains in place overall (in that it isn't falling off the base of my computer), but it does not fully fit the base. Pretty disappointed.
My order said HP 8560W 2.6GHz 256GB SSD. I RECEIVED HP 8570W 2.8GHz 238GB SSD. (Close enough, I'll take it, especially the higher processor speed). Therefore, note that the issues I am describing apply to the 8570W, and may or may not apply to the 8560W. Item arrived in good shape and worked nicely, but with the following issues to iron out: 1). Tapping the mouse touchpad was the same as clicking the left click button, and with high sensitivity, so it was almost impossible to move the cursor across the screen without accidentally clicking on something I didn't intend to click on, making use of the touchpad difficult and annoying. When I went to change the mouse settings to disable the touchpad tapping feature, I was not offered that option. When I went to check for driver updates I was informed that I already had the latest driver. When I tried to download the Synaptics driver I got an error message. I noticed online that others had the same problem with the 8570W, but did not see any good solution. Finally I found on the HP website that due to a glitch, you could not download the Synaptics mouse touchpad driver on the 8570W without first installing Windows Update KB2685811. When I managed to do that, I was able to download the more detailed driver, allowing me to disable the touchpad tapping feature, and finally become a happy camper. 2). When turning on the laptop with a close to fully charged battery and the adapter plugged in, the battery icon said "plugged in not charging", even though the battery was not at 100%. I found fixes for this online, but the easiest fix was to just run it with the battery alone until it was far from fully charged, and then it would charge again when the adapter was plugged in. (Not being very experienced using laptops, I don't know if this is a common problem, or more specific to the 8570W). 3). When turning on the laptop without the adapter and the battery only half charged, the mouse touchpad did not work, even though the pointer button on the keypad did. (The solution was to plug in the adapter and then it worked afterwards, even without the adapter. ((The HP website gave a much more complicated solution))). Once again, I don't know if this is a common laptop problem, or specific to the 8570W. 4). Laptop came with the DVD drive sticking out a bit from the chasis with sharp edges sticking out. I took it out and put it back again but it clearly did not fit properly. The refurbisher sent me a replacement DVD drive which did fit properly, and now everything is fine. (This was obviously a mistake of the refurbisher, not a laptop defect). In closing, I am very happy with the HP 8570W after ironing out the glitches, but ironing out the glitches was a pain in the neck.
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