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[Lenovo Canada] Price protection! 30/01 -BB: Lenovo P580 reduced @$249, V570 @$299.

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[Lenovo Canada] Price protection! 30/01 -BB: Lenovo P580 reduced @$249, V570 @$299.

Feb 1, 2013: Link to BB P580 model is dead again.

Jan 25, 2013: Link to BB P580 model is gone. Now waiting game is on for futureshop price reduction.

Jan 23, 2013 (9:10 AM):BB restock, lasted for about 15 minutes. Keep checking though

Jan 21/ 2013: BB reduced the price to $249. Call BB for price protection or PM with FS if BB has stock again. Some reported that they were able to PM futureshop even with BB out of stock so please do try.

Jan 21/ 2013:the model V570 at $349 (click here) reduced also to $299 at BB so should be able to get price protection either you bought it FS or BB. So go go go

(FS) Lenovo IdeaPad P580

$379 (BB) Lenovo IdeaPad P580
^^Back in stock again at Jan 23, 09:10 AM
$329 Lenovo IdeaPad V570

Remember after you satisfy with the item, don't forget to check for warranty and/or extend it to 1 full year (better do it once you receive it). Read rest of post carefully as it helps to verify your laptop, solving common problems and get freebies from this purchase. Also from discussion in this thread, one might need to avoid buying these machines from store to avoid a possible "refurb." and "return" laptop..


** Please do give thanks to people who contributed in this thread (by name or by post)


Check the warranty here in the 2 link below (thanks Matryx and BobSagget for warranty info).
Just enter your machine serial number, one of the link will give correct info
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product ... ault.page?
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/cont ... rfdcb-d723 (click on + sign next to Base Warranty)

Need to extend to one full year:
warranty already expired? Just call Lenovo and have them correct it. You're asked to email them a scanned copy of the receipt (In store bill or online invoice ). Also have your serial number ready.
the email to send is lenovopop@lenovo.suth.com. In the email subject put your case number and in the body indicate your serial number. Remember to follow up with lenovo after sending


It is important to make factory recovery disk:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-s ... a-p/548861

Lenovo P580 drivers (P580, Window 64-bit)
http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/downloa ... tor=expand

Lenovo support sites (Q&A, tools etc.)"

*Problems with your laptop
Laptop does not seem to work correctly (P580, V570): it has been discovered that many of problems are results from Window drivers not compatible with Lenovo. This happened during window updates for new machine. These problems can be volume bar, brightness bar, camera, touchPad, wireless, audio etc. Just go to Lenovo site and download and re-install the drivers from Lenovo. Always use drivers from Lenovo! Same process would apply after clean install of Win 7.

Brightness bar not working, see this post:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/price-pr ... st16237448
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/price-pr ... st16237548

Touchpad and keyboard not working at same time e.g. playing Minecraft, solution (also make touchpad more responsive):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16167024

Touchpad works normally then suddenly stop workings..(also make sure correct touchPad driver is the latest from Lenovo)
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16162061

Wireless connection not working: ensure to check if wireless turn on (thanks SnoCow)
^Also make sure Wireless driver is the latest from Lenovo site

Display color not accurate (thanks hyperzore):
Click on the start button and in the search bar, type 'Calibrate Display color'.

*Laptop verification

Stress Test your new machine (Thanks lifeisfuneh)
free 30 day stress test software:
*put in one non-blank CD or DVD before running the test

Battery utilities (obtain info, monitoring etc).
The higher the battery wear level the better it is e.g. 100% better than 90%
or choose your own batt. util. here
http://win.softpedia.com/dyn-search.php ... ry&x=0&y=0

Visual verification and important basic checks to ensure that your machine is in good shape (thanks dsi):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16138185
- All volume keypads light up and work with display bar
- all function keys work

Test for dead pixel/keyboard utility (thanks FFWD)

*Window 8 Pro free Upgrade

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Media Center Pack for Free (thanks minitatou, dealhunter16, fatWallet), if the Lenovo rebate works.
http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-CA upgrade offer for 14.99$.
Lenovo also has a promotion, will refund 15$ by prepaid visa

Use Internet Explorer and use purchase date as September 01, 2012 (call in to correct date later) when fill out the rebate form
Read these links for good instruction on how to to get free Win 8 Pro (thanks miniTatou):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16151713
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16152025

Free Windows 8 Media Center Pack (thanks miniTatou). Required Win 8 Pro installed and must activate procuct key by Jan. 31, 2013:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-lenov ... st16156634

How to burn and save the download (thanks MiniTatou):
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-stock ... st16158008

Note: Important: Do the download on the 64-bit PC in order to get the 64-bit version
v570 not qualified for lenovo rebate unfortunately.

Good tips on installation
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/price-pr ... st16277016


P580 Hardware Maintenance Manual (thanks Rehan)
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mob ... r_2012.pdf

Want to use bluetooth:
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-stock ... st16158433

It can be returned to any store whether you buy it online or instore.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bb-stock ... st16108180

Price protection:
For those who bought the lenovo V570 and lenovo P580, you can ask for price protection (if previous bought).
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Jr. Member
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Oct 26, 2008
112 posts
At $329 with 1 year warranty this laptop is SUPER hot. Thanked!
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Dec 20, 2007
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sirredz wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 5:03 am
At $329 with 1 year warranty this laptop is SUPER hot. Thanked!
no problem, it looks like a hot deal (refurbished by Lenovo). I use the rule "buy now think later", to be safe just in case it runs out of stock
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Feb 1, 2012
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does anyone know if futureshop ships to PO BOX? I have a PO BOX in ontario and they dont ship it to Quebec...
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Mar 30, 2009
658 posts
Thanks for the heads up on the P580 price drop OP. Just purchased this 3 days ago @ $399. Time to call CS and ask them to adjust the price. Or I'll just re-order at the new price and return the other unit. Although I don't think that will be necessary.
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Oct 5, 2007
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Went for the p580, better processor and 250gb bigger HD and 3.0usb seems worth it for only 50$ more
Forgive me father, for I have Slyned.
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Jan 17, 2010
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Toronto, ON
Thanks Op! This actually seems pretty hot IMO. Nice n happy new year!
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Jan 2, 2012
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RFD effect? their link has crashed :D
Oct 8, 2009
433 posts
This looks like a great price any thought of running 1080p videos? Shouldn't be an issue right?

Thinking this could be a great HTPC - 90% of the time and still take it with me if heading to a friends place... thoughts?
Mar 9, 2007
53 posts
Been looking for something new and inexpensive to replace my Vostro 1520 from 2008 - DONE!!!!!!!
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Dec 20, 2007
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kwanyeung20 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 6:15 am
does anyone know if futureshop ships to PO BOX? I have a PO BOX in ontario and they dont ship it to Quebec...
You can call and ask them. Did you try the tips for quebec resident I posted. I received order confirmation from FS
Sr. Member
Jan 12, 2005
936 posts
Is it dead? I can't access the product page anymore...
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Dec 19, 2001
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taile wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 8:05 am
Is it dead? I can't access the product page anymore...
Their site has been laggy and non-functional for days.
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Feb 6, 2006
149 posts
Thanks. Brought this 2 days ago for $349.99. just call now and got $20+tax refund back.
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