deals$200 off ideapad z580

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Base price of $700, bringing this to $500 before available customizations.

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Too bad it comes with Win 8

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@mhendrix: I didn't want to be the first to say it, but what was Microsoft thinking? They're making more iSheep by the minute! Hopefully the next Windows will be more intuitive. Windows 8 would have gone over a little better if touchscreens came on all new PCs and laptops. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if new computers with Windows 7 were sold at higher prices.

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@mrbarister: I've been looking around at PCs lately and it difficult to find a new one with Windows 7. Refurbished maybe... You'd be better off buying something blank and installing the OS yourself

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@mrbarister: I don't understand what the big stink is with Win8. It's faster in every aspect, the menus are streamlined and the ribbon system is fantastic, the beloved start menu is a useless piece of trash compared to the metro screen, the functionality of the smart corners is superb, and the fact that I can use it seamlessly on my desktop, laptop, and tablet is a huge bonus. I've got to imagine most of the negative hype is coming from people that haven't used it, or tried it at store for a minute and quit. It has a slight learning curve (and I mean very slight), but it's an improvement in just about every way. There are some minor annoyances, none without workarounds, but this really is the best and most stable iteration ever released.

And no, I'm not being paid by MS. I'm just sick of all this baseless hate and nonsense going around about this OS. If you absolutely hate Metro, there's a workaround to restore the start menu that takes like 2 minutes.

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@kgood: 99% of the Windows 8 hate is because people don't like change. It's never for any substantial reason, and most of the people I've shown Windows 8 to while working in computer sales have loved it.