Capable Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop, Black (59406579)

Do you need a 15.6 inch touchscreen computer that can do your basic computing and also can play your games occasionally? If you would like a 10-inch, click here for an alternative.

These days, Windows laptops are expensive, especially those which have touchscreen features. Best price is found here.

If you don’t need a fancy look laptop, but you don’t want to have a cheap laptop either, cheaper laptops tend to have instable graphics card which is important if you want to stream videos and play some games.

If you need a laptop that can handle writing, videos, and basic graphics editing, then this Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop, Black (59406579) model just does it.

Pros and Cons


Of course the bloatware! This Lenovo Ideapad (also on other new Windows 8 laptop products) comes with a lot of programs that you mostly don’t need. If you have time to read, check out this IdeaPad info on Wiki.

You can remove them right away. Windows 8 has a lots of apps that will populate your start screen so after uninstalling things that you don’t need, you can disable it right away.

If you miss Windows 7 while using this laptop, just disable the metro start screen and you will see your desktop right away.

The keyboard and laptop itself feel cheap as it made from plastic, and you need to be careful with the DVD drive as you would feel you would break it sometimes if you hold the back part of the laptop.

But because this laptop is from plastic, this makes it lightweight.


This Lenovo IdeaPad (59406579) model works fine. For the price, this touchscreen laptop does more than expected. For gaming, the graphics card will work with most of your games, you can even play Skyrim at high quality. Actually, if you are more casual gamer than expert, and you don’t really care about the fps result nor the maximum quality of a game, this machine will handle the game just well.

The word processing, a little bit graphic designing are of course handled well by this computer. It has built in bluetooth and USB 3.0. With Windows 8, you can still use the start button like on Win 7.

The Lenovo IdeaPad (59406579) laptop has CD/DVD drive, these days, you would be happy to have a laptop that still has CD/DVD drive. I am so pleased that I can watch DVDs on a laptop without external DVD drive. Its also very handy to install printer software that is on a CD.

The keyboard has the BIOS button which is a plus for me, its also an EnergyStar laptop that can save energy or electricity bill.

Why This Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop?

Things that made me purchasing this laptop (after comparing with similar priced touchscreen laptop)

CPU2.5GHz Intel Core i5-4200M
Screen1366 x 768 pixels, 15.6-inch touchscreen
Memory6GB DDR3
GraphicIntel HD Graphics 460
OSWindows 8.1 pre-installed
Hard drive5400RPM 1024 GB
Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop, Black (59406579)
Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop, Black (59406579)
Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop Looks
Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop Looks

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Windows 8.1 latest version of Windows operating system, the 1 TB hard drive, 6GB ram, CD DVD writer and player, 3 USB ports (2x USB 3, 1x USB 2), a quite light laptop at 5.3 pounds, and the 2.5Ghz processor.

So for the price and features, you cannot beat this laptop. If you don’t want to spend more on laptops because you’re hard on them, then this laptop is a decent one.