Lenovo confirms “missteps” on its LaVie Z laptop


Recently, reports claimed that Lenovo’s LaVie Z laptops were shipped with some “flaws”. However, today, Lenovo stated that the laptop doesn’t ship with any apparent flaw and that the company didn’t advertise the product properly. A Lenovo spokesperson told Consumer Reports that the company made “a couple missteps” in its “haste to bring the product to market.” For those who missed it, here’s the report stating flaws with the LaVie Z:

Specifically, with the LaVie Z 360, when it’s used in Tent mode — which means it’s bent back until it can be placed on a desk like an A-frame — the screen image doesn’t auto-rotate, meaning you’d see things upside down until you manually rotated the image using a Windows command. And in Stand mode — where the keyboard is placed facedown on a desk, serving as a stand for the bent-back touchscreen — the keyboard doesn’t auto-deactivate, causing, as Lenovo put it in an email to Consumer Reports, an “unsatisfying user experience.”

So basically, the LaVie Z isn’t supposed to work in a tent mode, and it isn’t really a flaw. However, the company is offering a 5% discount to customers who have already purchased the device, kinda like a compensation.

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