"Alternatively, they could have stuck to standard hardware or firmware on said hardware to ensure the laptops took the standard hardware drivers. It would have saved them a lot of work and these issues wouldn't exist!"
Yes, silly me, all laptops should be vanilla with no differentiation other than cosmetic and mechanical. That is after all the way the industry is going, and as a result Lenovo is gradually taking it over.
It seems, though, from some posts below that some of their products work just fine and so they must be working through issues.