Summary: For the most part it works well, but the DVD drive stopped working after 6 months. ********************* UPDATE: This was actually caused by an iTunes update. The drive still works after uninstalling iTunes.
Summary: It's fast and state of the art. If I could have bought it with Windows 7 instead of the awful Windows 8 I'd have given it 5 stars. It starts up and shuts down in just a few seconds! I bought this along with a 24" ViewSonic monitor and am very pleased with everything.
Very fast - perhaps not quite as fast as advertised
S. Finnigan, Amazon
22 April 2013
Summary: This is a high-performance desktop - and my comment is a nit - the CPU is a 3.4 Ghz vs the 3.9 Ghz in the product description. It is apparently possible to tweak the bios to overclock the CPU to 3.9 Ghz - I suspect mere mortals cannot tell the difference.
Summary: very fast. especially on turbo. windows 8 is taking a little time to get use to. not enough usb ports. why all the high tech and no ports? also only one type of vga monitor imput. for the price, its ok.. bought touch screen to use with it. planar is the screen, will write review on that. did not feel like i was cheated. could be better. and whats the deal with the big expansion slot in front? guess something else to buy.
Summary: I love this computer. It is very fast and handles all programs without any problems. After getting used to windows 8 it actually isn't so bad. With 12 gigs of ram I can load many programs and leave them all open with no glitches. I only wish it came with a better video card, but the current one can handle many games without a problem and can handle 1080p HD videos easily. I don't see a difference in the 3 modes, but it's cool that it has different led light colors.
Summary: Update to prior review, which began: "Lenovo's on-line spec sheet for the K430 line says "HARD DISK DRIVE Optional twin hard drives in Raid 0 configuration." Called Lenovo to confirm that I could add a second internal HDD and a second optical drive to this model. (Former is to put system and data backups on C:, pagefile and working data files on secondary HDD.) Got the PC, couldn't find spare cable sockets, called Lenovo tech support.
Summary: I purchased this computer when my old PC died just days before the tax deadline. I normally build my own computer, but I was in a crunch and needed a new computer ASAP. I decided to give this Lenovo a try. I've been happy with it so far. I haven't had any problems. The hardware has been working flawlessly. My only issue is with Windows 8. I really would have preferred if I had the option to purchase the computer with Windows 7.
Summary: This computer is genuinely a joy to look at, if you're into that sort of thing. Very easy on the eyes. The front has a classy-looking brushed aluminium veneer and the chassis looks sexy and very reminiscent of something much more awesome than a PC like a stealth fighter jet. The light that shines from under the hood looks pretty cool too.
Summary: Very good machine, runs all games at highest spec with ease. Comes with windows 8, which is a nightmare. Hard drive rumbles and emits very dull noise which becomes annoying after a while, easily drowned out though.