Summary: I bought this as a gift for my mom for Mothers Day and she absolutely loves it. I wanted a laptop that was not to complex but still a great working machine. It has windows 8 of course, which I am not a fan of but I was able to change some things on the laptop that made windows 8 not a problem. the laptop is thin and not really heavy. Its great for exactly what my mom wanted it for, which is mostly shopping and work related things.
Summary: When the computer arrived it was already broken. It would not turn on and kept displying system error. I called customer support who had me run multiple tests for 30-45 mins and the person's excuse for it be broken was it is a new model and these things happen.
Summary: This is a good laptop overall. It has not failed me and I have had it for about 2 months. For those who need a dvd r/w drive - you will have to purchase this separately for this computer. I also noticed that there is a slot in the front of this laptop that ships wide open - there should be a blank in there to keep dust out at least. It has served my purpose so far and not done any strange crashing.
Head and Shoulders above Similarly Priced/Specs Laptop
20 March 2014
Summary: I don't usually write reviews. However, I wanted to review this purchase to help others make a good decision. Choosing and purchasing a new laptop is not an easy process. Especially when you are looking to get the most for your money. 2 weeks ago, I ordered the Lenovo IdeaPad S415 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (59405902). I have a prime membership, so the laptop arrived quickly. My excitement soon turned to pure frustration as I began to work with the Lenovo.
Summary: This laptop is a basic laptop which is what I wanted, but it was not noted in the description that it only has a hard drive, no cd drive, that you will need to purchase an external cd drive separately.