Summary: I have been happy with the purchase of tbis laptop. Learning Windows 8 has been a bit daunting, but it comes after awhile. The only issue is that to use it with a blue tooth mouse I have to turn off the touchpad (Fn F6) every time it wakes up. With the touchpad on, the cursor jumps all over the place, not just in a document but to other applications, etc. very erratic. This deletes stuff and you have to always start over.
Summary: The only issue I have with this is that it is so wide that it barely fits into my carry bag. Otherwise, I am very pleased with it's performance and if I every get used to and actually learn to use Windows 8, that will make things all the better.
Summary: This is a well designed and powerful laptop for the family. The screen is large 17.3" by limited by the 16:9 resolution. So, video enjoyment is not as good as full 1080, but at this price point, it does ok
Summary: I've had this laptop for a few weeks now and for the price and reputation of Lenovo, this is a fantastic deal; my only real complaint is that I'm still getting used to Win8, if you haven't used it before I'd suggest finding somewhere to play around on it before buying a computer with it preloaded, but then you can always swap the OS if you comfortable with that sort of thing. I might be going to 7 soon, we'll see..
Summary: I decided not to try and get a Windows 7 machine, and just went with the best Windows 8 machine I could get in my budget (it was on sale for $500 at the time.) For that money, I get more computer than I ever have before. My last machine was an HP Win XP business model with 100GB hard drive, which I got at a discount for $700 five years ago. So I felt really good about how much I was getting for the price. The machine is satisfyingly large without being heavy.
Summary: The space bar only works when pressed in the middle, (extremely inconvenient) the right-hand bar beneath the touch-pad sticks up. Text gets highlighted for no specific reason. I also find it extremely difficult to get around. Documents or email you are working on disappear for no reason and there is no indication as to where to retrieve them from.Windows 8 does not help either. I also find it quite slow to respond.