Summary: Super fast and super cheap for the build. The battery life is meh but there are ways around it. I get about 4 hours out of it now through tweaks. I'm a student but I use a lot of software with heavy processing needs. This smashes it every time.
Summary: I'm a Mac user but wanted to have a dedicated PC for certain things (my embroidery machine will only hook up to PC for example) so I didn't want to spend a lot on a laptop. I still needed it to be able to run illustrator and maybe the occasional video game. So far so good! For the price, the laptop preforms very well. If you are looking for a laptop that isn't for heavy gaming or serious photo editing, it's great!
Good for the price I paid although my least favorite ...
edgar castillo, Amazon
25 August 2014
Summary: Good for the price I paid although my least favorite thing about it is the keyboard, it's going to take some time to get used to. People said the dvd port felt tacky and fragile but I didn't mind, it felt pretty stern to me. It didn't heat up nearly as much as my old laptop, which burned my lap after an hour of constant usage, so I'm happy about that. It runs smoothly with the proper internet connection. Overall I'm pretty satisfied.
Summary: Very nice laptop. I purchased this with a Samsung SSD for schoolwork and some light to medium gaming. Pros: Handles most of my low to meduim graphics intensive games. 1TB HDD. Quad-core processor. 3-4hr battery life. Cons: Completely plastic build. Keyboard can clearly be seen sinking into the case. Laptop bends with ease. Tons of bloatware. I had one more problem with this laptop that doesn't warrant a lower rating since it is easy to fix.
Summary: I've had this for about 2 weeks now. So far so good. I got it for $456. Seems to be higher priced now. Like other post have mentioned. It feels like cheap plastic compared to other laptops. But that is why you are paying less. You are sacrificing the external plastic casing so that the money you spend goes into the hardware inside. This LT has pretty good hardware for the price. I don't know why others are saying it's not a "gaming" laptop. Define "gaming" I guess.
Summary: Great laptop for a great price, not too much to add to the already good reviews. I will echo that the track pad is located very far to the left so it does sometimes get in the way when typing but I use a mouse 99% of the time anyways so i just disable it and its not a problem.
Summary: I've had this laptop for a short time and have found myself absolutely in love with it. As a college student and video game enthusiast, I look for good graphics, sound, and speed in a laptop. The Lenovo IdeaPad has given me no issues running games off of steam (Don't Starve, Left 4 Dead 2, Fallout: New Vegas) and I'm able to play Diablo 3 without any trouble at all. Typical daily internet browsing is a breeze; I have no issues keeping several tabs open at a time.
Summary: my honest review is that this is the best band for your buck laptop for gaming. I can run skyrim med to high. just to give you an idea of what the graphics card can handle. I ussually run med and i get 57-27 fps. Minecraft is a breeze. My only complaint is the hardware especially the mouse pad buttons. but i still feel that most people will be using mouse for gaming and if you use the mouse pad for non gaming you should be fine.