Summary: Surprised that the reviews are not distinguishing between the buying experience as to new and used machines. I am writing this in 2014 and if you are reading this, you are considering buying a used G550. What you need to know -- they were a middle of the road value when new and they are a middle of the road value now. The specs are more than enough to run Win7 (the early G550s shipped with XP) and keep you computing at a reasonable pace for years.
Excerpt: Got this laptop during some kind of promtion couple of months back from Lenevo itself after our sweet thinkpad crashed unexpectedly. Was totally suprised by the look it hen we recieved it in mail ! I totally loved the sleek look of the screen and the light weightness of the laptop. It is more of a mulitmedia kinda laptop so, my dh really doesnt prefer it. Has few bugs like login issues and some software installations.
Excerpt: I got a brand new system and the first day itself without too many applications running on it, it started heating up. its been up for around 3 hours or so. Also lenovo has a bad service. It takes more than a month to deliver the product. It ships from China. Doesnt care from where it ships but more than a month for a p;roduct sucks. But for the price of 500 bucks its what you get.
Summary: This Laptop is over all good. Mine does overhead ones in a while, but i play games on it, so i suppose that's to be expected. Overall, it is, however, a decent laptop, battery-lasting time is ok if you run it on low settings, graphic is good ect.
Summary: I bought this laptop 10 months ago. I like it because its screen is 16:9 which lets me have many windows open; the numpad is the most helpful thing ever (I work a lot with numbers); it doesn't make much noise; its case is very strong (one of the more important things for me because I'm very tough and it has received many hits and continues working); and it came with the software advertised.
Summary: The keyboard makes a clicking noise. It operates and functions like one of those old Buckling-spring keyboard. You know the kind that had springs underneath the keys. That can be annoying for some, but it does help eliminate keyboard flex. The so called keyboard flex on this laptop is actually more like bounce than a flex. In other words, it bounces back ever so slightly. The LCD screen has very, very good brightness and contrast.
Summary: Overall this is a good machine with some feature issues. Long Battery life It is fast Display is great very strudy for the daily life with kids around Windows 7 runs great Never had machine related issues Battery never gets hot even after using for more than one hour like other laptops But there is one annoying thing in this computer... Keyboard and Mouse pad. Keyboard is very hard to type because I need to press exactly in the middle.
Summary: Now I said the computer is good, however, dealing with the home company is not. No matter what you say or who you talk to you get the telephone suffle and parroted apology for the wait, usually 2 hours. I suggest you shop elsewhere where you can get help.
Summary: Belo, rápido e de fácil manuseio.Um bom notebook para trabalhar, porém, esquenta muito e sua bateria é uma lastima. Belo design, funcionamento de primeira. Suas conexões cabeadas não são lá essas coisas, deveria ter mais uma porta USB pelo menos.Conexões Wi-Fi e Bluetooth são ótimas.
Pros: Ótimo notebook para tarefas simples e até mesmo para alguns softwares que exigem um pouco mais da maquina.
Cons: Esquenta muito e sua bateria não dura mais que uma hora e meia.