Summary: Can't speak to all units as there are some good reviews on here, but I can speak to what I've experienced. Purchased new 1/1/2011 on sale for $300. I recognized the validity of getting what you pay for but as this was a first laptop for my daughter I was ok with that. (note; this was not purchased through Amazon) Ran ok for a couple months. By ok I mean extremely slow and very lengthy boots. I chalked this up to being a $300 machine. In May it died and would not boot.
Summary: I have had this unit for about 1 yr. It is a very nice machine...super wide screen...turns on and shuts down fairly quickly. I use it for web surfing and have zero complaints. People are complaining about the DDR2 memory. Why do you need more? If you want a faster workhorse machine, cough up a grand or more and buy one! QUIT WHINING !!
Lightweight, no glare on the screen, fast and a 10 key pad!
S. L. Taylor "Dallas Lady", Amazon
14 May 2011
Summary: Excellent product! Good value for the money! I've had mine for 4 months and couldn't be happier. It's lightweight and the screen has much less glare than my Sony Vaio (and weighs a lot less too!).
Summary: The two negative reviews are way out of scope for this laptop. This laptop for the price is hands-down a fantastic laptop. It runs Windows 7 quite fast and with 3 gigabytes of ram, and a 2.1 GHZ Dual core processor, and a 160 GB SATA laptop hard drive, you get fast application processing power, and a computer that does all of the same great things that others do 3 times their cost.
Summary: Reviews of the Lenovo G555 were decent for an inexpensive laptop so I bought one. Five months later the hard drive crashed. They eventually agreed to replace it and did. Next the plastic facing over the CD drive broke while lifting it out of my backpack. Then, over a period of 3 months, the plastic center piece of the two USB ports on the left side of the computer broke of while removing a USB port connection.
A reasonable machine for the price, a nice big screen for my 80+ yr old mum.
A. Mosnov, Amazon
14 May 2011
Summary: First my cons: 1) Lower quality WiFi transceiver it seems 2) Impossible to type with jumping cursor until I disabled the touchpad 3) I could shave in the shiny reflective screen 4) The battery drains faster than the advertising 5) I'll add the bloatware myself thanks if I think I need it 1) I experienced some dropped connections that now apppear to be isolated to the extranet WiFi at work though both my Lenovo T60 and an Asus eeePC 901 I keep at work have never dropped a...
Summary: I bought this Lenovo laptop to replace a Toshiba that I gave away. It sits on my breakfast table and is used like a desktop PC for reading news, trading stock, watching video...etc. I have owned it for about 8 months and I like it a lot. Things that I like: 1)The screen is big and bright, which is a positive if you use it as a PC replacement. 2)It has a dual core CPU good enough for web browsing and video watching. 3)Battery lasts 3 to 4 hours.
Summary: Well I would first like to say I've had this laptop for about a month and its been a perfect Gem handles 1080P MKV Media files better than expected. Like everyone else I had issues with the touch pad being in the way so I just bought a wireless mouse and use that instead and disables the touch pad.
Summary: I was in the market for a 12.6 netbook and started looking at what else was out there for small laptops... then I came across this. I have a custom built 3.7 ghz (oc'ed) pc that I could not bring with me and this more than satisfies my needs. This is the perfect laptop for anyone that wants a powerful computer without spending outrageous amounts of money. I've owned if for only one day and I'm very impressed so far. Positives: Dual core processor.