Summary: Lenovo is my go-to company for laptops right now. They always have a sturdy construction and have more than adequate cooling. I'm looking forward to having this for quite a while.
Pros: Great size and great speed. The i3 takes care of most things I throw at it, including games and Autodesk. Great price, and the Metal version is definitely worth spending a few extra bucks on. The laptop has a very sturdy build and feels tough.
Cons: The only con I can think of is that it comes with Windows 8 (or 8.1 with the free upgrade) and does not come with a touchscreen. Windows 8 was made for computers with touchscreens and tablets, so its a little cumbersome to use with this. You can make do though, as I rarely use the Metro Suite.
Summary: The BEST choice for this price, just add one more 4GB memory module / DDR3 1600 / for dual channel memory mode / it will run faster / and you get the BEST NOTEBOOK for 300$ range. 90% of users do not need more, believe me !!!