Summary: Lenovo's reputation for quality comes from its' association with IBM products. That's the reason I bought this laptop. What surprised me was that the keyboard frequently skips letters when typing at speed, many different ones.
Summary: The laptop is fine - well made and no problems with it apart from the useless touch-pad which has a mind of its own! When it comes to the operating system - that is a different thing altogether as it comes with Windows 8 pre-installed!
Summary: I just bought one of these laptops and was planning to do the same as Mr. Davis and install my copy of Windows 7 pro rather than use the awful 8.1. However, before doing this I Googled "Make Windows 8 look like Windows 7".