Summary: Bought this refurbished, wiped OS and recovery partition, then setup a fresh install and mirrored it to the recovery partition with tools easily found online. Once the software was in order it's been running nearly every day as a primary device. Not a halt nor stutter. Nice.
Summary: This is a very nicely equipped system that performs well. The price was very reasonable and the standard features met my needs. The setup was very simple. I liked the fact that it came with the 3.0 USB ports. I'm very pleased with the quickness of the delivery. I recommend this system to anyone needing a fast system that inexpensive.
Summary: I've been using this laptop for a little more than a month now, and I'm very happy with it. One, it has really good specs, and as a result, it's fast! I've installed Windows 8 on it, and there are times when it boots in 20 seconds (Windows 8 also deserves some credit for this). And all apps, like Word, PowerPoint, Firefox, and Winamp load almost instantly. Love it! Two, the keyboard and trackpad are very comfortable to use. And three, it cost me less than $600.
Summary: Bought this item and the description says it has a NVIDIA GT630M 2GB DDR3 Graphics card however after receiving and gifting the item I discovered that the grapics card is actually an Intel HD 4000. This was due to the optimus technology that basically switches to the lesser graphics card to conserve memory so, you buy this just be aware of that. The only problem we had was that the bezel on the side was coming apart but, I think a little glue would fix that issue.
Decent hardware and screen, annoying Lenovo "restore" options.
Dan Linder "All around computer geek.", Amazon
8 December 2012
Summary: = Update #1 - 2012-12-28 = After installing a fresh OEM copy of Windows 7 x64, I thought my problems would have gone away. For the most part, they did - the Windows Update continues to work fine, the system boots up a bit quicker, etc. But... (you knew this was coming). The wireless card or driver seems to stop responding to the system at random times.
Summary: I received the initial shipment of this computer and it ran fine until I tried to install Dropbox which I use to back up all my documents online. The program installed but every time it tried to run the computer crashed to the bluescreen. I returned the laptop to Amazon and requested a replacement which was handled very smoothly, The replacement laptop came and after installing dropbox, I got the same result.
Summary: Bought this computer for its all round functionality & have not been disappointed. Reasonably good graphics card makes it particularly a good value. It performs as well as laptops costing a third more in price.