Summary: Great computer for the price, Windows 7 was crucial to have and as a Linux user, not having to deal with all the SecureBoot and UEFI compliance issues made it much easier to work with! Furthermore, the speed is more than adequate for what I use the computer for, touchpad has a nice texture to it, clickable buttons which seem to be fading out and the whole finish of the laptop is a nice textures matte black, which is a major plus. Would recommend!
Summary: No need to discuss the computer specs as they speak for themselves. This is a mid-level entry laptop for home or small business use so if anyone is concerned about processing speed or hard disk capacity you don't need to worry. The overall speed and disk size is more than sufficient for the average consumer. Anyone who wants something lightning fast with lots of bells and whistles wouldn't be looking at a $550 laptop.
Summary: This is my fourth ThinkPad, over a period of 15+ years. I was happy to find one that runs Windows 7 (rather than 8) and does everything that I need it to do, only faster than my old one, which I kept going for 6 years. The expanded, full keyboard is an improvement over earlier models. Very happy with this one, I will continue with ThinkPads till the end of my laptop life.
Fine basic cheap laptop, except for one vital thing...
Willow Polson "writer and whatnot.", Amazon
21 June 2014
Summary: This keyboard is fine for students or others on aa budget, and basically works fine, is sturdy enough if you're careful with it at all, is quiet, and so on... except for one very important thing. The keyboard. As you've seen already by the double letter "a" at the beginning of this review, it occasionally types double letters, or skips letters, or leapfrogs double letters over each other due to what Lenovo "support" is calling a faulty keyboard.
Summary: I have used IBM Thinkpads at work for years, so this machine immediately felt familiar to my hands. I love the smooth keyboard and separate numeric pad. Some people complain that the touchpad is too far to the left. Well, it's centered on the alpha keyboard, so I'd say it's in the right place. Pluses: Fast as heck start up! Real processing power. Applications don't get bogged down. Light-weight but durable. Plenty of memory.
Summary: bought his for my dad and he has been having problems with from day one! computer keeps crashing. and he needs to send it to repair services. it came to being way too expensive. shame on you Amazon for selling such a piece of junk!