Summary: I have two issues with the computer: battery life is very poor, and persistent wifi connectivity issues. Battery life is 2 hrs at best with the screen at about 60% brightness. I am also have persistent wifi issues where I have to toggle wifi off-and-on periodically. However, after extensively googling I think the wifi issues is a Windows 8.1 issue and not a Lenovo issue. I love the touchscreen. I can't imagine having Windows 8/8.1 without it.
Summary: I like it. but I don't like the auto dimmer feature on the screen. Even after following the instructions to deactivate it, it still wants to dim on me when I am working. Also, the computer came with a bunch of contacts of people I don't on it. Now not sure if it was really an unused brand new computer. I intend to contact Lenovo to inquire.
Summary: What's Great: I love the price of the laptop. You'd be hard pressed to find another touchscreen laptop with a hybrid hard drive and an i7 processor at this price point. To anyone questioning the functionality of a touchscreen on a laptop: It's wonderful, if not a must with windows 8 and 8.1. It makes navigating a lot more straightforward and a lot less time consuming. Windows 8.1 has some really nice features.
Pros: I bought this for $400 on sale from $480. I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Everything functions well with Ubuntu. The touchpad doesn't have great driver support ATM so its limit to the functions of a generic mouse (no two finger scrolling...). I use this laptop to browse the internet, play 1080p videos, and listen to FLAC music files. It does all this very well. I love the HDMI out... I can hook it up to a HDTV very easily. The boot time is very quick. Really ...
Cons: I wish the screen was better. The resolution is limited to 1366x768. Also it has a blue tint to it... but not very noticeable and you get use to it very quickly.