Summary: I was looking for a Windows laptop and saw this at a bargain price so I bought it. I was initially apprehensive about buying Windows 8 but so far, no problem. I customized the screen settings because I wasn't crazy about the setup right out of the box. The execution speed is very fast. I also like the graphics; very crisp. I don't like the "Metro" applications running and I would love to uninstall them. I haven't figured out how to yet.
Pros: I bought this for my fiance to replace a 5 year old Dell Inspiron. She loves it. She uses it for class, mostly, so she doesn't need a lot of power. It sips power and lasts for over 4 hours with what she uses it for. She'll occasionally watch video, but that's about it. It's super quiet and never gets hot. All in all, I'm happy with the purchase.
Summary: This is the fourth Lenovo laptop we bought in our family. The other three are still working fine after several years. Can't be happier with it. It is light weight. Heat dissipation is to the side which makes the computer not hot at all while operating. I am using Dell at work and know what to expect. This one I bought for my kid is way better. The only thing I don't like is Windows 8 but can't blame that on Lenovo.
Summary: Very nice replacement for my Asus u56e which developed a problem with random shutdowns after 19 months or so. This is a well known motherboard problem for this model of Asus and wasn't worth fixing--which would require a motherboard replacement Lenovo has scored pretty well lately in reliability so I thought I would try one. The Lenovo G500 is about the same as my Asus u5e in it's size and heft.
Summary: I bought this product as a favor for a friend, who could not afford it and wanted me to buy it on his behalf as he would then pay me back when convenient. When I received it, I turned it on to make some configuration changes for him so that he would be comfortable with using the laptop to his specifications. When I did so, I happened to use it quite a bit just because the experience was enjoyable. The laptop, while heavy, feels sturdy.
Summary: I absolutely love this computer! I was looking for a reasonably priced computer that was beefy enough to handle the video and audio editing I do, as well as handle the graphic-intense games that I play on the side, and what I got completely exceeded my expectations! This computer has the fastest start time of anything I've ever seen, and outperforms the Macbook Pro in every category, for $2,000 cheaper!
Summary: It exceeded my expectations,and had features not even listed. I have had no problems with connectivity. And for the price is a great value. The delivery with Amazon prime was free as promised. And arrived in the 2 day time. I am on a limited budget. due to a disability. And the price,quality, and no cost delivery,are a God send.