Summary: I purchased this laptop in on Black Friday 2012 at Best Buy in Canada. Paid $310 with taxes included. At that time I owned a Acer Atom notebook I bought back in 2009 and except the inconvenience of small 10'' screen and the lack of DVD DRIVE, that little notebook always performed as it shoud with no problems.
Summary: I bought this laptop for my son. It's been great....so far. I love using windows 8 but, the keyboard layout is counterintuitive. I just connect a keyboard and mouse and we are set. Great price as well.
Beware: Proprietary box--limits you to Windows 8 -- No Linux
Kurt Muth, Amazon
11 November 2013
Summary: This is a proprietary box--we are not able to load Linux O/S and are forced to run the crappy Windows 8. Also, my wifi connectivity only works if I have my power cord plugged in. Apparently, I'm getting off easy compared to many folks who have written about wifi problems with this lump of coal. We ran Lenovos with Ubuntu for the last couple of years and were really happy--so when we picked up this Lenovo G585 w/Amd E1 chip - we expected the same quality.
Lenovo is a bad product and their support is worse
Fl. Jim, Amazon
8 November 2013
Summary: Shipment: Delivered On July 26, 2013 Lenovo G580 15.6-Inch Laptop (Dark Brown IMR/Metal) After 2.5 months and 1.5 months past the return to Amazon time limit. I started having problems that degenerated till I no longer was able to boot. called the friendly Phillipeno?? warrentee service and after several hrs of trying this and that they said they would just send me the factory reinstal disk's.
Summary: Other than reformatting the laptop because win8 is terrible the laptop is good for basic web searches and such. Do not expect a super computer because it is not such. The good is that it has a super easy to the touch keyboard and the screen has pretty good brightness and also good resolution.
Summary: As the manual states, some features do not exist on all models and some of these features are part of the motherboard. I understand from various posts that Best Buy sold a stripped down version of this model. When Best Buy says they'll buy 3 million units, you give them what they want. I just got a factory refurb for $240. It's not a Best Buy unit. It has the 3 USB 3.0/1 USB 2.0 ports and the HDMI output. The DVD is a burner as well.
Summary: This is the story of a defective support service, 6 hard disk drives and an empty box. Back in April 2013, I acquired a Lenovo laptop (about $900), directly from the Lenovo.com site. Everything works satisfactorily until 4 months later. The laptop wouldn't boot and the error message points at a hard disk drive failure. Request #1: A quick and pleasant call to Lenovo and, two days later, I receive a replacement drive and reinstallation DVDs.
Summary: This computer has been very disappointing. I ordered this computer for my business so I could have a computer that I could work from home with. Its super slow and the internet works selectively, but rarely. And I have tried different browsers. I am not sure if its Windows 8 or the computer itself. But I rarely want to use it because of these issues. I spent several days just cleaning it up and troubleshooting the issues. I am thinking about returning it.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter for school and she likes it, however, sometimes has trouble with getting online. However, this may be due to her AT&T connection which never really works like it's supposed to in the first place. So, can't blame the computer entirely. Anyway, she has no major problems with anything concerning the operations and works of the Lenovo.
Summary: Below comments reflect my initial experience with this laptop, which worked fine for a while. However, in October, after about 2 months, the AC port (where you plug in the power adapter) broke. I sent it to Lenovo (they covered the shipping, but I had to pay $10 to the local FedEx place to package it) to fix under warranty.