Summary: Bought 2 of these computers, one for my Mom, one for myself. Mine died after 6 months (screen stays black). Took to shop and it will cost a at least $200 to fix, which is not worth it to me. My Mom's computer is working OK so far.
Summary: I much prefer when you have indicator lights - like hard drive, battery, ac adapter, caplocks etc. This has two pin sized lights on the front side but you can't tell what they are cuz they're so small. I can live with it I guess. Another change is you can no longer make reinstallation cd/dvd - so it's pretty much a crapshoot if you have to reinstall. Laptop came with windows 8 - absolutely HATE it! Just upgraded to windows 8.1 - believe it or not it is even worse!
Summary: So here's the deal. I had a Dell Studio 15" purchased in Fall 2010. It had issues from the beginning and I should have returned it but alas did not. So, two hard drive crashes, broken screen brightness, and a mother board crash later....I finally gave up on it Fall 2013 and decided that after what felt like the 200th blue screen of death I would never purchased another Dell again.
Summary: I'm not one to post 1 star reviews. Why? Because I do significant research before buying and the G700 seemed to be the ticket. Negative complaints were often about Windows 8 which I can deal with, so I purchased a remanufactured one for a great price (relatively compared to new). Sure, it was more than a brand new Dell and a lot more than comparable HPs but Lenovo is higher quality, right?
Bought this item it had over 126 viruses and malware
A. Fuentes, Amazon
12 March 2014
Summary: I bought as a Christmas present for my son, within the first week of use it starting having glitches. I contacted the seller who told me they would help resolve the problem, two weeks later I got another reply and they sent me a disk. The laptop by that point would only restart continuously, the seller said that I might need to take it in.
Summary: My wife and I both hate the new windows. Lenovo tech support have been outstanding in helping us through the bumps. A couple problems with laptop itself but they seemed to go away. So it is possible there was a nut loose on the keyboard if you know what I mean. At times I amaze myself.
Summary: I got this for school work and classes in accounting. I felt the bigger screen would help with spreadsheets and easier on my eyes. So far it been a great laptop, very fast, nice key board and big clear screen. A few things I not sure of yet is Windows 8, it's a lot different from Windows 7. I have changed some settings to make it so the Apps stopped getting in the way of the desk top. The battery life is just OK, about 5 hours under normal use.
Summary: Certainly not all computers are created equal and that was indeed the case here as the pricepoint combined with 2.6 in processing power and a video friendly 17 inch screen made this package just right for me. If there is a downside with this machine it would be with the amount of memory. That said, all in all the performance combined with the large screen experience exceeded my expectations.