Summary: Now I am in love with my Lenovo... I didn't know before buying this that they have really good products. This computer is easy to carry, quick enough and beautiful. My daughter plays with it and is still working (she is 2 years old), so...
Summary: I purchased this laptop through Amazon from TigerDirect. The minute I started it up, the laptop made a terrible noise, coming either from the fan or hard drive. I contacted TigerDirect to return it, and was given the number for Lenovo customer service. Apparently, this is a big problem with this model. Lenovo offered to fix, taking two weeks, but I opted to return. After three requests for return authorization, TigerDirect did not respond, so I filed a claim.
Summary: I bought the IdeaPad about 9 months ago. It was a decent, if not slower than expected computer. My main issue is with the flimsy, fragile design. Not long after buying this computer I was carrying it a messenger bag on the metro when in a rush I accidentally sat down on my bag. Now that messenger bag has a built in protective computer sleeve and I'm not a big guy (145lbs), but the Ideapad's screen was cracked in the process.
Summary: As someone who has been working in retail for several years, I've been around a lot of computers. A lot. Thousands. I still have a large one that operates just fine. I purchased it in 2003 and I decided that I would upgrade to something a little more modern. I didn't care much for power as I wanted a computer that I could carry with me easily. My older laptop is a behemoth weighing in at 7 pounds.
Summary: A month after I bought this computer, the hard drive failed. When I sent it in for warranty repair, they kept it for 3 weeks (not including shipping time) before shipping it back and telling me that they couldn't replace the hard drive because I "installed Linux on it." This was absolutely not the problem, as I completely wiped the hard drive before sending it to them, and it still failed almost instantly using the manufacturer's diagnostic utility.
Summary: This is an exceptional laptop that is fun, easy to use. Light, fast and reliable. Got one for my wife, then I realized I wanted/needed one too. Bought another brand, returned it, and went with this gem.