Summary: My situation may be a little different. The last PC I purchased was a Dell back in '03. Since then I have used nothing but Macs at home and at work. I bought this nice little notebook today. The Lenovo looked perfect. The perfect screen size for me, perfect weight, the keyboard was fantastic and really, it's just a well manufactured PC laptop. i was very happy with my purchase. So I charged the puppy up and started my computing.
Summary: I usually disdain writing reviews in general, but I am compelled to do so on this one. This computer is a piece of junk, period! The video card failed on me after two months of just light use from doing basic research online. I called Lenovo and it turned out that Lenovo contracted their services to another company. If you want to cry about their products, good luck on that one.
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.
Summary: As a longtime Apple PowerBook user(there are currently four in the house going back to 1998), the look, feel and build quality of this Lenovo is just right. In fact, I prefer many of it's qualities to the more current MacBooks. For one, the use of a matte screen is extremely welcome. Secondly, this notebook has superb ergonomics and a warm, tactile quality that is indeed very book-like - from the exterior metal covers and their soft, grippable texture to the leather-like...
Summary: got the Orange U260 .... 1st impression is that it is very lightweight, handy and the screen is very good. Speed is not exceptional but is adequate for its class. the keyboard felt really good and the system is really queit. I looked at the specs and was really good. Here are the cons: When I bought the system I read it could go up to 8gb! but the system I have only can stay at 4gb! it suppose to have 2 slots of memory!
Summary: I needed a light but large screen laptop for travel. Well this worked out. I do web development with PHP, Dreaamweave, MS Asp.Net and Flash / Flex. I run MySQl and several machine intense software. Never an issue. Works great, fast, and easy to carry. I plan to buy another for my trip overseas. Wouldn't be without it...
Summary: I purchased this laptop 5 months ago. I loved the color and thinness of the laptop. At 33 days old, it would not start up at all and had to be sent in for repair. It was returned not properly functioning, so it had to be sent back. Now 4 months after that the hard drive has to be replaced again. I have purchased many brands of laptops and have never had any problems within the first 2 years. This laptop is awful and the customer service is worse.