Summary: I love the size, it's lightweight and easy to travel with. I love the lighted keyboard and touch screen. It is fast enough and have not had any performance issues. My only issues are getting used to Windows 8 and Lenovo's preference for a document reader other than Adobe. I was able to set up all my email accounts on the mail feature on the Windows 8 tile screen, but I'm unable to send mail from that app.
Summary: Very good for the price. Light and compact. Using a touch screen takes a bit of time to learn compared to using a mouse. Since the system is made in China, I don't know for sure if there is spyware hardwired but I haven't detected one yet. Doesn't come with DVD playing software for movies but you can download a good freeware. Facial recognition login is kinda fun to use.
to look for the perfect laptop. I also thought of buying a macbook ...
9 October 2014
Summary: I had a hard time picking out the laptop that I wanted. I went on websites such as BestBuy, the actual Lenovo website, Frys Electronics, etc. to look for the perfect laptop. I also thought of buying a macbook pro but the price was just ridiculous. After looking at countless reviews of laptops, this laptop just stood out of the rest of them. It came pretty quick and of course my laptop wasn't damaged. Very good packaging.
Summary: This is a great laptop. It has plenty of power to handle just about anything you throw at it. The screen viewing angles are decent, but not spectacular, but the touch screen works very well. The keyboard is comfortable to type on. Overall, the size and weight of the laptop is also very good. It was much sleeker than I thought it would be (the wedge shape helps there).
Summary: Nice overall laptop, but the touchpad is ultra-sensitive, and it is Windows 8, so that can be a drawback to people that are used to the older windows platform. Windows 8 is not intuitive by any interpretation. But the laptop has a nice screen and is lightweight or its size.
Summary: My old laptop (from 2008) was on its last leg and I was in the market for a new replacement that wouldn't take 10 minutes to do... well, anything. After researching online, I decided on the IdeaPad U430 because it was within my price range ($500-$700) and featured a touch screen. Having a touch screen was incredibly important to me because I utterly LOATHE Windows 8.
Summary: I like this product. It is light, having stylish design with snappy performance. the touch screen is so responsive. But it has few issues. the screen is not bright enough, and the border of this laptop is so sharp that it indents your palm when you are using the touchpad, this is really annoying!!.