Summary: I purchased my Lenovo from another vendor in October 2014. It's fast, pretty, and everything was great until about a week ago. For no apparent reason, the hinge on the left side has broken. The laptop has not been dropped or abused in anyway - I've loved it too much to let anything happen to it.
Summary: After 7 mos. the hard drive up and disappeared. After wrestling around with it, I decided to try and hook the drive up to another computer to (try to) retrieve my data. Upon pry up the keyboard (step one of actually opening it I found 4 screws no fastened at all. FOUR!
Pros: Aluminum casing, backlit keys, stable. Works great with win7pro. Looks sleek and sturdy
Cons: Screws were not even tightened inside! makes me think of shoddy craftsmanship and worry about what other problems may unfurl. (windows 8 stinks) Hard drive stopped working. (working now, read below)
Cons: Wifi doesn't work from time to time. There's a big black dot appearing on screen after about 5 months use. Trying to find the warranty info on lenovo.com but it's really confusing. Windows 8 is not user friendly......
Summary: Had my u410 for about a year now. This morning while working on a class project it decided it would only get limited internet connection even after restarting it. This is a common problem. WiFi is pretty much based on luck. Macbook users and other computers will all have internet but you will not.
Summary: I was really intruiged by the concept of the ultrabook. I purchased this laptop thinking I was getting a great deal on a high quality, ultra portable laptop. All I was planning on using it for was Microsoft Office and web browsing.
Pros: I liked the large touchpad on this laptop and the fact that the keyboard was backlit
Cons: The laptop was poorly constructed. The keyboard flexes when you type and they have made the keys too small in order to fit the 10-key keypad. Also, the battery only lasted about 3 hrs for me while doing web-browsing (not even close to the 6 hrs advertised). I used the laptop for a week before it ...
Summary: Keyboard had several keys that would stick. Touchpad is different feel, but could get comfortable with it with practice. Returned because of sticking keys. Would have accepted a replacement if Newegg.com would have had one.
Summary: I've deployed two of these at work. The first one was downgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as it is company policy for all end-user devices to be running that version of Windows right now.
Pros: The design is lightweight, functional, and gets a decent amount of battery life, while still performing well for its price range. Lenovo also provides drivers for Windows 7 for this machine on their website, making it possible to downgrade, if you prefer Windows 7.
Cons: The wireless range is terrible and the hybrid SSD solution is nearly worthless with how poorly the 1TB 5400RPM HDD performs. Windows 8 performs well on the machine, but program loads and large file operations are slow because of the HDD.
Summary: I got this machine during a November pre-black Friday sale. I bought it for $500. It's performance, overall, is fine. The i5 is awesome and I never had to think about memory use. So if you just need a machine to run and you plug in your own mouse and keyboard, I say go for it.
Pros: The body of this laptop is pretty solid. It's a nice aluminum body which is not heavy at all and smooth to the touch. The keyboard is backlit, which was a nice surprise. The i5 is awesome on performance and 6GB of RAM is more than enough for day-to-day stuff.
Cons: The touchpad is incredibly jumpy. At first I thought maybe it was just me, but I had my roommate try it out. He tried clicking on a pinned tab in Chrome and instead he found the cursor almost halfway on the other side on the screen. I've tried adjusting it, but nothing seems to help... The keyboa...
Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE. Lenovo gave me the 3rd degree when I asked about downgrading to my own purchased copy of windows 7 and threatened to void any warranty services if i switched off of windows 8. driver support is horrendous with windows 7 and even on 8 things just magically stop working whenever th...
Summary: I ordered this laptop in June from another source and received one without anything (i.e., Windows) loaded on it; so, it was basically useless I called Lenovo, and they couldn't help me. The store from where I purchased it sent me another one, though.