Summary: I had read all the reviews and saw that some people had issues with the touch pad. I thought to myself, "what's the chances mine will have that..." But sure enough, it does. The touch pad is unusable, I have to use a mouse. Luckily I'm still under warranty and Lenovo is sending me a box to return the computer to fix it. BUT now I am out a computer again for who knows how long. Annoying!! Basically the cursor jumps all over the screen without me even touching it.
NOT for us users with only average computer skills.
Robert Welch, Amazon
19 March 2014
Summary: This is turning out to be a pretty good laptop, but it is only through wasting LOTS of time feeling my way around the software due to a complete lack of instructions. I am new to Windows 8 and without some guidance have been floundering to make it work. There was NO documentation in the box, not even a quick-start brochure that would have at least taught me how to turn the thing off (no, it is NOT intuitively designed).
Great performance, but had a small bug and crashed out of nowhere.
Sam Tracy, Amazon
26 February 2014
Summary: Overall, I think this is a great computer and I'm incredibly happy with it. It's fast, sturdy, has a big screen (though not a touch screen, which I avoided), great specs, good cooling, and all for a pretty low price. But there was an ongoing bug with my wireless connection, and then it crashed (details below). If not for these two issues, this would get 5 stars.
Summary: I was very excited to receive this laptop, as my current HP model is showing its age and some of my school tasks are becoming difficult/slow to accomplish on the older hardware. I researched and, despite some of the negative reviews, the overall seemed positive enough to justify the purchase. The laptop was delivered today and was dead on arrival.
Summary: I've been in IT for 10+ years. I was looking for a computer to do video editing, and this one has the horsepower for a good price. When i have it hooked to an external mouse and keyboard, I love it, but the lack of an inexpensive simple vga converter for presentations is annoying (useless port).
Pros: Horsepower is great. Quick machine. Price is good.
Cons: Mini vga is NOT a mini vga. I've purchased 3 adapters with no success. I haven't even found a company (including lenovo) that sells the correct adapter for this port, so you have to buy a more expensive ($30+) hdmi - vga if you have an older projector. Mouse is sometimes glitchy (reboot fixes it). It frequently doesn't go into sleep mode correctly.
Summary: The laptop in its essence is very powerful, looks and feels great. Very responsive and fast. The only real complaint is the touchpad which becomes annoying after using it for a while. This issue has been documented since December 2012 and they have yet to address the issue. That may be the reason this beautyful looking ultrabook with such great specs has a low value. If you have no issues with playing your luck and buying it go ahead.
Pros: Computer is lightweight compared to laptops but no so compared to ultrabooks. It is fast botting up or waking up. Great design with backlight keyboard. Computer is gorgeous!!!
Cons: The major flaw is the touchpad. After a while it goes crazy, clicking by itself moving all around you name it. AFter a while it gets frustrating. Checking forums it appears it is a design flaw with the position of the touchpad. No driver or change in sensitivity will fix the issue you will actually have to send it back to Lenovo so they can fix. Display image is subpar.
Summary: for watching movies, speakers are not very good at all. also the big thing, the courser just start jumping around the page by itself. as I am typing this right now, I have to bring the curser back so I can continue typing. I don't know if it is a glitch in the system but something seems to be seriously wrong.
Summary: I ended up getting this same computer (refurbished) from the Lenovo official outlet shop for $450. For that price, it is a steal, but for what they offer it here for, it is definitely overpriced, because there are problems with it: The touchpad is quite annoying, as it jumps when scrolling down - otherwise ok.
Summary: In the 3 weeks we've had his machine we have identified some nice features; a bright, sharp display and lighted keyboard particularly. Also good battery life and light weight. However, the unit I received has several glaring defects. The first was a complete lack of instructions and much installed bloat ware.