Summary: I like everything about this laptop...Except the touchpad. Unfortunately, the inadequate touchpad is worth taking 2 stars off because it makes everything so much harder to do. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally opened up the side menu or activated some other touchpad shortcut that I wasn't aware existed.
Summary: As stated by others, the touch pad acts randomly: sometimes it's ok, sometimes the cursor wanders by its own will. Mouse also behaves that way. It's weird. Good thing is the lightened keyboard.
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: 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.