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...
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.
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.
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.
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)...
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.
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.
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 -...