Summary: I bought one of these Aug 1, 2014 and the right hinge broke after only 17 days! I sent it in for repair through the merchant that I bought it from, hoping Lenovo fixes it without charging me! Buyer be ware!
Summary: I bought this laptop a little over a month ago for college (I am an incoming freshman). Immediately from looking at the laptop, you can see that it is a very nice looking laptop. The design is sleek and I really like the silver color. It’s probably as close as you’re going to get to a MacBook in terms of look and appeal. The speed of the laptop is great and it runs quietly. It also does not heat up as much as most laptops do, so using it is never uncomfortable.
Overall this is a good laptop. Runs smoothly and is fairly quiet
Hannah B, Amazon
10 August 2014
Summary: Overall this is a good laptop. Runs smoothly and is fairly quiet. Works well with linux without any problems. However the screen is a bit wobbly and the keyboard is okay, but not as nice to type on as lenovo's thinkpad models. It is a good value for the money.
Summary: I really like my Lenovo U530, overall. It's very thin, good looking, and very fast. I'm not a gamer, though my understanding of this laptop is that it's not geared toward that sort of use anyway. I use this laptop mainly for work, photo editing, blogging, writing, and storing a million photos of my kids and unfinished projects. This is a great laptop for such needs, work and creative uses, not so much for gaming. The speakers are the best I've found in a laptop, so far.
those who can teach, those who can't complain, Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: I purchased this laptop (not through Amazon unfortunately) in March. By May, it stopped working - the SSD was defective and had to be replaced (something which should not have happened on a computer 2 months old). When the computer was returned to me from the Lenovo repair center, the Wifi had stopped working. Back it went, only to find out that this time the defective part was not in stock.
Summary: I really wanted to like this ultrabook. Ultrabook form factor is great, 8GB of memory combined with i7 Haswell means killer performance and touch-screen is great as well. This laptop could have been the no-brainer, however, there are two major issues (at least for me): 1.) Keyboard is really, really bad. This is probably the worst keyboard that I've seen in my life (IT pro for over 12 years). Also, trackpad is not really great. 2.) Hinge is not sturdy enough.
Gets hot, awkward keys and saving to change computers.
20 July 2014
Summary: My Samsung broke and I had to get a new one replacement at the store. I picked out this one. I really do not like it at all. It heats up very bad and you have to put something between you and the laptop to keep it from burning your skin. The hinge does seem iffy but so far has held up though making noices. The placement of the keys are very awkward and horrible for gaming. I often get memory errors since the beginning though I did updates and checked drivers.
Summary: Lenovo is notorious for making terrible hinges in your laptop. Since I already broke my warranty to my laptop as I tried to fix my poor laptop. I realised that the hinge of the laptop is connected to a plastic that holds the screen and the body of the laptop. If that plastic cracks, you're laptop is completely immobile--which I meant "unflippable" so if you, Levono company, would not be cheap by replacing that plastic with metal, I would not send this review here, and...