can't update Intel graphics driver because it is special to Lenovo
16 August 2013
Summary: I got zapped back in and out of Warcraft when I played the demo version but I could still play the game - it happens when there are heavy graphics going on e.g. getting ganked. In shopping for a new laptop, I realized that two years ago, I paid the same price that manufacturers were asking for today for similar configurations - that doesn't seem right to me. I know the processers got faster in two years but they are not that much more expensive as parts.
Summary: shipment arrived before delivery estimate, box in box !! amazon is really good at it. well i am using this laptop since a year and it works completely fine, the most attractive feature was the size and shape. intel core i3 + 13.3" lcd +dvd combo +4 gb + 320 gb great combination with a bundle softwares that i haven yet changed.
Summary: All I can say is WOW! I got this laptop while it was on sale from tigerdirect for $469.99. All I can say is I was expecting some sort of budget laptop for that price, but I ended up with something that feels like a Mac and runs Linux and Windows at crazy speeds. The keyboard is great once you are used to it, the touchpad is a little small and the buttons have a little give to them but those are the only bad traits I can think of.
Wasn't available on amazon so I bought it directly from Lenovo
26 April 2012
Summary: I love this laptop. I can't say enough good things about it. It's sleek, light, fast, with enough RAM to get the job done and I have always preferred an Intel processor to an AMD. The keyboard is a traditional keyboard with a number pad on the right. It comes with really cool face recognition software for logging in. It also comes with Microsoft Office Starter 2010 which is really great. It's not a trial program either.
Summary: This computer was well within my unusually low budget, arrived on-time, and handles everything I've thrown at it very nicely. The stuff I've thrown at it so far has ranged from simple word processing under Office 2010 to running Oracle SQL Server and playing games. (I'm currently a student in the information technology/computer science field and have some pretty eclectic topics for classes, plus I use this for gaming on my off-time and for tracking my farm, rental...
Summary: This is probably one of the best and most reliable laptops i have ever had.. i use it more like a desktop, i even have the battery removed all the time.. It has been on 24/7 since Oct 2010 and i have faced no issues yet. i cant comment on the battery life though as i barely used it with the battery hooked.. It is a durable very well built laptop but should have had an extra USB port.
Summary: Love the keyboard, screen, speed and materials, but equipment did not come in with installation CD's, everything was installed, appreciate it, but I would have preferred having my Installation cd's available.
Summary: Lenovo appears to be the most popular brand lately as both my husband's and my companies have migrated solely to it. Based on our experience with it, we purchased two for home use and find it to be superior in every way (speed. Design, price vs competitors etc.). I would strongly recommend it for home, office and school work- I am told if 'gaming' is you thing- this laptop is fine but there are better ones for that purpose out there.
Summary: This machine seems like what I've been looking for at the right price (no sales tax or shipping either). The EE boot optimizer make the machine's start up time much shorter than the first time you power it up so be sure to let this program do it's thing. I personally did it about 15 time and it works nicely - not sure what the limitations are. No system restore or OS disks ship with it which is a definite minus (this seems to be the trend lately).