Summary: I bought this laptop last week and I received it Monday afternoon. So far I like it and it's doing a good job. The color isn't exactly as shown in the picture, it's a little purple-y which doesn't bother me but would definitely bother someone else. The number pad on the side takes some getting used to, as it effects hand placement when typing and using the mouse. Shipping was great, very well protected.
Summary: This computer is a great product for the money. It is fast, sleek so far has been trouble-free. The layout of the keyboard is not what I am used to but it's getting easier to use as I go. This is my first Lenovo, I have used Dell pc's forever, I do wish it was a touch-screen, but that's not in my price range. If you are looking for a great pc for the money, look no further.
Summary: I purchased this laptop from Costco about 5 months ago. I purchased no extra warranty or any of that stuff. My general laptop-mantra is that it should only last you 2 years or so before changing to a better laptop... have to keep up with the rapidly improving industry if finances allow.
Summary: They advertise this computer as one with an HD screen. It's not... Everything seems to be OK but that. The build seems nice, the keyboard feels OK, the price is excellent. The speakers are not great, but for a laptop, the do the job. I will update this later as I use it a bit more. I just set it up some minutes ago. Update, some days later: As I said, the computer performs very well, the i5 processor is very fast.
Summary: I got this computer in January 2012. Love it to death for the fact that it doesn't freeze up like many other computers I have owned beforehand. I had a mac before this computer, and this runs just as smooth. I run music software, this will run it nice and smooth if the internet is disabled. Most windows computers will not run my software without clipping and glitching. Including much more expensive gaming computers.
First one broke, but second one is working really well
Annaliza K, Amazon
23 August 2012
Summary: A week after I started using this laptop, my keyboard stopped functioning. I called Lenovo, but they couldn't fixed it on the phone and wanted me to send it to them (and pay the shipping to do it). I considered returning it to Amazon, but read the reviews again and decided to give it another chance. I exchanged it to the new machine. It was the right decision. I've been using that second laptop for the last couple of months. My only complain is the touchpad for mouse.
Summary: I honestly love this thing. It's very fast. I opted for installing VMware Player on it to emulate Windows XP instead of just putting XP on it (I need XP for work) and in full screen mode I can barely even tell that I'm emulating Windows XP. I'm very skeptical about buying new Notebooks because so many are such garbage these days. So far this doesn't seem to be the case with this laptop. The processor feels very responsive. I don't wait very long for much to happen.
Pros: One of the Cheapest i7 notebooks I could find., Screen is beautiful, Nearly a full size keyboard (with number pad). Keyboard is snappy and responsive, it almost feels like a mechanical keyboard. It even has a nice clicky sound to it., All drivers are on a separate factory partition.
Cons: Lacks a dedicated GPU., Default Win7 Install has some Lenovo bloatware on it.