Summary: This is an older laptop and a bit thicker and heavier than the norm now, but it is a very decent unit if you find one at a good price. Decent performance and seems to run fine. Makes a good budget gaming rig. The 1366x768 resolutio nis actually a "feature" as it is well matched with the ATI GFX card installed. Tons of good games run great and look great in this res.
Summary: Great as everyone says. It is a bit heavy but I already knew that based on the description and its no problem for me. I bought this laptop for general use but so far I've downloaded and play many mmo games on it. It works great so far - I've had it a bit over a week. There wasn't any or much junk programs pre-installed either. If anything does come up, I'll update this review. Thank you Lenovo and Amazon for a good deal.
This has been a great laptop, purchased used in which I knew reading ...
N. Wilson, Amazon
20 August 2014
Summary: This has been a great laptop, purchased used in which I knew reading the product review before purchase. But when I received it, it was in all the original lenovo packaging and box. Opening it up it looks brand new and I have not had any functionality problems what so ever!
Works well, Good options, Nice screen, good keyboard, easy to upgrade.
25 November 2013
Summary: This laptop not to be confused with the other model of the same name comes with no discreet graphics card. This works for me as it came with a full Microsoft Office 2007 suite, which may or may not have been installed by the seller. The performance is good enough to play some games on medium to low setting base line with this laptop and it is more than fast enough for everyday task. I upgraded the ram in mine which was 4GB not 6GB, to 8Gb which took about two minutes.
Summary: Got this used for $300 on ebay about 6 months ago. Upgraded to 8 gig ram. Runs fine. Can play World of Tanks online. Has about 2 hours of battery life. Two minor problems. When I unplug the ac, the laptop many times freezes. Also many times the laptop does not turn off when I try to shut it down, and I have to be careful to not "hotbox" it. However, just holding down the on button will do a force shutdown.
Summary: The laptop is okay. Drivers are way out of date and you need to mess around with the gpu driver a good bit to get semi-decent performance. The graphics switching is a pain. I recommend disabling it. Also the lights on the laptop do not turn off and can be an annoyance when watching movies/tv on it. Otherwise it is a solid device at a decent price. Still probably not worth buying in 2013. I got mine when they were a much better deal at this price.