Summary: Bought this 16 months ago and I just lost my hard drive (and it went fast). Thankfully, I had most of it updated. But, it really should last longer than 16 months. I never travelled with it and it was not moved around much at all.
Summary: Excellent laptop, I purchased a year and a half ago from a local electronics store and have been consistently impressed with the laptop's performance. Not a huge fan of Windows 8, but the laptop itself is great. Love that it has a 10-Key which seems to be missing on most laptops today.
Summary: I love this laptop. It plays all my games like BF4, Assassin's Creed IV, and Saints Row IV on medium settings. I bought it for $500, and it gets performance almost comparable to Lenovo's y510p.
Summary: NOTE: I purchased my Ideapad Z585 from Best Buy NOT Amazon. I purchased it for use with a computer course that I am taking this summer. It worked fine for 2 weeks. The sound and display were great. Just two weeks after I received the thing, it died and will not power on.
Summary: I bought this laptop in October of 2012, and I will say this reguarding it. It will be the LAST Lenovo product I purchase. In terms of running another operating system such as Linux, secure boot software made it nearly impossible.