Summary: I wouldn't recommend this model to anyone.
Pros: Reasonable performance, ok battery life. Customer service did their best.
Cons: Bought this (Ideapad Z585) for my son to use in his CAD class and it died after one semester, so I sent to to Lenovo and they fixed it, then it died again about 30 days later. Again they fixed it again. By this time I had built my son a desk top system for his class, so I took it over even though...
Summary: Barring the hard drive failure, the computer has served its purpose well, though it may be overkill if you are just using it casually. If you want to play some games as well, it will get the job done. It should, for this price.
Pros: Runs fast, more than fast enough for a basic user. Lots of memory and handles every task with ease. Can even play some games well.
Cons: A fair bit expensive for the stuff it offers. After 1 year, the hard drive failed in magnificent fashion. After doing recovery on it by plugging it into my desktop, only 500 gigs are usable. The computer completely failed to boot until the recovery was performed, which was not something a casual ...
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: the laptop is good, but frustrating as this is a common issue, and still is not fixed. I have a great laptop, that charges "sometimes" spending hours removing drivers, and updating software, only to have it happen again with an update makes it difficult.
Pros: price storage
Cons: "Plugged in not charging" issue laptop that doesn't charge
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: I bought this knowing the screen was not great, because this is used as a desktop with a lovely 1080p external screen. Speaking of which, when it updated itself to 8.1, the graphics driver broke and got stuck in overscan-compensation mode, which shouldn't even exist anymore since nobody uses CRT's.
Pros: It works. The build quality is nice.
Cons: The screen is TN 1366x768 nonsense. Why does this still exist in this day and age? Windows 8 is really irritating to deal with. It'd be great if it wasn't tied to Windows; the tablet side would be alright standing alone.