Summary: I like it, but the keyboard is not great and the battery issue sucks. Half the time, it won't even charge the battery or the machine tells me that I do not have a Lenovo battery. That's funny, Lenovo is the one that sent the battery with the machine in the first place.
This is a great laptop for entertainment and home office work.
14 October 2014
Summary: This is a great laptop for entertainment and home office work. It's has plenty of memory, a good video card, back-lit keyboard, and an excellent screen. The disk is large but slow at 5400 RPM. It's an OK trade-off (size vs. speed) but it does degrade the performance of an otherwise very well build computer. The sound is great and the battery life (on balanced power scheme) runs at about 5 hours, which for a laptop with this screen size and power is good.
Summary: I like this computer very much. Large screen with very detailed display I use for digital photography post processing. Old computer was getting slow; this one is plenty powerful to avoid bogging down with contemporary software. I don't like the feel of the keyboard (soft, actually flexes as I type) and the shift key is very small so I hit the wrong key sometimes. May get used to these things.
Summary: This is a an excellent laptop Overall. I gave four stars because the battery life is not near 5hours!! The battery is 4 cells.For me is about 2 Hours! I have been trying to find a battery that last longer for this model, but I havent have any luck.
Summary: I spent a LONG time researching laptops in this price range, and this is the ONLY one I found that ticked all my boxes, so I'm happy with the specification and I'm getting used to Windows 8.1. I might even say I like it! if you've never seen a 17" screen laptop before, make sure you see one in the flesh before you order one.... I didn't and received a beast I wasn't expecting! The first niggle I have is the keyboard.
Summary: I looked hard to get a powerful computer for my school since I need to use virtual machine and this computer certainly has the power to handle that properly. Some of the comments that others have already said are true though, the screen is very hard to get a good viewing angle on, when you do it is very nice but it is a slight annoyance. In any kind of light area it will also have noticeable glare.
Summary: Using for a while, really need the performance that the laptop has, satisfied with that. Also like the soft keyboard, However don't like the reflection of the screen and lack of pointing stick.