Summary: I read many reviews before purchasing this laptop, as my Toshiba's DVD player stopped working and the speakers did not work when on line after not even three years. It has excellent speakers and performs very well. I have had it now for three months and am hoping it lasts for a good long while.
Summary: Nice Machine! Very happy with this Thinkpad. I haven't had it long enough to really test it, but it's really nice. The feel of the keyboard and the touchpad is GREAT. And it even has the "magic nubbin" Trackpoint. The screen is nice- BIG! Like others have said, not much bloatware.
Summary: This was only my second laptop purchase in the past 5 years. My son helped me choose this one due to its price (I did not not want to spend a lot) and what it offered (size/weight/resolution/battery life, etc). My 'soft' review follows. Pros: 1.
Summary: My wife had a Lenovo at work for many years and loves the little TrackPoint "joystick" in the middle of the keyboard. When she was laid off, I got her a Dell laptop and it was really flimsy. I finally donated it to a charity and bought her this one. She couldn't be happier.
Summary: I am so happy I was able to order this Windows & laptop. I had first ordered from Costco a Toshiba that had every bell and whistle and was lightning quick. It should have a been a dream. However, it was made nearly unusable by Windows 8 and I wisely decided to return it.