Summary: When it arrived from china it was defective, with broken screen, and they refused to accept it back. In a month, the keyboard came apart. Never had a single issue with my prior dell for 5 years. I wish I knew this junk is directly from china.
Summary: As part of Lenovo's lower-end line, this has a plastic case that doesn't feel as solid as some of their other machines. But it seems solid enough, boots quickly, has a nice screen. It's primarily being used for Office documents and to watch streaming video; both work well. No issues so far. For those who are interested, I set this up to dual-boot between Windows and Ubuntu, which is working great.
Summary: Don't be fooled, Lenovo has lost the IBM quality culture and builds very cheap (not to be confused with inexpensive) computers that you cannot find replacement parts for. I bought an edge 14 - 0578 model in April 2011 on sale for around $550. It started having a screen backlight problem in mid 2012 and the motherboard finally failed in November 2012. This forced me back to my 2005 IBM Thinkpad Z60t that with $100 in parts was usable again. .
Summary: If you're looking for a small notebook, this Lenovo is an exceptional value. From the Dual Core processor to the large hard drive this computer is a class act. I could not find anything I did not like about it. Buy two--they're cheap!!
Excerpt: The lenovo thinkpad edge 15 inch 0301DCU PC notebook computer has definitely served its purpose for me as a university student looking to get through graduate school! Graduate school means spending long hours on my computer so I am definitely makingthis lenovo thinkpad think all the time whether it be for typing papers or researching online.
Excerpt: Great machine! It has a 2.13 Ghz processor and 4 GB of RAM. Personally I do not favor Intel (AMD fan), this ThinkPad may make it look good. It has generic intel media accelerator graphics HD, which is not to be underestimated. The products price would be maybe $100 dollars and sold out if Windows 7 wasn't included, because it is a VERY good machine. I would run Ubuntu/Mint Linux on it for maximum performance, because Windows is a resource hog.
Excerpt: i am just a beginner with computers but so far this computer does what i need it to do. I am still trying to figure out how to use all of the functions but this computer is very simple but very good. It is very fast so i dont need to worry about it lagging. its a decent size so whenever i go away i can just slip it into my bag. Sometimes internet explorer just randomly crashes but it is usually reliable.
Excerpt: I mainly use this computer for internet use. It is very user friendly. I was able to unpack the computer from the box for the first time and was hooked up to the internet within 10 minutes. One feature I like about this computer is the security sign in option where you can just scan your finger instead of entering a password to unlock the computer. I also like the 3 button mouse pad in addition to the touch pad. I rarely use the touch pad.
Summary: OK, so you are thinking of buying a Lenovo Thinkpad edge are you? First question I'd have to ask is have you ever owned an IBM thinkpad? If you have, and you're expecting something along the lines of those bullet and bomb-proof solid titanium framed workhorses, then you'd better start saving up some more dosh and wait until you can afford a "T" type Lenovo thinkpad.
Pros: great keyboard for ham fisted typing, lenovo features, great spec.