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!!
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.
Summary: I just bought this a week back and i must say i am quite impressed. I was debating between the 15 inch and 13 inch.. i went for the 13 and im glad. Lenovo got this upgraded for me to 8g memory with an i3 processor 64 bit. works like super effiecient. light weight. has everything i require.
Pros: Excellent Design, keyboard , good size, powerful and light weight. upgradable to 8 gig memory. camera and mic etc
Cons: no dvd drive but can always hook up an external, closing the screen feels a bit like a brick. fragile in that sense.