Summary: This laptop gave me to understand that I would be able to immediately upgrade it to Windows 8. Even though the laptop has no optical drive, Windows 8 discs were included. I spent a lot of time, as did my son-in-law, on Lenovo's website trying to upgrade to 8 with no success.
Serious Wi-Fi Reception Problems--Avoid at All Costs
The Dude, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: As a prefix to this review, I have built computers in various guises since 1997 and started off on a C64 over 25 years ago. I wouldn't classify myself as a IT pro, but i can repair almost hardware malady and know my way around driver conflicts, device crashes, etc. without much trouble. I've owned T, W, and Edge series Thinkpads since the Windows 3.1 days and any number of IBM, Dell, Apple, and Lenovo laptops.
Summary: Overall, I love this laptop Pros: 1.it is very fast 2.it is light, easy to carry everywhere 3.it is easy to use, I love the keyboard Cons: 1. battery life is not very long, I would say 3 hours probably. I would expect an ultra book to perform better. 2. noise of the fan. this is the major problem I don't like with this laptop. The noise is not loud but is easy to be triggered.
Summary: PROS: Super lightweight, fast and nice keyboard. CONS: battery life could be better. The aluminium coating shows every smudge, and is easily scratched. Does not come with Office -- it's in there, but you have to buy a key. Humbug!