Summary: I just received this and cannot review most things about it. It appears to be a very nice machine. However I am struck by the lack of a simple diagram that shows a new owner what each button and port is for. I don't see why it should be a guessing game to be solved by trial and error.
Summary: I purchased this Lenovo SL500 during my search for a business laptop PC that provided an adequate amount of processing power, RAM, hard disk space, and operated on the Windows XP platform for compatibility with my existing business software. I got exactly that, along with a bright, sharp display, wireless n capability, GB ethernet card, built-in 7 in 1 card reader, Dual Layer DVD drive, HD speakers, all with Windows XP Pro installed.
Pros: Fast, Operating System Choice, Quality Display
Summary: I got this for basic browsing and personal use - not for business or gaming. The power, speed and memory were adequate for my needs. I like the quality of this product, the user friendly keyboard, and the fact that it has XP operating system vs Vista - which I hate. I also don't care for the system hogging McAfee which is pre loaded (and expires in 30 days), but you can put in another one like AVG that uses less memory.
Summary: I ordered this laptop for my son so he could take on the road with him for his work or when on vacation. I had it sent to my house so I could load some software I had ordered. I also ordered some other things to go with the laptop like a carrying case. I played with the laptop for a few days until everything arrived and I thought it was an excellent purchase. It appeared to very sturdy - good for taking it on the road.
Summary: This laptop is great for what I use it for which is mainly school and personal projects. I dual boot three operating systems on it and it runs like a charm on all three. The hardware is universal and works with minimal software required. The wireless adapter is incredibly powerful and can receive even weak signals.
Pros: Fast, Long Battery Life, Powerful, Quality Display, Quiet
Summary: i liked that i could take off the trackball. still sometimes have to hunt for "delete" key. blazing fast! as a professional in private practice, i hire someone when i need to upgrade, clean up, or "fix". told him to go shopping; he selected this for me and set it up with all necessary bells and whistles and programs and accessibility. took him more time to show me than to set it up. i'm lovin' it.
Summary: This is an incredible machine for under $1000. It gets the full genius rating from Intel, and deserves it. It would be better with DDR3 memory, but that's the only shortcoming I can think of after using the computer for a week. In real-world use, I doubt it would make any difference anyway.
Gebruikersreview - Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 (2746AFG) review door EJP
25 March 2011
Conclusion: Al met al een erg fijne laptop, welke voor een goede prijs erg veel te bieden heeft en ook degelijk is. Als rapportcijfer zou ik de laptop een 8 geven. Dit omdat de prijs kwaliteit verhouding goed is. Na bijna 3 jaar in gebruik geen mankementen of slijtageplekken, ondanks dat deze dagelijks wordt gebruikt. Voor allen die deze review gelezen hebben, bedankt!