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: 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.