Summary: Hard drive died immediately. That can happen. Seller had a replacement hard drive to me in a day or two. That does not always happen. The seller was awesome at Data Sales. Laptop was pristine.
Summary: Thinkpads are known for reliability - this one is no different, I picked up a refurbished one from ITRenewDirect for $206 inclusive of shipping. These guys have shipped a laptop to me which is as good as new + upgraded features like 640 GB Hard drive and 6 GB RAM and I could not ask for anything else.
Excerpt: I originally just needed a desktop replacement for basic work/email/internet use. I hate Windows 8 and when I saw this came with Windows 7 I was sold! Its a solid laptop with a responsive keyboard.
Excerpt: The FIRST Lenovo I recieved, which took about a week seemed fine until I went to charge the battery. I discovered that the cord supplied was not the correct cord. I called to see if they could just send another cord but they could not. i had to return the whole unit, This took of course, several days to get the UPS return label and then they shipped me another system but that took another week.