Summary: I needed a laptop for my upcoming semester of tech classes. Heard great things about the thinkpad line. Good thing I heard right. Once I got it, I was pleased across the board. Very high quality build, sturdy, tough, good hinges. Laptop itself performs well, runs VM's easily. The built in video card can do work and the dedicated video card blows the built in out of the water. As my first real laptop, I am thoroughly pleased!
Summary: After having a series of laptops that are somewhat sub-par, it is nice to finally have a powerful, lightweight machine that can perform everything I need without any problems. I haven't had it long enough to be really specific, but so far, I am very pleased. A great computer for the money. I definitely recommend.