Summary: This is one of the best laptops I have ever owned. What drew me to it was the availability of a WUXGA screen in a 15" format, but there are many features I love. It's 2014 when I write this review and this laptop is still my main as I debate on which one to replace it.
Excerpt: I just needed a cheap back-up laptop to my original Lenovo (not purchased from Staples). However: 1. The battery is bad, goes from 100% to 0% in <20 minutes with nothing open on the desktop, then takes hours to power up again. 2. Came with 2 GB RAM, not 4 GB.
Cons: Bad Battery, Flimsy Construction, Half The Ram Advertised, Ie Doesn't Work, Unreliable
Excerpt: I have bought returned Lenovo laptops from another source before, and was disappointed. The refurbs from Staples were in excellent shape, however, and work perfectly - comparable to new ones I have purchased directly from Lenovo.
Summary: Don't waist your time. I go to a technology heavy university filled with nerds. Out of over a thousand students with the same school issued laptop not one student has anything good to say about lenevo thinkpads. My class got the w500 and it sucks.
Excerpt: The first one we got lasted a week when the battery quit and would no longer charge, the unit itself worked fine while plugged into the wall,contacted staples.com and they promptly sent out a nother one and sent me the paper work for sending back the first onem and credited my account.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Nice Unit Looks Like New, Quality Construction
Summary: I purchased the W500 Thinkpad when it was released in 2008 and it's still going strong. This was my first Lenovo computer and it's been such a good experience that i just recently purchased the Lenovo Thinkcentre m92p desktop. I now basically always look to buy Lenovo first.