Summary: The company I was doing consulting work for bought this laptop for me two years ago at the end of 2010 and it's still going strong. In fact, I checked out the Lenovo website to see if something better was out yet and surprisingly, this laptop is still better than a lot of systems out today.
Summary: I have had this computer for a year now and I find it disappointing for a brand with such good reputation. Here are the main points: - the track pad, as it came, was basically unusable. It was a complete struggle to use it because it would often miss touches and taps. I had to spend a lot of time on the Web finding a way to customize it into something acceptable. I found a lot of other users online completely outraged at how bad the track pad is.
Summary: I'm using this as a work laptop in my office. I've been quite satisfied overall. Pros: - Very good screen resolution - Reliable even after very heavy usage - Pretty good speaker Cons: - Relatively short battery life - Very heavy
Summary: I'm using this as a work laptop in my office. I've been quite satisfied overall. Pros: - Very good screen resolution - Reliable even after very heavy usage - Pretty good speaker Cons: - Relatively short battery lift - Very heavy
Summary: I bought this from Amazon in early May and have used it for over two months now. I have owned VAIO and HP laptops, and the Lenovo outshines them both. This is my second Lenovo. What I like: - comfortable keyboard - great screen - good sound and camera - STURDY - it's solid as a truck - fast and reliable I maxed out the RAM (16Gb), which wasn't very easy to do, but well worth it. My laptop is how I make my living, so productivity is everything for me.
Summary: With just a few minor annoyances, this is a great laptop. When I set out to find a new laptop, the screen was the most important factor for me, and the screen on this one is spectacular at 1080p. The only issue with it is that text changes color to some degree while dragging windows around. Its default brightness is too bright for normal lighting conditions, but it is just right at 13 of 15.
Summary: It's a pretty good laptop. Doesn't have a Texas Instruments Firewire chipset so make sure you get appropriate peripherals that are compatible with it's chipset. It has a high-pitched sound when you're using with no wall charger. The battery indicator is tricky as it's always changing.
Summary: This is a great computer, and is the most powerful computer I've ever used. I am using this laptop as a replacement to my old desktop, and it has everything I'm looking for in a computer. I am running both Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 (will be installing Ubuntu 10.04 as well to use as a CUDA workstation). This computer is best used for graphics or video editing, or for CAD/CAM and the like.
Lenovo Thinkpad W510 4391: This is sturdy and extremely powerful
5 January 2012
Summary: This is a really really powerful machine, and I don't just mean by computing resources. With hyperthreading enabled the machine has 8 virtual cores and has more RAM than I know what to do with. You might want to upgrade the RAM to 8 Gigs, makes running virtual machines a breeze :-) I got the ystem update installed as soon as i had the OS and netwoking installed. That pulls down and keeps up to date whatever drivers your system needs.