Great for this price point!
Pros: Thin, lightweight, and for basic use it has plenty of power. The keyboard is sturdy, I've used some by Dell at this price and the keyboard seemed flimsy this one is much more sturdy. And battery life is good.
Cons: The screen is good, but is the only reason I don't give it 5 eggs, if not looking straight on it looses color and contrast, so it's viewing angle is narrow.
Other Thoughts: I am an IT & Graphics Design professional. This laptop does everything I need it to do. It's not my 17" ASUS g74sx, which is a mobile powerhouse, but its not meant to be. It's purpose is for light use Web and Document editing. I added ram to 8GB and am thinking of swapping for an SSD. I also removed the bloat-ware. But if you want something very portable, sturdy, and something that looks sharp. This is your best bet at this price.
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Good Little Laptop
Pros: Pros: Its Small, light, and cheep. Comes with Windows 8 (if you like Windows 8). The screen is bright and vibrant, and the overall look is pleasing. The core i3 is plenty fast for day to day use. Intel integrated HD4000 graphics, so can play newer games at low settings. When not under load it runs very cool. I had it on my lap for 2 hours the other night and was never uncomfortable. The trackpad is decent and the whole pad is a click button. Looks and feels like a Ultrabook but without the Ultrabook price tag.
Cons: My first problem was with Windows 8. I bought this laptop over other because it was under $500, and came with Windows 8. I was excited to get to play with Win8. But after a week I hated it and decided to install Windows 7 on this laptop. So I installed Win7 onto it using a USB drive and all was good. Until I put the drivers on, then for some reason the back lite was cut in half. Don't know why but I tried everything, Including re installing with different copies of Win7. And it wasn't a setting in Windows thing, it seams to be a Intel HD4000 driver bug. So I wound up re installing Win8 and low and behold the screen went back to full brightness. The second problem was the trackpad. It was very buggy when I first used it. But after the re install of Win 8, and the trackpad drivers it seemed fine. So if I would have just updated the trackpad driver from the start that might have fixed that bug. But I cant be sure.
Other Thoughts: So overall if you like Windows 8, then this is for you. I have since started getting more used to Win 8. But I do wish I could get Windows 7 running correctly on this machine. Knocked the 1 egg of just for the 2 problems. I figure most people wont try to put Windows 7 on here. But the trackpads buggyness might have been a problem for a novice user. Lenovo makes quality hardware and this is no exception feels well built.
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