Joined on 06/27/05
Pros: Nice features, nice audio and passive cooling is great.
Cons: Had to update bios, otherwise it would post one time, then I would have to reset the bios. IDE and Floppy connectors couldnt be in a worse place...
Overall Review: Dont forget to select "load optimized settings" from the bios, and when installing windows xp, press F6 at the beginning to install the sata drivers from the floppy.
Great performance and features for the price!
Pros: - Dedicated graphics for mid-range gaming. - Fingerprint reader is a nice touch and very useful. - Really great performance for the price - I never thought I would use a touchscreen and 2-in-1 as much... I keep finding myself placing the laptop in different "modes" that were never possible with a regular laptop.
Cons: - Trackpad is a bit iffy, sometimes you need to press hard for it to register. - I wasn't aware that this laptop switches between integrated graphics and the Radeon GPU, depending on the intensity of the application, the problem is that some games still run on the integrated GPU even though the laptop is plugged into the power, I was really disappointed with the performance at first until I noticed the problem. This can be fixed by going to the AMD control panel and manually setting the game or application to "high performance", this will force the game to use the dedicated GPU.
Overall Review: This is my first Lenovo laptop and i'm liking it a lot, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a non-expensive laptop for applications like Photoshop/Illustrator and mid-range gaming. It is quite fast due to it's SSD. My only wish right now if knowing if an additional hard drive can be installed alongside the SSD.
Pros: Solid board, Got it to replace my dead AB9 and I couldn't be happier, it booted right up, and I feel my system is a little quicker. Layout is perfect too.
Cons: No IEEE controller.
Overall Review: Has a parallel port? My 3 previous motherboard didn't have one, I was surprised this one did.