Joined on 04/10/06
Pros: This is one sturdy/solid well designed laptop and is an excellent value for a preconfigured package. We were ready to purchase direct, but you have to pay $$ hundreds more (and upgrade to a T-series which we did not need) to get features such as Bluetooth, NVIDIA graphics card, the 160 GB HD as well as the high-end WSXGA+ screen w/camera. Pros include bluetooth wireless, extremely solid contruction, best laptop keyboard I've ever used, and a high resolution screen.
Cons: Standard memory (1GB) hampers speed due to minimum MS Vista OS requirements. By installing additional software such as a security system, chat, or gaming/other graphics intensive programs, you will quickly max out the standard 1 GB memory. To improve speed, I highly recommend upgrading this laptop with at least 2 or 3 GB of RAM at purchase.
Overall Review: Consider purchasing a docking port if portability is important. This laptop does NOT overheat, is easy to hold for long durations, and consistently operates cooler during use than my previous IBM Thinkpad R40 and many other laptops I've used. Lenovo has improved the durability and overall ergonomics of an already solid Thinkpad line!! This laptop will not disappoint!