Pros: - On sale, the specs are difficult to beat at this price
- Has a higher-quality feel than typical entry-level offerings from HP and Dell
- No real bloatware
- For a standard (Non SSD) hard drive, boots very quickly
- Battery life is amazingly good (Played games and watched youtube videos for 3+ hours and still had battery left! I forgot I hadn't plugged it in.)
- Runs cooler than any laptop I've ever used
- No complaints about the screen, but it isn't IPS (despite the product title.)
Cons: - Track-pad (specifically the click-button) is terrible if you have big hands. I can't get used to it.
- Smooth black cover is a dirt/finger print magnet, and contributes to the laptop being a disjointed mess of colors and finishes.
- Silver plastic display surround is both beefy (like an old-school laptop) and cheap looking. It clashes with the brushed keyboard surround.
- Weight, size, and overall feel is just kind of "blah;" it isn't any sleeker than any of my cheaper 2+ year old laptops (work/home.)
- Power connector is specialty, not generic.
- Intel 3-d camera is a joke. There is virtually no software available for the camera yet, and what is out there doesn't seem to work very well.
Overall Review: It's clear that what you are paying for is the discrete graphics for better-than-average video performance (games,) and long battery life. If those aren't your priorities, it seems like there are a lot of laptops that cost a lot less that are probably a better value.
If it wasn't for the restocking fee, I would return it and try something else. That's not to say it's a bad machine, it just isn't what I was expecting from Lenovo.
Pros: good processor. barely enough memory, fairly lightweight, stylish
Cons: keyboard and touchpad response suck. I'm backspacing and tapping way more than with the system this one replaced. The intel drivers shipped with this sytem was constantly crashing during normal usage. Lenovo should have used an nvidia video adapter in this product.
Overall Review: It goes to show you still get what you pay for. The $200 discount should have been a red flag. I was very attracted to this system because of the price for a 6th gen i7 and a decent video adapter. I have some buyer's remorse but not enough to replace it just yet.
Pros: - quick and great value
- backlit keyboard
Cons: - unfortunately the trackpad is horrible for users who are used to keeping a thumb on the click part. Typical positioning of the thumb would place it right on the center part of the single click bar. When pressed, you are pressing on the pivot point which is not "clickable". to move thumb to right click requires lifting palm and moving it to the right side of the click bar.
In addition, this model has a mouse that occasionally just goes crazy - the only way to gain control is to let go of the mouse pad, and wait 5-10 seconds. shutting off the trackpad occasionally works but not always. this situation exists using the elan drivers or the standard windows mouse drivers. Defective laptop? Unlikely but cannot be ruled out. Returning to Newegg.
- the keyboard is very difficult to use
-screen is very washed out. The dullest I've ever experienced in the last 10 years.
- black cover for screen is a magnet for oily finger prints. terrible thought out design.
- lenovo square plug, good luck finding generic spare ac adapters.
Overall Review: Honestly a good laptop for the money, but cons below cannot be ignored. The trackpad is the biggest concern, After trying to learn it, i realized its just not going to work for my size hands. The erratic behavior of the mouse indicates a design flaw or defective unit. Unfortunately this laptop has to go back.