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Great, if not THE BEST Windows 8 laptop for the launch of the new OS. Needs some polish, and a year from now other laptops will probably far exceed this one in both use, features, and upgradability. But hey, if you wait for the perfect time to buy the perfect machine, you'll always be waiting, right? Being stuck with 4GB of (non-upgradable) ram does bother me, but Windows 8 is darn fast, so it seems to be fine so far. Even editing photos in Photoshop goes pretty smooth and fast. The screen orientation issue has finally been addressed with a update, so "tent-mode" now works.I've been using this since the last week of October (early adopter), and if asked would I buy it gain, I would!Happy Computing Everyone!!!
4 hours battery life? Not likely! Try 90 minutes TOPS! And.. don't expect battery power to be there the next day when you shut down the laptop. I literally turn OFF the laptop, and do not "suspend, hibernate, or sleep" it in any way. I TURN IT OFF because it only takes a few seconds to boot up. Problem is, the battery still drains when it's off. Worse yet, even though I only used this laptop 5 times in the last year when I was on the road, because it's a few days over the one year warranty, lenovo REFUSED to help me troubleshoot the issue even though it's their problem. And no, I don't have the screen brightness maxed or any other battery drain problems. And even if I did, when you TURN OFF a laptop you expect it to TURN OFF so as to save on battery.
They have lost me as a customer as well as everyone else I do business with. I used to think IBM/Lenovo was the best. Not any more. I guess I will stick with Dell from now on. At least they will help you with tech support. In today's online community customer service is everything!
PS.. if anyone wants a purchase this laptop, let me know. I'll be letting it go cheap as I really don't want it. I also have a newer desktop I will be trashing as soon as possible as well.
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