For multimedia lovers
Overall User Rating (4.1 Out of 5 based on 96 ratings)
Overall: Majority of the laptops in this price range come with a 1368x766 resolution screen, however this one comes with a full HD 1080p display which is really awesome. It also comes with an anti-glare display unlike many others which is also a plus point in my books.
I paid Rs 28490 after the 10% StanC cashback offer, which is a sweet price, plus you get a free 3 yr warranty extension. The laptop came with backpack as well, but its the cheap Lenovo branded backpack. Overall this was a VFM deal.
I got the laptop delivered in less than 10 hours after placing the order, living in Bangalore has its merits! :) Anyway coming to the actual laptop, its sturdy and feels solid. I installed a copy of Windows 7 Professional that I had as this came with only Free DOS. Getting the drivers installed was a bit cumbersome, had to download close to 2-3 GB of drivers from Lenovo's site, it did not come with a DVD/CD with the drivers.
Coming to the graphics, the laptop has what Lenovo calls it switchable graphics. Basically, you have both the integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics along with the AMD Radeon R5 M230. You need to install the drivers for both Intel and AMD to get this working. I wasted quite a lot of time trying to figure out why the discrete graphics adapter wasn't working. Once you have both drivers loaded, you will have an option to switch to the Radeon graphics when you need, for example running graphics intensive applications and use the integrated energy efficient Intel adapter by default.
Battery life appears to be pretty less, I got just 2 hours or so after a full charge, I am not sure if its just due to the initial driver installation and configuration changes which resulted in a low runtime on battery. Perhaps things would improve over time.