Handy budget laptop
Overall User Rating (4.2 Out of 5 based on 148 ratings)
Overall: About me:- I have previously used a HP and Dell laptop, this is my first Lenovo Laptop.
They are the largest PC manufacturing company in the entire Planet Earth.
They have acquired the hardware division of IBM.
Other best option:-
Dell inspiron 15 3521
a)Original Windows 8, Free upgrade to 8.1 and after the 8.1 update Start up time from shutdown is 10seconds!! Iam not joking.
b)1TB hard disc space.
d) Dolby speakers, pretty loud and the effects are good
e) Non glossy design of laptop, All black
f) Full island chicklet type Spill proof keyboard
g) 2usb 3.0, 1 usb 2.0, hdmi, bluetooth 4.0 & Optical drive.
h) large air vent, super cool, unlike HP, Dell, etc.
a) Heavy if compared with other co's laptop
b) web cam is average
c) Due to matte finish its prone to finger print.
d) Glossy display, would have loved it if it was a matte one.
The initial boot takes time after the windows 8 youcan updateto the 8.1 from the microsoft store the file size is 3.6gb.
The start up time measured using a stop watch is 10.5seconds, which is awesome.
I compared this A4 5000 processor with the i3 3rd gen from a processor comparing site, and A4 Quadcore is slightly better than i3 in some case and vice versa. But i didnt want to pay extra for intel, cause i have a desktop with Amd processor and its working fine for more than 5 years,so i trust AMD.
I don't play games on laptop, cause i have xbox, but i played Counter strike source, NFS most wanted (old) and cricket 07, all worked in high settings.
For basic users this laptop is more than enough, i generally use it for browsing, movies, documents and basic stuffs.
It has a 6cell battery which easily provides backup above 4 hours, though i didnt test it, Ill test and update soon.
LENOVO has pre installed energy management software which is excellent as it has 3 modes from which you can choose, wich alters te processor and other settings to save battery.
There is no longer need to press Function key and then perform functions like volume, brightness, Cause directly it works.
The dolby speakers are very loud, louder than the dell SRS.
The laptop runs very cool and quiet.
Thats about it, I guess i have covered everything. Dont worry, the laptop is a good performer,and windows 8 is not so bad if you get used to it. If any thing goes wrong with the laptop there is a one key recovery system.
I Have compared this laptop with my Friends i5 2nd gen Dell Inspiron 15r, and it performs all basic stuffs faster or at same time and this laptop is cheaper by 10000rs.