I purchased this laptop to replace a windows 7 machine and it has been a great replacement. Faster than former laptop with 12 GB of memory and streams video really well. Lacks an HDMI output, which is odd and unexpected, and battery life is predictably mediocre, but performance is otherwise very good. Can't tell that it's a referbished item.
I have only had this laptop for about a month, but so far, it has been great. It is not dainty by any stretch of the imagination. It is actually huge for a 15.6 laptop, both in terms of length, width, and depth. It is also heavy. The charger is big too...and heavy. It is not particularly pretty, at best we can say it has classic good looks. so why did I give it 5 stars? Because I don't care about any of that. This is my desktop replacement and it is perfect in that capacity. It is very fast, feels solid, has 4 USB ports including 2 3.0 ports which is great considering I have a 1 TB external drive plugged in to it. I plug in an external mouse, keyboard, 24" monitor and printer. The external video port (forgot the name of it) is a great alternative to VGA. I bought a cord that goes from that to HDMI for my monitor. Also, with the size you get a full size keyboard, a DVD writer, and all the ports you could ask for. Lastly, it came with Windows 7 Pro instead of Windows 10 which is an annoying disaster of an O/S in my opinion. About the same time this arrived, my wife received a replacement laptop from her company which was also an Lenovo. It was one of the dainty, convertibles with touch screen and light. I mean polar opposite of this laptop. So if that is your thing, you have options, but you will be giving up performance as well as other key items. After using a computer with 16gb RAM, I will never go back.
For DVDs its like a miniature theater; no skipping or lagging and the screen has such beautiful resolution its like you can reach into the picture. Easy Bluetooth connectivity and the HDMI port is what I've been missing with my other computers. Charges fast and a full charge will last a long time. The only noted problems was the computer wouldn't install its own preselected game content from the windows store and apps like Facebook and messenger take a really long time to load. Afterward, however, these apps appear to run smoothly.
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