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Win8....we'll wait and see...........seen. It's not that bad :-)
on 16 September 2013
Got this at a reduced price of £479. First comment was the outer "Amazon" packaging which consisted of a grey plastic mailing bag...... that was it! Considering the value of the item I would have hoped for at least a bit of bubble wrap.
Anyway, that aside the Lenovo packaging was very good and the bash in the outer box seems to have had no effect on the laptop. Going to be using for music recording mainly and the Windows Experience rating outstrips the current desktop that it's replacing. Limiting factor is graphics (no concern to me) and HDD access times which could be improved by swapping the 5400rpm drive for an SSD or hybrid.
Thought I was going to have issues with Win8 but is more the sensitivity of the touchpad with prolonged pressure bringing up Win8 menu items or activating applications. Easily changed to boot into desktop and will sort out touchpad settings later. Still loading up all the music software but buts up in current configuration in under 30s.
So far so good, will update when everything is fully configured.
OK, all configured with MS Office, music software, drivers etc. Quick tidy up with CCleaner and it's now booting to the login screen in around 15s. No latency using USB for guitar recording and all music software running a lot more smoothly than previous desktop.
The other half loves the keyboard but will have to show her how to switch it of in Win8.
Review changed to 5 stars, spot on.