"I am a student and needed a good computer (good processor, features, memory...). Above all I wanted a computer that allows me do multitasking. I was taking into account several options and finally went with the Lenovo G510 (i7). This computer is really fast, I can use a lot of program at the same time and it does not seem running out of memory (not small programs, but Remote Desktop, CAD, CFD and Skype). However, the battery is not good. In about three hours is almost over but for me it's not a problem. The graphics are fair enough if you do not look for games and that kind of things."
"Overall the machine seems to be sturdy. The processing power is more than adequate compared to it´s price. I quite like the keyboard although the touchpad is total junk. Also after having the machine for about a month it completely died. The motherboard and charging unit were changed. Hopefully it was just a one time thing."
Cons: Wireless card, Processor, Display performance, windows 8, slow
"We use the T-series at work and were always impressed by the lenovo laptops over other laptops. So we gave the G510 a try - very dissapointed. First and major one, which lenovo has some control over..Windows 8..just say to no to 8. I personally hate the new OS. The OS is only interaction a person has with a laptop, so a negative first impression could be bad start of a new laptop. Secondly the laptop is slow, my old T400 is faster in processing and in wireless connections. The wireless on the G510 is slow (er) than expected. My wife doesn't like W8 and the new keyboard. Third - the display is not crisp. Wish we'd spent more $ for something faster and had the option of W7. I would still buy a lenovo, just another model, preferably the T series. It may be good for the kids."
"Seems perfect so far. A friend told me to buy a Lenovo Laptop and after discovering that they had been voted as the second best company by PC mag I decided to go for this model as it offered the greatest features for the price and till now I am totally impressed!"
"While it may not look as nice as other laptops (probably most), it has a processor that can make you overlook it (if you get the i7 edition). I was able to play several (recent) games on medium to high quality. That was something i wasn't expecting on system with an integrated graphics card. Love the ample storage by the way. Great for video editing too."
"The computer is solid all round. Hardware, pre-loaded software(for the most part), design is nice not to flashy, build quality is excellent, battery life is great, and the ram can be upgraded or changed if needed. Works great for LIGHT gaming nothing to intense. It does feel a bit heavy at times but its not horrible to carry around for a day. The display seems a bit lacking for HD. It's advertised as a 4th gen i5 clocked at 3.1 Gh but I got mine at 2.5 Gh. It's not the end of the world but hurts where it should if you catch my drift... But other then that little bump I would recommend this to anybody looking for a new laptop."
"This laptop performs admirably. Worth every penny.
In terms of performance, I haven't had any issues whatsoever, quick startup, smooth browsing, no lag and good battery life.
Mobility is average, the laptop is a little too heavy to carry around.
The only downside of the G510 is its screen. They call it an "HD" screen, but face it, 1300x700 something isn't exactly high def on a 15inch laptop. The color could be a little more vibrant too, you get used to it of course, but you can really see the difference if you're used to using something like an iPad with a retina display.
The laptop is incredibly sturdy and reliable. I would very much recommend this model to anyone that is considering buying it."
"I bought G510 59402530 a month ago and at first I felt I bagged in the best product. But then I realised it was an illusion -
1. Though no charger is connected, the Charger LED glows. The restart too didn't reset this. 2. There's no NumLock indicator light and the CapsLock indicator is placed in the front, which is unnoticeable. 3. Mouse/Track pad buttons are so cheap.. those keys lay a little below the track pad, creating a small fissure like gap. The clicks are horrible. 4. Though the website boasts of 802.11N wifi standard support(lets you choose between 2.4GHz & 5GHz), the wifi adapter isn't dual band. This limitation should be mentioned on the website too.5. The keypad freezes at lock screen. Don't know if this is OS issue but doesn't work until I restart the machine."
"Great machine for a great price. Moved from Apple to Lenovo because I needed a powerful machine that could handle mapping, engineering, and 3D rendering software. Not only does it offer all the specs I need to run my programs smoothly, but it has a great design; is comfortable to type on; quiet; stays at a comfortable temperature; charges quickly; and has a great battery life once charged."
"Really, with this computer, there's nothing wrong about it. However, when I bought one initially, it broke down, so under the warranty, I swapped the broken one for a new one, and it works fine. The design could also be better, as there isn't a lit keyboard, but at this price, it's forgivable. The performance is also good, only when there are many tabs open on Firefox it starts to slow down."
"I got the "doorbuster special" with an extra discount from where I work. I got the i7 CPU version for $585 plus tax. Plenty of storage, Win 8.1, good screen. I'm using it mainly as a desktop with a 24" LCD and external keyboard. First time using Win 8, not as bad as I feared.
We have used Lenovo/IBM Thinkpads where I work for 15 years. This is not quite the same build quality as a Thinkpad, but it is good enough for me. For the price I paid it can't be beat.
Only Con I can think of is no keyboard illumination. The ThinkPads have a nice light at the top of the screen that shines down on the KB. Others have a backlit KB. This has nothing. Won't be much of a problem for me since I don't plan on using it in the dark, I have other laptops for that if needed."
Cons: Included Software, Build Quality, Display performance
"PROS: The G510 has good performance, with the i5-4200m operating noticeably better than the 2nd gen i5 on my previous machine even though its clock speed is barely higher. It even works for light gaming.
CONS: The exterior, with its black matte finish, is not ugly but suffers from some glaring issues. Fingerprints are easily visible under good lighting, the buttons on the track-pad are flimsy and don't lay even with the rest of the pad, and the ports don't seem to be thoughtfully placed. The display offers sharp images, but the contrast leaves something to be desired. Blacks don't look black and gradients look flat. Much of the included software is extraneous. The Dolby Audio enhancer actually makes audio worse in its initial state and should be adjusted or simply disabled for best sound."