"I was looking for a laptop for university. I was looking at other manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Sony, Acer, Toshiba, and ASUS. I didn't feel safe buying a HP or a Dell due to many complaints about their reliability from online reviews as well as statements from friends and family. The Sony looked great and felt great but I didn't feel like it was worth it because there was not enough features that made it worth the extra money. I didn't like the look of the Toshiba and how thick and ugly their designs were, the only Toshiba I liked was their Ultrabook which was way too expensive. The ASUS was very cheaply built which made me not want to buy it. I previously had a Acer which was very reliable, however, it was still very cheaply built. I wanted a laptop that was sturdy, affordable, and stylish. My High School had Lenovo ThinkPad laptops so I decided to look at Lenovo. I was glad I did, I loved the IdeaPad series, especially the stylish U-Series. I need a CD Drive so I bought the U400. Even though I really REALLY wanted the Clementine Orange colour. The gray colour is actually very very attractive and stylish, it makes the laptop a very understated modern appearance that is truly fantastic. The laptop is very well built. You can tell there is a very big difference from a laptop made from a cheap -hollow plastic and a well built aluminum. Needless to say build quality is great. The breathable keyboard sounds silly but it really does work. The keyboard and mouse pad stays nice and cool no matter how long you use it. The trackpad is a tad sensitive, but you can get used to it or if you really hate it, can avoid it by disabling it and buying a normal mouse. Speakers are great, there is no lights on the keyboard, but, I don't find the need for one so I don't mind at the least. The battery will last 4-5 hours. The longest I've gotten it so far was just shy of 5 hours. Screen is a bit low on resolution. I have the second generation Intel core i5 on mine and it's smooth and a great choice. I'm not much of a computer gamer so I can't tell you how games will perform on it. Over all I recommend this laptop and will buy future Lenovo products!!"