"Never owned a Lenovo. I'm now a convert. This laptop is perfect for my business and personal use. Light weight, fast processor (i5) & nice keyboard at a fair price. The key board lighting is a great addition."
Cons: keyboard needs back light option, ssd option
"This laptop is truly a great machine; I travel for my job and would consider myself a road warier. From a specs department, the ThinkPad Edge comes in exactly where it should, considering its market placement between netbooks and full-sized notebooks. It features an ultra-low voltage (ULV), dual core Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated graphics. But that combo is indeed entirely acceptable for both desktop and digital media applications(including full-screen movie playback). It ships with an impressive 4 GB of RAM and Windows 7. I think the only thing I would change on this machine is the keyboard, although I love its tactile versatility, I struggle in poor lighting conditions and would have loved a back light option. Next time please Lenovo !!!
However, this machine was worth every cent and have no issues in recommending this laptop to anyone.
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, plastic bumpers, shiny black lid
"My Thinkpad Edge-13" is perhaps the best purchase I've made this year. As a working professional and grad student, my old Thinkpad (a 2002 R-40) just could no longer keep up or meet my needs. After doing some extensive comparitive research and an honest assessment of how I use my laptop I decided to stay within the Thinkpad family of products because I discovered that I was completely lost and frustrated without the little red "trackpoint" button. What I really needed was a computer that still had the trackpoint, but was lighter, faster, and yes, a little smaller. The Edge-13 has been a perfect match to my needs. Its size and weight are ideal--a wondeful compromise between a netbook and a more traditional laptop. I can carry this around all day in my briefcase and hardly know it's there. The battery design and life are exceptional. The Lenovo designer who configured the extra cells to "bump out" on the bottom of the computer is a genius. Not only does this new configuration give the back of the computer a comfortable lift when it sits on a table, it also acts as nice grip when you are carrying the closed computer. Battery life is exceptional. If I dial down the screen brightness, I can go more than 6 hours without a recharge! My only disappointment with my Edge-13 is the keyboard. (Why I only give 2 stars for design) After 11 months of daily use I still haven't gotten used to the new "island" style keyboard. The spacing of the keys is ever so slightly too far apart and I find myself making too many typing mistakes. I want my old Thinkpad keyboard back. Over all, this is has been a fabulous product for me. My only advice to prospective buyers is opt for the models WITHOUT the shiny black lid; it easily scratches, reveals every smudge and fingerprint and looks very worn after just a couple of weeks--not a very professional look when pulling it from your briefcase to make a presentation to clients."