"I'm writing this after realizing my previous review was a but more personal than informative. I bought the G780 with the i7, 8 gigs of ram, and a terabyte of storage. Here are the things that I've found out that I wanted to know before I bought it. First of all, the thing is beautiful. Don't let the brown color discourage you. Although it probably wouldn't have been your first choice, it looks amazing. Second, the keyboard is really nice to type on. Third, it's as heavy as you'd expect, but it's thinner than you'd expect. Fourth, the screen resolution of 1600x900 gives you a decent amount of the real estate on the screen, although it isn't 1080p (1920x1080). Fifth, the speakers are really good. Surprisingly good. And finally, I use the computer for word processing, listening to music, and watching a few videos. Doing all of this, I've averaged about 5 hours on a full charge. The estimate they give is slightly discouraging, but I suspect it's a safe estimate. If you're light on the computer (no hardcore gaming or movie watching), you could stretch it longer than what they rate it for. The pictures don't really give it justice, and they can't really answer these questions. I know when I spend a good amount of money on something, I want to read a few credible reviews to feel confident in my purchase. Buy this knowing it is a solid investment. It's a great computer."
Cons: Included Software, Build Quality, Durability, hard disk
"Pros: -Great value for money for great specs -Magnificent screen with great graphics -Good audio -Blazing fast (i7 quad core, 8gb RAM) -Sturdy enough without feeling bulky. Very light for its size -Doesn't overheat at all -Keyboard and touchpad are among the best I've used
Cons: -Hard disk can be slow. Wish lenovo had given the option of a 7200RPM drive. -Power button and right click buttons don't seem to fit all that well, they seem a little loose. -Could have been made a little bit more sturdy -Windows 8 touchpad gestures take some time to get used to -Too much bloatware -Blu-ray/DVD drive isn't the sturdiest piece of hardware -Freezes for a few seconds occasionally when multitasking a lot.
Overall though, a fantastic laptop for the price."
"I needed to stick with Windows OS vs. making the switch to Mac but wanted good performance. Enter in the G780 with the Intel i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HD. Took it out of the box and away we went - no need for support or other issues! I put this laptop to the test daily - with no less than 10 programs running all the time, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver - and that typically means big files and lots of resource usage. This thing is great. Fast performance, even with large images and big file sizes. Works great with audio and video editing/compilation too - renders output files quickly. The big screen was a HUGE selling point. I need to work when I travel. It's easy to have two or more docs open side by side and actually work - for those of you who need to do more than just check email and Facebook. The keyboard is really nice for typing and I like having a number keypad. The big screen and keypad extras make it a little bigger to carry around but it's not that heavy - get a nice case and get over the fear. It's well worth having a larger work area! I had a Lenovo ThinkPad years ago that was a true work horse. The G780 is living up to expectations perfectly and it looks great to boot."
"This thing came out of the box looking a lot prettier than I thought. Its remarkably good looking. The keyboard feels great, although the font is old looking. Other than the fact that I waited a month to receive it and the fact that the computer came with a pre-installed scratch near the keyboard, its great. I got the i7 with 8 gbs ram and 1tb hard drive. Great deal."
Cons: Wireless card, Support, Input/Output compatibility, Bluetooth, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage, Warranty, Security Features, Included Software, Software compatibility, the bios is neutered beyond being useful
"Lenovo has implemented a BIOS whitelisting policy that is effect on this laptop that disables the ability to change your wireless network card. While this may not affect most people It does have a MASSIVE impact on those wishing to run linux because while you can install linux (with great difficulty if you wish to dual boot) the OEM network card has poor linux support at best. And if you wish to dual boot linux and windows 8 then you are in for a lot of work as they neglect to provide restore media with the system (it is installed on the hard drive) so you are forced to repartition/move partitions till it works correctly. They have also neglected to release a stock BIOS on their support site so if you feel like you have the skills to dump your bios, modify it to allow a non OEM network card and reflash (which will fail due to incomplete dumps) then you have a high likelyhood of being stuck with a bricked system with no available recovery bios."