"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."
"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."
"from another site: It is just not a good card. The laptop that this one is replaceing gets a regular 4-5 bars when I am at work, mcdonalds or the library. This one gets a slow 2 bar connection that does not allow me to stream videos or play games efficiently. Even my 300 dollar HP has a better card. The card is the issue."
"Got a nice deal with 8gig ram,1terabyte HDD and an I5 processor. Didn't buy it to carry around but as a desktop replacement. Wish I could have upgraded the slow HDD and screen resolution but you can't. Is an average performer, nothing stands out good or bad. It will do most tasks without an issue. Build quality is a little flimsy, but you get that with any laptop at this price point."
"Our county bought four of these to replace old laptops in our courtrooms. The graphics cards are so weak they will not hookup to flat screen TVs past 1024 x 768. I would not recommend these to anyone who intends to use them to play videos to a flat screen whatsoever."
"This computer is amazing for the price. I bought mine over the holidays and have had it almost 3 months now. In the beginning I hated windows 8 but once I realized the touch pad is divided I have had smooth sailing. The battery life is just perfect and the wifi pickup is at least two blocks and I live in the country. It came loaded with all the features I asked for and ready to go. Oh and the dark brown color is class all the way. Thanks Lenovo for making this for me! I am now going to shop for one for my wife. A G580 I think."
"I order this pc received in about a week. The first pc that arrived had some issues so I returned it with no questions asked. Just got my replacement and everything is working grate. Very fast with quick boot up time."
"I purchsed this item as soon as it was available.
Whenever the computer is out of sleep mode, reboot, or hibernation, it takes about ~3 min to find/reconnect home network. I tried this computer at different locations (different wifi network), the results were same: Which means there is no problem with wifi home network.
I put the computer in sleep mode often and ocassionally wake it up to find information with google or wikipedia. You can imagine how painful it is to wait for ~ 3min each time you want to use internet."
Cons: Warranty, Battery, Weight, Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software
"What a fantastic job Lenovo has done. I got my g780 with an i7 Processer with 2.9ghz and 6 gb ram. Other that the weight, clicky buttons and slight overheating when gaming on this laptop. I would still say this is fantastic all and out as a laptop as a replacement for the PC."
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 use this as a traveling workstation. It has a large screen, but yet so light it travels really well. The speed and hard drive space is better than my desktop at work (which never gets love anymore). This has truly been the desktop replacement for me. The anti-glare screen is glossy yet very little back glare in lighted offices. Everyone at the office is buying one even for home. I did! I found the outputs fit every need compared to other manufacture models, SVGA and HDMI. Plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built in, others had those as options. *8Gb and 1Tb hard drive this will last a while. streaming videos of the internet while waiting at the airport was heaven."
"Great laptop. Purchased the Lenovo G780 Laptop - 21829TU model. It is LARGE, but the laptop is surprisingly thin for such a large monitor size. I have owned many laptops but none have come close to how great this one is. The power is there and it suits well working with windows 8. It does not overheat much and can play a lot of games!
The only initial downside is the amount of bloated software that comes pre-installed on Windows 8. Windows 8 does not have a disk that comes with it either, so you know now. Get ready to uninstall a LOT of software.
If this came pre-installed with an SSD it would be top notch."
"This is my 5th computer, 3rd laptop. This is clearly the best yet. I really like that I can push one button and take it back to the original factory settings, as if I just purchased it. I always keep my important things backed up on disks anyway. The quality of this machine can not be beat. The display is beautiful and the keyboard is excellent. I only called once for tech support the day I received it and the wait was under a minute with the person speaking perfect english and walked me right through what I needed. I'm really liking this company."
"Great bang for the buck. Got a good discount through my Company and am mucho impressed. Good for everything I need it for. Fast as a rabbit and pretty stylish to boot. Comes with AntiVirus already. USB 3 is too cool for words>>>> Buy it!!! i5 Processor Version with 8GB RAM>>>>m"