Cons: Video card, Display resolution, Battery, Display performance
"I had this Thinkpad Edge 1 year ago. And its performance is being very good. However, there is a problem that every time I charge the battery, the computer becomes very slow reacting. Besides that, it has good performance and I believe the thinkpad have the greatest heat degenerate performance. Using other computers, the computer would become very hot soon, while thinkpad works good on this part. The video card is not very good though. I hope lenovo would have more laptops cheap and for game playing."
Review 2 for ThinkPad Edge 14" with Intel processors - Best seller
My first Thinkpad product
Date:June 14, 2012
"I bought the Thinkpad Edge 14" two years ago (Aug 2010) just before starting business school. The product has served me pretty well even though I've treated it pretty roughly.
The computing performance of the laptop has been exceptional. I did face a couple of blue screen errors and crashes initially. But they stopped completely once I installed a few Windows and Lenovo updates. I've also NOT maintained the laptop properly by defragmenting or cleaning the registry; despite that, the laptop's performance has been consistent, robust and great! (I'm a gamer and I'm happy with the gaming performance)
The thing that I liked the most has been some exceptional Lenovo software utilities which helped me recover and restore from viruses and crashes. Terrific trouble shooting software! Other pros include the laptop's convenient size, easy to type keyboard, eye-catching design and value price.
The only major disappointment for me has been the laptop's battery. Hardly a few days after the 1 year warranty expired. My battery went bust. While it was working, I used to get about 2-2.5 hours of battery life. Now the battery life is hardly 1 minute and I need to buy a new one."
Review 3 for ThinkPad Edge 14" with Intel processors - Best seller
Disappointing Long Term Performance
Date:May 21, 2012
"I did a lot of research before I purchased this computer knowing that I would be doing a fair bit of word processing but also wanted a machine that could function to listen to music on and stream the occasional movie/TV show. However about 15 months after I purchased it the battery was completely shot (when fully charged I can get roughly 6 minutes of operation). As you may imagine this is incredibly inconvenient for a student.
Furthermore after 18 months of use I started having problems with the sound. It's not a speaker issue because the issue persists even if I switch to using headphones plugged into the audio jack. I'm not a computer expert but given that sometimes sound comes out as though it was auto-tuned, other times as though I'm hearing through poor cellphone reception regardless of what application creates the sound, and sometimes there is just lag time as though the recording is being played at a slower speed, I think this is some sort of processor problem.
I know performance degrades over time but I find these issues exceptionally disappointing given that I've taken good care of this laptop and was hoping that it would take me through the average work and entertainment needs for my undergraduate years. I would be very wary of any lenovo purchase that you wish to use for an extended period of time."
"After five years of service, I have never had a problem with (and still have not retired) my 2.33 GHz T60. This was, without doubt, the most reliable, secure, durable, and all-around productive computer I have ever owned. Strictly-business: sleek, black, quick (for its time) and light; ALWAYS performs as-advertised. But I have now owned it for almost five years. The boot-time into the XP Pro 32-bit OS was growing a bit frustrating (almost five whole minutes for each boot) and I was never able to make use of the full 4 Gb. of RAM on-board. I was not willing to wipe all the applications and data from the fixed disk to improve my speed and install Windows 7; and I did not buy a large-enough fixed disk to make it dual-boot. So, the time had come to purchase a faster laptop with even-better graphics and more RAM -- one with 7 and 7-compatible apps. The choice was a "natural." After taking a very careful look at features, speed, price, and upgrade-ability, I chose the Edge i5 without pause or hesitation. I have not regretted the choice for one moment. This unit boots into 7 in under 1 minute; it is shiny and attractive (I won't hold that against you folks at Lenovo), reliable, and has never failed to function FAST and flawlessly. (Very important, since I do a great many presentations -- my laptop is "mission critical" for these.) I purchased it with 8 Gb of RAM, and I almost never see the "hourglass." Great laptop, reasonably priced: I am still a GIANT ThinkPad fan and cheerleader."
"I have been a Computer Tech and Systems engineer for 20 Plus years, and Never in my life have I ever Experianced a great computer, recently I bought this Lenovo Think Edge 14 Laptop, with win7 Professional, and out of the box I was impressed with the design, and features, and the performance I love it, Fast, reliable, quiet and I have Nothing bad to ever say about the investment, of this unit. Lenovo has their stuff together when in comes to the wonders this computer has displayed. it is totally awesome. I will Never recommend another system, or buy anything else but the Lenovo Edge systems in my Store, where Quality, reliability, and service is Job one, this makes the day a whole lot better. Lenovo all the way Baby, nothing else will ever do for me. Keep it up Lenovo Nothing can BEAT YOU."