"This is the worst laptop to own for an engineer. Loading programs such as Excel/Word take extremely long. Every time that I close the laptop and re-open it, it takes a good 2 minutes to reload the system. Wireless is horrid because you never can auto connect to a known network.
The system itself is slow to boot and the battery life lasts about 2 hours after a full charge. The worst is the touch pad which is glitchy 90% of the time I am right clicking or trying to scroll to a tab. It also will automatically send an email or open a link you do not want opened even though the cursor is far from the link. I wrote a review previously but Lenovo refused to publish it. Hopefully people who really are looking for a engineering laptop I would suggest otherwise!"
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Review 2 for IdeaPad Z380
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more
Date:March 8, 2013
Cons: Warranty, Support, Included Software, Build Quality, Durability
"I now understand why Lenovo charges a restocking fee, whereas most manufacturers don't. Do not assume that as the manufacturer of the revered Thinkpad, that the quality of their machines is top notch. The build quality of this machine is the worst I've seen and will never buy a Lenovo again. Think I'm wrong or just disgruntled? Google "Lenovo complaint".
To make things worse their warranty, customer service, and repair center are poor as well. The built in "features" such as the One-Touch restore are cumbersome and poorly executed. Despite their efforts at boot optimization, the boot time of this laptop is slower than my first gen i3, despite having a third gen i5."
"Pros: - Has multiple "modes" you can use. For example, if you're watching a movie, you turn on the multimedia mode and the speakers have a fuller sound and the resolution gets clearer - The battery life is amazing! - It's light enough to carry everywhere. - I really like SugarSync that it came with. It's like Dropbox but WAY more organized. - The rest of the pros, to me, are just pros of any newer laptop. Cons: - Loud keyboard - Trackpad gets a little sticky (literally, not that the mouse movement is sticky) when your hands aren't 100% perfectly clean and dry. Maybe it's the material? - In Chrome, Shift+Ctrl+T doesn't work to reopen the last closed tab because there's some sort of Lenovo software that's installed with that shortcut. Overall, pros far outweigh the cons."