"I can't say anything good about this computer. Audio and video never seemed to work properly despite the fact that I spent many hours with Lenovo's tech support people on the phone. I am returning it right now."
"The G510 has performed very well with various applications. The screen is excellent. Battery life is better than average. The built-in Backup feature is great. The main complaint about this model is that there is no indicator light to show that Num Lock is ON or not. There is a light to show the status of Caps Lock, but the only way to find out if Num Lock is ON is to try to type a number on the number pad. After booting, Num Lock defaults to OFF (not that you can tell, though, until you try to use the number pad.) I haven't figured out how to get to the BIOS when booting up with Win 8.1 to see if there is an option to set Num Lock to ON as the default. Minor detail, but frustrating. Why have a number pad with Num Lock OFF as the default? And why no indicator? The right-hand Shift key is smaller than on most keyboards, but overall, the feel of the keyboard is excellent. Rather than on-line manuals, it would be nice to have a printed User Manual specific to the model purchased."
"The Elan touchpad and drivers are substandard. The touchpad is jumpy and periodically does not respond. This one problem, that Lenovo will not correct, makes these laptops almost completely unusable."
"This review would be 5 stars if the case were aluminum and if I could have ordered it with a Crucial M500 240G SSD. Great value on a budget computer--few people will ever need more computer than this. Starts incredibly fast and shuts down in 5 seconds. I loaded a start button program on and all the annoying issues with Windows 8.1 are gone--it only took 3 minutes, anybody can do it. This unit works really well even without an ssd. I am a happy camper--thanks Lenovo!"
"I am a CS major and was looking for something with a lot of power and memory, mainly for school work and personal projects. The laptop itself may not look as spiffy as some of the more high end products, but, given the specs, this is a great purchase. Very pleased."