Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality, Durability, audio, video output
"I went ahead with this product as i believed it is a reasonable bargain - paid 450 bucks + tax. The laptop is fast and responsive, does not hang up with basic use. There are 3 USB ports and these seem to be well positioned. There is a single VGA output, no other video outputs are available. The keyboard itself looks a bit cheap (but not too bad for the price) and the mouse pad is extremely sensitive - overall not too bad. The audio however is extremely poor quality plus even with the volume turned up to max, you may be left wanting for more. Overall, i would give it an average for the features and design but it would be good for value for money"
"The Touchpad buttons are very hard, The bottom of the laptop is flexible making hard to hold. if holded very hard will dmaage internal parts. Cheap materials used. I will nevery recomnd this model . The adapter pin is already started damaging in 1 day. Returning it back."
Pros: Processor, Memory, Storage, Input/Output compatibility, Keyboard/peripherals, Display resolution, Display performance, Video card, Weight, Included software, Security Features, Build Quality
"This was my first personal laptop and it was a great purchase. My main focuses were that it would be geared towards portability but be able to handle eveything. It is very fast and I have no problems with it freezing up at all. Its setup feels very good, its easy to navigate, and the keyboard is spectacular. Its picture is very crisp, as is the sound. It would be hard to criticize this laptop for anything, but if there were something it would be the touch pad or battery. While the pad is great while surfing, sometimes while typing you may brush it on accident and click somewhere else on the screen -- really not a big problem though. The battery life is not horrible, but is not amazing either. However, the charger for it is very small and convenient so it creates no hassle.
Some of the extra things great about this was the VeriFace protection which works surprisingly well!
"this is my first 14in lenovo laptop, so far it has been the best price, size of the screen & weight! my last laptop was a 17in monster & since i use my laptop for presentations(& web surfing) i have to carry it alot...so i enjoy the light weight & size ALOT! it didn't "steal" anything from the full picture of the website page so that makes me happy too. Also, it has all needed current outs(jacks) for connection to video projectors, audio, etc...one thing that is new to me - is the mouse control it's part of the pad & i wasn't used to it, but nothing complicated, just a matter of time. Overall it's an awesome tool! i can't get enough of it..."
"I wanted a slightly smaller laptop and heard good things about Lenovo and the G455 caught my eye. Overall, it has good build quality and a much better keyboard than my Dell 1545 for sure, so I'm pretty happy.
It's also suprisingly fast, considering the specs. I discovered I can process HD video on it no problem.
It matches my more powerful Dell in the Windows 7 performance tests in every category. The Dell has a more powerful Intel processor but the G455 meets or beats it in every test except the G455 is just slightly slower (0.4) on display rates.
Two issues: first, the Home and End keys are sub-keys on the right and left cursor keys. So it requires a two-key combination to hit Home and End.
Instead, they definitely should have put Home and End where the Print Screen and Pause keys are, in the upper right hand corner, and then used the two key combo for PrtScr and Pause, which are rarely used. Having to use three fingers to highlight a sentence with Home and End is a pain.
Also, although the cursor track pad works much better than the Dell, it is very sensitive, so when I'm typing, if a finger brushes or touches the pad, the cursor will jump to another part of the screen.
The G455 keyboard is excellent; not perfect, but the best keyboard on any laptop I've owned so far and much, much better than the typical HP laptop (or desktop) keyboard.
One last thing, battery life could be better, but that's always the case with a laptop, no?
Overall, I'm pleased with the solid build, excellent keyboard and the specs on the G455. It performs better than I expected it would and can process HD video (using Adobe Premiere Elements 8.01) and Photoshop, no problems.
It also connects easily to the router and I took it to Europe on a business trip and had no problem connecting anywhere.
Oh, and by the way, the fact that it had NO bloatware installed is a huge plus! I turned it on, installed my software and was ready to go, no messing around de-installing the junk you don't want. This is a great feature!"