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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2013
I purchased this laptop a week ago and so far love it (I got a deal under $500). I had been looking at several laptops in the $500 to $600 range and the Lenovo Thinkpad S510p offers the best balance of power, features, and battery life for my needs. The laptop looks more expensive than it is. It is very slim, the design is modern and elegant, sleek, yet simple. Blue tooth was a big plus for me, as was the very typing-friendly keyboard and touchpad. The touch screen works great and even though I was hesitant about Windows 8 I now love the ease of it (and swiping around the screen is just fun!). This laptop will definitely do any task you ask it to, lest you are a super heavy user or gamer. Set up was very easy and fast. Battery life is a claimed 5 hours, I haven't unplugged it for that long yet.
PROS: Design, slim form factor, great keyboard and touch pad, easy 10 point touch screen, bluetooth, connectivity, and battery life
CONS: Build quality is ok, the first one lost a few keyboard keys after typing for 10 minutes so I returned it. Hence, long-term quality remains to be seen.
RECOMMEND? Absolutely, after checking other laptops from Asus, HP, Toshiba, and Samsung, this one clearly strikes a nice balance for everyday users.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2013
I got this laptop for $499 on black Friday. This laptop is a great deal for what you're getting. A laptop with a 1TB hard drive is almost impossible to find in this price range, along with the latest generation 4 Intel i5 processor, 6GB of memory, 720p camera, and you have specs that rival much more expensive laptops. It also has 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 HDMI output, a SD card slot, built in wifi, Bluetooth, a Ethernet port, and a headphone jack.

There is a learning curve to using Windows 8 and it will take some time to customize it the way you want. I suggest upgrading to Windows 8.1 as soon as you get the laptop. You can do this for free by clicking on the Windows Store tile on the start page. It does have some programs that come pre-installed that you don't need, just uninstall them and install the programs you want. I haven't had any trouble installing anything on this laptop. This laptop has a cool program called Lenovo Veriface that comes preinstalled. It's a facial recognition program that once you select to enable it, the camera will come on every time you login to windows, scan your face and log you in without having to do anything. You do need enough light in the room for the camera to see you. If it's too dark it won't work, but you can still enter your password to login. I've only tried this on myself, not with multiple user accounts. But, I imagine this would be a convenient feature for kids who may not be able to enter the password on their own. They could login by themselves as long as they were centered in the camera with enough light in the room and they wouldn't need to enter the password.

In the past with laptops you would need a separate usb mouse to maneuver quickly on a laptop, but with the touchscreen on this laptop you don't need a separate mouse. The touchscreen is responsive and really makes Windows 8.1 come alive. I find myself using that more than the touchpad and the touchpad works great also. I typically don't use the start screen much I prefer the desktop view which is what I am used to and is similar to Windows 7. The default power settings have the screen shutting off after 5 minutes of no activity, i found that annoying and changed it to 10 minutes. You can customize the power settings with various options to preserve battery life, I use the default setting for balanced performance. The laptop lasted me 3 days before I plugged it in again. That is with the laptop going into sleep mode when not using it. It does this automatically when closing the screen, the screen shuts off and the laptop enters sleep mode. When you open the screen the camera comes on and you can see yourself and it logs you back in with everything as you left it.

This doesn't come with any games pre-installed, but I received a free 25 dollar credit from the windows store from Amazon when I purchased this laptop which is more than enough credit to download any games you want. In terms of speed it can handle some graphic intensive games. Those games being Fallout 3 and Assassins Creed Brotherhood both on high settings without any lag. These aren't current year games so it's not necessarily the best test but it's what I had in the way of PC games. I used a wired usb xbox 360 controller for windows and it worked perfectly and felt like I was playing on a xbox 360. I haven't tried any newer 2013 games yet, chances are it would play them, but you'd need to adjust the quality settings until it played smoothly.

I've played some movies in 1080p off the hard drive and they all play fine with the onboard Intel HD Graphics 4400. The speakers that come with the laptop are not that good, so I suggest using headphones when playing music, movies, or games. With 1TB of hard drive space you will be able to store all the music, movies, and games you want. I also suggest installing Malwarebytes Pro. It runs in the background and doesn't use a lot of resources. If you browse the internet a lot that is a necessary program to ensure you do not get infected while on the internet, especially if you have kids that click on every popup they see. Also, the keyboard is not lit on it's own, so if you do a lot of typing in the dark you should get a usb light.

I will post updates on this as time goes on. All in all for a $499 laptop I am very impressed.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2013
This machine is everything I hoped for, and more! It works well, right out of the box. It's quick to respond and the learning curve on win 8 was way less than I had thought it would be. The cam is a bit weak...nothing special, but other than that, it's a dream come true. The screen is very receptive, the touch pad makes it easy to turn pages and scroll/enlarge, etc., (or you can use the screen), and the speakers are good. Watching movies went along like a charm, not even a buffer holdup. I started out with An Acer, but had problems with the camera, and ended up with this one instead. I've never been happier. :) The space bar works phenomenally well, the keys are nicely spaced for me. The only thing I didn't like was it didn't have a backlit keyboard, so I just purchased a little light that pluhhed into the usb port and lit the keys up for me. It's smooth, fast, and truly worth every penny! Way to go, Lenova! This one is a winner! :)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2013
I've lived with the IdeaPad S510 for about a month now. So far, it is a great computer. Fast and reliable. I wanted a touch screen, since that seemed to be the latest thing. To be honest, I doubt if I ever use it unless I am traveling and forget my mouse. Too many finger prints on the screen and not much advantage for the "business" user.

Windows 8.1 is interesting. I can't see any advantage to the business user, but it has been an interesting thing to learn. At least for me, it took a third party book. I was a nerd before I found golf, and find playing with the computer fun. I now have Windows 8.1 acting a lot like Windows 7.

Back to the Lenovo, it boots very fast. The touch screen, does work well. The keyboard is nice. The only problem I have noted is the small shift key on the right side. I often miss this thing and end up with the up arrow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2014
I bought this laptop at the beginning of the year to use for my business. I have experienced multiple bluescreen errors and the attachment are for the screen has separated several times when trying to open it. For some this may be a good computer but for me it is a piece of junk I plan on replacing as soon as I can research and find a laptop that meets the needs of my business.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2013
Laptop works awesome with windows 8 and got free upgrade to windows 8.1. Fast and touchscreen works very nice. Battery is also long running and no heating issues at all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2015
Honestly, I would love to give this laptop at least a 3 out of 5 stars, but with the difficulties I've had, I just can't.

I realize that everyone's experience with a piece of technology is different; however, unfortunately, my experience with this laptop has been less that dissatisfying overall.

The problem does not lie in the hardware, as the laptop exhibits fantastic performance overall for its price, but don't expect it to run any modern games at a playable level.

The true fault of this laptop lies in its flimsy construction.

Not only have two of the keys on this laptop popped off within a year of owning it, but upon getting an almond stuck in the hinge area and pushing it out, the top lid cracked immediately, and, after weeks of opening and closing it normally, separated from the front portion of the lid to ultimately expose the screen to the elements. I applied duct tape to the laptop to close this gap up, but considering the cracks on the top lid, decided that the screen could also possibly be warped or fractured eventually.

Thus, it is with regret that I must rid of this machine.

What a shame. But then again, I suppose that's what you get for a laptop with such impressive specifications for such a low price.

Ultimately, if you plan on not moving this laptop very often, it may be a good option for you. Like I said, it's fantastic otherwise and the performance has overall astounded me, with the exception of gaming. Just do NOT get this laptop for college unless you are EXTREMELY careful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2015
I bought this computer on Black Friday of 2013. The back of my screen (cover) cracked 3 months after I bought it and as of April 2015, the laptop screen is barely held together by duck tape. Fortunately, I graduate later this year and won't need to rely on this computer much longer. That is, if the duck tape lasts as a remedy until then. I guess the upside was the price. I think I bought it for $500 if I recall correctly. Ofcourse, I know I shouldn't expect high quality when it was cheap to begin with.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2015
The laptop had given me nothing but trouble. I keep good care of my laptop, moving it around periodically. I must have received a refurbished or used one because the hinged broke, the back shell completly cracked, the front face is currently taped on, and it shuts down at random or decides not to respond. Its like a testy child throwing a temper tantrum.
Only giving it 2 stars because it was a good price for a theoretic laptop.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2013
This may not come with the best specs. But I like the design and mobility it offers. It looks nice and is easy to carry around with a decent battery life. I would strongly recommend this for study and casual use.
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