My stepson whom is very advanced in computers suggested a Lenovo because of the performance, reliability & value. We looked at others as our previous laptop was a Dell. We got this laptop for about $622 slighlty on sale at Best Buy while what he suggested for our needs after searching the web came up with a Lenovo i3 with less RAM & memory in the $650-675 price range.
Needless to say he was impressed with our purchase even though we had overkilled our needs. Comparable brands were $200+ higher and once again the staff in Conroe, TX steered us in the right direction.
Only problem was the first one and the screen blacked out in 24 hrs. Lenovo support was helpful but we just got a lemon. It was not an instore item as BB does not stock 17" Lenovos for some reason so we had to reorder and wait another 3-4 days for shipping.
No problems with the second one so far.