I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad and I really regret it now. I was thinking about buying a light laptop which I could bring to work and school because my 2015 15in Macbook Pro is simply just too heavy to carry around.
I had the choice down to Thinkpad and the IdeaPad. I chose the IdeaPad because of the slightly better graphic card for media work (I planned to do a little photo and video editing) and it being slightly thinner, lighter and better looking than the ThinkPad. Now I regret it because of the following reasons:
- It’s a not a full-size keyboard and the shift and control keys are at awkward places and I kept on typing the wrong key for shift.
- The mouse pad is over sensitive and I found the cursor going somewhere else or something I typed being highlighted accidentally frequently. It’s the worst mouse pad I had ever used.
- Eventually, the mouse pad died after 6 months of usage. I now have to plug in an optical mouse. And it gets worst, occasionally the computer can’t connect with the optical mouse connected via USB…
- Quality, the paint job was coming off within two weeks. Just bad design and paint job.
So I regret getting the IdeaPad over the ThinkPad and now I wondering if I was better of sticking with Apple and getting a Macbook Air but…the Macbook Air had not been updated for like forever in computer years and looked like it will be scrapped soon and I just hated the ultra thin keyboard of the new small Macbook and Macbook Pro. I tried it for a few minutes at the Apple store and it hurt my hands.
Update 28th May, 2017
After about 7 months, I am disappointed in the IdeaPad and wish I chose the Thinkpad instead. Why? I never got used to the keyboard and how it places the right shift key. The touchpad is oversensitive, it often double click when I only intended to click once. Worst, the touchpad died about three weeks ago. I never had a problem with a laptop’s touchpad. Now I have to attach a USB optical mouse to it. It’s just annoying.