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Lenovo U530 Ultrabook Laptop
Lenovo U530 Ultrabook - 11/10/14 Sorry for the long delay between posts. Good news is that it has given me lots of time to evaluate this machine. The machine I  purchased was the 4th Gen Core I-7 (4510U Processor) with 1TB HD, 8GB Ram and 15.6” 1080p display running an Intel HD 4400 graphics card with Windows 8.1. First off I am not a Lenovo fan. I had a bad experience once that being said I also despise HP computers *many long horror stories which I will not bore you with). I used to really like Dell but their customer service went way down and I have since moved on. My favorite laptops are Asus, Toshiba and Acer in that order. I have had all 3 at point and all have proved reliable for the  purpose I bought them for.  This unit I bought as a backup laptop to my main laptop which is a backup to my desktop. Yes I am a little obsessive about being able to continue working no mater what. First off as a run of the mill business productivity computer (running office and databases) it’s great although, the active portion of the track pad also includes the area where the mouse button are  supposed to be. This means that the cursor moves as you touch the button area. This problem alone is enough to make you want to  smash the unit sometimes. For me it slows down my productivity when working. The solution is an external mouse, something I hate to do because it’s one more thing to carry and reminds me that of something that a good laptop should already be capable of. The only productivity program I had problems with was Microsoft Access. Access would not let me use a database without first using the comact and repair function on it, then it would work fine but you would have to run the same procedure each time you ran the program. I have since moved on from Access to a more robust and less problem proned database platform. I am able to edit music on my DAW with it although I wouldn’t tax it too much. I use PerSonus Studio One 2 for my DAW and the system runs it well but I seriously doubt it would handle more than a few track effeciently. The hard drives run at a very slow 5400 rpm’s. For running software syths I find it unusable. Latency is a big issue as the programs tend to sap all the processing power of the machine. Summary - As an open box buy where I didn’t pay a lot it’s a descent machine for normal productivity. I would not buy it if I had to pay full price as it lacks on performance, power and general processing and with the slow hard drive it takes longer than it should to boot even after optimization. If you are going to use this machine for music or video production run screaming in the opposite direction and by something else.
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Lenovo U530 Ultrabook Laptop
Lenovo U530 Ultrabook - 11/10/14 Sorry for the long delay between posts. Good news is that it  has given me lots of time to evaluate this machine. The  machine I purchased was the 4th Gen Core I-7 (4510U  Processor) with 1TB HD, 8GB Ram and 15.6” 1080p display  running an Intel HD 4400 graphics card with Windows 8.1. First off I am not a Lenovo fan. I had a bad experience once that  being said I also despise HP computers *many long horror  stories which I will not bore you with). I used to really like Dell but their customer service went way down and I have since  moved on. My favorite laptops are Asus, Toshiba and Acer in  that order. I have had all 3 at point and all have proved reliable for the purpose I bought them for.  This unit I bought as a  backup laptop to my main laptop which is a backup to my  desktop. Yes I am a little obsessive about being able to  continue working no mater what. First off as a run of the mill  business productivity computer (running office and databases) it’s great although, the active portion of the track pad also  includes the area where the mouse button are supposed to be. This means that the cursor moves as you touch the button  area. This problem alone is enough to make you want to smash the unit sometimes. For me it slows down my productivity  when working. The solution is an external mouse, something I hate to do because it’s one more thing to carry and reminds me that of something that a good laptop should already be capable of. The only productivity program I had problems with was  Microsoft Access. Access would not let me use a database  without first using the comact and repair function on it, then it would work fine but you would have to run the same  procedure each time you ran the program. I have since moved on from Access to a more robust and less problem proned  database platform. I am able to edit music on my DAW with it although I wouldn’t  tax it too much. I use PerSonus Studio One 2 for my DAW and  the system runs it well but I seriously doubt it would handle  more than a few track effeciently. The hard drives run at a very slow 5400 rpm’s. For running software syths I find it unusable. Latency is a big issue as the programs tend to sap all the  processing power of the machine. Summary - As an open box buy where I didn’t pay a lot it’s a  descent machine for normal productivity. I would not buy it if I had to pay full price as it lacks on performance, power and  general processing and with the slow hard drive it takes longer than it should to boot even after optimization. If you are going to use this machine for music or video production run  screaming in the opposite direction and by something else.