I purchased the Lenovo T500 2 years ago as a result of a Christmas deal going on at Lenovo, and I can honestly say this is the best computer I've ever used. The combination of speed, ease of usage and the quality of the build have come together to make a fantastic laptop. The body of the laptop is solidly built, and there are no parts on it that feel cheap or like they are going to break off. The trackpad is smooth and accurate, and the keyboard feels great to type on for long periods of time. The screen is bright and large, though off angle viewing tends to be somewhat iffy. I originally bought the computer with windows vista, but then decided to upgrade to windows 7 -under vista, i was having an issue with the wireless card causing BSOD errors that I could not correct, and having done a fresh install of windows 7, I've not had any such problems. The computer runs lightning fast and has never give me any issues outside of that wireless hiccup. Battery life on the machine lasts about 2.5 hours on the 6 cell battery, but it is usually plugged into my dock and dual monitors. The computer handles gaming quite well also, being able to play games from Counterstrike and Portal up to Starcraft 2 and Crysis. Sure, you're not going to be able to play on super duper settings, but in the end, you can still play them with good graphics and good frame rates. Overall, I cannot say anything bad about this laptop - the included support software is great, and I;ve never had any other issues with it in my time owning it.