ThinkPad Edge E520 11433FU 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2410M 2.3GHz - Matte Black
1. Buttons used with pointing stick are a little soft. Definitely not a big issue.
2. No option for discrete graphics; however, video is still very smooth. 1080p videos off youtube run great.
1. Very fast.
2. Lenovo "sleep mode" is superior. Pressing the power button instantly puts the laptop into sleep mode. Pressing it again or opening the cover instantly brings it up again just as it was left. No waiting. Laptop can stay in sleep mode for days on a full charge.
3. Keyboard has a great feel and includes the numeric keypad on 15 inch model.
4. This model comes with 1 4gb dimm. Easy to upgrade to 8gb.
5. 7200rpm hard drive is noticeably faster.
This is a great laptop and absolutely the best value for under $700.