I bought my Lenovo laptop when arriving at university, because I needed a cheap but reliable one that I could lug to the library and back but also waste all my time browsing the web with. The laptop has an amazing amount of hard drive space, which is especially good if you are a music enthusiast like me. I never have problems with the speed of the laptop, even though I have lots of the hard drive space taken up.
It has lots of extra features like a fingerprint reader and bluetooth access, which I personally don't use, but you can't argue with features!
The laptop is quite heavy, which makes it difficult to lug around (which is a major downside considering the point of the laptop is the fact it is portable!
The screen is pretty big, and everything is very clear. All Lenovo laptops also come with a "Think Vantage" button which you can press at any time if you get computer trouble. I have had the laptop for over a year and have never needed it, but I pressed it to look around the Lenovo help which seems to be very useful if I ever do need it.