04-01-2009 11:55 AM
04-01-2009 05:02 PM
Mine came with XP installed, which is what I wanted, and with Vista recovery disks. Since I don't want to use Vista I had to burn XP recovery disks myself.
Mine also came quite messed up out of the box. I did a self-recovery with the help of tech support and it seems to be OK now. I have some fear the hard disk is bad but I have a cousin who does support on laptops and he thinks it's probably fine.
I am having trouble with my wireless network and I thought it was my router, but the ISP told me to check it with another computer. My old computer does not have the same problem (frequently disconnecting and then unable to renew the IP address) so I think it's my new SL400.
Dealing with Lenovo on the phone has been extremely frustrating.
04-03-2009 08:18 AM
If like alot of people here and you think you are getting a thinkpad, think again as this model will give you alot of headaches until its all fixed, i had to get the mobo and harddrive and screen replaced before i was happy, i removed vista and installed ubuntu and windows xp. everything works great now but still like many others we hate the stupid glossy screen, its the dumbest thing anyone could have made IMHO,
read the other post before you get this model, might be worth it to put up a few more dollars and get a R series.
04-04-2009 02:16 PM - edited 04-04-2009 02:20 PM
By uninstalling it, I don't think there's another way...
latkahgravis: You just got some crappy piece, that just happens. And by the way - you could have bought the non-glossy screen version just like I have. And yes, there are maybe a couple of problems with SL400 but they're definitely not worse than other companies' models have - I'm mostly satisfied with the SL400 (of course it's not like R model but it's all about money, I guess).