Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Included DVD drive
While not necessarily a requirement anymore, you can watch your old DVDs, or install old legacy games or programs that can only be found on DVD discs. It adds more flexibility.
Pro Decent, large display
Most of the other laptops have a small 11-13" display, but you can fit more on the Ideapad's screen. Running two programs side-by-side will offer more information for each, and the HD resolution is high enough for adequate pixel density.
Con Very poor battery life
The expected average battery life is only rated at 3 hours - roughly half that of most budget laptops.
Con Few ports
With the DVD drive taking up the entire right side of the laptop, there is little room for ports on the left. There are only 2 USB ports, a HDMI port, and headphone port.