Summary: blue screen on the first day! ad twice the next day... and so on!!! after a couple of weeks i decided to format and reinstall windows by myself. since i did it, i got one blue screen again, but just this one time. it's been two weeks and apparently it is better now, but how sure can i be?
Summary: Do not buy Lenovo's Ideapad series, I own an Ideapad y530 that I bought in 2008 and it is a major disappointment. Although all the hardware is still intact, the screen no longer stands on its own, the hinges are broken and many Lenovo customers have had the same complaint. Their design is terrible and the hinges cost $25 and up. Repair and diagnostics after warranty period costs $80 or more. If you want your money's worth, invest into HP, ASUS or DELL.
Summary: We bought the Lenovo IdeaPad y530 1 year and 1 week ago from Fry's electronics for $599. The road for the past year has been quite rough culminating with an unbootable computer with consistent blue screen of death every time it was powered up. This occurred 6 days after expiration of the 1 year warranty. From the beginning, the computer had glitches that resulted in crashes and re-boots, hangs, etc.
Summary: Maybe this won't happen to yours, but my laptop's motherboard failed after 2 years. The laptop just wouldn't start. I tried looking for a replacement, but I only found a refurbished and used for $149 online and with labor cost of installing about $200ish, buying a new laptop just made sense. Anyway, I am so disheartened, it feels like a friend died. Well, I learned my lesson. Back everything up.
I've had this laptop for 3 years now with ZERO problems (knock on wood).
24 August 2009
Summary: Lenovo is known for making excellent products, and the Y530 is no exception. I have gone through various OSes on this laptop, including: *Windows Vista HP (included w/laptop) *Ubuntu 10.04 (for about a month; ran very well, just don't care too much for Linux) *Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (my last operating system, which I had for nearly 2 years) And now I'm on Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit, which runs EXTREMELY FAST on this laptop!
Summary: I've owned my laptop for over 2 yrs now. I use it everyday and take it everywhere. I am giving it a 4 only because of the hinges that have now failed and it is a common problem with these laptops, but they are available. It has the old school look and build and is built like a tank, other than the hinge issue. I have dropped this laptop a few times and it still works. NEVER an issue with the hard drive or screen.
Summary: Pros: 1)value for money in the price range below 800$ 2)if you like glossy screens...well this one is very nice. And yes, it's very reflective but it doesnt cause any problems even with some strong spotlights in the background. I was a little afraid that it would reflect everything and disturb actual scrren images but everyhings good. 3)4 speakers really do their job..
Very satisfactory computer for entertainment purposes
24 August 2009
Summary: I bought this computer primarily for entertainment purposes and it's handled everything I've thrown at it. I splurged for the nvidia dedicated graphics card which means I can play games like Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines and The Witcher on full res with no lag (even with environmental details like rain). Besides gaming, streaming Netflix and Hulu is a breeze and the screen is an excellent size for watching movies.
Summary: This is my second Lenovo notebook. The first one was a ThinkPad R61 which I liked very much. It got stolen out of the back of my car. So, liking the Lenovo product, I bought a new one. The product I am reviewing is similar to the "item being reviewed," the main differences being that I have a 2.0G processor where this one has a 2.13G processor. Build Quality: Lenovo is the company which manufactured IBM's laptop computers. IBM's laptops were designed for business users.