I've had this laptop for 3 years now with ZERO problems (knock on wood).
14 March 2012
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...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: We bought the Lenovo IdeaPad y530 1 year and 1 week ago from Fry's electronics for $599. The road for the past year has been quite rough culminating with an unbootable computer with consistent blue screen of death every time it was powered up.
Very satisfactory computer for entertainment purposes
17 September 2009
Summary: I bought this computer primarily for entertainment purposes and it's handled everything I've thrown at it. I splurged for the nvidia dedicated graphics card which means I can play games like Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines and The Witcher on full res with no lag (even with environmental details...
Summary: blue screen on the first day! ad twice the next day... and so on!!! after a couple of weeks i decided to format and reinstall windows by myself. since i did it, i got one blue screen again, but just this one time. it's been two weeks and apparently it is better now, but how sure can i be?
Summary: Pros: 1)value for money in the price range below 800$ 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.