Summary: It's been four years, and this laptop gets hotter than my heater, and the hinges can't stay on the cheap plastic case. I will never buy a Lenovo product again for it's construction is not solid. The laptop inner guts like processor and memory are great, but the outside is what matters to a consumer!
Summary: I purchased this laptop from Lenovo 3 years ago in Dec'2010. It has had some problems but overall I am satisfied with the laptop and its amazing performance till date. I have the same configuration as mentioned on Amazon except for the RAM (I have 8GB) (Note : I have been using a 3D monitor with this laptop and now a 32" TV, connected via HDMI) Detailed Points: 1) Display - Good At a native resolution of 1366x768, the laptop has a decent display.
Summary: Hard drive no good, can not retrieve info, had to send back to get repaired, would not just send new hard drive. Ended up purchasing a Dell from Dell as a replacement to be able to get business working again. Got Dell in less that 48 hours and their warrantee will send parts needed along with local tech to do the repair.
Bad video flicker on my unit. How prevalent is the problem?
10 January 2013
Summary: The unit I received had a very annoying screen flicker. Search for "y560 flickering" on YouTube to see what it's like. I returned it. I don't know how widespread the problem is. A Google search for "y560 flicker" brings up quite a few people inquiring about this issue.
Summary: Pros: - Fast, - Comfortable keyboard, - Connection outlets (USBs, LAN, power ...) in right places, - Light compare to HP comps Cons: - Battery life is relatively short (2-3 hours), - Too many junk software that annoied me and makes computer to malfunction
Summary: While I admit it has passed its prime, this little laptop is capable of big things. Aside from its design that is solemn but also slick, what it has under its hood is really impressive. You just can' t go wrong with an i7. With this configuration I played the latest Need for Speed (The Run) and it just went with it. No problems what-so-ever. I did experience a single soft-related problem: my video card crashed while performing my Windows 7 update for the very 1st time.
Summary: I've been looking for a good laptop for a while. I found an article in a magazine and there was a review of this computer. It immediately brought my attention - its sharp look, great colors and wonderful finish. Plus, I always wanted to have a good graphic card. The laptop also had some movie programs/functions that I was really interested in since I watch most movies on my computer. It was one of the best purchases I've made.
Excerpt: Outside of the Apple world and Macbooks craze, if there is a laptop that is as stable, then it is the Lenovo laptops. My IdeaPad was a great deal on the lenovo website and shipped to me very quickly - comparable to apple company in every way in that respect. The system is stable. Mine has never crashed, and no programs have ever frozen on me, even while I worked on large files, I had seamless computing.
Excerpt: When i purchased my Lenova ideapad in a deal, i never imagined that it would really make my job easy and will save lot of time for me. Its power packed i7 processer finishes anything in no time. its stunning sound clarity and music quality makes it differ from other bench mark laptops. Its lenovo keypad is ideal and soft. I feel it is one among the best. As it has the high end video card, I love to play Age of empires always.
Excerpt: This laptop has amazing features. But the best I found is the digital dolby speakers. Whenever we have a party I connected the laptop to the speakers and it gives best quality sound. Another feature I like is that it has the HDMI port that gives me easy access to connect my laptop to the tv. We have a lot of movie nights thanks to this laptop. It also has a veriface function, where my face is basically the password.