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: 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: Laptop worked fine for about 11 months. It then started crashing with Blue Screen very frequently. Sent it to Lenovo Support, they pretty much replaced every thing but the screen and keyboard. After a couple of months Laptop fails to start intermittently - Display Driver failed to initialize. Spoke with Lenovo support team and I will have to send it back to Lenovo support team.
Summary: This laptop has been sent to the Repair Depot 3 times for "Faulty Motherboards" and each time the interval has grown shorter until upon the third time, the laptop CAME BACK with a cracked side near the power jack. When the computer's harddrive finally gave out, I sent it back and the Lenovo repair team let me know that they could not fix it because it was apparent due to the crack in the side that there was user inflicted damage.
Summary: Let me tell you a little about myself first. I am attending a University currently and am pursuing a degree in chemical engineering. I like to take photography and edit videos on the side because I am also creative. So, I needed a computer for school that would be fast enough to convert RAW photos to JPEG and also work with 3d modeling software such as Creo Elements and MATLAB.
Summary: Lenovo i7 core, 8 mb ram. Cheap keyboard. Display driver problems after 2 months. Tech support has been sub par and dishonest. I have to send computer half way across the country to get a new motherboard because of the display driver issue which will take approx two weeks to return. Having a big impact on my small business. I historically bought Dell but with their more frequent issues with buying cheap parts I decided to go with Lenovo to avoid this.
Summary: A simple google search will let you know that there are known common hardware issues with this laptop. Works well until it doesn't. Lenovo customer service is unresponsive and have no qualms about asking you to pay for known hardware issues that are not your fault. Also, they will sit on your laptop without any available information for up to 3 weeks without returning your laptop.
Summary: As one of the users mentioned, there is the big cursor problem. Added to this the frame is not very solid and I had few screws actually break out..Definitely not a good laptop for the price you pay for it..Also customer support is very poor..