Summary: I've had my ideapad y560p for about 14 months now. The machine is great. People talk about the bloatware in some of the reviews but these must be people who've only dealt with home built or business grade machines. Trust me, the amount of extra software on this thing is minimal and doesn't slow the machine down at all. (Curses to you HP & Dell in this regard!
Summary: UPDATE: 7/17/2013 Great laptop! I give it 5 stars now because it has lasted up to today, past 1 year. Also, it works great when attaching the 2nd monitor while keeping the laptop's monitor on. Otherwise the below said problem would occur. 5/5/2012 I believe it deserves 4 stars (for non-gaming), but 2 stars if you need the external monitor connected. I don't write reviews as often as I should, but the problems that this machine has prompted me to write a review.
Summary: This computer has some good parts on paper but they're stuffed inside a flimsy plastic box. After just over a year of use, I'm on my third motherboard. This computer is costing Lenovo a fortune to fix with shipping alone. I think that both times, the computer was overheating and shutting off, especially when gaming (even java games). I'm not convinced that laptops should have desktop parts in them. This computer is certainly an example. The screen resolution is not good.
Summary: This computer barley runs Counterstrike Source without overheating and crashing I have to play with half my computer hanging off my desk and a fan blowing on it to play. Newer games like Bioshock practically set the thing on fire . Battlefield 3 will not run on this even at the lowest settings, don't listen to people saying this is a gaming rig, it is not. If you are like me looking for mid range laptop that will let you play some of the newer games save your money.
Summary: While I didn't purchase this item from Amazon, I would like to say that as someone who relies on Amazon quite a bit for reviews I wanted to share my experience. Unboxing: The unboxing process was pretty straight forward, very minimalist packaging. The machine is fairly well protected in styrofoam blocks on either end of the laptop. The AC adapter and cord was stored in 2 little cardboard boxes and the user guide was also included (about the size of a CD jewel case).
Summary: Pros: I just received this laptop today. This PC runs very fast, which matches its high tech specs, i7+4g ddr3+ati 6570. Therefore, it basically can handle everything I need to run on it. I tested two games on it, WOW and SC2. Both of them run very smoothly on this machine at high settings. Temperature does go up a bit when gaming, but its quite tolerable. Speakers quality is good. Not heavy as a 15.6 laptop. Price is competitive for a i7+dedicated video cards.
Conclusion: А я наоборот советую! Четвёртый год работает как часы! Притом, что практически не выключаю. Правда, стал аккумулятор быстро разряжаться. Когда был новый, на 3х часовой фильм, хватало с запасом. Сейчас на час еле=еле. Но без проблем заказал и на следующий день привезли. Так что машина на пятёрку!
Conclusion: Люди,не покупайте эту модель!Мы купили в Москве,в прошлом году.Продавцы уверяли,что с сервис центром в других странах проблем не будет.Мы со спокойной душой взяли эту машину,она проработала месяц и сломалась и не один сервис центр не берётся чинить.Сказали нужно менять мать,это заводской брак.А мы территориально находимся в другой стране.Попытки связаться с продавцами не приносят результата,т.к.они говорят ничего не знаем,мы там не работаем!