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.
Great hardware marred by some bad choices by Lenovo (+ a product recall)
O. Greene, Amazon
1 April 2011
Summary: I wanted to love this laptop, it was to be a replacement for a 3+ year Toshiba that was with me through thick and thin. This time I figured I'd go crazy on the CPU power and get a quad core in a laptop. Not usually the way I'd go, but I do some work that could really benefit from it so I figured what the heck. Unfortunately it ended up not being everything I'd hoped for, and then there was a recall on the product's chipset so that sealed the deal.
Summary: Received my y560p last Thursday and had the weekend to get it setup (ie remove all the unnecessary software that comes pre-installed) and play around with it a bit. Unfortunately the first thing I noticed upon powering it on is the back light on the screen is not what I'm used to. It is my first LED lit LCD and if they all look like this I am disappointed that this is the way the technology is moving.