Summary: I received this laptop as a gift for college, and I've been using it for 3 years so far. I have had NO problems besides the battery died on me since I hadn't taken care of it to begin with, I found pretty good replacements for 20 dollars on ebay; still working as well as original battery.
Summary: I purchased a Lenovo Ideapad Y550 as a graduation present for my son two years ago. I have always used IBM Thinkpad's so when IBM sold off their laptop division to Lenovo, I decided to take a chance with the new company. Out of the box, the Y550 really looks great. The keyboard has a terrific feel.
Summary: The Lenovo is fast, looks good, and did everything I wanted it to... at first. I hadn't owned it half a year before I noticed tons of issues with it. Firstly, if the laptop is set on a desk or table, it will very quickly overheat and shut itself off.
Summary: I've owned this laptop for 16 months now. It has served me extremely well to include a 4 month deployment to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. due to the hyperthreading technology of the Intel i7 processor on this laptop, there are actually 8 logical cores available to the operating system.
Summary: For the price, this is a great laptop. It's super fast, has lots of nice shortcuts keys and function key features, a great keyboard layout, it can do gaming, has every port, input, and device you could want, runs quiet and cool, is sturdy and reliable. I love it. It even has a sub-woofer underneath.
Summary: I have had this computer one year. God I hate this computer. Battery life is about 20 minutes to 1 hour so you pretty much have to leave it plugged in. It makes a horrendously loud beep when it is low. Like a fire alarm. The neighbors can hear it beep so it's a big rush to repower the darn thing.
Summary: Pros: Overall I'm very satisfied with this product, but not crazy impressed. The keyboard is pretty user friendly,color of display is great. I have installed Star Craft 2 and was able to play the video game without a glitch. The sound quality of the speakers is impressive.
Summary: In April 2010 I purchased 2 of the Y550P Lenovo laptops. The specs and features looked great. However, after about 2 months of use I had issues with one of them locking up constantly. I sent it in for repair and the keyboard and touchpad had to be replaced.
Stay away from Lenovo - terrible warranty and customer service
Gene Golub, Amazon
25 August 2010
Summary: I bought Lenovo notebook 6 month ago in JR music - large electronic store in NY with 1 yr. warranty. Then bought 3 yr. extended warranty. I was surprised to find out later that my warranty status was showing it almost expired. When I called them, they gave me really hard time updating it.