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. I noticed this laptop spills our tons of heat on the left side when I'm playing a game; since this laptop is a gaming laptop, might as well.
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. I admit that I was quite satisfied with my purchase. After using the machine for about 11 months, the LCD hinges became very loose.
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. Maybe I just got a bad laptop, but this was a constant problem with mine. It always had to be perched precariously on the edge of whatever surface it was resting on so the fan was hanging off the side.
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. I've made one modification to it and that is to replace the windows operating system provided by Lenovo with Fedora Linux 12.
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. Everything piece of the hardware works great in Linux too.
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. It overheats like crazy on the mildest applications (watching movies online) and then everything lags. I will never buy a Lenovo again. Ripoff.
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. The Y550P is equipped with a Dolby sound system with give a great crispy sound. The wireless is also very good no bad connection or signal. The battery life is also fair. The price is awesome..
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. Then, 2 weeks later, the same laptop started having issues with the power adapter not being recognized and the battery would not charge unless the computer was rebooted.
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. They actually made me to go to the store and recover 6 month old receipt for it even though I was ready to present them. It took multiple calls, hours and aggravation.