"Yes, the wifi and comes and goes and I tried almost everything out there and they DO NOT WORK. The only thing that worked for me was uninstalling the wifi card driver and install a new one. Here's the link: support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=DS031815 Just follow the direction on uninstalling the old one and installing the new one. The problem with the graphics card is that intel hd4600 is the default graphic card and NOT the nvidia gt750m. I gave this laptop 4 stars because I was miserable on the first 5 days when I got this laptop. Wifi was on and off and the interchangeable graphics card was just plain annoying. Has to spend extra time finding solutions!"
Pros: Processor, Memory, Video card, Storage, Display resolution, Display performance
Cons: Wireless card, Battery, Weight, Included Software, touchpad, os not on ssd
"Cons: 1. Takes a long time to connect to internet 2. Trackpad has terrible sensitivity, scrolling is shaky, and click buttons are awkwardly placed. 3. Battery lasted only 2:45 on power saver mode running only Onenote. 4. Brushed metal looks dirty after absorbing natural skin oil. 5.OS wasn't installed on SSD, even after confirming with sales rep that it was. Doesn't come with a Win8 install disc so I can't do it myself.There is a ton of pre-installed bloatware.
Pros: 1. Runs games well on the highest settings. 2. Minimal heat when doing standard tasks, and not too bad when gaming. 3. Crisp clear sounds and good volume. 4. Glossy screen is bad outside, but great indoors."
"For the price, this is probably the best gaming laptop you can get. Although the screen resolution is low, it actually looks OK. And I always use an FHD external monitor at home. I think serious gaming on the go will not happen very often. So far the WIFI is good."
Cons: Video card, Battery, windows 8, finger prints show easly
"On paper this laptop should blow most other laptops out of the water. The Y410 is being extremely held back by Windows 8. I feel the machine would have so many lees bugs if it was running Windows 7. I would like to say this to Microsoft if your are going to make an OS 64 bit don't make everything run 32bit it is literally that simple. In some games there are visual bugs that I have never seen anywhere else before. The bugs only appear when I am using the Nvidia card. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy using the laptop very much, it's the few things that makes a big difference that's is wrong with the machine. I personally think Lenovo made a really nice laptop but made a poor choice by making it Windows 8."
"Does not come with microsoft office (like word, excell, etc)
Wireless will constantly drop. You will do research on how to fix it, but it will still constantly drop. Not a good gaming laptop if you dc every few minutes.
It's a fatter design laptop because they were anticipating on making an ultra bay that would be removable where you can put an extra graphics card in it. BUT they bailed out on building that ultrabay and now were stuck with the fat laptop design.
Good laptop if you can find a fix for the laptop. I haven't had time to switch out the cheap wireless card as other reviewers stated. Good luck"
"This laptop is not perfect. The drivers are still cleaned up so they play nice with Windows 8.1, you basically don't own Windows (expect pain or buy Windows if you plan on swapping your hard drive), and apparently you can't swap your wifi card (unless you...know what to do.)
Having said that:
Context -A "poor persons workstation" for CAD. I have a 256GB SSD installed.
I get about 7-8 hours on my battery!! When on battery I am simply typing, doing research, spreadsheets, etc. and there are various power saving functions turned on that limit CPU speed to about 1.6GHz. I also mostly use the Intel graphics.
Plugged in, this beast spools up to 3.4GHz (turbo mode...that essentially means if you have a single threaded process and the other cores are mostly idle, it can bump up the speed)."
"I ordered a 250GB SSD and a removable drive caddy from AMAZON. Fresh out of the box I loaded the OS on the SSD and reformatted the 1GB stock HDD for data. With the extra caddy, I can swap out the HDD or DVD depending on my needs. The SSD makes startup incredibly quick and extends the battery life even more.
PROS: Horsepower, great sound for a laptop, lighted keyboard (like the red), runs very cool.
CONS: Built-in trackpad (I've always used an external trackball, so no big deal), a little heavy if portability is important. Surface picks up prints and oil from hands."
"The price during the back to school sale was a steal for this laptop. You honestly can't find a better 14 inch laptop with these specs.
Though My Y410p has an ultrabay which lets me swap out my DVD drive with a fan, hard drive or another graphics card which is great because the laptop is SLI compatible....except you cant find a GT750M ultrabay graphics card, ANYWHERE. That has to be the only thing I seriously don't like about this laptop. Oh and you can play Battlefield 4 on this and it looks great."
Pros: Processor, Memory, Video card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Storage
Cons: Weight, Included Software
"As i marked on the product rating, EXCELLENT!!! It has handle everything i throwed at it. Games as Devil May Cry 4 & 5, Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Bioshock 1, 2 and Infinite. Online games such as Ragnarok 2 and Dragon Nest. Batman Arkham Assylum, City and Origins. PS2 Games, EVERYTHING RUNS SMOOTHLY! The only thing is that it's a little heavy, but what would you expect for a 14'' gaming laptop? And sometimes it gives me problem with the internet but I'm not sure if is my local conection or my computer. I would strongly reccomend this laptop for gamers with low budget!"
"I bought the IdeaPad Y410p Laptop - 59369912. At the sale price it is the best machine I have seen. The hardware is excellent and fast. Everything worked the first time. I'll be using it mainly for editing 1080p videos using Movie Maker and making master DVDs of the grandkid's games. The OS is my biggest gripe. I got lost with all the Win8 tiles, but once I installed SP1, and I can start on the desktop, all is fine now. Sorry, all those pretty tiles don't do anything for me."
"Average laptop, great hardware for the price. In short, the laptop is good looking and is fast, but it is not without faults. The touchpad is horrid, making any experience terrible unless using a mouse. The wireless card does not support the 5GHz. The wifi may randomly disconnect although the frequency of this can be reduced by updating to the newest drivers. Additonally, the ultrabay is useless as no accessories have been released."
"I satisfied everything about y410p, except LENOVO dont provide 750M removable graphics card. And now LENOVO begin to use 755M on the newest y410p, so it seems more difficult to building SLI on y410p because I cant get the removable graphics card(only find 650M). The ultrabay, which attracts me to buy y410p now seems useless."
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Included software, Durability, Memory, Video card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Build Quality, Storage, Display resolution
Cons: Included Software
"I got this two months ago and am still happy with it. I haven't had the wifi card problems that other have had. I got the high resolution screen and I wish I would have just got the regular resolution. High res on a 14" screen makes everything so small and I am constantly straining my eyes ti see. That was my fault thought, not Lenovo's. The sound quality is amazing on this computer. Also on power saving mode I can get 5 1/2 hours doing light computing. I can run Skyrim on high setting and BF 3 on medium (both at 60fps). No real need for the SSD IMO. It is redundant to get a portable 14" computer and have to lug around this massive power brick though. Overall this is an amazing computer and I havent found any other computer of this quality for this price."