"I purchased this computer because it seemed to have awesome specs at a very inexpensive price.
However, the computer constantly freezes and crashes. Load up times, which are supposed to be lightning fast due to my SSD, take 45 plus seconds. Scrolling through pictures which I have saved from my camera to my hard drive seem to take too much out of this machine.
The McAfee security service seems to drag down the speed of my pc.
The computer, at $1000, is cheap for awesome specs on paper. That is why i gave value 2 stars. But there are better alternatives.
This thing is heavy, slow and unreliable. I absolutely hate it. I am seriously considering trying to send it back, but am dreading the switching cost of having to repurchase software and transferring my files."
Cons: Display resolution, Support, Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software, Build Quality, Durability
"Maybe I am spoiled from having an Alienware. There's no ID#s on the case, mouse pointer moves when i click it, you have to purchase software support separate, power chord is short/flimsy, screen is 1920 but looks worse than my 1020. No Windows disk. I've been told no returns (purchased direct from Lenovo online). I'll find out Monday. It is quiet and runs cool, but boy does the case show fingerprints, and it feels like it's bending when I pick it up. The mouse thinks I pressed the right button instead of left when I'm way over to the left. It's so smudged already it looks like it's a year old and I only got it yesterday. This mousepad stinks.
ps Windows 8 is too different, it looks like it belongs on an android phone not a PC."
"Lets start this with saying Lenovo customer service was very helpful with getting this deployed military member his laptop in a timely manner. They even jumped through some hoops for me. Thanks Lenovo...
I purchased the lowest end model for this series with the single GT755m, 1366X768 display, 5200 HDD etc. This thing optimizes everything you throw at it. Fully maxed Skyrim runs 50-60 FPS. Temps stay fairly cool for such a powerful laptop. Boot up time even without the SSD is around 10-15 seconds. The red backlight on the keyboard is a stunning feature.
Great laptop no matter what the price is set to. I have yet to find a complaint about this laptop from my perspective."
"I got the new lenovo Y510p laptop last week. I want to play Dota 2 with it. It is a nightmare to play games with friends. The wifi disconnects every ten minutes. My old Dell laptop is good, never drops the wifi.
I am sure the drives are the newest. I am sure the router is good. I cannot believe that a gaming laptop could have such awful design."
Cons: Video card, Warranty, Support, Battery, Build Quality, Durability
"if you want gaming go with a company that knows how to do quality control, lenovo is good for business machines and streamline but not gaming, I have the previous model warranty is over and I am still discovering more issues with it, now it won`t charge and apparently I need to replace my motherboard, I rarely give poor rating to a product if you don`t believe me go to ideapad lenovo forum and see how many people are suffering with these machines, for me personality I will never buy a lenovo gaming laptop again,o and one more thing the charger didn`t work when I got so I had to send 60$ for a new charger."
"I owned a lot of laptops, This one is really outstanding. Love all features. Super fast.i have the antiglare -102 and love it more than the glossy one (owned one before). Gaming and school work are great on it.i wish they add the touchscreen feature to it soon but it wasn't a deal breaker for me any way.buy it and u will love it too."
"works good for business but if want to play any games this is not a good computer. It may have a great cpu but it always has low memory problems or will shut off the computer saying driver no less or equal. Some games I have played are skyrim, league of legends and total war rome."
"This machine has been a disappointment to me. (1) The touchpad is completely unusable.If you don't expect to use a mouse ALL the time, look elsewhere. (2) The range of viewing angles is limited. You can only push the screen back approx. 30 degrees from vertical. The hinges also seem very flimsy for such a hefty machine. (3) The finish scratches incredibly easily and is such a fingerprint magnet that your machine will look like a crime scene every time you use it. (4) Despite decent specs, it's not blazingly fast. If you get this laptop, include the SSD."
"I needed an affordable but powerful laptop for college and gaming, and purchased the single-GT755M model at the beginning of January. This impressive machine can run Dolphin and PCSX2 without having temperatures exceed 70C, while having enough battery life to get through lectures. The screen, webcam, speakers, even the touchpad and 7260 wireless card, work as expected, and the quiet fan and backlit keyboard are nice plusses. All in all, the single-GPU Y510P is currently the most solid gaming laptop that you can get for the money, and I highly recommend it to all students."
Cons: Battery, Weight, Included Software, Build Quality, Durability
"Bought this computer mainly for college thinking that it would not be that heavy, (it's around 5 pounds) and with my books in the backpack it gets pretty heavy the situation. The computer runs pretty fast and it has awesome specs, but the design didn't impress me so much. The plastic around the screen looks very cheaply made and it's 'shiny' and the surface has imperfections (slopes). The keyboard is very nice, the touch pad is not great but OK, I would prefer two separate button for each click. I would recommend this machine to a person that is not worried about aesthetics of the computer and just pays the money practically for the specs. I look for durability in a computer and I don't think that this plastic made machine will last 3-4 years.(maybe it would)."
Cons: Video card, Display resolution, Warranty, Support, Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software, Software compatibility, Display performance
"The Y510P itself works well enough, but it has compatibility problems with the factory-loaded Windows 8.1 that should have been addressed before this laptop reached the market. The real kicker is that Lenovo apparently has software fixes that will address some of the problems, such as blurry text, but they will only give you the fix for MORE MONEY. Yes, here is your $1300 computer, and for another $200, you can actually read the words on the screen! Seriously, is there no accountability here? All that lovely hardware does me no good if the basics aren't working. Lenovo has lost my loyalty."
"Happy to type this from my new Y510P. This laptop stays amazingly cool on normal usage and heats up only when gaming. Sound is awesome and the display is crystal clear. The red backlit keyboard is gorgeous. I got the Intel 7260 b/g/n Wireless (2x2 BGN) and so the connectivity was very good. Touch pad is not so bad. Battery life is good on normal usage and i get around 4 hours. Only cons I found are fingerprint magnet and little weight to carry around and heats up when gaming. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product."
Pros: Processor, Video card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Display resolution
Cons: Memory, Battery, Weight
"This is an amazing computer that I use on a regular basis for mostly gaming but also typing things up. On this computer I can run a game like Borderlands 2 on high settings with barley any noticeable lag, but as soon as I unplug the computer from the wall, the frame rate plummets and is unplayable. This is only a problem if you are going to game away from an outlet, so it is not too big of a problem. The only other issue I have is sometimes I will get a low memory error that crashes the game I am playing. Although after deleting McAfee and some of the useless stuff that came on the computer, it has mostly stopped happening. Also typing for long times can get uncomfortable."