"I bought this laptop as an inexpensive laptop (under $400.00) for my kids, but now wish I would have bought this laptop for myself instead of Toshiba Satellite L655-S5061($400.00+), which experienced a hard drive failure after 4 months of purchase and now the battery is not holding a charge adequately after only having laptop for no more than 1 year."
"Bought this first of January, it was cheap under $400.00 but anything is better than an old computer that bit the dust. My last computer was 8 years old and a desktop. 50 G's of memory and full. I am in business and everything I do goes thought my computer. If the computer don't work I don't either. We do embroidery, vinyl, screenprinting. Wanted a lap top so I could take it home with me at night and on weekends and work.
If it cost $5,000.00 for this machine it would not be overpriced. Since I don't game I can't tell you about that. I do watch netflick and it works GREAT. Its fast, light weight and I have magicTalk on here so I can call anyone with out a phone and talk to my computer and they hear me great and I hear them o.k. I say O.K. because I am 70 and I need a little more sound for my old ears. Skype works great and the first time I have ever used it.
Keep making this computer Lenovo it is a winner. It will do anything for home, school or business and I do a lot of art work in my business.
If I was to change anything I'd add a little lift up on the left click of my pad button so I would be able to feel it and not have to stop and look to make sure I was on it."
"First of all, I am a computer tech; so when I was looking for a good deal I made sure it was a great deal. I made some tweaks to boost its performance and this is a great buy. I've had this laptop for around one month, it runs great and is very fast. I rendered a 2 minute video in seconds that would usually take five minutes in my desktop. There are a couple things I don't like, but not too bad though. For example, it doesn't have an HDMI entrance. Another thing that I hate is the Fn key on the bottom left. The Ctrl key should be there not the Fn key. The Veriface feature is nice but it hardly ever works. Now the features I do like is the One Touch Back Up. This button is located to the right of the laptop and it will allow you to recover lost date, I have yet to use it but I did put a password on it so no one can delete my files without the password. Also, the battery will last at least three hours but maybe more. I have never kept time on how long it lasts, but its for sure more than three hours. Overall I am satisfied with this laptop and I've recommended it to a couple friends that are looking for a laptop. For the price, features, performance, and for reliability of Lenove this laptop is a great buy; you can't go wrong with this."
"After several years, my first lenovo had finally taken too much abuse. After being dropped several times, having water spilled on it, and overall overly gamed on, it died. I lovingly laid it to rest and went shopping for a new computer. I needed a laptop that could easily handle my lifestyle. Always on the road, taking online classes, and constantly playing some sort of MMO. This Lenovo G560 easily and beautifully did all of this for me. While this laptop doesn't rock out with an i5, it does rock hard enough to support my constant abuse. I like to browse the internet while playing my games, and writing some sort of paper. The number pad on the side was a brilliant touch. You don't realize how much you use one of those things, until you don't have one. The keyboard keys are well spaced and clearly marked, and the wide screen is perfect for multi-boxing. The only complaint that comes to mind is the amount of useless programs that come standard with the machine. As long as you don't mind spending a few minutes deleting things, it's not a big deal. Overall a nice computer, especially for the price."
A Laptop Is good for those who need the essentials
Date:February 7, 2011
Pros: Weight, Memory, Build Quality
Cons: Video card
"The laptop cover the basic need. It has an i3 processor and is succesor to the old Core2Duo processor. As a normal user (no complex applications or graphics), the laptop provides a great performance. The screen is great and pictures crisp and the sound decent. I also like the weight probably because I used to have 17 inch monster. I do sometimes get into a gaming mode and this is where the laptop dissapoints but I was not expecting much from the integrated graphics either. For big gaming people, it is a stay away. While the keyboard was nice and the keys nicely spread apart, the touch pad buttons disapointed. The touch pad in general is good but the buttons which we use for clicking is stiff. This actually comes as a surpise because the ThinkPad I use is just too good with the keys and touchpad. The laptop has all necessary ports including the USB and HDMI port. This also comes with the DVD recorder so it makes a good media player for me because I do a lot of streaming from the net and I am just happy that I dont have to have a VGA cable and a audio cable to see my movie on netflix. This laptop is great for users who just want to do basic internet browsing, editing documents and watching movies and is good buy for its value"