"I love this laptop. I got it at a discounted price but I think it's even worth the regular price! The design is beautiful, not too in-your-face, doesn't come loaded with bloatware, great camera quality. I can't comment on how hot it runs on games and such because I always keep a cooling pad underneath it and it's fine. The material it is shiny so it does show fingerprints but it's better than a matte finish that's a pain to clean! Speakers are OK, could be better but they are still better than I expected. The Trackpad is excellent, the buttons and keyboard have been sturdy since I've gotten it ( I use this laptop about 6-10 hours every day!). I love the fact that the power input is on the side so it doesn't get in the way or get smashed. I have zero complaints, this baby runs better than my 2 year old desktop! The battery life is about what I expected but what can you really do about that without throwing down several hundreds of dollars for a better one? :)"
"I have been using my Ideapad Y560 for several months now so I think I'm in the perfect position to put up a review. Overall impressions are the most important thing, right? My overall impression: the Y560 will handle anything you throw at it, but it won't handle it at the fastest speeds you've seen. The Core i7 in the Y560 has four cores so it will handle a big workload. It's not uncommon for me to be running Adobe's Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator at the same time as IE9 and several Chrome tabs and this laptop just powers right through all of it. But the ability to handle the large workload is due to the quad core processor and 8 Gb of RAM - on the speed side the laptop suffers from it's meager 1.7 Ghz clock. If you're looking for a gaming laptop you'll be much better served by a faster dual core chip rather than this i7. Besides workload handling, the Y560 excels with its 7200 RPM 500Gb hard drive - you shouldn't need anything more than that in a mobile machine:plenty of speed and plenty of storage. I eventually replaced it with a 128 Gb Crucial M4 SSD and that took the Y560 over the top. I boot up in just a few seconds now (Win7 Home Premium x64). Other pros, the display is really nice albeit showing a LOT of glare. The weight is nice too, I've never felt it was too heavy. And I bought it on special with a 3-year warranty which is outstanding. I have a workhorse mobile machine that will be the everyday staple of my computing equipment for another two and a half years - you can't underestimate that level of comfort. But any product is not without its flaws. And thankfully for the Y560 the flaws are mostly cosmetic. Most importantly, the build quality is not very good. The whole casing is a pretty flimsy plastic. You definitely don't get the feeling you can be rough with this machine. Just carrying it around by one corner it feels like it might bend or break, so you have to be careful how you handle it. It's also the worst fingerprint magnet I've ever seen. The whole keyboard facing area is smooth, glossy, black plastic and it shows greasy grimy smears like nothing I've ever seen. The keyboard puzzles me as well. Lenovo placed the Function key where the CTRL key normally goes in the bottom left corner of the keyboard and it drives me insane. Six months in and I have not yet gotten used to that change from my old Dell laptop. The battery life leaves a little bit to be desired too, but that's to be expected with four processor cores and 8 Gb of RAM gulping the juice out of it. I get about two hours of usage in most scenarios but if I crank down the brightness and all of the power settings I might get close to 3 hours. But if you read those negatives all of them have nothing to do with the actual computing functions of the machine, and that's what really matters. As long as you are okay with the plasticky, brittle feeling of the machine, it's going to keep you extremely happy as it impressively cunches away on whatever data you're feeding it. I have been very happy with my Y560 but might look to a little more durable machine the next time I upgrade. Thanks to this great deal and the 3 year warranty I got with it, that won't be for a while yet!"