"I've had it for about a week now, everything rocks, lightening fast, build quality is top notch, everything feels right. Only gripe I have is heat, this thing gets hot, CPU temps that spike to 92*C when gaming, most of the time it stays in the high 70's but too many of those 90+ spikes is not going to go well for long term reliability, I might look into purchasing the additional fan...."
"I have bought this laptop about 3 weeks ago. I am very satisfied with the performance as it is a fast computer. I also play any game ( like hitman absolution) on high setting without issue. My biggest issue with this computer is the mouse. I would never see the issue if i did not have to play a game with the keyboard. I saw that i couldnot play with the keyboard and use the mouse at the same time. At first, i thought it was an Hardware issue. So, i sent the first computer for a replacement. But when the replacement came, it had the same issue. Therefore, lenovo marketed a gaming computer which needs a controller to play games. If you think that you are going to play games which require a keyboard and mouse, this computer is not for you. Do not do the same mistake as i did."
Pros: Battery, Weight, Processor, Memory, Bluetooth, Video card
Cons: Display resolution, Screen size, touchpad
"This laptop is a good deal - especially if you get it for the sales price (around 750USD for base model). Performance is excellent. Form factor is good considering the components; other laptops with this level of performance are behemoths. Battery life is also surprisingly good.
The display is acceptable - could be better but average for this price point. The touchpad is rather poor"
"This computer has everything i wanted! super fast i can play BF3 on ultra no problem And it looks AMAZING the red backlit keyboard the black aluminum finish TOP NOTCH only thing when i push on the top edge of the keyboard it pushes and makes a sound but NOT a dealbreaker definitely worth it!"
"I received my Ideapad Y400 today and thus far it has been a great experience and purchase. This is my first gaming laptop and I'm loving it. I am a casual World of Warcraft player and my last laptop could no longer play it without overheating and causing clipping issues. This laptop plays it flawlessly.
The keyboard on this laptop is very solid and feels way better than the one on my old laptop. I really like the attractive red backlight and there is minimum flex in the keyboard."
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Warranty, Processor, Security Features, Support, Durability, Memory, Bluetooth, Video card, Wireless card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, ultrabay modules, more than 1 pci-e slot, one key backup/restore
Cons: Storage, Display resolution, Battery, Weight, Included Software
"In my many years of experience with laptops, the Y400 is probably the one laptop that provide a fair amount of flexibility (via the ultra bays module and PCI-e slot) for user to configure. I have added in 2nd Graphics card to support animation work and utilise the M-SATA PC1-e port using the Crucial msata-128Gb drive as a bootup disk as the stock 1Tb 5400rpm drive is too slow - almost a mins to startup Win 8 64bits (with msata disk - it took less than 10 secs). The cons is that it requires a fairly technical person to access to the PCI-e slot (took me almost an hour to remove the base cover) Another cons, it is not easy to get the utrabay modules in Singapore and only one shop here, has stock for msata disk - cost a bomb to get it."
"Excellent build quality, and performance, scoring a respectable 30-40 FPS Battlefield 3 with Ultra, do note that this ran on plugged power, not battery. Recommended a friend for the IP Y400, and he loves it.
The processor seems ok, however, I would love to have an option to downgrade to an i5. The 1 TB storage is pretty neat, I required one, however, I have no idea where is the cache SSD is located, I have difficulty in whether to defrag or not.
In Singapore, it is very rare to find the Ultrabay modules.
The build quality is good, metal surface on the keyboard area, however, to open up the underside of the laptop seems difficult and sometimes, confusing than the instructions says.
Using for school anyway, configured to Windows 7 Enterprise."
"I just got my Lenovo today I was excited to use it but the touchpad was broken and it was difficult to left click on anything since the touch pad didnt respond but other than that the labtop looks great and runs games fine."
"exactly one month after receiving my Y400, it has stopped working. Upon touching the power button, the Lenovo logo appears and the "thinking" icon starts circling, but that's it. This started 10 days ago when the laptop shut itself off for no apparent reason. It started getting finicky, but then would run just fine. Then today, for no apparent reason, it instantly turned off. Now it won't boot up. The laptop has not been abused in any way. Apparently this is not a new problem, as I checked on some forums and they mention this happening. Come on, Lenovo, you're supposed to build quality equipment that works. I'm very disappointed."
Cons: Wireless card, Security Features, Included Software
"This laptop is a great machine at an excellent price. It (so far) can handle all the gaming that I do sufficiently. The laptop itself is pretty lightweight, but I would recommend using a computer backpack as your system of transportation. The resolution is good, but the reflective gloss of the screen can sometimes be irritating. One major con of the computer is the wifi receiver, which has a lot of trouble picking up signals from what would usually be strong networks. I researched my options for a long time, and I would definitely recommend this computer for an affordable gaming computer, as well as a system that will handle all other needs of the user."
"A stunning looking machine with amazing specs. The case is beautiful, the dolby theater sound, and the JBL speakers round out into a quality of sound I've never dreamed of from the many notebooks with tinny speakers I've owned in the past. The red keyboard is crown of this beautiful machine. Lightning fast. Very smooth. Once I got over Window's 8 hating, I learned the keyboard shortcuts, and now I love it. The touchpad needs to be upspec'd, or given a better driver. Overall, I'm in love with this machine."
Pros: Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Weight, Processor, Durability, Memory, Video card, Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality, Storage, sound system
"This is probably the best laptop/computer I've ever had. For the price it's basically a steal for the specs that you're getting. It's cool and the design is simplistic and clean. Video card is amazing, Sound System is amazing, Performance is fast. Windows 8 was at first a whole new world but after a few days tinkering with it I've come to love it and I enjoy how sleek it is."
"I love this laptop, it's everything I need and more. It is so fast that I was surprised, and it has more space then I could ever need. Perfect for a high schooler like me for school, games, and anything else. Only thing I didn't like was the included software."
"Got this laptop yesterday and it puts my old laptop to shame.The touchpad doesn't seem to have any issues but I do use mostly a wireless mouse. The laptop is great at dissipating heat (it breathes well) and I do recommend the extra fan if you want to do some heavy gaming (ultra video settings). The laptop is made from a combination of carbon-fiber, aluminum brushed metal and plastic, and it looks great. People complained about the keyboard flex which concerned me, and there is some keyboard flex but only if you press really, really hard (in which case most keyboards would yield flex). When typing normally I don't get any flex from the keyboard. The keyboard keys are in some nice concave manner that allows me to type even better. Good speakers."