Cons: battery does not last past 4 hours ever, the "shift" keys are smaller than normal
Model Number: g560
"Nice laptop with good features and fast processor. The price was a good value and Costco gives an extended warranty. Note that I had to recently use the concierge service due to my battery going bad. They helped me through the warranty process and a new battery was shipped in about a week. Very helpful customer service. Wish the battery lasted longer than 4 hours."
"I bought this laptop like a month ago and so far its been doing really good ... The best thing I like about it is, it doesn't get hot and I can put it on my lap for hours and I don't feel even the slightest heat from it ... Also even if I put the laptop near my ear I can't hear the sound ... Its like super quiet ... and very light weight which makes it easier to carry it around .. Also it doesn't have the glossy finish so I don't have to fear about getting scratches on it ... and about its speed and accessability .. ofcourse its a i5 and its really fast and so far no complaints .. Hope it would be the same in the future ...."
Pros: fast, nice screen, good computer for the price
Cons: graphics card ok, battery life could be improved
Model Number: Lenovo G-560
"We'd never heard of Lenovo before but saw an ad for it the day after it arrived. The computer is fast, the full keyboard is nice and the keys are easy to type on. The graphics card is good but could be better and the battery life isn't the best. It doesn't seem to get hot like other laptops we've had. No complaints about the sound. Microsoft Office is not included. Overall, after a couple of weeks using it, we're pleased with the purchase."
"Screen goes blank when computer is powered. Bought a Lenovo for the first time in life some five months ago. Machine shipped out using Concierge service for the first time. Hope Lenovo Authorized Service Center will be able to evaluate computer damage and do a reasonable job!?"
"I bought this laptop for my 80 year old dad, and he likes it very much. the big screen and storage help him storage keep and play his lots of faverat Peking opera video clips and pictures. the dvd r/w feature is also the must. great product."
"As usual we rely on Costco to give the best price and product. We always buy electronics from Costco because of the 2 yr warranty. The Lexapro is very easy to use and I really like the convenience of the 10 key pad."
"This is a fine laptop. It replaces my 4 year old Gateway. The look and feel of it is very good and while lighter than my Gateway it feels much more solid. The price performance is also excellent. The 2.66Ghz processor is what I was looking for and the 6GBs of RAM make this a very agile and quick laptop. I use it as my business machine so I need the speed and storage. All that being said, I can't say the same for Windows 7, I will never understnad why MS thinks it is necessary to make sych dramatic changes to the user interface. Changing technology is fine, even for an old guy like me, but why monkey with something that people have become familiar with and are able to use? I guess when you are the only guy in town you can do what you want. I have used the concierge service that comes with the machine (for Widnows 7 questions) and they have been excellent"
"The Lenovo laptop is a really fast machine with an incredible HD screen. You are on the Internet in a matter of seconds! It has some great features I have not seen before and am still learning about them. Great price on a terrific machine."
"You don't have to be an expert to know a good product and a good deal when it comes along. I purchased this as a wedding gift. It sounded good in the website description but for under $600 I had my doubts. What a surprise. It's a great little computer and the bride seemed very pleased. It has all the features, speed and thus far, reliability that anyone could want in a home computer. It's going to get a workout and I hope it's as tough over the long haul as it will need to be with today's younger generation. I was impressed with the features and it's just a good solid computer. Mine cost four times as much and I can't say it's much better, if any better, in any way. I would have to recommend this model highly for the application. Perfect fit."
"I noticed the previous post which mentioned the touchpad problem. I received the laptop today and tried it out right away. I found to my great relief that there isn't any touchpad problem. The device and driver brand is Synaptics. There is another driver also available in the "drivers" folder named Elantech. I knew that "Synaptics" is good so I stick with it. I chose it after I did a complete reinstallation of the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate). So far so good."
"I've only had this laptop for a few days and I can tell you that I will be returning it-today!. The baterry life is horrible. Even after power cycling the computer several times the battery drains quickly.
Most significantly, the trackpad seems to have a mind of its own. Often times the trackpad seems overly sensitive and then not sensitive enough. All I can say is that it is very frustrating to work with and will tempt you to use your laptop as a Frisbee.
I may try a Dell-again. I would go with Apple but they are just too expenisve."
Pros: great screen sharp images., graphics so fast it blows your hair back.
Cons: works so well my wife won't share.
Model Number: Lenovo G560 i5-480M
"I'll start with the cons, there are none. I have bought a lot of PCs but never on-line from Costco, but with their return policy how could I loose?
The images on the screen are sharp, clear and the best I've seen. The speed and the graphics make the wireless run as fast as when connected to DSL cable.
The laptop worked the right out of the box without ever opening the manual. My wife has now taken complete control of it, so I will be saving up for another, since she informed me she doesn't want to share it."
"I love this computer with one MAJOR exception. The network card (10/100) is a disappointment. I've had or tried several computers in the past and never had an issue with receiving a wireless connection (802.11 n) in the room I do most of my work. With my new Lenovo I get disconnected from the internet every 5 minutes whereas my Toshiba (running in the same room) has a stable connection. It's a shame because I'm happy with everything else especially the speed and keyboard. I wish they had used a more advanced network card."
Pros: good price for the level of performance, better screen dimensions
Model Number: G560 0679
"With only a couple of weeks of experience, the laptop is performing well. For the price, got 6G ram and 640G HD. The screen is wider but not as tall as my last 15.6" laptop, and this seems to be better than my last laptop. A little disappointed in the shipping cost. Standard shipping was estimated at 2 days; so paid for expedited shipping -- which was 2 days!"