Lenovo IdeaPad V460
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad V460
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 700 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad V460
The Lenovo IdeaPad V460 represents a good value in the budget business notebook market. It has great build quality, stylish looks, and a good keyboard. Overall performance is very good for everyday applications. Decent speakers were a welcome surprise. The V460's main issue is its limited battery life; it struggles past the three hour mark. Business notebooks typically have four or more. Another issue is the fan, which is noticeable when it turns on. In the V460's case, the pros outweigh the cons. This notebook is recommendable to those looking for a better quality notebook under $1,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo’s IdeaPad V460 is a bit of an outcast. It’s brethren are flashy consumer laptops, while it is trying to be a serious (small) business PC. It mostly succeeds as an SMB laptop, with the more robust chassis, strong feature set, and respectable data security software. As always there are compromises, which will leave most wanting more battery life and probably a bit lower price. When comparing the V460 to its more consumer relatives like the IdeaPad Y460 we reviewed, there is no question what a small business shopper should choose. The V460 offers a small handful of features that should be the minimum for anyone with serious needs out of their laptop PC, which any other IdeaPad is notably lacking.r those cross-shopping ThinkPads against this IdeaPad, you might notice the V460 and new ThinkPad Edge models have disturbingly similar feature sets. Both have HDMI output, the standard array of ports and processor options, no hardware security chip, and only some models get a fingerprint reader. The prices are also eerily similar, though the IdeaPads tend to get more discounts than the ThinkPad Edge models.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2010
Source: Digital Trends
As the consumer flavor of a business brand, IdeaPads have always seemed to have trouble finding any identity, typically settling somewhere awkward. That ends with the sleek, versatile V460, which successfully carries both the ThinkPad’s clean design and sensibility (that lovely keyboard) over to the IdeaPad marquee, with a dash of gaming performance thrown in for flavor, courtesy of the Nvidia GeForce 310M.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
In the end the IdeaPad V460 offers a tempting packaged for small business users who need the ability to switch to a higher power GPU, security features and want a durable design that should last longer than a consumer notebook with similar components
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 40%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Lenovo IdeaPad V460 is an attractive notebook with a comfortable keyboard, snappy graphics performance, and strong security software. Unfortunately, its weak battery life poses a significant problem for business users who need to carry their notebook around the office and especially outside of one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 56% display: 43% mobility: 42% emissions: 53%
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 77%
NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
68.4%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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