Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y450Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 (IdeaPad Y Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 550 euro
Average Score: 79.25% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 50% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

81% Lenovo Ideapad Y450
Source: PC World English
The IdeaPad Y450 all-purpose laptop offers good looks and a surprising number of features at an attractive price. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a well-built all-purpose laptop whose only serious drawback lies in the graphics department. With a price that starts below $600 and tops out at about $900, this is a great-looking and full-featured laptop for everyday home, school, and work use. Just don't expect much more.
Features 75
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 70%
80% Lenovo Ideapad Y450 review
Source: PC Advisor English

Though Lenovo's ThinkPad business laptops have a reputation for no-nonsense design, the company also produces low-priced, consumer all-purpose laptops that look as good as they feel. Just take a look at the Lenovo Ideapad Y450, a 14in multimedia laptop that's visually striking yet carries a reasonable price tag. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a well-built all-purpose laptop whose only serious drawback lies in the graphics department. This is a great-looking and full-featured laptop for everyday home, school, and work use. Just don't expect much more.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Review
Source: Hardware Central English
Netbooks have been hogging the spotlight lately, making the world marvel at how capable a computing companion you can get for a notch under $500. Lenovo would like equal time to point out just how capable a real computer you can get for a notch over $500. The Y450 is pretty robust overall, though -- a likable laptop that's an undeniable deal at $599. There are other "real" notebooks (as opposed to netbooks) that cost even less, but many are bulky and clunky compared to the elegant IdeaPad. Few will make you feel as good about carrying them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 80%
78% Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 4189 (Pentium T3400 2.16GHz, 3GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Vista Home Premium)
Source: CNet English
  Formerly known for the iconic, if boxy, ThinkPads (which the company still does well: see our review of the T400s), Lenovo has also begun branching into more stylish consumer products, loosening up its slightly uptight design aesthetics along the way. The recent IdeaPad line reflects the change most starkly: we looke at the 16-inch IdeaPad Y650 a while ago, and were impressed by the thin, sturdy feel and bolder touches, including texture-patterned lids and glossy materials used in the interior. Reasonably priced, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a style-savvy, media-friendly laptop that unfortunately lacks gaming graphics.
78, Leistung 70, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y450
Source: PC Mag English
  As countless shoppers flock to stores to buy low-cost netbooks, they forget that great deals for these tough economic times are also coming in the form of bigger, more-capable, and still-very-portable mainstream laptops. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 (starting at $599) is not only inexpensive, it also comes with a big screen, a desktop-like typing experience, and a bevy of multimedia features. It's a great laptop for kicking off a new school year or transitioning from that old desktop. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a tremendous bargain for students and home users on a shoestring budget.
80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
  The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 has a lot to offer students or a family looking for a good laptop for general use. The overall price/performance ratio makes the Y450 a compelling notebook if you're looking for something with a 14-inch screen. The nice design, great sounding speakers and multi-touch touchpad should likewise give you a few reasons to consider this laptop. That said, the Y450 has some strong competition from notebooks like the new Dell Studio 14z and the popular HP Pavilion dv4t. If you're looking for an attractive notebook for school the Y450 makes a great choice, but if you need a high-end gaming notebook or the lightest possible weight, this isn't it.
Leistung 80, Display 50, Verarbeitung 95, Emissionen 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50% workmanship: 95% emissions: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 14-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
  Lenovo's IdeaPad Y450 isn't an extremely compact system, but comapred to many other laptops in its price range, it is very compact and lightweight. Performance is good although it does suffer in the graphics by relying on the integrated video. It does come with some very good battery life for its size. It's really hard to find systems with similar features and performance but some may want to look at the version with the NVIDIA graphics if they need 3D support.
80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y450
Source: Laptop Mag English
This thin, light notebook offers good performance and plenty of style for its price. None of the value-priced systems we’ve reviewed provide the design, features, portability, and strong battery life of the Lenovo Ideapad Y450. At $619, it’s a great notebook for students, families, or anyone on a budget who needs a highly portable computer with plenty of features. Even the cheapest configurations are powerful enough for the most common computing tasks: using Office software, editing photos, watching movies, and surfing the Web. But if you plan on editing video or playing high-speed games, you’ll want to consider a more powerful (and expensive) configuration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

75% Phiên bản T6600 của Lenovo Y450
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T4200:

Entry class dual core CPU with 1 MB level 2 cache and no virtualization technology. Compared to the Core 2 Duo line, some power saving mechanism are deactivated. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Lenovo reviews


79.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)