Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 0633

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 0633Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 0633 (IdeaPad Y460 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 86%, features: 77%, display: - % mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 0633

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 14-inch Laptop Review
Source: logicbuy English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/28/2010
Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y460
Source: Thinkpads.com English

We’ve generally liked Lenovo’s IdeaPads over the past few years, as they have expanded from an Asia-only niche to Lenovo’s “consumer” products across the world. One of the early Y Series, the Y650, was a particular triumph in design and quality. We also really liked the Y450 quite a bit, but the Y460 falters a bit in carrying on the torch. The design is a bit lackluster compared to earlier IdeaPads, though to be fair that is entirely subjective. What does come across as very disappointing is the mushy keyboard, coming from someone who is spoiled by ThinkPad keyboards every day. Given it appears to be the same chassis as the Y450, Lenovo also did not introduce a significant refresh that would allow for a larger battery. Unfortunately all of the Y Series are hindered by 6-cell batteries with no option for greater capacities. Priced around $1000, depending on configuration, the IdeaPad Y460 is definitely a premium offering. The technology inside it is competitive for the price range, with 4GB RAM, 500GB storage, and 2010 Intel Core processors on every model. The features are strong as well, with nearly every connection you could need. You can even get one model with a Blu-ray drive. Unfortunately the devil is in the details, as the mushy keyboard and mediocre battery life should make you carefully weigh the Y460 against other options like a better priced IdeaPad, competing models from HP and Dell, or even a ThinkPad T410 which runs in the same price range.


Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 11/02/2010
Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
For mobile gaming enthusiasts the market is starting to become loaded with different options. Right now one of the most popular systems is the Alienware M11x which holds its own for most games, but is still underpowered in the CPU department even with its latest assortment of low-voltage Intel Core processors. The Lenovo IdeaPad U460 gives you the power of a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor and an ATI Radeon 5650 dedicated graphics card in a system weighing less than 5lbs (about a half a pound heavier than the M11x). Gaming performance was outstanding with the Radeon 5650 graphics, handling Left 4 Dead 2 with the settings maxed, and still getting framerates above 60FPS. Synthetic performance was also quite high, well above other similarly sized systems. When not gaming the system gets about five hours of battery life when switched into integrated graphics mode, which is pretty good for a 14-inch notebook with a six-cell battery. Overall for the current $999 street price we couldn’t be happier with the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% ergonomy: 90%
77% Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 0633
Source: CNet English
Lenovo's IdeaPad line of consumer-targeted laptops is a far cry from the traditional dry ThinkPad business systems the company is known for. We'd go so far as to call the IdeaPad brand highly underrated, as the designs are among the snappier we've seen from any major PC maker, even if they tend be a bit on the pricey side. Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y460 is a well-designed gaming/multimedia laptop--but in this price range, the competition is also bringing its A game.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y460
Source: PC World English
A great compromise between power use and performance, but a compromise nonetheless.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2010
Rating: performance: 88% features: 82%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650: Middle class DirectX 11 capable graphics card with a power consumption of about 15-20 Watt. Supports Eyevision (up to 6 monitors)

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


2.3 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


77%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus A40JP-043D460M
Core i5 460M
» Acer Aspire 4745
Core i7 620M
» Acer Aspire 4820TG
Core i7 620M

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Envy 14-1196ea
Core i7 720QM, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» HP Envy 14-1100el
Core i7 720QM, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L650-1QG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7741G-5464G50Mnkk
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L650-1NC
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3M1E
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L670-1M2
Core i5 480M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote LM94-SB-570FR
Athlon II P340, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-5464G50Bnss
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 3 kg
» HP Envy 14-1210NR
Core i5 480M, 14.5", 2.5 kg
» HP Envy 14-1114ef Beats
Core i7 720QM, 14.5", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L655-1K0
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-59-054998
Core i3 370M, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB4X1E/BQ
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 2.536 kg
» Acer Aspire 5942G-746G64Mnbk
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 3 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4190sf
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» HP Pavilion dv7-4025ew
Phenom II X4 P920, 17.3", 3.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-EB3S1E/BQ
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 7540G-504G50Mi
Turion II M500, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L670D-14K
Phenom II X3 N850, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 4551G-N832G32Mn
Phenom II X3 N830, 14.1", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5943G-524G50Mn
Core i5 520M, 15.3", 3.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)