Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-3A-B
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-3A-B
Despite some shortcomings, the IdeaPad Y460 is a good portable entertainment notebook that can handle movies, games and video editing. For $999 as equipped it provides a great deal of value; allowing a user to have one notebook that adapts to their needs by switching between integrated and dedicated graphics. If you are looking for a portable entertainment notebook that can ramp up to handle intense tasks when needed you should add the Y460 to your list.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 50%
It's not enough for a 14-inch notebook to deliver decent runtimes, a little processor grunt and pleasing looks any more; now we expect graphical excellence too. In response, Lenovo have outfitted their IdeaPad Y460 with a dedicated ATI Radeon GPU, and they've even thought to put a switch on the front which allows you to turn it off when you're feeling more spreadsheet than gaming minded. Two birds with one stone, or just a lame duck? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2010
Source: Wired Magazine
The Y460's performance is so dazzling and the machine is put-together so well that I think you can make the case that it's worth the cash upgrade. Just tell the wife you'll eat ramen for a month. She won't understand, but you'll be so happy with your computer you probably won't care.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 is built with speed in mind, while placing a huge emphasis on portability. Though you pay a premium for parts that can run any application, you're getting a laptop that you won't need to upgrade for years.The Editors' Choice Asus UJ30c-A1 is not as powerful, but it's more affordable, has longer battery life, and is equipped with a more seamless switchable graphics technology.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
Those looking for a portable multimedia notebook with strong enough graphics performance to play demanding games will find a lot to like in the IdeaPad Y460. However, at $1,049, it’s a bit expensive for a multimedia system that doesn’t have Blu-ray or a high-res screen. Some may prefer the heavier 15-inch Samsung R580, which comes standard with a Blu-ray reader and costs more than $200 less. And if gaming is your main goal, you might want to go for the 15-inch Acer Aspire 5740G ($749). But if you care about mobility and don’t want to sacrifice power, the Y460 is a high-quality notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
Portability, excellent performance, and a bold, eye-catching design are all good reasons to choose the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 as your next thin-and-light notebook. Unfortunately, the whole point of switchable graphics is to offer the choice between performance and battery life, but for this notebook, the best battery life you can get is still pretty short, making this a moot point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
Source: Jambitz ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 44% mobility: 45% emissions: 46%
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 53% mobility: 77%
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)
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. 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.
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 %
77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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