Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-3A-B


Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-3A-BNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-3A-B (IdeaPad Y Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: - %, display: 67% mobility: 57%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 46%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-3A-B

Lenovo Y460 Review: Switchable Graphics & Display Shine
Source: English
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%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 Review
Source: Slashgear English
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
performance: 80%
80% Lenovo Ideapad Y460
Source: Wired Magazine English
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%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y460
Source: PC Mag English
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%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y460
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
89% Lenovo IdeaPad Y460
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y460
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y460-3A-B
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%
70% Lenovo Y460 bản nâng cấp giá trị
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)

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.


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.

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

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, 2010-05-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)