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The Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 is a laptop that was designed around speed and performance for professional and entertainment use.

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Pros

much better overall performance than the previous generation Y450

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HDMI output

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respectable battery life compared to most consumer laptops

6 agree

comes with the latest generation of i3 and i5 processors, DDR3 memory

5 agree

well designed - with no striking faults - compared to most consumer laptops

4 agree

higher-end unit comes with the latest in discrete graphics - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with 1GB of dedicated VRAM

4 agree

comes with Windows 7

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three USB ports and one eSATA/USB combo port

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Good power management schemes -- including setting to preserve battery lifespan by not fully charging it.

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integrated 6-in-1 multicard reader

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integrated 1.3MP webcam and microphone

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ExpressCard slot

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Custom laptop skins available at time of order (from Fathead)

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Cons

not customizable like most machines from Lenovo

6 agree

can't touch the build quality of the ThinkPad line

6 agree

more expensive than the previous generation Y450 - which was priced specifically to appeal to students

5 agree

no USB 3.0

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no option for integrated mobile broadband

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no Blu-ray option

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Dark glossy plastic collects fingerprints mercilessly.

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Keyboard touches screen when lid is closed; leaves imprints upon glossy screen.

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Graphics card runs extremely hot (where the SD card is)

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not worth it for the price - not far from the price of a much higher quality device from Lenovo / other manufacturers

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glossy display

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The Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 is a laptop that was designed around speed and performance for professional and entertainment use. With Intel Core i7 processors, the laptop features switchable graphics that lets owners switch between modes to prolong the laptop's battery life and has a 14-inch HD widescreen display. It also uses Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology that uses Windows 7 at a 66.6% faster rate and starts programs and copies files faster than other models. With a stylish look, it also has an intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application that improves computer navigation and has an Ambient Light Sensor automatically adjusts the laptop's brightness based on the user's distance from the display.

Features
  • Intel Core i7 processor
  • Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology
  • Switchable graphics
  • 14-inch HD widescreen display
  • Dolby Home Theater surround sound
  • Intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application
  • Ambient Light Sensor
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Cathren Bin
05/22/2010 02:16

A beautiful and capable machine, the Y460 is sure to impress the entertainment and gaming junkies out there, while at the same time assuring the more work-oriented users that Lenovo has not forgotten them. Considering the low starting price, the Y460 is a truly a bargain.

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