"I was looking for a laptop with good mobility and enough power to play some games with pretty intense graphics.
I was not disappointed in my purchase. It is a bit heavier than I would like, but you don't get lighter than this unless you get a netbook, and I wanted more power than that. The screen may be too small for some people, but it's the right size for me. The laptop does get hot when I start playing mmos. I should think that a laptop fan underneath would easily fix that problem. Overall, a good purchase and a nice value."
"I have now owned laptops by IBM, Sony, HP and Acer and this is by far the best laptop I have ever owned. I purchased it configured with the Second Gen Core i7 and 8G of RAM, 1GB discrete Gfx Card and the system just screams.
Pros: Blazingly fast, fast boot, light, good battery life, nice screen.
Cons: When resting my left hand on the laptop it can mess with the mouse and keyboard funtionality, Power plug is small and comes loose easily.
I paid less than $1k for this laptop which is just amazing considering the performance and features."
"This is the first computer I've purchase for my self. I spent (no joke) 40 hours researching which computer would be the best for me. Funny thing is I learned just as much from reviews from people on the net as I did using different computers to researched my future computer. The size of the computer is awesome and easy to more around from place to place. The Hdmi out put allows you to turn this in to a desktop and with the various usb connectors for a keyboard and mouse. Best thing is when the power goes out, HA you still using your computer thanks to the battery. Now as a laptop the battery life is a little short but considering the processing speed... that battery lasts a good amount of time if you reduce the amount of power consumption of the processor and screen. The video card is good, get to play most of the higher end games (not all). Oh yeah! the JBL speakers are amazing! Over all this is a great all around computer for a awesome price."
Cons: Weight, Build Quality, Battery, video quality, shipping time
"I bought this laptop direct from Lenovo. Took almost a month to deliver which was a con. I bought a netbook previously and promised myself never again. It was so slow. I like gaming so I was looking for a blend between affordable and powerful graphics. I got the Y460p on sale just shy of $1,000. 8GB RAM, i7 and a Radeon 6550M video card. This machine is raging fast! Love the keyboard. A bit heavy for a smaller laptop and the battery life is non-existent but the newer models have significantly improved the battery issue. The only major concern I have is that the screen flickers from time to time when the screen is moved. I am wondering if it is a loose connector. Also, the screen itself is very average. It is 1680x1050 but the quality is very "meh". As for a wish list of missing features; a touchpoint like you find on the Think Pads, a better screen, a matte finish and a backlit keyboard. If they threw those in, I would have ponied up a couple hundred extra dollars."
"I bought it with core i7, 8gb ram and so on. Many times it just stops working until I restart. Not fast at all. Very dissapointed. I could have spent one third and gotten a laptop with similar performance.
Low battery life -knew before I bought it Slow -the biggest dissapointment Expensive Stops working for no reason at times"
"If you want to have the ability to run any software (and game), and if in your criteria of choosing a laptop you consider portability and professional look, this laptop offers good value. (core i7 version with 8GB of ram)"
Cons: Display resolution, Included Software, Display performance
"The I7 processor speed comes close to the T410s solid state drive and I5 processor. AMD video card seems to be a bit sluggish when using two screens. Hard drive seems to be adequate and the built in speakers are nice."
"I was looking for a semi-compact laptop to replace my aging desktop but (for programming reasons) desired a true quad core laptop.
The y460p (model number:4395) came configured with a true quad core cpu (i7-2630qm), 8 gigs or ram and lots of other bells n whistles. First thing i did was swap the HD for a SSD drive and install my favorite flavor of linux. Machine boots in under 5 secs! This machine is a dream to work on. When the system is under heavy load all the fans spin faster and the machine produces a good amount of heat out the side port. This is a power machine: all the power of a desktop in the semi-compact form of a 14".
Very satisfied with the build quality. The case is plastic and not metal. The ac power adapter is almost heavier than the laptop! Its is a real monster. 120w 19.5 volts 6.15 amps all to power the quad core i wasn't willing to sacrifice on.
When u factor in the price (under 1000) with the feature set this laptop was an absolute steel for me. I am a long time user of ThinkPads (over a decade, but no true quad-core in the thinkpad lineup had me looking elsewhere). I was quite skeptical at first regarding buying an ideapad. But after 6 months i am very happy to say i'm overly satisfied with my first Ideapad purchase and will likely buy another :)"
This laptop has the specs of a gaming laptop for a mobility laptops price! (paid $799 plus tax) There is no noticeable flex to the keyboard unless some force is applied. I had zero dead pixels, and i get a little over 3h on energy saver mode (it performs well in this mode) while surfing the web with he screen brightness being at 2/3. It has some cool visual setting features that change the sound quality and the screen color quality to fit the needs of watching a movie or surfing the web. This laptop has amazing sound that is quite loud! It is very fast. I can play crysis on medium with no micro lagging issues as some of my friends acer computers experience. It runs League of legends at the highest settings as well as Team fortress 2. I also love the textured touchpad. Once you try it you will never want to go back to the smooth ones. It has a strong/durable plastic chassis with a brushed alluminum/plastic screen backing (its a hybrid) connected by chromed metal hinges. My only complaint is that the palm rest area is a bit of a fingerprint magnet. Also like most laptops with an optical drive, you dont want to pick it up from that side, because you can sometimes open up the tray to the optical drive. It doesnt get very, hot, it has plenty of vents and enough space between a surface to the laptop bottom to help it breath. The camera is of decent quality in both regular and low light conditions. The keyboard has a nice feedback with a satisfying dual mouse clicker (both right and left mouse)
The only cons of this laptop was that i wish i could have customized more features to it. (aka a faster spin hardrive, slot drive, a bigger screen resolution and the option to have a higher capacity battery). I wouldnt have minded paying a little more for some of those features.
I love my laptop and i am a returning lenovo customer!"
Pros: Video card, Battery, Processor, Memory, Storage
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality, Display resolution, Included Software
"Laptop is great so far. I have a core i7 2.00ghz 8gb of memory 1gb dedicated video 750gb hard drive. All of these specs scream 17" laptop, but all this power is packed into an amazing 14" laptop that is surprisingly light. I cannot say enough about how portable this laptop actually is in the real world.
Some cons: The build quality is semi-shabby. My "A" key has been fussy since the day I got the laptop; it stays in 40% of the time when you press it. The display is so-so too. It feels solid, but definetely could have been built better.
For the price I bought it on sale(799) a few weeks back, it was totally worth it and has proven itself to be a beast of a 14" laptop. I'm impressed"
Pros: Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Weight, Processor, Memory, Video card, Storage
"I really wanted to get a laptop with a 14 inch screen and a sandy bridge processor. This was the first one that I saw that was available. I bought the best model with the i7 2630qm and the rapid drive. The rapid drive is very fast, a definite improvement over conventional hard drives.
From a usability and responsiveness perspective, this laptop feels as fluid as my desktop with a 3.8ghz quad and a sandforce ssd. Because of this I am very satisfied; I often cannot stand to use other people's slower computers. The radeon 6550 is also a plus for performance and can run modern games on around medium-high settings.
The laptop is pretty light and the battery lasts around 5 hours for web browsing. Build quality could be better, but is average compared to most laptops I'd say which is why I give it 4/5. There is slight flexing of the screen and base, but it isn't as bad as some.
As for features, the first thing I did when I got the laptop was to perform a clean install of windows. Here is a guide to do this with the rapid drive:
I did not use any bundled software and do not use the additional media keys on the upper right by the speaker because they require additional processes to use.
The screen I'd say is pretty average; I have to say I'm not a fan of glossy screens, but I knew about it when I bought it (so no deduction). The sound quality from the speakers is pretty good for a laptop.
Overall, I am very satisfied with this laptop.
If you want a very powerful laptop in a smaller form factor, then this is a good laptop for you.
*additionally: The laptop took over a month to ship, and didn't arrive to my home until 5 weeks after the order date. I was pretty upset about this, but I did not very urgently require the laptop. Apparently they were having supply issues. Hopefully if any of you choose the buy this laptop you won't experience the same problem."