"The main reason I decided on the U460 is the thin and lightweight design. My last laptop was brick compared to this one, and I was tired of lugging it around campus everywhere. Being only ~1 inch thick and 4 lbs, it's no burden bringing it to class/study sessions/coffee shops. I purchased the i3 processer version because it was cheaper and I'm not really playing games on it.
The only stupid thing about this laptop is fingerprint & face recognition security program is useless. It's just faster to type in my password than wait for it to recognize my face/fingerprint. I used it for the first month because it was cool but then got over it because it was a waste of time. I ended up just uninstalling the software. It's not that big of a deal though, just a waste of lenovo's efforts.
After owning it for a year, the battery life has decreased slightly. I don't think it ever reaches 5 hours even with low processing. It's closer to 3-4 hours instead. The fan used to be silent but I think the laptop gets hotter so the fan runs more often.
Otherwise I'm happy with the laptop for the rest of my college life.
Pros: -light and easy to carry -long battery life -good display -easy to use chicklet style keyboard -easy to turn volume up/down & brightness up/down
Cons: -no optical drive (but I don't really need it and it's worth the portability for me. although lenovo's newest release the ideapad u300/400 has an optical drive and is super thin & light) -less sturdy build -the mcafee software that came with the laptop interfered with my internet connection. it took me forever to figure it out"