"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"
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Review 2 for IdeaPad U460 - Top rated
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Excellent, Mobile Laptop
Date:November 1, 2011
"I have had the U460 for almost a year and have been very pleased. I especially like to face recognition login and fairly fast startup time.
Occasionally the machine will crash, and I have to unplug it and remove the battery, then re-start it. This could be normal with Windows, however.
The only realy weakness I have detected is that the fingerprint reader is functionally unworkable. Furthermore, the Lenovo customer service was unable to diagnose the issue with it - that it does not read my fingerpint easily. So, I ended up sending it back to them twice before I figured out what was wrong. Consequently, I don't use the fingerprint reader - it is a waste of space on my machine."
"I purchased the U460 in Midnight Plum with the i5 Processor back in August. So far, I have absolutely no complaints. The performance is just I expected based on the specs (quick and responsive for the average user), battery life about as expected for an 8 cell, and the laptop is very attractive compared to most of what's on the market right now. The Midnight Plum color is almost like a satin-black in some lights and is very classy. The texture on the mouse track pad was a nice suprise. Overall a great laptop in the 14" size and I would definitely recommend it for those shopping in that category of laptop."