26 of 28(93%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Y460 - Top rated
Review 1 for IdeaPad Y460 - Top rated
Owned Product:2 years+
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i5
top rated? wonder why..
Date:December 7, 2012
Cons: Weight, Keyboard/peripherals, easily overheated, too noisy
"I have this laptop for more than 2 years and i can definitely point out some cons: too heavy too noisy getting hot very fast, i can't even have it on my laps.. and sometimes collapses because of overheating the plastic sachet changed shape and i had some problems with the touch-pad I wouldn't comment it to a friend"
Pros: Included software, Durability, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Display performance
"I Decided to write a review because at first i was spectacle about the reviews i read before purchasing this laptop. Thats why i took to the time to write this review and i'm here to tell you it's great!
Haven't had a single problem yet with this machine. everything runs smooth and the software comes in handy the only things is i wish it the keyboard will light up and a better battery life. I had another laptop, and it doesn't compare to my ideapad. For such an expensive laptop i expected to be top of the line and ended being worthless. Software errors and horrible sound.
Bottom line i love my ideapad. It's built for both comfort and speed.fast, portable, reliable, and great for entertainment with great sound and graphics"
"Everything that I ordered for my Y460 arrived as advertised and in good working order. I am very pleased with response time and speed of processing. The set up was minimal for adding the desired software (Word processing and anti-virus). Though still new (only had for 60 days) it looks like it will be a valued asset and good friend. I have had to use the purchased service and this was responsive and helpful. All in all, so far a good experience."
"Well designed Laptop with a lot of functionality (touch pad, switchable graphics, slide Nav...) and qualitative appearance. The JBL speakers are awsome for a 14" Laptop and the keyboard isn't "rattling". I like that I can listen to music without having an airplane turbine fan noise. One of the few shortcomings are battery life while gaming and the display resolution (max. 1366x768)."
Cons: Warranty, Support, windows that was included will not update siftware
"Featured in the Windows 7 computer is what I tell people who ask, "what is Lenovo?" Face recognition works great, no drag when booting. Durable, even spilled a full martini into the keyboard, flipped it upside down and hours later worked just fine after I let it air dry. Great looking laptop for price, dependable, has never freezes after a year of use that included, road trips, multiple users all which are teenage and hard on computers, great sound, used it daily for media, mp3 downloading, movie watching web chatting and freelance writing. Never have had a problem, ever."
"Overall the Y460 is fantastic: Fast boot, super-fast response, handles demanding applications with ease including Photoshop CS5 64-bit and Autocad 2009 simultaneously. Gaming: I've only tested Call of Duty Black Ops so far, but the the ATI 5650 renders amazing performance at 1042x768 (at native resolution you need to scale back a bit on your 3D settings). Audio will surprise you. The JBL speakers may lack the desired bass level (hard to find on any sub-17" notebook) but the sound they put out fills a room nicely.
The Y460 is powerful and has replaced my desktop PC. The excellent keyboard, superior track-pad and ultra-sharp display has made this one of my favorites. And the blu-ray player on my model works beautifully!
Cons: The touch-volume controls are great but the touch-slider controls are awkward, haven't had a desire to rely on them much. Battery life is a bit below average. Also, a 7200RPM HD would put this rig over the edge in terms of performance. Win7 rating is 5.8 due only to the HD speed (5400RPM). All other components rank at 6.9 and 7.0, which is extremely impressive for a 14" notebook.
Screen resolution: I'm accustomed to full HD but on a 14" screen, 1366x768 works very well for me. However, I would not recommend this resolution at all on a 15" display."
"This computer has functioned flawlessly.It was bought as a desktop replacement to be ketp in our kitchen and really has exceded my expectations. Colors are crisp,audio clear,features outstanding. Functions well with our iphone and ipad would buy Lenovo agan if I need another computer"
Good looks and power...what more could you ask for
Date:December 14, 2010
Pros: Processor, Memory, Bluetooth, Video card, Storage
"I purchased the Y460 back in May 2010 and I'm enjoying every bit of it. The Core i5 with 1GB graphics is very capable of handling demanding applications. I especially enjoy the switchable graphics button when extra power is not needed (browsing the web or working with office applications). The etched lid with geometric design is also a nice touch. I'm happy with mine!"
"This is my second Lenovo ideapad laptop. The last one is still running very good. I gave it to my brother and getting a new one. Believe me, this is the best configuration at an affordable price. The screen size is perfect for portability (14"). Not too heavy. The processor and the video/graphics card are outrageous. 500gb for a laptop is more than enough space (I already own an external hard disk). Recently I bought a HDTV and the HDMI port is simply great in transferring media into my TV. The setup is so simple. Just plug the HDMI cable and it is done. Face detection is somewhat interesting and I should experiment a little with it and see if it recognizes me all the time (I change my beard style too often). Aspect ratio for the games is good and there is no flickering of image => Graphics card is doing a very good job. Sound from the speakers is good. I didn't like the placement of speakers. Of course, I think no laptop till now has placed the speakers in a good place (I think the speakers should be next to screen).
I think an 8-cell battery rather than a 6-cell would be a good mix with this config as the gear is powerful and needs more power. I compromised at a Blu-ray player since I couldn't find a 14" ideapad with this config. Surprisingly, I couldn't even customize it.
Other than those minor extension comments, I am very happy with this laptop. I already recommended this to my friend and he is also thinking of buying one."
"Just got this nice laptop. Everything seems to be in order. The 1 star less for features has to do with windows7 not having the latest drivers for my printer , a lexmark x6660, so has nothing to do with lenovo. And the 1 star minus for performance has to with the heat that this laptop generates, which is more than my past laptops."
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Weight, Included Software
"I have ALWAYS bought Lenovo laptops. This one has excellent performance. I don't like the keyboard. It is noisy and will cause me problems to my hand (I'm older). I can feel that it is not what I usually like. I miss the rubber mouse. I absolutely hate how the mouse is so hypersensitive - constantly doing things I don't want. But if you are used to the mouse and you aren't that particular about keyboard it is a great laptop. Excellent price and excellent performance. I don't like the software that pops up a bunch of times before you have even configured the machines. That will make me NOT buy that annoying pop up software even if the product is good. Let me decide by using it if it is good."
"I have had no problems with this computer and I have traveled a few thousand miles with it going through air port security etc. The only flaw I saw was the battery life was quite short on the factory unit I purchased from Lenovo. My suspicion is that the batteries are stored with the computers at the factory instead of being put in the boxes when the units are shipped. I have the vista operating system and I find nothing to make me feel I missed that the new windows 7 provided. Could not register the unit because the numbers on the back were too hard to read. I gave up after many attempts."
"I was looking for a laptop that was small and had good battery for when I was at college, but could handle any load I could throw at it while on AC. The Y460 was the only system on the market that could do both when I bought it. So far it's been good, getting around 5-6 hours battery life on the IGP. When I have my cord it also plays all of the video games I want. The cpu has been nice, though it oddly seems to struggle with virtualization and I have to dedicate 3 cores to virtual machines. To say nothing about the fact that virtualization consumes battery like crazy (which should be obvious.) Another requirement I had was the ability to run GNU+Linux or *BSD. The Y460 has no problems with most modern GNU+Linux distributions. However, recent changes in the Intel driver have made it impossible to use the gpu switching (slightly older distributions can be made to give you gpu switching, though I'm not certain it's worth it.) So when using GNU+Linux it's best to just use the Radeon card. The opensource driver for it doesn't handle 3d environments well, but I don't use one so it's fine by me. I really only have two complaints. First is the screen resolution. The whole "Widescreen HD" thing isn't an improvement at all. As it results in having less vertical pixels to work with. Second, the computer is a fingerprint magnet."
"this is a great laptop. the weight, (or lack of), the features, the reliability, the speed, and the support from lenovo are what i like the best. i own this laptop and a lenovo desktop, and are very happy with both. i'm a fan for life! hopefully, i'll be a lenovo customer forever, if they keep making these products as solid as they do. happy happy customer!"
best feature to price ratio in the mkt for now....
Date:August 31, 2010
Pros: Processor, Input/Output compatibility, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Display performance, Video card, Bluetooth
Cons: Display resolution, Battery
"Pros: excellent graphics performance for gaming very comfortable keyboard for typing good battery life when using the power saving GPU
Cons: display resolution poor battery life and keyboard gets hot when ATI GPU is used.
First and foremost, I needed a laptop with an express card slot. I searched online extensively and went to several stores to try out several laptops before buying this one.
The graphics card performance is impressive. You can find an objective ranking of the performance of graphics card in the market over here. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Graphic-Cards.130.0.html
I was able to play starcraft 2 without any problems. Apart from turning off shading and setting texture quality to medium, all other graphics settings can be set to high. Compared with all other similar products in the market e.g. the thinkpad 410s, satellite M645, portege r700, or Vostro 3400, this laptop contains the best performing graphics card.
As for the keyboard, the left side gets rather hot to touch after gaming for 3-4 hours. Nevertheless, the keyboard was very comfortable to type in when I am writing code or documents. This keyboard was more comfortable than the portege R700, HP Envy 14 and the satellite M645 that I had tried.
As to the display, I do find the maximum resolution to be a little inconvenient when I have to scroll every time I browse beyond half a page or when I am coding large chunks of code.
As to battery life, I was able to get up to 4.5 hours with the power saving GPU even when I am writing and compiling C++ code. However, the battery drastically changed to only an hour when I use the ATI GPU which means you can only use the ATI GPU when the laptop is plugged in. Some might argue that this laptop still uses switchable graphics(which requires you to press a button and wait a second for the screen to refresh and switch GPUs), when the market currently has laptops with nvidia optimus technology. However, that is barely any inconvenience to me and in fact I notice dwhen boot up starcraft, it automatically switched from the intel GPU to the ATI gpu. (In addition, existing laptops with the nvidia otimus technology offer a graphics card that is poorer in performance than the one in this laptop)
In general, for its graphics card, the display size, and all its features, this is still the best value for your money in the current laptop market. (August 31st 2010)"