Lenovo Y460 Review

This awesome gaming laptop is one of best 14 inch laptops out there. The lenovo Y460 packs a punch and gaming on it was a great experience.

Video Review

Specifications

GPU: HD5650 / Intel integrated (switchable)
CPU: Intel Core i5 520m 2.4GHz to 2.93GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1066MHz
HDD: 500GBs 5400RPM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Battery: 6 cell
Display: 14.0″ HD Wide LED 1366×768
Bluetooth and Wireless-N supported

Good

Hardware: It comes with an hd5650, which is better than both the 335m on the Alienware M11X and the 350m from nvidia. We were able to play crysis at high/ medium settings at 1366 x 768. It also sports a powerful dual core intel core i5 that scales from 2.4GHZ to 2.93GHZ depending on what task you are performing.

Gaming: You can play any game on the market at decent setting including Crysis. In the video we also tested Mafia 2, StarCraft 2, Portal, L4D 2, and the new AVP. In terms of temperatures during Crysis the GPU reached a tad over 80C and leveled out from there.

Portability: You can switch between an HD5650 and an Intel integrated GPU. This is great for when you are on the go as switching to the Intel card can provide around 5 hours of battery life. In addition, the laptop is 14 inches and it easier to carry around than the usually 15.6 inch gaming laptop that’s more common at the moment.

Touchpad: The touchpad is very solid and the buttons feel great. Your fingers can easily glide across the surface moving the mouse. Overall, a very sturdy and sound touchpad.

Design: The laptop has an awesome black finish with a cool design etched on the back.

Bad

Hot Spots: Every laptop has their own set of hot spots. The Y460 is no exception to this trend, but most of the areas are out of the way when gaming. In addition, the laptop is cool for the most part when you are not doing any intensive tasks.

Function key switched with the control key: The function key is all the way to the left and it can be annoying when playing in a WASD configuration. There is suppose to be a work around for fixing this issue, but we didn’t manage to implement it.

5400RPM HDD: It would have been nice to have a 7200rpm HDD instead.

Display: The display is pretty reflective and it does not have a great viewing angle. However, the Y460 is not alone as this is apparent in most laptop displays.

Conclusion

You get your money’s worth out of this laptop. It goes for around 1000 USD and it can play any game you throw at it. We highly recommend if you are in the market for a portable gaming machine.

Lenovo Y460 Review by XMACHINE9000 and FacTor-X