Lenovo's Watt Whiffing Gaming Powerhouse Is a Switch-Hitter
8 June 2010
Excerpt: Buy a laptop today and you have to make (at least) one big decision that is an exercise in trade-offs: Get a machine with cheap, integrated graphics and better battery life, or buy one with a high-performance graphics card that sucks down more power and runs hot? Can’t decide? Get the Lenovo Ideapad Y460. It’s both. Perhaps we should explain.
Summary: Those looking for a portable multimedia notebook with strong enough graphics performance to play demanding games will find a lot to like in the IdeaPad Y460. However, at $1,049, it’s a bit expensive for a multimedia system that doesn’t have Blu-ray or a high-res screen. Some may prefer the heavier 15-inch Samsung R580, which comes standard with a Blu-ray reader and costs more than $200 less.
Pros: Strong graphics and overall performance, Innovative SlideNav control, Good audio quality, Great webcam,