Lenovo IdeaPad U460 Review
Lenovo’s newest ultra thin laptop Lenovo IdeaPad U460 is now available in market. The U460 is available with two preconfigured models IdeaPad U460-087723U and IdeaPad U460-087722u. The laptop is made for home computing as well as for mobile professional. It is 4lb in weight and less than 1 inch thick. The IdeaPad U460 starts with price of $799. Let us see what the laptop offers to the consumer.
Specification of Lenovo IdeaPad U460
Processor :- There are two options when it comes to processor, the IdeaPad U460-087723U comes with Intel Core i3-350M Processor with frequency of 2.26GHz, While U460-087722u comes with Intel Core i5-450M Processor operating with 2.40GHz. In both case Cache is 3MB.
RAM – Both the Lenovo Ideapad U460 models comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM
Storage-The hard drive it incorporates provides 500GB of disk space and revolving with the rate of 5400 rpm.
Operating system – IdeaPad U460 laptops comes with preinstalled Windows 7 home premium 64 bit operating system.
Display– When comes to display, the 14” high definition glare display comes with 1366*768 resolutions.
Graphics– The Company offers two options when graphics is the matter of concern. The
IdeaPad U460-087723U sports Intel GMA HM55 and IdeaPad U460-087722u comes with NVIDIA GeForce 305M.
Other features comprises of Dolby Advanced Audio with integrated high-end JBL speakers, an ambient light sensor.
Network connectivity – Wireless connectivity is supported by Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 1000 and Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR.
The 8 cell li-ion battery provides 6 hours of battery life.
The laptop comes with 1 yr warranty.
Comparing IdeaPad U460-087723U and IdeaPad U460-087722u from performance aspect
Now the question arises which Lenovo U460 model is perfect for you. The major differences between the IdeaPad U460-087723U and IdeaPad U460-087722u are processor and graphics.
Now if you looking for a laptop for home computing and home office computing then core i3 processor with Intel GMA HD graphics are more than enough.
But from the aspect of gaming and multimedia I would like to go with IdeaPad U460-087722u model with core i5 processor and NVIDIA Graphics.
Though both Intel Core i5-450M and Core i3-350M are dual core processor but there is major difference in their turbo mode, The Core i3-350 comes with 667MHz max Graphics Turbo and core i5-450M comes with 766MHz Graphics turbo. So performance wise core i5-450M is better than core i3-350M
Next comes to graphics the Intel GMA graphics is shared GPU means the GPU shares main memory while NVIDIA GeForce 305M has 512MB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM.
So from gaming point of view IdeaPad U460-087722u is better than U460-087723u