Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 Review

The new Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 is a trendy-looking 14-inch laptop with a great keyboard-touchpad combo and feature set. Go for this this laptop if you want a stylish laptop under Rs. 35,000. A detailed Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 review is here.

Specifications

  • Weight: 2.4 kg
  • Chipset: Intel HM 55
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-350, 2.27 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3
  • Graphics: Intel HD
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi N and Bluetooth
  • HDD: 320 GB
  • Optical Drive: DVD Writer
  • Screen: 14-inch glossy (1366×768)
  • Battery Test: Over 2.5 hrs and still running (to be updated)
  • Price: Rs 34,480

The new 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 is the latest addition in Lenovo’s IdeaPad series of laptops for home. Unlike Lenovo IdeaPad’s Y-series of home entertainment laptops, the new Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 laptop is aimed at customers interested in a stylish, trendy looking laptop under Rs. 34,480.

The lid and the screen frame are black, while the wrist rest has a brushed metal (matte) nickel plated finishing, pretty neat for an entry-level multimedia laptop. What’s worth the praise is the solid build quality, and also, being a 14-incher this one’s quite light in weight, a very good pick for daily use. What’s even more reassuring is the chiclet keyboard, which is quite comfortable to type on, the keys are spaced well and are slightly concave which makes typing quite a breeze.

The one downer you might notice is that the Shift and Enter keys are smaller than usual. Otherwise, this one gets a ten on ten, in terms of design and ergonomics. Battery life on the Lenovo IdeaPad Z460 is also pretty good, compared to other laptops in the same range.

Pros:

  • Trendy, smart looking laptop
  • Metal finish around the keyboard, palmrest
  • Excellent keyboard, touchpad
  • Great feature set: HDMI + eSATA
  • Useful proprietary software

Cons:

  • Only 2GB of RAM

Conclution

If you want a stylish laptop for movies, music and daily chores (not gaming), at merely Rs 34,481, this laptop is definitely recommended. However, for serious multimedia (especially gaming), it’s a good idea to shell out a bit more and get a laptop with a discrete GPU (IdeaPad Z560 for 36K, with an Nvidia GeForce GT 310 GPU).

Lenovo Ideapad Z460 Unboxing Video

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