From looking at the quick review the Thai guy did of the Y460, it looks like it still runs hot just like the previous model does. Hope that's not the case, or it's bad news for lap users. Have to check it out as soon as they are in the stores.
Is it necessary for a multimedia laptop? I don't know exactly the advantages of VT, but I'd say that it's not so useful for common users. What's your opinion?
EDIT: I just read that Windows 7 has VT support only for Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise version. So if you were planning to run VT with Win 7 Home or Premium, so it sadly shouldn't be possible
I'd say that both Y560 and Y460 have only Win 7 HP, so the problem is just here.
VT support is dependent on your hardware. Most laptops allow you to enable VT through a BIOS option. Some manufacturers like Lenovo and Sony have disallowed the BIOS option even when the hardware does support VT.
In Windows 7, there a a compatibility mode for XP which is a VT environment built into Windows 7. This is only available in Windows 7 Pro and Ultimate versions. Having Win 7 Pro and Ultimate will not help you if the BIOS options are disabled.
Originally Posted by paulage
I thought people found a way with the old y450/y550 to enable VT? I think I read it on here somewhere but can anyone verify?
In the previous versions of the Y450 and Y550, people were able to hack the BIOS to enable VT support. The same was true for people in the Sony forums who had the same problem.
The Ideapad Y550p with the Intel i7 option had a VT option in the BIOS as one owner stated in the Y550p thread.
Weather or not Lenovo is allowing VT in the new Y460 and Y560 is still unknown.
Just called Lenovo, and the rep told me that the Y460 won't be sold in Canada for at least a month or two, and even when it IS sold, probably not with good configurations. But it's already on the stupid banner! Just can't order. This is so frustrating!
min2209: Haven't you asked him for Y460 in Europe? But I guess it won't be any better.
It seems that Lenovo makes effort to discourage us from buying Yx60 series latops. Asus, Acer and even Sony already have their laptops with new Radeon 5xxx graphics in the market, so I can't understand why it's problem for Lenovo. Since today I'm looking for laptops of another brand, maybe new Vaio EB without switchable graphics, sadly
EDIT: Maybe I will get Fujitsu pi 3560, it was my first favorite and its price (800$) is great for a powerful laptop with GT 240M. But I'm still afraid that I will regret buying it after Y560 will be in the market (if it will) :-/