E460 vs Yoga 460

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  1. wobble987

    wobble987 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Which is the better deal?
    Which is the better notebook?

    E460 ($888) - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/236138
    Processor: Intel Core i7-6500U CPU (4MB Cache, 3.10GHz)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
    Display: 14" FHD (1920x1080) LED, IPS, Anti-Glare, Non-Touch
    Memory: 8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L (1 DIMM)
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R7 M360 2GB
    Pointing Device: UltraNav (TrackPoint & TouchPad)
    Camera: 720p HD Camera with MIC
    Hard Drive: 1TB, 5400rpm, 2.5"
    Battery: 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery, 47Wh
    Power Cord: 65W AC Adapter - ANZ (3pin)
    Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165,

    OR

    Yoga 460 ($988) - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/239021
    Intel Core i5-6200U CPU (3MB Cache, up to 2.80GHz)
    14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS, anti-glare, 10-point Multi-Touch
    8GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz SODIMM
    Mylar 3+2 ClickPad, Fingerprint Reader, Black
    1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm, 2.5", SATA3
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260, Bluetooth v4.1
    16GB M.2 Solid State Drive
    Windows 10 Home 64
    ThinkPad Pen Pro
    Intel HD Graphics 520
    Software TPM & Hardware dTPM
    Keyboard Backlit - English
    3-cell battery (53Wh)
    45W AC Adapter - ANZ (3pin)

    I got the previous E460 deal, but am not sure whether i should swap it with this one, the E460 notebook has a few issue that makes me question whether I should return it.

    I will be using this as a desktop replacement and will hook it up to an external monitor.
    General usage: Browsing the net, Photo Editing, Music listening, Video watching, Streaming things to TV/Media/Music Device, Device management (updating software and uploading/downloading things to/off a device). Will not be playing games on it.

    Not sure I need the graphic card.
     
  2. zzz403

    zzz403 Newbie

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    Hi Wobble987,

    Coincidently, I was just looking at those deals last night.
    What I see is that:
    1. AMD Radeon R7 M360 2GB does not really mean much if you look at the that graphic spec in detail and compare it with desktop level graphic.
    memory bus, memory bandwidth are the key things to see how capable a graphic card is.
    Simply put, it will not be ideal for gaming if it is your purpose.

    2. Battery: Yoga 460 definitely lasts a lot longer.
    3. Yoga 460 has touch screen and a little bit less weight
    4. Though CPU wise, Yoga 460 is i5 but that is not a concern for me.
    5. I think Yoga 460 comes with 16 GB SSD internally so should speed up the boot up a lot.
    6. Form factor - Yoga 460 is thinner and look more stylish compared to E460 traditional old look

    If you must pick one of them, I would recommend Yoga 460.
    Hope helps.
     
  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    +1 for the 460.
     
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