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New Y460 and Y560 Ideapads

Discussion in 'IdeaPad & Essential' started by Rustican, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Rustican

    Rustican Notebook Consultant

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    This is all the info I've found regarding the new Y460 and Y560 Idea pads.

    New Features:
    ATI 5000 series GPU with switchable graphics support
    Rapid Drive Technology
    New I3,i5 and i7 CPUs
    MS Office Pro Preinstalled

    Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3akBWO5XdE
    Links:http://www.slashgear.com/lenovo-ideapad-y460-and-y560-get-core-i3-i5-i7-options-0567530/


    Based on Lenovo’s Yx50 series, the IdeaPad Y460 and Y560 are 14- and 15-inch multimedia notebook lines powered by Intel’s new Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Both lines include Lenovo’s new Enhanced Experience RapidDrive technology (which combines HDD and SSD storage for faster boot and application open times), JBL-designed speakers, Dolby Home Theater audio, switchable graphics, the SlideNav touch sensitive slide bar application, OneKey Theater II audio-video control (for brighter images and clearer audio), and an ambient light senor that automatically adjusts the display’s brightness based on the user’s distance from the screen.

    Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 ($849)

    * A choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors
    * Windows 7 ($76.99) Home Basic or Home Premium
    * 14-inch (1366 x 768) display
    * ATI Radeon HD5740 (512MB memory) or ATI Radeon HD5650 (1GB memory)/Intel GMA HD
    * Up to 8GB of RAM
    * Up to 320GB (7,200-rom) HDD
    * DVD or Bluray optical drive
    * Three USB 2.0, eSATA, ExpressCard/34, VGA, 6-in-1 memory card reader, HDMI
    * 1.3-MP webcam
    * 4.8 pounds

    ** Possible typo ATI Radeon HD5740 could be ATI Radeon HD5470


    ideapad Y560.pdf - Adobe ReaderLenovo IdeaPad Y560 ($849)

    * A choice of Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processors
    * Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium
    * 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) display
    * ATI Radeon HD5730 (1GB memory)/Intel GMA HD
    * Up to 8GB of RAM
    * Up to 500GB (7,200-rpm) HDD
    * DVD or Blu-ray optical drive
    * Three USB 2.0, eSATA, ExpressCard/34, VGA, 6-in-1 memory card reader, HDMI
    * 1.3-MP webcam
    * 5.9 pounds

    The IdeaPad Y460 will be available for purchase in February. The IdeaPad Y560 will follow a month later.

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    Y460
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    Y560:
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  2. paulage

    paulage Notebook Enthusiast

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    Very interested to see the reviews on the 14" when it comes out... hopefully we get some feedback in early Feb. A few hesitations I have with the Y series: Low screen resolution and VT disabled in BIOS. Besides that everything else seems to be what I'm looking for (the switchable graphics is a huge plus in my books and has just overtaken the Sony CW on my list of candidates).
     
  3. Rustican

    Rustican Notebook Consultant

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    Having VT disabled would probably be a deal breaker for me. People in the Lenovo forums have been able to edit the bios in their Y series to enable it though. I hope Lenovo will enable it in the new ideapads to save people the hassel.
     
  4. RyanHurtt

    RyanHurtt Notebook Evangelist

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    I too was looking at the Sony CW until I found out about the new Ideapads coming out. While the low-res screen is not a selling point the superior graphics (when on) as well as switchable graphics for an increase in battery life are huge sellers to me.

    I've also read places that the screen is an LED screen? If this is true it'd be another plus as I prefer them to the LCD screens.
     
  5. RayValdez

    RayValdez Notebook Guru

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    Sorry, I updated an old thread. Rustican, add that they come with Office Professional preinstalled.

    I'm very interested in a Y460.

    Does anyone knows if the displays are glossy?

    Edit: From the video, they are. I hope there is an option to customize to matte on their website.
     
  6. Rustican

    Rustican Notebook Consultant

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    Where did you find that they had Office Pro preinstalled?
     
  7. Raptor5150

    Raptor5150 Notebook Evangelist

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    i think i found a winner here :D

    but i dont know what i want... this will be mainly for playing bad company 2... but do i want the ATI Radeon HD5740 512MB in the Y460 for enhanced portabillity or the 15" with the core I7 and 5730 gpu?

    help guys :D i am very excited about these laptops!
     
  8. d motorman

    d motorman Notebook Evangelist

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    great looking specs, but god I am so sick of 1366 x 768
     
  9. RyanHurtt

    RyanHurtt Notebook Evangelist

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    This is true. Although I'm planning on doing a bit of gaming on it so the lower screen resolution will be nice for playing games at a native resolution.

    The low resolution may not bother me much since I'm coming from a 19" monitor for my desktop which runs 1280x1024 as well as my Sony which is 13.3" and 1280x800.

    Another thing I noticed is that there is no information on a Radeon 5740 anywhere as it's not even mentioned on the AMD website.
    http://www.amd.com/us/products/note...ility-hd-5700/Pages/ati-mobility-hd-5700.aspx
     
  10. Raptor5150

    Raptor5150 Notebook Evangelist

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    couldnt be a typo cause ive seen it listed on many sites...maybe just an unreleased card..?


    i hope its a good card cause i will definitely buy the 14" if it is :D so much more freedom with the 14" and core i-5
     
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    Can someone explain what VT is and why it matters if it's disabled or not? I'm also interested in the Y460, and would like as much info as I can get before I make a decision. Thanks.
     
  12. Rustican

    Rustican Notebook Consultant

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    Disabled, as in there is not option in the BIOS to turn VT on or off even though the CPU and chipset support VT. The Y450, Y550 and Y650 Ideapads did not have any options in their BIOS to allow VT to be utilized. People had to hack their BIOS to turn on visualization support.

    If you plan on using VMWare or Virtual box to run multiple instances of virtual machines then this might be a deal breaker. If you don't plan on using any VT then it's a non issue.

    Also only Windows 7 Pro supports the Windows XP compatibility mode to allow you to run older software which is also a virtual instance. Since the Ideapads only ship with Windows 7 Home, VT again isn't necessary.

    There is a long post thread on this in the Lenovo forums here:
    http://lnv.lithium.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/Y550-Virtualization-Problem/td-p/170066;jsessionid=FB233B5176835EE1F037505214E82149
     
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    RayValdez Notebook Guru

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    This laptop is very interesting, what you guys think it will get for battery life, Im hoping to find a laptop with good graphics performance like this 14" screen or less with around 5-6 hours of battery, not sure if its possible but with switchable graphics im wondering how high the battery life will be with the i5.
     
  15. RyanHurtt

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    In the specs Lenovo specifies "up to" 5 hours of battery life with the graphics switched off. I guess we'll have to wait for a review to know for sure though.
     
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    Do you know if the Lenovo Y550P has VT disabled?
     
  17. Rustican

    Rustican Notebook Consultant

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    I would post in the Y550P thread and ask.
     
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    It is available on Lenovo site now
     
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    The new models? I thought we would see them in March?

    Where is a direct link to purchase one or see the specs? :confused:
     
  20. abj27

    abj27 Notebook Guru

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    Can anyone confirm the Y460 will have switchable graphics?
     

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