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Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the build quality and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size and touchpad. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and connectivity.

design, value for money, screen, battery, build quality

reliability, connectivity, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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design

43% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad Y450 14-Inch LaptopLenovo IdeaPad Y450 14" WXGA Notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 2GHz, 4GB DDR3, 320GB, HDMI, Firewire, VistaLenovo Ideapad Y450 14-Inch Laptop

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Lenovo Ideapad Y450

 

Though Lenovo's ThinkPad business laptops have a reputation for no-nonsense design, the company also produces low-priced, consumer all-purpose laptops that look as good as they feel. Just take a look at the IdeaPad Y450, a 14-inch multimedia laptop...

Solid keyboard ; good looks ; Great value for the included features

Way too much bloatware ; Vertical viewing angle a bit uneven

Unfortunately, the Windows Home Premium-powered Y450 also has more than enough bloatware to drive you up a wall. Some of the software seems useful at first, but the implementation is poor. The unintuitive but good-looking MediaShow media organizer, for...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Laptop Review

 

Solid keyboard and good looks ; Great value for included features

Way too much bloatware ; Vertical viewing angle a bit uneven

The IdeaPad Y450 offers good looks and a surprising number of features at an attractive price.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Review

 

When closed the Y450 feels pretty sturdy, but the screen lid shows signs of obvious flex under strong pressure. On closer inspection of the lid, the semi-gloss black surface has a honeycomb pattern for subtle styling, but it lacks the rubberized paint...

Excellent build quality ; Good overall performance for the price ; Nice speakers

Gets pretty warm ; 1366x768 screen resolution isn't great ; Plastic lid isn't as impressive as other IdeaPads

Noise levels were kept to a minimum when running on battery, but when the laptop was set to the "high performance" power profile under Microsoft Vista and was plugged into the AC adapter the fan becomes pretty noticeable. The fan noise was loud enough...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 - A Review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

 

Elegant design, Easy to carry, Good battery life, Affordable price

Speakers not very loud, Runs warm

With a generous array of ports, Lenovo has left no consumer need unfilled on the Y450. In addition to such industry standards as three USB ports, audio jacks, VGA, Ethernet, and a 6-in-one memory card reader, this notebook also has an HDMI port for...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

 

As countless shoppers flock to stores to buy low-cost netbooks, they forget that great deals for these tough economic times are also coming in the form of bigger, more-capable, and still-very-portable mainstream laptops. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450...

Great price for the parts. HDMI and eSATA. Good performance. Lightweight compared with other 14-inch laptops. Decent battery life. Nice chassis design

Almost too thick for its size. The interior of the laptop is a glare magnet

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a tremendous bargain for students and home users on a shoestring budget.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 41896EU

 

If you're in the market for a multimedia notebook, or just a good all around unit, the IdeaPad Y450 makes an excellent choice. It's packed with features for the price, and the LED display panel sets it apart from the crowd. All in all a well above...

2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor4GB DDR3 ram500GB hard drive14

Lacks Bluetooth connectivity

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Notebook 41896EU is a new 14

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Lenovo Ideapad Y450 review

 

Though Lenovo's ThinkPad business laptops have a reputation for no-nonsense design, the company also produces low-priced, consumer all-purpose laptops that look as good as they feel. Just take a look at the Lenovo Ideapad Y450, a 14in multimedia laptop...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a well-built all-purpose laptop whose only serious drawback lies in the graphics department. This is a great-looking and full-featured laptop for everyday home, school, and work use. Just don't expect much more.

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Lenovo Ideapad Y450

 

The new Lenovo Ideapad Y450 delivers very good multimedia experience. It also offers a truckload of features, besides performance.

Multimedia experience ; Proprietary software ; Keyboard, touchpad ; Feature set

No graphics card

Despite all that it's still a very good laptop. We were impressed by its multimedia potential and the range of proprietary software it offers. Also if feature set matters to you a lot, then the Ideapad Y450 is undoubtedly for you.

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Lenovo Ideapad Y450 review

 

The IdeaPad Y450 all-purpose laptop offers good looks and a surprising number of features at an attractive price.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a well-built all-purpose laptop whose only serious drawback lies in the graphics department. This is a great-looking and full-featured laptop for everyday home, school, and work use. Just don't expect much more.

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Lenovo Ideapad Y450

 

I got the high-end version of this product, and am disappointed. I loved the design of this laptop, but got this in may 2009, and should have kept the windows XP version. Also, because I didn't like the glossy screen, I bought a matte screen cover. The...

lightweight, sleek design, movie speakers, does not run hot (for me)

windows vista, over-sensitive touchpad,glossy screen, after two years, my battery life at full-charge is only 2 hours!, ac-adaptor cord does not easily wrap around itself so awkward to store, the video recognition for security is terrible so I always...

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Product Specifications

Stylish, robust and fully optimized for HD entertainment! This 14" laptop is lightweight and idea for the road, campus, home and everywhere life, school and work take you.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.1in
Height:1.4in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:13.4in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.56cm/35.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:4189
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium / Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P7350/P7450/P8600/P8700/T3400/T4200/T4300/T4400/T6400/T6500/T6600/T7450
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/3GB / 4GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/250GB / 320GB/320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce G110M/NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
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