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Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y450. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The durability and design also get good feedback. The size and energy efficiency get negative reviews.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

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48% 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-Inch Laptop

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Kaiser Hwang (pcworld.com)

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...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Kaiser Hwang (pcworld.com)

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 review

 

Formerly known for the iconic, if boxy, ThinkPads (which the company still does well: see our review of the T400s ), Lenovo has also begun branching into more stylish consumer products, loosening up its slightly uptight design aesthetics along the way....

Great design; good speakers; generous selection of ports.

Weak graphics; no Bluetooth; thick chassis.

Reasonably priced, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 is a style-savvy, media-friendly laptop that unfortunately lacks gaming graphics.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y450

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450's features and performance score will have you feeling good about the money you just saved.

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.

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Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Review

 

None of the value-priced systems we've reviewed provide the design, features, portability, and strong battery life of the Lenovo Ideapad Y450. At $619, it's a great notebook for students, families, or anyone on a budget who needs a highly portable...

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

Speakers not very loud, Runs warm

May, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Review

 

Under the hood is Intel's Pentium Dual-Core T4200, an economy-class 2.0GHz processor with an 800MHz front-side bus and 1MB of shared Level 2 cache. That's only half or one- third the cache of more upscale Core 2 Duo CPUs, but the IdeaPad's benchmark...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Sarah E. Anderson (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 Review and Ratings

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad Y450 offers bold design, strong performance, and plenty of extras at a price you can afford.

Plenty of fun extras ; Good productivity performance

Polarizing design ; Weak 3D performance ; Short battery life

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Kaiser Hwang (techadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 2009
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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

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):4.5
Number of battery cells:6
Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / NVIDIA GeForce G210M
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

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

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:84
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
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 Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 7.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P7450 / T4400 / T6600
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.2
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:P7450 / T4400 / T6600
Processor Number:P7350/P7450/P8600/P8700/T3400/T4200/T4300/T4400/T6400/T6500/T6600/T7450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Stepping:M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36734 / 37255 / 40739
Processor code:SLGF5 / SLGJL
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor, User

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.
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.13
Height:1.37
Height (front):0.827
Height (rear):1.37
Weight:4.63
Width:13.4