Pros

  • Solid keyboard and good looks
  • Great value for included features

Cons

  • Way too much bloatware
  • Vertical viewing angle a bit uneven

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

Whether you are a roving student, serious gamer or discerning technophile, IdeaPad Y450 Notebook is engineered to deliver an extraordinary mobile PC experience. And thanks to Intel Dual-core processors, you'll enjoy improved battery life, faster multitasking, optimized wireless performance and smoother multimedia performance.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 418934U
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.50 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Storage
Storage Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 418934U
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name IdeaPad Y450 Notebook
Marketing Information

Whether you are a roving student, serious gamer or discerning technophile, IdeaPad Y450 Notebook is engineered to deliver an extraordinary mobile PC experience. And thanks to Intel Dual-core processors, you'll enjoy improved battery life, faster multitasking, optimized wireless performance and smoother multimedia performance.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line IdeaPad
Product Series Y450
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Elite Pro Card
Standard Memory 3 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • IdeaPad Y450 Notebook
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 13.4"
Depth 9.1"
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Pentium Dual-core
Processor Model T3400
Processor Speed 2.16 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 1 MB
Bus Speed 667 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GM45 Express
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 86.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 4:38:04 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 325.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 382.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 267.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 465.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 582.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 770.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 263.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 410.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 242.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 9.38   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 7.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 7.99   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 6.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 407.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0