Geek deals 550 off the Core i7 Lenovo Y460p

first_imgLenovo may be famous for its ThinkPads, purchased from IBM in 2005, but its “Idea” line of consumer PC products have been gaining a reputation the past few years. Having spent hands on with a number of different IdeaPad laptops, I’ve generally come away with a happy user experience and kind words to say about the products. IdeaPads are even taking on a new form, with the recently release IdeaPad K1 Android tablet, which is also an impressive specimen.When you get down to the midrange consumer laptops, it can be hard to differentiate them. They all use Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform, they all have a common smattering of ports and share the same form factors. Differences can come down to one’s preference towards design, keyboards, and minor feature adjustments, but in the end the biggest differentiator is dollars and sense value. Lenovo’s IdeaPads, when you can catch them on sale, have always competed well in the value department.Thankfully they are also competitive in design and quality. Having spent a good deal of hands-on time with a Y460, the predecessor to the Y460p, I can speak to fit and finish of the chassis. It had a surprisingly premium feel to it, with subtle touches like tasteful backlit logos, styled fan grills, and even a very classy speaker design. The keyboard also backs up Lenovo’s trademark of being excellent to type on, with a very standard layout that doesn’t put random keys in random places, avoiding pain and misery for us touch typists.This week you can get massive discounts on two well loaded Y460p models. Both have the top tier quad-core Core i7-2630QM processor, backed by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6550M 1GB graphics and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Storage is a reasonable 500GB spinning at 7200rpm for better performance and the other usual goodies are included: Bluetooth, 802.11n WiFi, HDMI output, integrated webcam, and the like. For $809.10 you can snag this beast with a DVD burner, which is a ridiculous $639 off MSRP. If you’re spending that coin though, dropping another $90 will bump you up to a model with a Blu-ray drive. If you’re like me and only buying Blu-rays going forward, it would be good to have a machine that can play them wherever you go, even if it doesn’t have a 1080p screen to do the HD movies their justice.This deal is good through next week, which should be plenty of time to figure out how you’re going to put all that horsepower to work.Visit LogicBuy for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y460plast_img

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