Lenono continue the tradition of Mobile Workstation using the famous ThinkPad series, the recent model Lenovo ThinkPad E460 impresses straight away with its look, durability and several useful options to serve the maximum for the job at affordable pricing.PSU Dell XPS 13
This E-series model is no exception to the traditional design of budget ThinkPad devices. Once you get it out of the box, you will notice the Lenovo logo on the lid, as well as the inscription confirming that you now own a ThinkPad device. As you may guess, the notebook uses the typical matte black color without unnecessary inscriptions – the design language is simplistic, as expected.Surface Pro 3 Stylus Charger One of the first aspects that caught our attention is the low weight of the 14-incher – only 2 kg. And we must not forget that on the inside there is the discrete GPU R7 M360 (in comparison to Yoga 460 which counts on Intel HD Graphics). This is a key advantage that makes E460 a good choice if you need to have your mobile device at hand wherever you go. Additionally, the gray metal hinges stand out, while the corpus is reinforced with carbon fibers. The latter seems sturdy and durable – rather important for a business laptop.AC Adapter Samsung S5 Car When opened, the typical ThinkPad traits become visible. Also, the TrackPoint is red and sits in the middle of the keyboard. It allows you to move the mouse cursor, which is great if you are used to it and don’t want to use Lenovo’s touchpad. As far as the keyboard is concerned, it preserves the traditional ThinkPad design. The ergonomic keys, called AccuType, are comfortable and easy to type because of their slightly peculiar design – they are “smiling” and slightly protruding in the middle, as well as decently spaced so that you won’t press several of them at a time. Since it’s a 14-incher, the NumPad block is not present which means slower input of digits but, on the other hand, ThinkPad E460 has a good number of function keys for quick access that facilitate your work.AC Adapter Bose Speaker Also, the touchpad is positioned below the keyboard. It is relatively big and comfortable despite E460’s small size. Some of the configurations feature a fingerprint scanner on the right, but our unit did not have this. The touchpad ensures fast and adequate operation. Above it, there are three buttons (left, right and one for scrolling) that make your work even easier if you are using the TrackPoint.PC Batteria Acer Despite its compact size, ThinkPad E460 offers enough ports that you can use for peripheral devices, external drives, flash drives, etc. On the left, there is a headphones jack, USB 2.0 port, and Kensington Lock – fortunately for us the cooling vent is also on the left. Most ports are to be found on the right, which isn’t exactly good if you want to use a mouse. On the right, you can observe two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, LAN Ethernet, as well as the DC power jack.
Our review unit comes as yet only available configuration with a full HD panel (1,920 x 1,080 pixels, 157 ppi), therefore, but are likely to have in the future again entry-level models with simple WXGA resolution (1,366 x 768 pixels, 112 ppi). Due to the sharper display and the considerably larger working area we would absolutely recommend buying the 1,080-variant – Multitasking or complex office work (for example, extensive Excel tables) are on a WXGA display hardly productive feasible.AC Adapter 693711 001 On top of that promises the full HD model a higher maximum brightness of 250 cd / m2, but we can not quite confirm to our measurements. More than 233 cd / m2 reached the panel itself in the center do not, on average, it takes only 221 cd / m2.Microsoft Surface PRO 2 Oplader For interiors but this value is usually sufficient, especially as the matte screen surface annoying reflections effectively reduced (if not eliminated entirely). Positive: Unlike numerous competitors, the E460 without PWM control is made, that is, the backlight does not begin to flicker even with reduced luminance. Deduction of points there for the easily recognizable in black image Backlight bleeding, which occurred in our test sample in all four corners.Bose SoundLink 404600 Oplader
The successor of the Core i5-4200U (1.6 – 2.6 GHz, Haswell) and Core i5-5200U (2.2 – 2.7 GHz, Broadwell) is the Core i5-6200U which represents the new mid-range in the Skylake generation.Batteria Asus With core speeds of 2.3 to 2.8 GHz (2 cores: max. 2.7 GHz), the dual-core CPU is only insignificantly faster than its direct predecessors. However, it benefits from the multiple architectural improvements made in the sixth core generation. The ULV chip is built in the 14 nanometer process, and Intel specifies a TDP of only 15 watts for it.Adapter Samsung PS30W-14J1 While the entry-level configuration of the E640 relies on the processor-integrated HD Graphics 520 (24 EUs, 300 – 1000 MHz), our review sample additionally characteristics a dedicated Radeon R7 M360. With 384 GCN Shaders, a 64-bit memory interface and clock rates of 980/900 MHz (core/DDR3 memory), it is ultimately just a renamed Radeon R7 M260 like found in the older E450. AMD’s small GPU will unlikely calculate much faster than the once again improved processor graphics, which also provides the more modern feature set including H.265 decoder. The ThinkPad switches between both graphics chips via Enduro technology to reduce the power consumption.Medion FSP045-RHC Voeding Oplader A 192 GB SSD and an 8 GB DDR3 memory (1x 8 GB DDR3L-1600, single-channel, 1 of 2 slots filled) completes the configuration. The Skylake platform principally would also support DDR4-2133. However, Lenovo does not implement that presumably for cost reasons.Acer AP.01801.001 Oplader A DDR4 RAM would only boost the general performance insignificantly anyway. The integrated GPU would primarily benefit from the higher bandwidth, which would only be utilized in 2D operations in this case.