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Believe the hype. Select Y Series models have the latest Intel Core i7 processors
along with RapidDrive technology, which boosts startup time on Windows 7 PCs
and improves application performance. In other words, they are powerful enough
to astound even the most jaded techies. The addition of HDMI ports, multiple USB
slots and a 6-in-1 Multi-Card Reader doesn't hurt either.

IdeaPad Y Series

Multimedia lovers step up. Y Series systems serve up a veritable feast
for your senses — select models offer 3D technology, high-def video and
graphics, optional Blu-ray Disc™ player and Dolby® surround sound with
JBL® speakers. To top it off, you can use our convenient OneKey® theater
button to control your entire multimedia environment.

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We do design with a sense of purpose. We appeal to your sense
of vanity with contemporary, embossed covers. We prize your comfort
with our responsive keyboards. We help you swipe your way to programs
and shortcuts with our unique touch-sensitive SlideNav bar. We texture
our multitouch trackpad for smoother use and help turn your face into
your password with VeriFace® software.

The Y460's performance is so dazzling and the machine is put-together so well that I think you can make the case that it's worth the cash upgrade. Just tell the wife you'll eat ramen for a month. She won't understand, but you'll be so happy with your computer you probably won't care.

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Meet modder Dean Liou, who literally thinks outside the

box — he built an arcade console around his Ideapad Y Series.

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Core Technology
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Up to Windows 8

Beautiful, fast, fluid. Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you can spend less time searching and more time Doing.
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Latest-Generation Intel® Core™ i Series Processors

Thanks to this technology, Intel®-equipped PCs deliver smart, adaptive, and responsive performance and visuals that give users a better PC experience.
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Previous-Generation Intel® Core™ i Series Processors

Intel® Core™ processors combine unique Intel technologies and massive memory bandwidth to accelerate performance.
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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processors

Energy-efficient Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processors power exceptional productivity.
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Microsoft Office 2010 Optimized

Lenovo systems are optimized for Microsoft Office 2010. Purchase a Product Key or DVD to activate the preloaded, full-featured Office software.
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Entertainment
     

Dolby® Home Theater™ Audio

Immerse yourself in vivid, realistic, theater-style Dolby® surround sound.
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SRS® Premium Sound™

Choose models with SRS® audio and enjoy music, movies, and more in cinema-like quality.
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JBL® Stereo Speakers

Choose a laptop with JBL speakers and bring your music and movies to life. These are great sounding speakers, especially for a laptop.
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Dynamic Graphics

Dynamic Graphics can boost discrete graphics performance five to 10 percent automatically by adjusting the chipset frequency according to workload.
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Switchable Graphics

A dual-graphics solution that enables you to switch between high performance and energy-efficient modes.
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OneKey™ Theatre

Switch PC display and sound from normal mode to movie mode with a press of the touch-sensitive switch key.
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HD Webcam

Video-chatting and -conferencing embrace next-generation multimedia with the integrated high-definition webcam.
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Built-In Solutions and Convenience
     

Backlit Keyboard

Type comfortably and accurately in low-light settings with a backlit AccuType keyboard.
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Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology

Intel® Wireless Display technology allows you to enjoy your notebook content on a compatible big screen with now cables or other physical connections.
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Split Screen Navigation

The split screen application allows you to make the most of your screen's display space. For example, watch the game in one part and chat about it in another.
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Touch-Sensitive Navigation

Access frequently used apps, docs, and programs with a touch-sensitive slide bar.
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Ambient Light Sensor

Select laptops feature a new technology that adjusts the screen's brightness based on the immediate environment and lighting conditions to optimize display quality, alleviate eye strain, and conserve battery power.
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DirectShare

Share photos, files, bookmarks, and emails with other PCs without logging onto the internet.
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Multitouch Touchpad

Browse Web pages, access files, or easily enlarge, reduce, and manipulate images with simple touches of your fingers.
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Security and Protection
     

VeriFace® Face-Recognition Software

Make your face your password. VeriFace is the fun and easy way to control access to your computer.
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OneKey Recovery

Rescue and restore valuable data with a fast and effective rescue interface that detects and diagnoses where a corruption occurred.
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Warranty and Support

World-class Lenovo Service and Support gives you peace of mind and the help you need, when you need it.
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Eco-Friendly
     

EPEAT® Gold or Silver Environmental Rating

Under the federally-funded EPEAT program in the U.S., manufacturers declare their products' conformance to a comprehensive set of environmental criteria.
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ENERGY STAR Compliant

The ENERGY STAR label attests to a product's superior energy efficiency, which reduces operating costs, overall energy use, and heat emissions.
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