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Lenovo ThinkPad E460 i5-6200u (2.8Ghz) 14" Full HD 1080p $687 Shipped @ Lenovo Store


Downgrade to Windows 10 Home and add FHD to bring the total down to $687. Add $40 for 8GB RAM.


  • Intel Core i5-6200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.80GHz)
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • 14.0 FHD (1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch LED, IPS, AntiGlare
  • 4GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L (1 DIMM)
  • Intel HD Graphics 520
  • Software TPM & Hardware dTPM
  • UltraNav (TrackPoint & TouchPad)
  • 720p HD Camera with MIC
  • 1TB Hard Disk Drive
  • 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery, 47Wh
  • 45W AC Adapter - ANZ (3pin)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165, 1x1, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
  • 1 Year Depot or Carry-in Warranty

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  • I'm wondering why the rep asked for it not to be posted? :/ Strange

  • This is a pretty decent laptop for the price; the 1080P screen makes it a good buy for a workable resolution.

    In the future I would upgrade this with a hybrid SSHD drive.

    • been thinking about getting this myself for the last few weeks. Would upgrade to an SSD and maybe 16GB ram for another $100 or so. So tempting…

    • can't believe in 2016 1080p is a selling feature.

      Have a 2009 Sony laptop with 1080p and has almost identical specs in every other regard too. Except i7, bluray burner, Win7 and Made in Japan.

      Pretty sure my ~2005 HP laptop also had 1080p

      Moore's law, where are you?!!

      • An increase in DPI on a 14" screen isn't always a good thing. Window's still doesn't scale as best as it should, so 1080p is ideal.

        • He was saying that 1080p should be the standard. Windows on a 1080p is fine, like you said.

      • Did it cost $736?

      • Probably because resolutions on laptops are not a sales point. I've heard that 5 inch FHD screens are dirt cheap nowadays due to over supply issues.

    • It's not 1080, TA made a mistake. It's 768 unless you pay $61 for or an upgrade.

      • You have to subtract the Windows 10 Professional down to Windows 10 Home and then add the FHD screen and you get the price/specs he posted in the OP. No mistake here :)

    • Supposedly there is a new SSD technology coming out later this year that will make the drives bigger and much cheaper than we already see them for. Might be worth just waiting for that rather than buying an SSHD.

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  • Weight?

  • Is Lenovo or dell a better brand?
    This has almost the same specs as the dell signature, when that was on sale

    • Lenovo warranty support has been getting some bad reports lately. My recent Dell warranty support has been great. If that helps…

      • Besides once you get a backlit keyboard it is hard to go back! Lelovo only have backlit keyboards in their T series according to their always online chat help!

      • Thanks Steve.
        I might hold out until the dells in the Microsoft store are on sale again but I do like the option that you can include a graphics card with these.
        I do play games occasionally but nothing too intensive graphics wise

        • I'm in the same boat, been on dell's outlet site waiting for the perfect laptop to pop up but it's been 2 weeks and i need something around the $600-700 with anything higher than 1366 x 768.

      • Lenovo's stuffed up my thinkpad repair 3 times and now refuses to contact me back.

        The whole process started on Dec 4 It's now been another 13 days since their twitter rep said their customer care team would give me a call.

        Take that into account before you buy a thinkpad

    • Both are as bad as each other in my opinion. The only descent mainstream brands are HP and Apple.

      • can't tell if you're being sarcastic listing those two

        • All of my computers are business grade HP and I can't praise them highly enough. I have had HP Business grade laptops for a decade and I run 2 x HP Micro-servers. Apple products are expensive and you have to deal with them being Apple but I haven't heard the build quality being questioned. What is your point?

        • Apple are good if not the best, but they make overpriced paperweights.

          HP have a lot of rubbish consumer products, but their business notebooks are some of the finest machines on the market. Their elitebook series is probably my go to business laptop. They're built like tanks and their next day business support is pretty good.

          HP warranty is good, but their turn around times are a bit dismal.

        • @cDNA: I agree with all the HP comments but the Apple comments come across as just anti-Apple fanboy. Considering Apple is the go to for many in large sections of the media industries it must have something going for it. I have never owned any Apple product other than an iPod touch which I bought because every other mp3 player I bought failed or was persnickety. The iPod wasn't. I only retired it when I decided my Android phone did everything I wanted. I don't buy Apple because of the price and their business model but most people I know who have their products seem satisfied.

      • Is that from personal experience?

    • Depends on the product.

      Precision = high end brick thinkpad like the W series

      Latitude = T/X series thinkpad.

      Vostro = Edge series thinkpad. AKA the shit one that's advertised as a business laptop, but no self respecting IT department would order

      Inspiron = Ideapad, other Lenovo models. Shit plastic consumer models.

      In general, you'll want to get Latitude-tier stuffs, which in general Dell is cheaper. The last good Thinkpad was the Sandy Bridge series before they crapped the keyboard. However, Dell outlet stuffs are ALWAYS 1366x768, and even if you want to upgrade the screen you'll need to get your hand on a full channel LVDS cable, as the one that come with the laptop only take up to 1366x768

    • Lenovo have better keyboard and trackpad in general across the range.
      Dell has backlit keyboards even in Inspiron range consumer grade.
      Dell is cheaper overall but if you value better keyboard & trackpad then Lenovo is the way to go.

  • Don't forget Cashrewards
    Lenovo Bonus 3.64% Cashback

  • Minus $100 when you get Windows 10 Home

  • I am not sure I want to bite….expecting a i7 for this price in one of those ebay deals :)
    There was one just a few days ago from Asus and Toshiba.

  • Hmmm.. default screen is not the FHD one for me?

  • Hey you guys be aware when you decide to go with Lenovo, they installed unremoveable malware in side the labtop.

    Say NO NO NO to Lenovo. Be smart.


    • Format the hard drive. Then install windows from a usb key…..a solution?

      • Can you still activate Windows and what's the command to view the product key? I know its registered to the motherboard, but not sure if that is possible.

    • This article is old. Has there been response from Lenovo? Has it been proven? What are the actually drawbacks.

  • I'm amazed Lenovo have ok pricing in AUS, in NZ they priced themselves out of the market in the last 3 years. Same SKU mentioned in OP from NZ site(with FHD panel and same MONKEY coupon discount) is $959NZD/900AUD shipped.

    • NZ is a small market. Australia has a massive chinese population and chinese presence (banks, businesses etc.). A lot of Chinese people go for Lenovo.

  • $714 if you have a student ID.

    • Even cheaper if you change it to Windows 10. There are things worth upgrading, though.

      4GB of RAM is not good enough anymore.

  • Sharp deal. Bit stingy with the ram. I'd recommend upgrading the wifi.
    Seems like the dedicated GPU costs extra with this model

    Don't forget the education discount

  • Three new quad core skylake chips have been released. If you're wanting to buy a laptop and don't mind spending $2000+, the macbook pro 2016 is worth holding out for. Just install windows on it if, like me, you can't stand OSX.

    • Why not just buy an XPS for a lot cheaper?

      • Battery isnt' as good as the macbook pro. You can get a dell companion power bank, but I prefer being able to install all 3 major OSs on the one laptop (legally).

  • Does anyone know how long it takes to deliver? I'm going oversea in 2 weeks. I'm just wondering if it will be delivered before I go so that I can claim back GST.

  • +$88 for discrete graphics. But it is a business laptop, but just incase!

  • Or this? Toshiba Satellite P50t-B01R REFURB ($788 on grays eBay incl. 20% off)

    Intel® Core™ i7 processor 4710HQ (2.5GHz-3.5GHz (Quad Core), 1600MHz MC, 6MB L2/L3 cache)
    Windows 8.1 (64bit)
    15.6" FHD Widescreen with LED Backlit Display
    Touch Screen
    8GB DDR3L (1600Mhz)
    1TB (5400 rpm) SATA
    2GB (GDDR5) AMD Radeon™ R9 M265X Graphics
    DVD-SuperMulti Drive
    harman/kardon (Including Sleep and Music)
    HD Webcam/Microphone
    Battery, AC Adapter & Power Cable included
    Part Number: PSPNVA-01R00N

    TV-Out Port - HDMI
    4x USB 3.0 + Sleep Charge
    Bridge Media slot (SD, SDXC, SDHC, MMC)
    HDMI (4k2k)

    1Gbps LAN
    Intel® 802.11(ac/a/g/n) (867Mbps)
    Bluetooth™ V4.0 + HS
    Intel® WiDi

  • even an old i5-3360m has the same performance as this CPU!

    hopefully people won't think of……..I am upgrading to "faster CPU" because it's an i5-6XXX CPU!

  • So, I'm still in the market for another one of these. Previously bought the following for $900:

    ThinkPad E460
    Intel Core i7-6500U MB
    8GB DDR3
    FHD Display
    E460 DGPU AMDM360 2G i7-6500U

    This deal doesn't seem as good. Might have to wait a little longer…


  • Shipping took exactly two weeks and I got the following:

    Intel Core i7-6500U Processor
    14.0 FHD (1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
    8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L (1 DIMM)
    AMD Radeon R7 M360 2GB
    1TB 5200rpm HDD
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
    Standard others

    I swapped the HDD for an Evo 850 500GB (extremely easy to do with the E460) and this laptop is snappy. No issues with the reinstall of Windows 10 and activation occurred automatically. Might be too early to comment but stoked with the purchase and highly recommend for this price point (although picked up a $200 cheaper with the earlier TA post).

    • Hello there,

      I actually just bought exactly the same spec as yours except intel core i5-6200U,
      Intel Core i5-6200U Processor
      14.0 FHD (1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
      8GB PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3L (1 DIMM)
      AMD Radeon R7 M360 2GB
      1TB 5200rpm HDD
      Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
      Standard others

      and currently planning to get the Evo 250GB using 10% off ebay deal that is on right now.

      Link for 10% off ebay: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/233878
      Currently the cheapest EVO 250GB on ebay is the one from PC BYTE at $127.90 (Free postage) which comes down to $115.11 delivered. (For those interested)

      I am a total computer noob…
      I just need some help with getting the computer running once I replace the SSD. You've mentioned, "No issues with the reinstall of Windows 10 and activation occurred automatically", Does it automatically install windows when I replace the SSD with the existing Hardrive? Or do i have to seperately install the windows?

      Sorry for the noob question in advance

  • Anyone who buys this I recommend getting the ThinkPad 14” Fitted Reversible Sleeve for only $1 extra.

  • Adding 8GB of RAM is $50 for 2 DIMMS, so 2x4GB works out $25 each which isn't a bad buy but if you want to go for 16GB RAM it's $300 for 2 DIMMS which is 2x8GB and works out to be $150 each!?

    You can get faster RAM for way less than that - http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/392310/MEMORY_NOTEBOOK_DDR3/King... ($75 each, literally half the price!)

  • Went to purchase today and it has jumped to $888

    • How did you manage that? I've just done a default config with changes to the 1920x1080 and everything came up cheaper to $717.26. Did you even click on "ACTIVATE" (to apply the discount) when you got to the last screen?

  • i was chasing 8gb ram, win 10, full hd
    i just checked and theyve changed it back
    $800 with dedicated graphics

  • I was thinking of getting this to do photo editing. would it be suitable? Should I upgrade to the amd radeon r7 m360?

  • Just wanted to mention that the internal drive is a slim 7mm. My 9mm SSD (intel 330) initially wouldn't fit. I had to remove the SSD cover and tape the base on.