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Reviews for the Lenovo Y40-59423030
The Lenovo Y40 is a beast made curious by its price. At a time when notebooks are getting less expensive and adding more features, the missing backlit keys are very noticeable. I’d have liked to see a bit more gloss to make colors on that HD screen pop more. I can’t help but feel like any notebook that costs as much as the Lenovo Y40 demands these.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2014
Source: Laptop Mag
Lenovo continues to impress me with its ability to offer gaming laptops at affordable prices. For $949, shoppers get a sleek-looking 14-inch notebook with solid overall performance and long battery life. However, while the AMD Radeon R9 M275 GPU isn't a lightweight, you won't be fragging or questing at the maximum settings. I also wish the notebook featured a better display and keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
The Y40 keeps me frustrated too, as the Y410p. Lenovo struggles to make something wrong. Before we go into conclusions, I want to say that you can get the Y40 from B&N gold discount deals (you can see it here) which is cheaper. You can get it for $770 with the same specs except you get a 500GB SSHD instead of the 256GB SSD I have which was just what I could, get.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2014
This 14-inch laptop works perfectly on simple, everyday tasks like surfing the net and basic games. It features a 4th generation Intel Core (2.00 GHz) and Windows 8.1. Like most Lenovo products, it has an AMD Radeon graphic card in addition to anti glare (1920x1080) LED display. According to reviews, the display lacks of color depth and vibrancy, but it is sharp. The audio on the Lenovo Y40 is impressive, averaging at 82 decibels.
Sadly, the red and black keyboard is not backlit. In addition, the keys are smaller than usually with 1.3 mm, so it would take some getting used to. The laptop is notably lightweight at 2.0 kg. The touchpad keeps cool even during moderate usage, but the temperature rises slightly higher during gaming. The webcam for this laptop is decent, but not very clear with 720p. The Lenovo Y40 features a Phone Companion that allows users to sync the PC with their smartphones. This allows users to make calls and send text messages through their laptop.
This laptop is good for general tasks and some higher-end games but not at the highest settings. It has one of the most durable battery life, lasting 7 and a half hours while connected to the web.
AMD Radeon R9 M275: Upper middle-class GPU, based on the same chip as its Radeon HD 8870M predecessor.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
4510U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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