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Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614
Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 820M - 2048 MB, Core: 775 MHz, Memory: 1800 MHz
Memory
6144 MB 
, DDR3L 1600 MHz
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, CMN1487, TN LED, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Lynx Point-LP
Storage
Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Conexant CX20751/2
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD / MMC
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9565 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8FBS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28.6 x 346 x 244.5 ( = 1.13 x 13.62 x 9.63 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Lenovo AccuType, Keyboard Light: no, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.066 kg ( = 72.88 oz / 4.55 pounds), Power Supply: 334 g ( = 11.78 oz / 0.74 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Average Score: 62% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 75%, features: 62%, display: 69% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 51%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614

74% Lenovo Z40-59422614 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
With great power… comes great compromise? The Z40 is most certainly among the most affordable machines to combine a Core i5 CPU, a discrete GPU, and good battery life into a single package. Surely you’re asking yourself: what’s the catch?
50% Avoid this budget laptop no matter the cost
Source: Techradar English
It's tough to recommend the Lenovo Z40 in any case, that's pretty much the long and short of it. There are plenty of better options out there. Even with its bigger price tag, I highly recommend the Acer Aspire V7 for a 14-inch laptop, if you can still find it. This model splits the difference between gaming and affordable laptops beautifully with a gorgeous screen and better performance than the Z40 overall.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 60% workmanship: 40%
60% Lenovo Z40
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo Z40 is a competent desktop-replacement laptop, and provides decent value for the money. But for just a bit more you'll get a touch-screen laptop with a lot more battery life in the Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637. The Lenovo Flex 2 (15-inch) is still our top pick for entry-level desktop-replacement laptops thanks to its plentiful multimedia features, touch screen, benchmark performance, and its innovative hinge.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
66% Lenovo IdeaPad Z40 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The IdeaPad Z40 performed well enough in our review to earn it our recommendation. Its healthy list of positives includes an attractive design, good keyboard and touchpad, ample performance for everyday tasks and its six plus hour battery life. Overall the IdeaPad Z40 represents a solid value at about $600. Our review model with the Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM and 500GB drive is ideal as a home or college computer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 66%
60% Lenovo Z40
Source: Computer Shopper English
Thanks mainly to its excellent keyboard, the Lenovo Z40 is worth a look by budget shoppers, but for the most part, it left us feeling cold. The display, while bright and vivid, suffers from very narrow vertical viewing angles and lacks touch sensitivity. The speakers pump out plenty of sound, but it isn't very good sound. And the battery is uncompetitive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Model:

Labelled as a multimedia platform, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614 certainly has the ability to capture audiences with its sleek, elegant and super slim design. Driving the multimedia capability is the gorgeous 14 inch 16:9 widescreen HD display. Users can expect high quality and sharp images with superb contrast.

The Windows 8.1 system comes with a 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor clocked at 1.60 GHz and contains 3 MB cache. This high performance processor can be coupled with up to 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM and sports the Nvidia GeForce GT 820M graphics chip with 2 GB VRAM. Content is stored on the 1 TB hard drive with 8 GB SSHD combination that ensures fast access speeds.

Another important aspect of a multimedia capable device is its audio quality. Thanks to its stereo speaker configuration, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z40-59422614 has plenty of. There is an integrated dual layer DVD-R drive that ensures easy DVD playback. Other hardware comes in the form of a USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out and card reader. Battery life is rated at 5 hours usage although that might seem a little less for some users out there.

NVIDIA GeForce 820M:

Entry level 28nm Fermi GPU from the GeForce 800M series based on the GT 620M and 710M.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 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.
14":

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.
2.066 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


62%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Acer Aspire E5-471G-53XG
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
Acer Aspire E5-471G-527B
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U

Devices with the same GPU

Asus X751MD
GeForce 820M, Pentium N3530, 17.3", 2.8 kg
MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4100M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X555LD
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X550LDV-XO552H
GeForce 820M, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo G710
GeForce 820M, Pentium 3550M, 17.3", 2.9 kg
Asus R752LD-TY057
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4010U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
Asus X550LDV-XO610H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-08- 5 (Update: 2014-08- 5)