Lenovo Idepad G4030
Reviews for the Lenovo Idepad G4030
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Positive: Excellent keyboard; good connectivity; good price. Negative: Weak CPU; small storage space; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2015
Model: Classy, robust and professional; the Lenovo Ideapad G4030 is a portable business laptop with style. The design is pretty subdue as expected from a discreet professional device. Lines are kept clean with the entire laptop finished in dark grey. I/O ports are kept towards either sides of the chassis to ensure easy access and there is the bottom-rounded tile style keyboard used by most Ideapad and ThinkPad laptops. The Lenovo Ideapad G4030 weighs in at 2.2 kg and has a solid chassis making it a perfect on-the-go companion. Its 14 inch HD LED-backlit high-brightness LCD features good viewing angles and contrast even in bright daylight.
The Windows 8.1 device comes with an Intel N2940 quad core processor clocked at 1.83 GHz, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a 500 GB HDD as internal storage. Audio quality is decent with the built-in stereo speakers providing high-definition audio. On-board the Lenovo Ideapad G4030 is an integrated DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer drive, a webcam, a card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, a USB 3.0 port and an HDMI out. One area which could be improved is battery life.The Lenovo Ideapad G4030 comes with a 4-cell lithium ion battery allowing only up to 4 hours of usage time.Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N3540: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 2.16 - 2.66 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» 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.
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In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.
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