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Lenovo Y40 Series

Lenovo Y40-80Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U, Intel Core i7 4510U, Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M275, AMD Radeon R9 M375
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.034kg, 2.6kg
Price: 700, 899 euro
Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 61%, features: 56%, display: 74%, mobility: 75%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 74%

 

Lenovo Y40-59423030

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. 

Specifications

Lenovo Y40-59423030Notebook: Lenovo Y40-59423030
Processor: Intel Core i7 4510U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M275
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Y40 (Series)
 Y40-59423030 (Model)

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Lenovo Y40 Review: A Solid, Svelte Gaming Laptop
Source: Notebooks.com English Archive.org version
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
60% Lenovo Y40
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
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%
Lenovo Y40
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English Archive.org version
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

 

Lenovo Y40-59423035

Powered by the 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Lenovo Y40 introduces itself as an portable entry-level gaming laptop. It is part of the Lenovo Y-series (“Premium Multimedia Laptops”) and has a 14 inch screen. The screen features a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, but lacks in brightness.

The dual-core processor is complemented by an AMD Radeon R9 graphics adaptor, a mid-range graphics card. This graphics adaptor makes it capable of running more demanding games at high resolutions.

Weighing at only 2.0 kg, it houses an SD card slot, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, an AC adaptor, a headphone jack, a 4-in-1 card reader and a Kensington Lock on its left and right side, leaving front and back of the Y40 mercifully void and empty of ports. The Lenovo Y40 has its usual problem with the keyboard tray flexing when pressed. The sample pictures on its website may look like the keyboard features a backlight, but the keyboard is just painted red. The multi-touch touchpad operates smoothly with features that can be configured to the user's likings.

The battery is able to last for about eight hours on the WLAN test (normal web-surfing usage). However, when high performance is required, especifically while gaming, the battery life falls.

Specifications

Lenovo Y40-59423035Notebook: Lenovo Y40-59423035
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M275 2048 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.034kg
Price: 899 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Y40 (Series)

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Average Score: 67.5% - average

Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

75% Lenovo Y40-59423035 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Entry-level portable gaming. While Lenovo's Y40 clearly isn't the best choice for hardcore gamers, there's no question that the sleek 14-inch system with its current-generation i7 Haswell CPU, dedicated Radeon GPU and 256 GB SSD has plenty to offer for its $850 asking price, even though the display doesn't quite measure up.
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y40 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English Archive.org version
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y40 is a shining example of how to provide value. This 14” gaming notebook excels in most areas even without taking into account its price. Its noteworthy highlights include a 1080p anti-glare display, attractive design, solid construction, good keyboard and clickpad, and usable performance for most of today’s games. It has a class leading six-plus hour battery life and even great speakers. We wish the display was more colorful and had better viewing angles, but found little else to criticize.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y40 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English Archive.org version
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y40 is a shining example of how to provide value. This 14” gaming notebook excels in most areas even without taking into account its price. Its noteworthy highlights include a 1080p anti-glare display, attractive design, solid construction, good keyboard and clickpad, and usable performance for most of today’s games. It has a class leading six-plus hour battery life and even great speakers. We wish the display was more colorful and had better viewing angles, but found little else to criticize.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% This sleek, budget gaming laptop is all looks
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
With understated features aplenty packed into its hood, the Lenovo Y40 impresses with its sleek design and premium build quality for the price. The Y40 might be the crowning victor among multimedia laptops, but Lenovo is pushing this as a gaming laptop, which simply won't do. If you buy this laptop to play the latest games, you will be frustrated and disappointed with its poor performance. The Y40 is too pricey to fully recommend as a budget multimedia machine, and simply isn't punchy enough to be a sufficient mobile gaming rig.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
60% This sleek, budget gaming laptop is all looks
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
With understated features aplenty packed into its hood, the Lenovo Y40 impresses with its sleek design and premium build quality for the price. The Y40 might be the crowning victor among multimedia laptops, but Lenovo is pushing this as a gaming laptop, which simply won't do. If you buy this laptop to play the latest games, you will be frustrated and disappointed with its poor performance. The Y40 is too pricey to fully recommend as a budget multimedia machine, and simply isn't punchy enough to be a sufficient mobile gaming rig.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo Y40 review: An understated 14-inch gaming laptop for less than $1000
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
All told, Lenovo has done an exceptional job with the Y40. It has the Lenovo-ness (simple design, great input ergonomics) that has won the company legions of fans, it’s fast, and it games well enough for the average player. There’s not a lot more you could ask for in a 14-inch laptop in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Y40 review: An understated 14-inch gaming laptop for less than $1000
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
All told, Lenovo has done an exceptional job with the Y40. It has the Lenovo-ness (simple design, great input ergonomics) that has won the company legions of fans, it’s fast, and it games well enough for the average player. There’s not a lot more you could ask for in a 14-inch laptop in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo Y40 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
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, Short, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo Y40 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
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, Short, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo Y40-80

The powerful and portable Lenovo Y40-80 is a solid performing laptop for users wanting the best of both worlds. Without burning a hole through your pocket, this gaming laptop comes packed with features and looks good. Design is classic with strong edges and clean lines. The entire device is finished in dark-metal and sports a keyboard with red backlight. The anti-glare 14 inch display features FHD resolution and produces good color saturation and clarity. This is a must for any gaming device. The Windows 8.1 system comes with an Intel Core i7-5500U processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, up to 16 GB of DDR3L RAM, an AMD Radeon R9 M275 GPU with 2 or 4 GB of VRAM and various storage options from a 1 TB HDD to 256 GB SSD. Audio quality is impressive. Despite the Y40-80's small size, its JBL speakers deliver a solid sound. The Lenovo Y40-80 comes with a 1 MP webcam, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, a card reader, an HDMI out and a dual array microphone. At just 2.2 kg, users can definitely game on the go especially since the supplied 4-cell Lithium-Ion Polymer battery lasts up to 5 hours.

Specifications

Lenovo Y40-80Notebook: Lenovo Y40-80
Processor: Intel Core i7 5500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M375
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Y40 (Series)

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Ideapad Y4080: Когда Бюджетность – Не Порок
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price for a gaming laptop; stylish looks and high build quality; good hardware; good screen; ergonomic keyboard; good set of interfaces.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2015
Test: Lenovo IdeaPad Y40-80 - skoro-herní 14“ notebook s výdrží přes deset hodin
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Extreme battery life; good graphics performance; good workmanship; decent speakers. Negative: Only TN display (limited viewing angles, low contrast); noisy cooling; no keyboard backlit.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2015

 

Comment

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, 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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon R9 M275: Upper middle-class GPU, based on the same chip as its Radeon HD 8870M predecessor.

AMD Radeon R9 M375: GCN based mid-range graphics card with DirectX 12 support and a 128-bit DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.

4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

2.6 kg:

In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.


67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-18 (Update: 2014-08-18)