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Customer reviews for Lenovo IdeaPad Y40

Average customer rating:
3.556 out of 5
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11 of 18(61%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaPad Y40
Review 1 for IdeaPad Y40
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5 out of 5
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Theknickerbocker

If Batman had a Laptop

Date:July 26, 2014
"This laptop is easily worth the price tag. Period.This thing looks and runs like, as my title says, something out of the Batman movies. It is slim and sexy with its faux carbon fiber exterior, portable profile, and stylized edges. Also it comes pre-loaded with facial recognition software and if that isn't Batman-esque I don't know what is. The anti-glare 1920x1080 screen is vibrant and crisp. The hybrid hard drive provides cold boot-up times of around 10 seconds (after the first few boot-ups due to the nature of the 8 gbs of NAND memory). The CPU and GPU can run modern games like Far Cry 3 and Total War: Rome II on High Settings at a silky smooth frame rate. The list goes on and on. It doesn't have a back lit keyboard but that is my only complaint. After having done frankly too much research on which laptop deserves my money, the obvious choice was the Y40. There simply is not a better laptop out there for the same price. It's not the laptop you need, it's the laptop you deserve."
Review 2 for IdeaPad Y40
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5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
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BobtheBuilder

Really Great Laptop

Date:July 23, 2014
"I've had this laptop for about a week, and I'm really pleased with the results. Startup loads the Windows 8 metro, which I'm not a fan off. 8.1 adds the desktop however making it a lot easier to manage. The display is very crisp, but some applications will look blurry due to incorrect DPI scaling (google it).
The keyboard is very nice, but be warned that it isn't backlit. My only gripe is with the clicking on the touchpad, which requires you to press down hard in order to click anything.
I tried playing League of Legends and experienced no lag. The processor seems fast for all I've run it with. The fan is pretty quiet, but the laptop tends to heat up slightly when playing games. It shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Speakers are beautiful, but I wish they were a little bit louder. As for portability, this computer is small and light, but has a large enough screen to make it worth the price.
Overall, for this price, it's a fantastic laptop and I would recommend it for anyone."
Review 3 for IdeaPad Y40
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2 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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PoorChoice

An Honest Review

Date:July 23, 2014
"If you're planning on buying a Laptop with a 1000$ budget, make sure you do your research.
This Laptop's design is has major flaws. The ventilation is terrible and causes the laptop to overheat EASILY if you use the product as it is intended, for playing games. Perhaps a result of its flat bottom surface which it's ventilation vents originate. This is one of the biggest issues. I fear my own Laptop will meltdown in the upcoming months, and there is possibly no solution.
The Keyboard design is unorthodox and uncomfortable, which also places your left palm too near to the sensitive touch pad which is better left untouched.
The laptop itself is very susceptible to grime.
The Performance is questionable. It surprisingly has lag spikes on games such as PSO2, AK, and POE.
In all, this Laptop is not very reliable, but has room for improvement.
"
Review 4 for IdeaPad Y40
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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2 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Nick

Don't get your hopes up

Date:July 23, 2014
"Switching from a 2011 macbook air, 13' with an intel i7 dual core, 4gb ram, and 250 ssd, to this computer, with the same i7, 8gb of ram, and the same amount of storage was a disappointment. Being four years newer, and having a dedicated graphics card, I expected this computer to be better than my air, but it simply failed from the start. The startup time is slower, and all of the pre-installed apps slow down the computer in the beginning. When I began searching through the computer, I noticed that navigation is sketchy, unresponsive and nowhere near as smooth as my mac. In addition, the touchpad is small and worthy of a 2002 compaq, and was completely dysfunctional while playing video games. Its screen is horrific, lenovo should be ashamed for putting this screen on this computer, its resolution is decent, but the glare is awful and its the same kind of screen an early 2000's poc would have. Downloads and internet browsing is decent, but compared to my old air, this computer is slow."
Review 5 for IdeaPad Y40
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
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Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Kris

Superb Laptop ... With Some Caveats

Date:July 22, 2014
"EXCELLENT VALUE OVERALL.
For MINECRAFT Users: very significant improvement with Radeon graphics when compared to just integrated HD4400 graphics, especially if Optifine is used.
10/10 for:
. Looks great!
. Portability, for a gaming laptop, including charger (standard Lenovo size).
. Performance. SSD model boots in less than 10s, shuts down even faster.
. Quiet fan.
7/10:
. Keyboard. A bit spongy, but well laid out, and looks good.
. Trackpad. Need to click hard on tacky buttons.
. Graphics description. Website = 2GB GDDR5, Utilities = 2GB GDDR3.
. Lenovo logo on top. Lifting on one side. May come unstuck or bend!
5/10
. Screen bezel. Far too thick, screen not flush with bezel.
. Screen quality. Washed out colors, poor contrast.
0-4/10
. SD Card slot. SD cards do not lock in place unless pushed completely inside the laptop body using another SD card, or similar. Same is required to remove them.
. Keyboard HAS NO BACKLIGHT. Description not clear on website (choose Y50).
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Review 6 for IdeaPad Y40
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5 out of 5
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JACookie

Fantastic Computer

Date:July 18, 2014
"I admit I am not a heavy gamer, and only needed a laptop that had gaming capabilities. I have no regrets about this computer. So far, I have been able to play Skyrim and Tomb Raider on High settings with no lag. The sound on this computer is great (JBL Speakers).
The screen is definitely not horrendous (only looks so compared to the unbelievable brightness of a MacBook Pro 2010 at least). It is reminiscent of other quality TPN panels but with the benefit of not having smudges on the screen.
There is hardly any flex to the keyboard whatsoever, but the metal finish is a bit of a fingerprint collector (totally tolerable though). The keyboard takes a little bit to get used to, but the chiclet style keys are comfortable to type on.
The only problem I have with this computer is that it does not come with a TPM chip (only necessary for encryption!). If you need to use Bitlocker for encrypting, you would have to either find alternative software or use a USB drive to unlock your computer"
Review 7 for IdeaPad Y40
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5 out of 5
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