Lenovo Y40: Conclusion

November 11, 2014 by Charles P Jefferies Reads (31,414)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 6
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 6
    • Usability
    • 8
    • Design
    • 6
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 7
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 7.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


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.

The IdeaPad Y40 has an attractive $679 starting price; our $829 review unit includes a slightly faster Core i7 processor and more importantly a fast 256 GB SSD, both of which we found worthwhile.

We’re pleased to recognize the Lenovo IdeaPad Y40 with our Editor’s Choice award for providing outstanding value.


  • Great price/performance
  • Solid quality
  • Good keyboardLeonvo Y40 front 2
  • Good speakers
  • Runs cool and quiet


  • Screen could be more colorful
  • Could use keyboard backlighting




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