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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga (20GQ)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga (20GQ). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the keyboard and screen are on the whole positive. The durability and performance also get good views, but some have doubts about the touchpad and size.

portability, performance, durability, screen, keyboard

design, price, battery, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga (20GQ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a well-made 2-in-1 mobile workstation, with a nice display, good performance, and useful extras. The convertible design isn't a huge selling point for this category, but its portability and touch screen may prove useful...

Reasonable price. Better portability than many mobile workstations. High-resolution touch display. Comfortable, innovative keyboard.

Convertibility not particularly compelling for a workstation. No USB-C or Ethernet ports.

Conclusion The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a solid laptop that sits right at the price it should for its power and feature set. It offers better performance than general business laptops, convertible or otherwise, but can't compete with more expensive...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga

 

If you need a laptop that can handle serious 3D modeling, CAD work or other demanding professional graphics tasks, you'll want a mobile workstation with discrete Nvidia Quadro graphics. Normally, choosing a mobile workstation means carrying a fairly...

Strong performance; Accurate display; Comfortable keyboard; Durable design

Mediocre battery life; Some fan noise; Heavy for a 2-in-1; Other mobile workstations have better graphics capability

The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 is a lightweight workstation that combines the versatility of a 2-in-1 with strong graphics power.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga Review: 2-in-1 Workstation

 

If you're tired of that oversized mobile workstation at your office then Lenovo might have just what you need in the ThinkPad P40 Yoga. This 2-in-1 combines the flexibility of a tablet with workstation performance.

Excellent performance ; Color-accurate display ; Solid construction ; Great keyboard

Heavy for a 2-in-1 design ; Mediocre graphics for a workstation ; Unimpressive battery life

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga 20GQ-000EUS Workstation Review

 

On-the-go workstation. Versatility is the name of the game as the P40 Yoga targets light workstation users with touchscreen features and a dedicated Quadrio GPU. For a starting price of $1500 USD, however, we were expecting a bit more in terms of...

minimal backlight bleeding ; integrated active stylus ; respectable battery life ; comfortable keyboard ; easy serviceability ; wider color gamut ; quiet fan ; no PWM

unable to maintain maximum Turbo Boost when under extreme loads ; no USB Type-C, Smart Card reader, or Thunderbolt 3 ; small touchpad; small stylus can feel cramped ; no M.2 2280 SSD support ; single-channel RAM only ; no NFC, WWAN, or GPS ; no NVMe...

As explained in our first review of the ThinkPad P40 Yoga, the system caters to a small audience of light workstation users and digital artists who also happen to want 2-in-1 touchscreen features. The system is stuck between two categories as a result:...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga Workstation Review

 

Flexible workstation. Lenovo wants to establish the flexibility of the Yoga series in the workstation range with the new ThinkPad P40 Yoga. We basically get a ThinkPad Yoga 460 with a dedicated GPU, but the test model reveals some drawbacks.

quiet ; versatile ; active digitizer included ; good system performance ; good touchscreen ; very fast Wi-Fi ; good keyboard, but it does clatter a bit

stability of the lid ; high temperatures, thermal throttling under load ; only one year warranty ; small color gamut ; display is glossy and could be brighter ; mediocre Wi-Fi runtime ; bad speakers ; hinges not firm enough ; no modern interfaces ;...

We are not completely convinced by the ThinkPad P40 Yoga. Similar to the bigger workstation model ThinkPad P50s, Lenovo waives many modern technologies (USB-C, USB 3.1, Thunderbolt, NVMe-SSDs, M.2-2280), which is a result of the chassis construction....

May, 2016

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad P40, a rare 2-in-1 convertible 14" mobile workstation. The ThinkPad P40 is largely a rebadged ThinkPad Yoga 460 (or ThinkPad Yoga 14, as it's still called in Best Buy stores). It adds NVIDIA Quadro M500M 2GB DDR5 dedicated graphics,...

A rare convertible with NVIDIA Quadro graphics. Solid build, great keyboard, good 2K display option. Comes with active Wacom pen

Ultrabook dual core CPU and low end Quadro graphics not up to heavy design tasks. Battery life is just OK

The Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga is a unique laptop, and thus it's hard to pit it against the competition--there really isn't a direct competitor. The closest would be the Microsoft Surface Book (detachable rather than yoga-style) and Lenovo's own near...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga Review and Ratings

 

If you can live with a dual- instead of quad-core CPU, Lenovo's innovative (and inevitable) Yoga workstation puts a new spin on CAD, engineering, and rendering apps.

Laptop-to-tablet versatility ; Responsive pen input ; Exemplary keyboard

No Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C ports ; Expensive ; A tad heavy

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Chance Kinney (chipchick.com)

ThinkPad P40 Yoga is Lenovo’s Smallest and Most Flexible Mobile Workstation Yet

 

Earlier this year, Lenovo released two high-powered mobile workstations, the ThinkPad P50 and P70, for professionals in need of more powerful mobile GPUs on their laptops. Those machines were powered by Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro mobile...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Conexant CX11852
Audio system:Dolby Audio X2 / HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):53
Battery life (max):8
Battery recharge time:2
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Carbon / Carbon Fiber
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business / Professional
Market positioning:Business / High Performance
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Mobile workstation / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:220 / 250
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Quadro M5000M / NVIDIA Quadro M500M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:N / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSPA+, HSDPA, HSDPA+, UMTS / DC-HSPA+, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
SIM card support: Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Audio X2 / HD / HDA

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6500U / I7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Y
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88192 / 88194 / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR2EZ / SR2F1
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:256 / 512
SSD form factor:2.5"
SSD interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.6 / 236.3
Height :1.99 / 19.9
Weight:1.8
Width:33.8 / 338