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Lenovo A740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Lenovo A740. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good feedback. Views about the reliability and usability are different.

design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo A740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo A740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo A740 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo A740 27-inch Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7-4558U 2.80 GHz, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX850A 2 GB, TV Tuner, BluetootLenovo A740 27-inch Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7-4558U 2.80 GHz, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX850A 2 GB, TV Tuner, Bluetoot

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo A740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Lenovo A740 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design, but there are some negative comments about the price.

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57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo A740 27-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (F0AM004JUS) Silver GreyLenovo A740 27-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (F0AM004JUS) Silver Grey

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Lenovo A740 thinnest 27-inch AIO desktop around

 

At only 4mm (0.15 inch) at the edge of its Quad HD display and packed with high-end components, the A740 looks like it could be a great desktop -- if you can afford it.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Review: Lenovo A740 — a sleek all-in-one desktop PC

 

Lenovo has a bunch of laptops and tablets, and we've been reviewing them over the months as they roll out (check them out in our Lenovo Hub !). The company also has desktops of all varieties, however, and we've got our hands on its A740 all-in-one , a...

The A740 is the perfect all-in-one in many ways. The design immediately catches the eye, being both sleek and sophisticated. The performance is top-notch, as is the hinge that brings it all together. The ability to articulate the display in so many...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Lenovo A740 Review: A Slim All-In-One Desktop PC

 

The Lenovo A740 Review. An all-in-one desktop PC with a sleek design and powerful configurations running Windows 8, this could be your next desktop PC.

Slim, sleek and modern design, multiple angles to work from, touch interface works wonderfully and wireless mouse and keyboard are a joy to use. Amazing display!

Windows 8.1 is not always fun to use, Lenovo specific software popups get annoying.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo A740 thinnest 27-inch AIO desktop around

 

At only 4mm (0.15 inch) at the edge of its Quad HD display and packed with high-end components, the A740 looks like it could be a great desktop -- if you can afford it.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Lenovo A740 thinnest 27-inch AIO desktop around

 

At only 4mm (0.15 inch) at the edge of its Quad HD display and packed with high-end components, the A740 looks like it could be a great desktop -- if you can afford it.

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Machine

 

This machine should be good for the price. I like it more than my Apple machine of the same type.

Great screen resolution. Connections are located on stand base. Fast machine. I have never liked nor used the touchscreen features on such machines but this one works nicely. The ability to lay the screen flat has been more useful than I thought it...

Wireless keyboard and mouse distance radius is poor.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Machine

 

This machine should be good for the price. I like it more than my Apple machine of the same type.

Great screen resolution. Connections are located on stand base. Fast machine. I have never liked nor used the touchscreen features on such machines but this one works nicely. The ability to lay the screen flat has been more useful than I thought it...

Wireless keyboard and mouse distance radius is poor

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

solid all in one pc

 

Overall a very nice PC, I'm glad I ditched the conventional tower + monitor setup for this all in one. It does everything my tower did but it a very stylish looking and more modern looking way. The monitor is largely the most attractive part of this...

Solid construction, very stylish, very slim and small footprint ; Large, exceptional colors, wide angle touch screen monitor ; Lots of connectivity options ; Powerfull cpu and gpu ; Biggest surprise is the amazingly rich sound, where is it coming from

While the keyboard and mouse are aesthetically eye pleasing, they feel cheap to the touch. Maybe not intended for my heavy hands ; Disk performance, while it does have a 8GB SDD which does speed up some operations, its conventional 1TB HDD drags its...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (officedepot.com)

Absolutely Fantastic!

 

Very easy to setup, works flawlessly. I love the form factor!

value, Easy to Use, Display Screen, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo A740 All-in-One

 

A big touchscreen is how Windows is meant to be done. The high-rez 27" screen is great. Looks lovey. Upgraded to Windows 10 easily on first day with no problems. Lots of USB 3.0 connections.

Too much Lenovo bloatware. Keyboard and mouse look nice but aren't very practical (cramped slightly annoying key layout and not a very accurate mouse) - am replacing them with more practical hardware.

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / HD
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
RMS rated power:10 / 5
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N / No
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / QHD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:MVA
Screen shape:Flat
Tilt angle:-5 - 90
Tilt angle range:-5 - 90
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 920A / NVIDIA GeForce GT 840A / NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 940A / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850A / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950A
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12 / 11.3
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel Iris Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x162B / 0xA2E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel Iris Graphics 5100 / Intel Iris Graphics 6100
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1 / 2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Total megapixels:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / N / No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

BIOS password: Yes
Placement supported:Vertical
Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:150
Autonomy mode:N / No

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM81
Configurable TDP-down:23
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1333,1600,1866 / 1333,1666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM81
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-4258U / i5-5257U / i7-4558U / i7-5557U
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR188 / SR18A / SR26E / SR26K
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i5-4258U / i5-5257U / i7-4558U / i7-5557U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / F0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):28
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:N
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
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):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75990 / 75992 / 84985 / 84993
Processor code:SR188 / SR18A / SR26E / SR26K
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 8.1
Operating system language:English / German
Trial software:McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19 / 22 / 8.46
Height:19 / 22 / 220.5 / 8.46
Weight:19.6 / 20.1 / 28
Width:25.7 / 31.9