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Lenovo B5400 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 1TB 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo B5400 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B5400 range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the B5400 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. When compared to other laptops that were released one year ago that we have checked, the Lenovo B5400's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the B5400 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo B5400 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of this age and type range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo B5400 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the B5400.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. The Lenovo B5400 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B5400.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo B590[plb_2714638_price].

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price] (2.6GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2743534_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B5400 that we have assessed, the Lenovo B5400's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the B5400 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo B5400 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the B5400 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo B5400 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. The worst processor family of all laptops of a comparable age and type to the B5400 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B5400, the Lenovo B5400 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo X250[plb_2899232_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL Inspiron 14 3440[plb_3015996_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2781730_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Lenovo B5400 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including a cheaper portable PC such as the Lenovo X250[plb_2899232_price] or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the DELL Inspiron 14 3440[plb_3015996_price].

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2781730_price].

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the B5400 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B5400.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo B5400 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B5400 have between two and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £53.99

The price of the B5400 increased by £53.99 in the last fortnight.

Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo B5400 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B5400. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B5400 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B5400.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo B5400 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017136_price], or the ProBook 11[pl_2837133_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2701391_price].

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Thick

The Lenovo B5400 is fairly thick (28.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the B5400. The average height of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B5400 is 27mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B5400

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the B5400.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Other 15.6" laptops currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the ProBook 650[pl_2589709_price], or the ProBook 450[pl_2643392_price] both from HP.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Inspiron 17 5758[pl_2942103_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price] (17.3") both from DELL or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] (17.3").

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T440[pl_2781730_price] (8.4h), the ThinkPad X240[pl_2781602_price] (8.7h), or the ThinkPad E550[pl_2870445_price] (9h) all from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly average weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B5400.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2698953_price] (2.2kg and cheaper), or the HP ProBook 650[plb_2589709_price] (2.3kg and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo B5400 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the B5400.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 430[plb_2447779_price].

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Asus X555LA[plb_2763466_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(14)
3 February 2014

Lenovo offers a powerful notebook with the B5400 that should have sufficient performance for many years. The emissions are reasonably low, even with the dedicated GPU. But that is all the praise,...

10 February 2014

Mis hors service . « Le meilleur rapport qualité/prix pour les petits budgets » : le nouvel appareil dédié à la bureautique de Lenovo ne s'est pas concentré sur l'esthétique mais les... Read more…

18 May 2014

Lenovo's Essential B5400-serie bestaat uit goedkope laptops met een strak, zakelijk uiterlijk en een mat scherm. Tweakers keek hoeveel waar de B5400 biedt voor je geld...

Good performance
Reasonable contrast ratio
Bonnes performances gnrales
Ratio contrastes correcte
Stille koeling
Low brightness on battery
Noisy DVD drive
Wobbly chassis
Poor feedback of the input devices
Distinct blue cast of the display
10 February 2014

Buiten gebruik. "De beste prijs-prestatie-verhouding voor een prijsbewust budget" - Lenovo's goedkope office-notebook bespaart op design, maar heeft in ruil erg sterke prestaties te bieden...

18 February 2014

Servisten al?nm??. "Bütçeniz için en iyi fiyat/performans oran?" ? Lenovo'nun ucuz ofis laptopu tasar?ma odaklanmasa bile vermi? oldu?u performans ile göz dolduruyor...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 4 January 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Was prepared for how long the card was, it was replacing my sapphire vapor-x R9 280x, but it is thicker than i expected. It's practically a tipple slot card. so i had to use a different PCI slot... Read more…

75 faster than my old 9 280x
Looks amazing
Very quiet fans, my case fans are easily louder
Its a Sapphire Card
Backplate
Has very noticeable whine if it gets in the hundreds of fps (like some game menus) i hear it plain through my headphones
Huge. Not for small cases
Hot, but this is relative
Only 4GB of VRAM
A little on the large side, dont buy if you've got a tiny case
Reviewed 28 October 2014 by JMV
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this as a gift for someone. She tells me it does everything that she wanted it to do and more. It's also very reasonably priced. Without wishing to sound like an ad for a well-known floor... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2014 by Mr m g maley
(Verified Purchase)

Brought for one of my daughters as the laptop she had was so slow and very old .very happy with this and I knew there would not be a problem as I have a Lenovo my self. Sorry to say 10 months down... Read more…

Reviewed 23 April 2015 by Patrick
(Verified Purchase)

Reasonably priced laptop that does exactly what I need...

After 6 months the keyboard is starting to fail an my wireless drops out a lot. Currently running Xubuntu on it. Nippy machine for the cash but build quality is distinctly shonky...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo mb82, lenovo mb82h, lenovo i54200, lenovo mb82hu, lenovo i54200m, lenovo mb82huk
Barcodes 00000059409189, 00888440836904, 08884408369042

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