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

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22 Reasons For

Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo B5400 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo B5400 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age. Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the B5400 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo B5400 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B5400. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B5400 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this portable PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo B5400 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) 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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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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The B5400 has dropped in price by £90.00 in the last week.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo B5400 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Other 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price], or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price].

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP 250[plb_2268981_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper) or the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (2.6GHz and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo B5400 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the B5400. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 15R[pl_1385146_price], and the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo B5400 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B5400.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo B5400 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2287582_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price], or the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1600268_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo B5400 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the T440[pl_2216159_price], or the T440[pl_2801736_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 14 3440[plb_2061157_price] is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo B5400 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B5400 range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the B5400. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the B5400 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo B5400 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the B5400 have between one and eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that were released around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Inspiron 15R[pl_1385146_price], or the Latitude 15 3542[pl_2497766_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 640[plb_2351423_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo B5400 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the B5400. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the B5400 the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the B5400 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 4.1GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B5400.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the B5400 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo B5400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2145645_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1620825_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo B5400 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the B5400 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The Lenovo B5400 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B5400

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo B5400 has a relatively standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B5400.

There are a number of other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the B590[pl_1531787_price], or the B590[pl_1991244_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2093232_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B5400.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8h battery life notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo B590[plb_1616779_price].

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T440s[pl_2978670_price] (8.4h and cheaper), or the ThinkPad X240[pl_2504289_price] (8.7h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus X550CA[plb_1598959_price] (2.3kg), or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1586820_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B5400.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the ProBook 4540s[pl_1532938_price], or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1620825_price] both from HP or the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD 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
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Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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 i54200, i54200m, lenovo mb82, lenovo mb82h, lenovo i54200, lenovo mb82hu, lenovo mb82huk, lenovo i54200m
Barcodes 00000059409189, 00888228197470, 00888228197531, 00888228229522, 00888228229546, 00888228229652, 00888440348230, 00888440713137, 00888440836904, 00888440837093, 00888440858432, 00888440861418, 08884408369042

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