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Lenovo B5400 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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21 Reasons For

Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The PCI Express slot versions of laptops of this age and type range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and spec is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. The Lenovo B5400 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the B5400.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 have been available for around the same time as the B5400. This laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the B5400 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B5400. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the B5400 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the B5400 is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo B5400 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X230 (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 laptops of this age and spec. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the B5400 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and spec. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the B5400 that we have checked, the Lenovo B5400's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the B5400 is 5.3GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B5400. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the B5400 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo B5400 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B5400 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the B5400, the Lenovo B5400 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the B5400. Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the B5400 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 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 typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo B5400 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo B5400 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the B5400 have between one and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this type and age is 3mAh, the biggest is 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. With a battery capacity of only 2,200 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo B5400 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the B5400.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the B5400. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo B5400 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The Lenovo B5400 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the B5400 range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo B5400 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B5400.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo B5400 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo B5400

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the B5400 over two years ago.

Average Weight

The Lenovo B5400 has a fairly standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

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

If this Lenovo notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£1,385.00) (8.2h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
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
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
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
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 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
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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

(7)
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...

Reviewed 4 October 2014 by Thinker

Very Good value at price paid £349. Win 7 pro and win 8 options. Solid reliable and easy to use chicklet keyboard, subtle DVD R/W, plenty of USB3 ports, clear good size screen. Battery life seems... Read more…

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