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Lenovo S400 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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An ultraportable laptop capable of more than just surfing the internet, the IdeaPad S400 is fully featured and surprisingly inexpensive. Your new travel companion is also stylish with its smooth,... More
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9 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo S400 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Light

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been available for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo S400 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S400.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S400 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo S400 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400 is 1W and the highest is 11W. With an speaker power of 4 Watts, the Lenovo S400 has one of the highest speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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19 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo S400 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo S400 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo S400 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the S400.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo S400 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo S400 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo S400 has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 3330 (1.5GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all laptops that were launched around the same time as the S400 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400. Across all the laptops that were launched around the same time as the S400 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1,400 megahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the S400. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400 have processor clock speeds of between 800MHz and 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller megapixels counts amongst laptops of this age. The megapixels counts of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the S400 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo S400 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo S400 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the laptops of this age and type the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Lenovo S400's front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest.

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Only 2GB Internal Memory Size

The Lenovo S400 has a maximum internal memory size of 2GB. That's 50% less internal memory size than the most common internal memory size of 4.1GB.

This notebook PC's internal memory size (2GB) is in fact the worst internal memory size across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400.

An 8.2GB internal memory size is the best internal memory size across similar types of notebook PC.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the S400 over four years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the S400.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo S400 has a fairly standard battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S400.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 (£1,788.55) (5.2h).

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Expert Reviews

(17)
24 October 2013

The laptop will feel under powered if you work on pro-development and editing software. However it's pricing gives it a turnaround if it is to be used for normal home use. It will run HD videos...

4 February 2013

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In September last year , Lenovo Philippines rolled out affordable and ultraportable computing solutions for mainstream Filipino users. These are the IdeaPad S300 and the IdeaPad S400 which are... Read more…

7 December 2012

It?s pretty, but its poor performance and touchpad leave the IdeaPad S400 behind its competitors...

1 September 2012

Shortly before the official launch of the latest IdeaPad notebook from Lenovo, we were fortunate enough to be given some time to fiddle around with the IdeaPad S400. Built as an entry level laptop... Read more…

30 November 2012

Proposé à un prix conseillé de moins de 500 ?, le Lenovo IdeaPad S400 sait ménager la chèvre et le chou. Il peut se montrer suffisamment performant lorsque cela est nécessaire ou économe si...

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User Reviews

(45)
Reviewed 12 December 2012 by Evansy
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first ever Amazon review and I admit it's mainly motivated by the fact that the product has been disappointing. I cannot fault Amazon's exchange service but thought that I may be able... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2013 by R. Fabisz
(Verified Purchase)

As a student I wasn't looking for anything expensive, I use my PC for heavy duty 3D modelling and gaming. For the price I paid £280 this thing is ideal. Perfect screen size 14 inch is exactly... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2013 by Pitban
(Verified Purchase)

Hello guys, I've been thinking about the laptop and made some reasearch - for me - the most important were: - 14" screen - good webcam - silent - good looking - So I will start with the camera -... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2013 by Pen Name

Very happy with the laptop works well, light and importantly it was good value for money. I use this for web access, email and some calculations and word processing...

Reviewed 21 May 2013 by Retrofairytales
(Verified Purchase)

Hi The lenovo ideapad s400 is very good purchase considering the price. I was lookin for a slim laptop with a not too small screen that looks good and has enough power for standard tasks and light... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 2365, lenovo may4, lenovo 2365m, lenovo may4h, lenovo may4hu, lenovo may4huk
Barcodes 00887263783860, 00887263784133

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