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Lenovo S400 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB 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)

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the S400 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo S400 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo S400 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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HDD Storage Medium

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

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Narrow

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the S400 have widths of between 38mm and 430mm. At only 241.2 millimeters, the Lenovo S400 is very narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

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

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have a front camera, however the Lenovo S400 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to 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 notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 Lenovo laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400 is 2,200MHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz. At only 1,400 megahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo S400's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

Across all the laptops of this age and type the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP. With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has a very small megapixel count compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the S400.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo S400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 0.3MP and the highest is 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has one of the lowest front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Asus VivoBook S200[plb_1482031_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the S400.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (14.1").

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S400.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1[plb_1610908_price] (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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Barcodes 00887263783860

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