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Lenovo S400 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 1.4GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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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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10 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

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

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo S400 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400.

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Quite High Speaker Power

Laptops of a similar age and type to the S400 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S400 that we have assessed the speaker power of, the Lenovo S400's speaker power of 4 Watts is one of the highest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S400 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo S400 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of this age and spec.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the S400 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. With a width of only 336.6 millimeters, the Lenovo S400 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400.

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10 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 portable PCs of this type and age 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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo S400 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the S400.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. 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 laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus X200CA (£465.88) (1.5GHz).

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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 typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This laptop has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S400. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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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 this age and spec.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the S400.

If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (£846.00) (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo S400 has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo S400 has a relatively typical battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 (5.2h).

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Specification

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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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HDMI Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Infrared Data Port

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59343006, lenovo may4, lenovo may4h, lenovo may4hu, ibmnb59356250, lenovo may4huk
Barcodes 00887263345433, 00887263420420, 00887263420581, 00887263783860, 00887456057181, 00887456057198, 00887619330472

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