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Lenovo S400 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this type and age is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400, the Lenovo S400 has a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo S400 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400 range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. The Lenovo S400 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo S400 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo S400 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 is 360mm. The Lenovo S400 is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S400 (only 336.6 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo S400 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo S400 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo S400 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. With a battery life of only 5 hours, the Lenovo S400 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 5h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out 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.

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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 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Lenovo S400 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400. The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400. The average front camera resolution of laptops that are a similar age to the S400 is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo S400 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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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 laptops that came out around the same time as the S400.

If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

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

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (£600.00) (15") both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus X553MA (£257.99) (1.86GHz).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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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

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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
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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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