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Lenovo S400 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.5GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo S400 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S400.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The Lenovo S400 is quite narrow (only 336.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S400. Similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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21 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 that we have checked the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Lenovo S400's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo S400 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops that were released more than two years ago 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

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

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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 you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at 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 laptops of a similar spec 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. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S400.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP (1.58GHz and higher rated).

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and type. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400 processor families range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo S400 has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the S400. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S400 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the S400 that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the Lenovo S400 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo S400 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400 have between two and three processor threads.

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Very Small L3 Cache

The Lenovo S400 has a quite small L3 cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The L3 caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo S400 has one of the smallest battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The Lenovo S400 has a quite small megapixel count (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S400. The smallest megapixel count of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.3MP, the biggest is 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S400 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. The Lenovo S400 has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo S400 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the S400 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the S400, the Lenovo S400 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo S400 has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and type the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo S400 has a fairly typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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

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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 on the market for around the same time as the S400.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5h battery life notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire One AO725.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 (5.2h).

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Processor Lithography
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Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Graphics
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Megapixel Count
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Front Camera
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DVI Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel 64
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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

(46)
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 may8, lenovo may8p, lenovo may8pu, lenovo may8puk
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