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Lenovo S400 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Pentium 1.6GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo S400 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400 also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1W to 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo S400 has one of the higher speaker power amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The Lenovo S400 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400 (only 336.6 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that came out more than two years ago is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400, the Lenovo S400's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo S400 is a laptop that uses 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 laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec 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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 do have a full-size keyboard.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium 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 quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400. The processor clock speeds of portable PCs of this type and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50[plb_2478103_price] (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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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 a comparable spec and age to it. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The Lenovo S400 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 4 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S400 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo S400 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the S400 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo S400's battery capacity is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400 have L3 caches of between 2MB and 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo S400 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Lenovo S400's cache memory of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has one of the smallest megapixels counts amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of this type and age have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400 have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolution of the Lenovo S400 of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst portable PCs of this age and spec. The average front camera resolution of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 is 28MP.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over four years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (512GB), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo S400 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the S400.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo S400 has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S400.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T410[plb_1629753_price] (14.1").

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the S400.

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Average Battery Life

At 5 hours, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the S400.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1[plb_1610908_price] (5.2h).

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Specification

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Processor Lithography
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Internal Memory
Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Networking Standard
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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 Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Idle States
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Expert Reviews

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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
(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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo may8, lenovo may8q, lenovo may8qu, lenovo may8quk
Barcodes 00887456471093, 00887456471109, 00887456486301, 00887456781178

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