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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 Dec 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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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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.

1,066MHz 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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo S400 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Narrow

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the S400 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. The width of the Lenovo S400 of only 241.2 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo S400 of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400.

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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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo S400 does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400 do have a front camera.

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age 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 the storage medium of this Lenovo notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the S400 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP ProBook 450 (1.7GHz).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S400.

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Very Small L3 Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. The Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo S400 is a two processor thread portable PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The smallest megapixel count of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 0.3MP and the biggest is 2MP. With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller megapixels counts amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo S400 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S400 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S400 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP. At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has a very low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the S400.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo S400 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus VivoBook S200 which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 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 around the same time as the S400.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 (5.2h).

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Screen Size
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Camera
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Numeric Keypad
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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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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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
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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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