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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 Jun 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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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 owner 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 brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo S400 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo S400 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.7W. The Lenovo S400 has a fairly high speaker power (2 Watts) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC that is a similar age to the S400 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 336.6 millimeters, the Lenovo S400 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo S400 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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)

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

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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.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include 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

With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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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 commonly 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 notebook PCs of this age and type. Most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400, the Lenovo S400's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the S400 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 notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo S400 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Lenovo S400 has a better processor cache level than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it have a L3 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400.

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Average Screen Size

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

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the T410[pl_1629753_price] (14.1"), or the L540[pl_1623008_price] (15") both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the S400.

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Average Battery Life

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

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1[plb_1610908_price] (5.2h).

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 59356246, lenovo may8, lenovo may8q, lenovo may8qu, lenovo may8quk
Barcodes 00887619330458

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