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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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6 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range 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 most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo S400 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo S400 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400 is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s. At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo S400 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Lenovo S400 which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo S400 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the S400 is 26h. At only 5 hours, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the S400. The slowest processor frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (1.58GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The average l3 cache of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S400 is 3MB, and the l3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. The Lenovo S400 has one of the smallest l3 caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S400 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Lenovo S400 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Notebook PCs of this type and age have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh. The Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 32 watt-hours) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Lenovo S400 is a two processor threads notebook PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 range from 510MB to 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the S400 is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo S400 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo S400 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has a very low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 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 pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the S400.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo S400 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the S400.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo S400 has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the S400.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Threads
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
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
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Wi-Fi Certified

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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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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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Reviewed 12 December 2012 by Evansy
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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
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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
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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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