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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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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 user and expert reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo S400 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the S400 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo S400 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo S400 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years. The speaker powers of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400 range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the S400 range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s. The Lenovo S400 has a very slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400.

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

The Lenovo S400 is a notebook PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo S400 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

The Lenovo S400 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the S400 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo S400 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S400 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

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

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most laptops of a comparable age and type to the S400 have between two and three processor threadss, including the Lenovo S400 which has two processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. The Lenovo S400 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the S400.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years 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 Touchscreen

The Lenovo S400 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the S400 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Lenovo S400 has a better processor cache level than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level across similar types of laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the S400.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo S400 has a relatively average display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo S400 has a fairly standard weight (1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 5 hours, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 5h battery life notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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Optical Drive
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Built-In Microphone
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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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

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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 59356246, lenovo may8, lenovo may8q, lenovo may8qu, lenovo may8quk
Barcodes 00887619330458

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