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Lenovo S400 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo S400 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the S400.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400, the Lenovo S400 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S400, the Lenovo S400 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the S400 is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 241.2 millimeters, the Lenovo S400 is very narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400.

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15 Reasons Against

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 portable PC.

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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 were released 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this type and age is 12GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo S400 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo S400 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the S400 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Laptops of a similar age and type to the S400 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh. At only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo S400 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the S400.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the S400 is 1.7GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo S400 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo S400 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the S400. The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the S400 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels, the Lenovo S400 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo S400 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S400

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo S400 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S400.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the S400.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the S400.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo S400 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops 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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to the S400.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Latitude 3330 (1.8kg).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the Lenovo S400 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the S400.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (5.4h).

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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)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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
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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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