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Lenovo Ideapad S400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S400. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the touchpad and reliability.

portability, price, performance, usability, design

battery, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad S400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and performance. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, price, usability, performance, screen

reliability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideapad S400 14-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Pentium 997 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 8)Lenovo Ideapad S400 14-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Pentium 997 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 8)

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the touchpad. Some have doubts about the image quality and durability.

portability, performance, usability, price, size

reliability, durability, image quality

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14.0-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silver Grey)Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14.0-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silver Grey)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Notebook

 

Virtually an ultrabook. Members of the slim and affordable IdeaPa

Thin, lightweight and handy; 24 month warranty; Always runs quietly; Low consumption; Good application performance

Fast Ethernet only; Contrast-poor, dark screen; Four GB RAM maximum; Low-capacity battery (32Wh) - short battery life

Both mentioned laptops: Acer Aspire V5-531 and Acer Aspire V5-571G. For want of alternatives, we would also count conventional 14 inch laptops, such as the entry-level models Dell Vostro 3460, Fujitsu LifeBook LH531 and Medion Akoya E4212, to the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S400

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S400 offers Windows 8 bargain hunters a sleek, portable design with solid performance, but short battery life.

Attractive chassis; Very affordable; Comfortable keyboard; Solid performance and graphics

Very short battery life; Narrow viewing angles

Click to EnlargeFor a sub-$500 notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 delivers a great mix of speed, comfort and portability. For $455, you get a capable Core i3 processor in a very slim and light design. The keyboard and touchpad are also above average....

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad S400 review

 

It's pretty, but its poor performance and touchpad leave the IdeaPad S400 behind its competitors

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Lenovo Ideapad S400 Review

 

Lenovo Ideapad S400 laptop has 2nd Generation Intel Core i3 processor, 2GB RAM and 1GB of dedicated graphics. It is priced at 27000INR.

Sleek and Lightweight ; Dedicated graphics (1GB) ; Nice speaker sound

Poor battery backup ; Sloppy touchpad response ; No optical drive

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 smoothly and has good output from speakers. An...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad S400 59-340453

 

The new Lenovo Ideapad S400 is a stylish ultra light laptop with powerful features. It has a sleek Ultra-portable design for easy mobility and the metallic finish gives the laptop a premium feel. The Ideapad S400 has a AccuType keyboard with individual...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S400 (59-356394) is a superb laptop with a terrific performance. It is ideal for people looking for an entry level computer that does a lot more. It comes in an affordable price and gives the best of features. It also offers superior...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Yuma Charles (newegg.com)

Amazing Value

 

With laptops like this why buy a tablet?

Size and weight of an ultrabook, i3 with HD 4000 is a total monster, build quality is fantastic

Doesn't levitate and read my mind

May, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S400

 

Light weight Utrabook fit budget

None

May, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Pretty good if on sale

 

Was for my girlfriend, she's happy so I'm happy.

Compact and portable ; Good value when on sale ; Decent performance for basic tasks like browsing & watching videos

The only con so far would be that the screen wobbles a lot when you use it for touch, pretty much have to have one hand holding the back of it while the other touches the screen. From what I can tell there's no way to tighten it and it's just due to...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Clarke (newegg.com)

Great for what it is.

 

I did have some problems with the touch screen of the mine when i bought it at first it would just some times not respond then it got to the point where it would never respond. I called lenova support and ended up sending it in and got it back in about...

For the price its hard to find a better unit that has all of the features included in this laptop. Having both a I3 and a touch screen in one inexpensive package was great and then finding it in a light weight 14" laptop was even better for me...

The battery life on it leaves a little to be desired but i still usually get about 2 and half to 3 hours depending on what i'm doing. It is lacking a CD drive as well which in the current digital age we live isn't all that big a deal just thought it...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No

Graphics

Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: / No

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500