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Lenovo Ideapad S400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and screen are overall positive. The performance and value for money are also appreciated, but the reliability and battery get less positive comments.

portability, value for money, performance, screen, size

battery, reliability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideapad S400

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 35 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad S400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, value for money, performance, screen, sound

86% 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 CDC B887 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB 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)Lenovo Ideapad S400 14-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i3 2365M 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 8)

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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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, portability, battery, design

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 S400 14.0-Inch LaptopLenovo 59387104 IdeaPad S400 14-Inch Notebook PC (Touchpad, i3-3217U, 4 GB DDR3, 500 GB SATA)

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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...

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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....

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Lenovo IdeaPad S400 review

 

While many cheaper laptops have dour-looking chassis with cheap-feeling plastic and nasty silver trim, the IdeaPad S400 is a breath of fresh air thanks to its bright red lid and slimline exterior. It shows that you don't need to spend serious money to...

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

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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

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Lenovo IdeaPad S400

 

Light weight Utrabook fit budget

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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...

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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...

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Better than I thought

 

Great deal, bought it for 350 and no real qualms about it.

The laptop itself is really nice. The touch screen is very responsive and I haven't run into any bugs with the touch function. It's very light and easy to carry around. It's pretty fast for a tiny laptop like this, and can even run a few games (but on...

Like another user said, the soft keys of the keyboard make it somewhat difficult to type correctly. I miss a key here and there sometimes, but that might just be me ; The windows 8.1 update took HOURS to complete, that was the one frustrating thing...

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Good Value

 

It is very light and slim, like an ultrabook. At $400, you will not find anything near close to the weight and slimness of this one. Only complaint I have is the battery life.

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Good Value

 

It is very light and slim, like an ultrabook. At $400, you will not find anything near close to the weight and slimness of this one. Only complaint I have is the battery life.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Core™ i3 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:2117U PENTIUM / 887 CELERON / 997 PENTIUM / I3-2365M / I3-3227U
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