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Lenovo IdeaPad S405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the durability and keyboard. The design and price are also appreciated. The touchpad and energy efficiency get mixed comments. The performance and battery get negative reviews.

portability, price, design, keyboard, durability

battery, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad S405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, design, price, screen, durability

sound

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo S405 14.0-Inch Laptop

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Review Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Notebook

 

Couch potato. Lenovo's IdeaPad S405 comes with a Trinity quad-core and a light case and is very quiet. But, how do its dark glare-type display and its 32 Wh battery blend in with mobile ambitions?

light, 24 month warranty, works always quietly, decent system performance, maintenance possible, low power consumption, the removable battery, and the unlimited accessibility of fan, RAM, 2.5-inch HDD, and WiFi module

springy keyboard, short battery life, only Fast Ethernet, slow hard drive, reflective, dark display, only a single RAM slot (single channel), no VGA port, If low power at all cost, then the battery life should be long and the display bright and matte

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Lenovo IdeaPad S405

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S405 budget laptop may not cost much, but with plodding performance and a short list of features you'll give up a lot in the bargain.

Low price. Attractive design. Decent keyboard

Sluggish performance. Limited feature set

As a budget system, the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 comes with all the usual caveats: lower quality construction, fewer features, and good-enough hardware. That said, for an inexpensive laptop that will get you online and get you through your homework, the...

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Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S405 gives bargain hunters Windows 8 in a lightweight package, but don't expect long battery life.

Lightweight, portable design; Extremely affordable; Good graphics for the price; Strong audio

Short battery life; Narrow viewing angles

The Lenovo IdeaPad S405 gives bargain hunters Windows 8 in a lightweight package, but don't expect long battery life.

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Expert Review

 

Inexpensive, Thin and lightweight, Impressive audio output

Weak performance and poor battery life, Flimsy case, No touch screen

As an extra system for home use, the IdeaPad S405 is an affordable option that offers a decent display, comfortable keyboard and touch pad, and fairly good-looking design. For anyone else, its slightly flimsy feel, lackluster performance, and poor...

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Lenovo IdeaPad S405 review

 

Ultrabook by name, netbook by nature

Low weight ; Ultrabook proportions ; Cheap ; Quiet

Performance could be better ; Similar to Intel-powered S400 ; Touchpad could be better

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Lenovo IdeaPad S405 review

 

It's very slim for a budget laptop, but it's far too slow and the touchpad will drive you mad

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It is a ok item

 

I might buy a refurb next time

thin, not a heavy one

win 8 is trash.. no touch screen

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Poor Man's Ultrabook

 

Incredible price for a great looking and surprisingly quick notebook. No-flex keyboard and an impressive screen were a surprise in this price point. I'm familiar with this AMD chip series but was surprised and how quick it responds. I didn't buy this...

affordable, solid construction, looks great

no VGA port, battery life

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Very decent, light-weight laptop

 

We needed a light, inexpensive laptop as a second computer for our family. This fit the bill quite well and, for that purpose, I would recommend it. We use it for word processing, email, web browsing, and Netflix streaming -- for all of these...

Price ; Light / Portable ; Decent Screen Resolution ; HD Storage Space ; Attractive design

Badly designed touchpad ; Not for power users ; Windows 8 (personal preference)

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lenovo S405 (59351953)

 

pretty light, no fingerprint magnet material outside ; CPU: For other usual computing except high-def video playback, A6 seemed enough ; NOISE: Not much noise. Stay fairly quiet ; POWER CABLE: It is pretty light, close to netbook size. Somewhat make up...

CPU: A6-4455M is NOT capable of running 1080p videos easily. It often struggles and jitters here and there making the whole experience sub-par to i3 2nd generation and even to Core 2 Duo ; SCREEN: The screen is absolutely horrible. Blue-tinted. And...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: 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
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RADEON HD7450M / RADEON HD7520G

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD
Chipset Type:A70M FCH
Processor:A6-SERIES / A8-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:A6-4455M / A8-4555M
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