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Lenovo IdeaPad S405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S405. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

portability, performance, price, usability, durability

battery, image quality, touchpad

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S405 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the price and keyboard. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the image quality and sound.

portability, performance, design, keyboard, price

sound, image quality

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

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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (

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

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

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.

Conclusion Some value-priced laptops offer more than simple affordability, with features and components that belie the budget-friendly price. While these systems may cut corners with wobbly construction or a trimmed down feature set, they do so while...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

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.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (

Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Review and Ratings


Despite its bargain-basement price, the 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad S405 has too many shortcomings to merit a recommendation.

Inexpensive ; Thin and lightweight ; Impressive audio output

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

Perhaps in an effort to save weight, Lenovo outfitted the S405 with a small, 4-cell battery that lasted only three hours in our video rundown test. That's a disappointing score when competing models are running for four to five hours, and doubly so...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Nick Odantzis (

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

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

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

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (

Lenovo Ideapad S405 (59-348194)


Lenovo Ideapad S405 (59-348194) is a sleek and ultraportable laptop weighing just 1.8 Kgs. This lightweight device is powerpacked with features that make it excellent for the business user as well as frequent travelers. The laptop has a 4 cell battery...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: bob (

It is a ok item


I might buy a refurb next time

thin, not a heavy one

win 8 is trash.. no touch screen

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: eagz (

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

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Carl (

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)

May, 2013

Product Specifications


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


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor cache type:L2

Processor special features

Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No