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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 also get good views, whereas the touchpad and image quality get less positive views.

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the price and keyboard are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. The image quality and sound get critical comments.

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

Aug, 2016

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

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...

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: ComputerShopper (

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...

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

On the face of it, the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is a minor revelation - the Chinese PC powerhouse has somehow managed to cook up an Ultrabook for a full price of £449.99 (around US$688 / AU$662), with a current online selling price of £399.99 (around US$612...

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


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


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


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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


Chipset Brand:AMD
Chipset Type:A70M FCH
Processor:A6-SERIES / A8-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:A6-4455M / A8-4555M

Processor special features

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