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Lenovo IdeaPad S405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and keyboard are generally positive. The design and value for money also get good opinions. Views about the touchpad and screen are mixed, and many are negative about the performance and battery.

portability, value for money, design, keyboard, build quality

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, value for money, build quality, keyboard

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-cor

light; 24 month warranty; works always quietly; decent system performance; maintenance possible; low power consumption

springy keyboard; short battery life; only Fast Ethernet; slow hard drive; reflective, dark display; only a single RAM slot (single channel); no VGA port

The S405 AMD model is not even cheaper than its Intel based S400 sibling. Because of the weak 32 Wh battery Lenovo unfortunately misses a long battery life.

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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

 

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

Click to EnlargeThe Lenovo IdeaPad S405 follows in the footsteps of the IdeaPad S400, delivering a great mix of comfort and portability. For $399, you get a solid AMD processor with good graphics performance in a very slim and light design with...

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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...

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Great, efficient machine

 

I think you should go with this PC if you're looking for a simple computer to do simple tasks. Not sure how it would fare as a gaming PC, but who knows. I also really like Windows 8. I think it looks cool and makes your life easier.

Has everything you need, nothing you don't. I use it for basic things such as Spotify, Pandora, Web browsing, etc. I like how the speakers are on the bottom. I can close the lid and still hear the music. Nice feature. Also, it's very light, which is...

It is a bit plasticy. The lid is pretty flimsy

Product Specifications

Configuration

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
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
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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