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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. Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the touchpad and image quality get less positive opinions.

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad S405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S405 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the price and keyboard are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the image quality and sound.

portability, performance, design, keyboard, price

sound, image quality

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

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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (computershopper.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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 (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (digit.in)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:32
Battery capacity (Watt hours):32
Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7450M / No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7400G / AMD RADEON HD 7600G / AMD Radeon HD 7640G

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio v2

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Processor:A4-4355M / A8-4555M
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2400
Processor cache:1 / 4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:AMD A
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9
Processor model:A4-4355M / A8-4555M
Processor socket:Socket FP2 (µBGA-827)
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot: No

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.49
Height:0.827 / 0.862
Height (front):0.335
Height (rear):0.827
Weight:3.97
Width:13.2 / 13.3