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Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY9BGEProcessor: Intel Core i3 3227U, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i5 3337U, Intel Pentium 997
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7450M, Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 350, 500, 599, 600 euro
Average Score: 70.33% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
: - %, performance: 77%, features: 61%, display: 69%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8LGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8LGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8LGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 70.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

81% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Virtually an ultrabook. Members of the slim and affordable IdeaPad S400 range are tempting to customers who are interested in an ultrabook, but do not want to pay the demanded price. Our test reveals whether Lenovo's 14-inch laptop is successful.
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S400
Source: Techreview Source English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S400 is a bargain-priced Windows 8 Ultrabook that offers solid performance and an attractive design. While it does lack battery life and display viewing angles, it does have a very comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
For a sub-$500 notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 delivers a great mix of speed, comfort and portability. For $455, you get a capable Core i3 processor in a very slim and light design. The keyboard and touchpad are also above average. However, you'll need to sacrifice battery life to get such a capable Windows 8 machine at this price. Overall, though, the S400 is a good choice for social networking, Web surfing and light productivity tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Đánh giá Lenovo IdeaPad S400
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
91% 휴대성과 성능, 경제성을 두루 갖춘 휴대 노트북 - 레노버 아이디어패드 S400 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8PUK

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8PUKNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8PUK
Processor: Intel Pentium 997
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S400
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Solid production; good keyboard. Negative: The display and touchpad are not good.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2013

 

Lenovo Ideapad S400-MAY9WGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S400-MAY9WGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S400-MAY9WGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3337U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7450M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Review af Lenovo Ideapad S400
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; good sound system; good price. Negative: Very poor quality of the webcam.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2013

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY9BGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY9BGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY9BGE
Processor: Intel Core i3 3227U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Touch 14-inch Laptop Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
For those that want a low cost touchscreen based laptop, the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 Touch is a very attractive offer. The relatively compact and light system offers a smooth enough overall experience which is useful for the new user interface of Windows 8. It certainly isn't going to be winning any performance marks but is close enough to the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge): Processor graphics card which is integrated in the Sandy Bridge Pentium and Celeron processors. Similar to the desktop HD Graphics 2000 and not related to the old Arrandale processor graphics with the same name.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

AMD Radeon HD 7450M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

3337U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.7 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Pentium:

997: Ultra Low Voltage Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Due to the Pentium brand, many features of the Sandy Bridge core are deactivated.

Intel Core i3:

3227U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 1.9 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1100 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.8 kg:


70.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-18 (Update: 2013-06-18)