Lenovo IdeaPad S405

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S405Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S405 (IdeaPad S405 Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A8-4555M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.58kg
Price: 550 euro
Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 74%, features: 64%, display: 72% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S405

80% Review Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Notebook | Notebookcheck
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?
Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is built around the AMD A6-4455M processor, a dual-core chip clocked at 2.1GHz that also features on-chip graphics in the form of the Radeon HD 7500G. Rounding out the core components are 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/11/2013
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S405
Source: PC Mag English
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 still delivering adequate performance. The Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is definitely affordable, but it comes with too many shortcomings to recommend—the sluggish performance and limited capability are too much to give up for the price. For a similar price without the compromises, we recommend the Editors' Choice Lenovo G580.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The 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 above-average audio. However, you'll need to sacrifice battery life to get such a capable Windows 8 machine at this price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo IdeaPad S405
Source: Gadgetmix English
The One Touch Recovery button means nasty viruses and general slowdowns over time can be eradicated in a flash, which is another nice feature for anyone looking for convenient computing at a decent price. Battery life unfortunately is not strong – it just about reaches to 4 hours of surfing. But it’s a light and svelte notebook, it’s good looking, and it suffices for everyday tasks at a very reasonably price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2013
70% Lenovo IdeaPad S405 review
Source: Techradar English
verall, with the Lenovo S400 you're getting roughly the same performance and similar battery life as the Lenovo S405, but with a different badge attached. It's a confusing situation - we say go with your heart. Once you've tackled this tricky dilemma, you're left with a laptop that looks like an Ultrabook but will probably stay at home mostly. That's not to say the Lenovo IdeaPad is a failure in any way - this is a seriously cheap laptop and if you're looking at the budget end of the market, you'd be mad to buy a similarly-specced laptop that looked run-of-the-mill.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

75% Rundes Paket, aber zu schwacher Akku
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 73% features: 67% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%

Comment

Model:

The very first thing that stands out about the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is its low price. This machine was built for the price conscious consumer, and as such it comes with all the downfalls one might expect from a budget machine. The body isn't built sturdily, features are few, and the hardware is not top of the line. At first glance, it looks sleek with its metallic finish. But it is mainly made out of plastic and feels cheap in your hands. The 14 inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and not full HD. The viewing angles are pretty narrow, and with the performance of the outdated parts, 2,1 GHz AMD A6-4455M APU and only 4 GB of RAM, the machine is sluggish to use. The battery lasts for approximately 4 hours of moderate use, which may be alright for some.

It is not all dismal though - the keyboard is decent enough, despite plastic feel. It is comfortable in use for a long time. The sound quality is unexpectedly good, but boosting the volume will reduce the quality quite a bit. Overall, you should not buy this computer if performance or quality is desired. The laptop is ideal for light word processing and has a low price.

AMD Radeon HD 7600G: Processor graphics card that is built into the Trinity A8 ULV series APUs from AMD. Based on the VLIW4 architecture of the Radeon HD 6900 desktop series.

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

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


A8-4555M: ULV-Trinity (19 W), 2 modules 1.6 - 2.4 GHz, HD 7600G GPU» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.58 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Lenovo reviews


69%: 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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Current Prices

Amazon.com

Lenovo IdeaPad S405 14" Slim Notebook (AMD A6-4455M 2.10GHz CPU, 4GB DDR3 1333 RAM, 500GB HDD, AMD Radeon HD 7500G, 802.11 b/g/n, Windows 8) Model 20196, MO 59351953

IBM Lenovo NEW IBM-LENOVO IDEAPAD S405 59342926 LAPTOP 14" LCD LED Screen Display
» 41.99 GBP (lowest price)
41.99 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 3 (Update: 2012-12- 3)