Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touch
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touch (IdeaPad S415 Series)
Processor: AMD A-Series A4-5000
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touch
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Good price. Negative: Weak performance; very mediocre TN-glossy screen; uncomfortable touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish look; incredibly convenient and high-quality keyboard; decent performance. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good sound system; comfortable keyboard; good touchscreen; good connectivity; compact case; good hybrid hard disk.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2014
The Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touch is a lightweight ultra-portable laptop with decent capability and affordability. The laptop comes in silver grey with a black underside. The alloy chassis looks good and weighs just 2.74 kg. The Windows 8.1 laptop packs an AMD A-Series A6-5200 2 GHz quad core processor, 4 GB DDR3 1600 SDRAM with (max. 8 GB), an AMD Radeon HD 8400 and 500 GB hard drive.
This is a pretty good setup especially for the price point. The 14 inch HD Active Matrix TFT Color LCD with LED technology features an aspect ratio of 16:9. The touchscreen offers easy navigation especially with the included latest Microsoft OS variant. Interfaces on the laptop consist of 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB port, HDMI and Headphone/Microphone combo port. The Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touch also comes with an SD card reader, Bluetooth 4.0 and an island-style keyboard. Network communication is fast with its IEEE 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN and Fast Ethernet technology.
Battery life is decent with a Lithium Ion pack powering the device for up to 5 hours according to Lenovo. The Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Touch will definitely be a good alternative for users looking to be on the go while keeping the budget affordable.
AMD Radeon HD 8570M:
Lower-end graphics card based on the GCN Mars architecture. The GPU is similar to the Radeon HD 8590M, but with slower DDR3 VRAM and a 64-Bit memory interface.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
A4-5000: Quad-core APU for low-end laptops, codenamed Kabini. Based on the Jaguar architecture. Integrates an Radeon HD 8330 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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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