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Lenovo Ideapad S400 14-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Pentium B997 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 8)

by Lenovo

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  • Get online in seconds with Lenovo Quick Start ‘instant on’ function
  • Ultra-portable design for easy mobility; from just 21.9mm thick3 &weighing 1.8kg
  • Sleek exterior design with a stylish metallic finish for the userwho’s always on the go
  • AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfortableand accurate typing
  • VeriFace™ face recognition – a fun way to log in your PC & Multi-touch touchpad for easy scroll and zoom functions
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Technical Details
BrandLenovo
Item Weight1.8 Kg
Product Dimensions24.1 x 33.7 x 2.2 cm
Batteries:1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Item model numberMAY8QUK
SeriesIdeapad S400
ColorRed
Form FactorPortable
Screen Size14 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypePentium
Processor Speed1.6 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Weight905 grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB009RGBI2W
Best Sellers Rank 81,362 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
Date First Available21 Sep 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The top cover of the ultra-thin Lenovo IdeaPad S400 features a tactile metallic finish.
The top cover of the ultra-thin Lenovo IdeaPad S400 features a tactile metallic finish. Click here to see a larger image.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S400 - Affordable, Thin and Light laptop

Say "Hello" to the new slim, light and affordable 14" IdeaPad S400 laptop. Featuring Intel Celeron, Pentium, and Core i dual-core processors, the AccuType keyboard and Intelligent Touchpad provides great input accuracy, while the OneKey Rescue System and Lenovo Energy Management 7.0 provide a piece of mind laptop experience.

Stylish Exterior

It's easy to fall in love with the Lenovo IdeaPad S400. This thin and light laptop features a stylish design with a tactile metallic finish in a range of colours (Graphite Grey and Crimson Red), allowing you to choose a computer that fits your own personal sense of style. The metallic smudge-proof cover hides the fact that it is constructed in light and robust plastic, reducing the weight of this portable laptop.

The IdeaPad S400 laptops are only 21.4mm thin, are remarkably thin but are packed with great features. Best of all, you'll find they are more affordable than an Ultrabook, while giving you the power and portability you need most.

Mainstream Performance

Intel Core Processor Family*

Selected models of the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 feature the Intel Core family of processors, including the intelligent Intel Core i3 processors. When high performance is needed for demanding tasks, the Intel Core processors are the ideal choice. Users get a laptop with amazing performance and stunning visuals thanks to Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology, and a suite of visual enhancements.

*Available on selected models

Ultra-thin and light, the IdeaPad S400 is perfect for those who need to work and play on the move
Ultra-thin and light, the IdeaPad S400 is perfect for those who need to work and play on the move. Click here to see a larger image.
Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology

Intel HT Technology enables each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time, giving you smart multitasking performance to move between applications quickly and without hesitation. This is where to start for visibly smart performance.

Fast Memory and Spacious Storage

Whichever Lenovo IdeaPad S400 you choose, inside you'll find fast DDR3 RAM to help your laptop handle the most demanding of multitasking tasks. You'll also find a large hard drive perfect for storing your files and favourite multimedia.

Integrated Stereo Speakers

Enjoy and share the music and films you love with others, without the need for headphones. The IdeaPad S400 comes with two built-in stereo speakers, allowing you to enjoy great quality sound without wires.

Dolby Advanced Audio 2.0

The Lenovo IdeaPad S400's speakers are custom tuned by Dolby to maximise volume and to eliminate distortion. Dolby Advanced Audio will conveniently maintain the volume level across applications - meaning no more loud surprises when switching applications. Experience less audio distortion at higher volumes with the built-in speakers, and enjoy a cinematic surround sound experience.

The AccuType keyboard is stylish, ergonomic, and will make typing easier.
The AccuType keyboard is stylish, ergonomic, and will help make typing easier. Click here to see a larger image.
14" HD Display

Movies, games and the Internet all come to life on the Lenovo IdeaPad S400. Featuring a 14" display, you'll be able to enjoy your favourite films and web videos in HD resolution (1366 x 768) and in glorious 16:9 widescreen.

USB 3.0 for Faster Connections

By connecting the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 to a compatible USB 3.0 device, such as an external drive, 3.0 can offer up to 10 times faster transfer rates than standard USB 2.0. This means that files and folders that took hours to transfer now just take minutes, and you can move whole albums to and from your laptop in just a few seconds, saving you time and making your media much more portable.

Built-in HD 720p Webcam

Take your web chats to the next level thanks to the built-in HD webcam. Your friends and family will be able to see you in clear 720p resolution, which means the picture will look great even on a large TV screen.

Windows 8 with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 8

Microsoft's sleekest, most innovative operating system yet. Built around touch technology and tiled applications, Windows 8 takes the PC experience to a new level of customisation, consumption and creation.

Created specifically for the new Windows 8 OS, Lenovo has combined the best hardware and software features to create Lenovo Enhanced Experience 8.

Enhance your Windows 8 experience with the optimised software and hardware features of Lenovo EE8
Enhance your Windows 8 experience with the optimised software and hardware features of Lenovo EE8. Click here to see a larger image.
Interact

Type - the legendary Lenovo keyboards are now even better. Lenovo has set a new benchmark for the industry and added simplified controls for Windows 8. These award-winning designs are used across the Lenovo ranges, helping you to enjoy comfortable, convenient keyboard input wherever you are.

Click - Many Lenovo laptops feature intelligent touchpads optimised for Windows 8. Designed with one clean, smooth surface for uninterrupted navigation, you'll be able to intuitively control your Windows 8 experience with easy scroll and zoom functions.

Connect

Lenovo Cloud - Imagine your files, everywhere. Lenovo's online storage and cloud utilities allow you the freedom to choose your device and location. With 5 GB of free storage, you'll be able to secure and access your files wherever you are, and on whatever machine you find yourself on.

Discover

Exclusive Lenovo Content - Discover all the amazing things you can do with exclusive tools from Lenovo. Learn how to get the most from your PC with Lenovo Companion or monitor your system performance with Lenovo Support. Lenovo keeps you up to date and delivers music, game and video content you can get from no one else.

A World of Apps - Discover and download thousands of apps. Choose from Microsoft's Windows 8 store or Lenovo's curated collection of optimised apps.

The Intelligent Touchpad allows you to perform intuitive multi-finger commands
The Intelligent Touchpad allows you to perform intuitive multi-finger commands. Click here to see a larger image.

Enhanced User Experience

Lenovo Quick Start

Get online in seconds with the Lenovo Quick Start 'instant on' function. Quick Start bypasses the complicated Windows booting-up process to give you access to your PC and the Internet within seconds. Enjoy instant gratification at the touch of a button - be it music, videos, email and social media or simply browsing the web.

AccuType Keyboard

The AccuType keyboard you'll find on the Lenovo IdeaPad S400 is designed to help easy cleaning & maintenance, and avoid the accumulation of dust and crumbs over time. The finger-friendly curved key shape and ergonomic spacebar will work together to make it easier to type and reduce the number of typos, wherever you find yourself working.

Intelligent Touchpad

The one-piece Intelligent Touchpad makes your entire touchpad experience more intuitive. You'll find the freedom to use multi-finger gestures to perform common tasks - whether it's a two-finger movement to rotate an image or a three-finger swipe to move between multiple pages/images.

Back-up and recover valuable data easily with the OneKey Rescue System
Back-up and recover valuable data easily with the OneKey Rescue System. Click here to see a larger image.
OneKey Rescue System

You can rest at ease knowing OneKey Rescue System is there to simplify data backup and recovery, allowing you to focus on using your computer instead of worrying about its maintenance. With the touch of a button, users can restore the system and recover valuable data - the OneKey Rescue System also recovers essential system files in the event of corruption, and can be used to initiate a virus scan before entering Windows.

You can also ensure that your data is always protected with DirectShare, which easily synchronises your files another machine without connecting to the internet allowing you to have a copy of your data on another machine.

Lenovo Energy Management 7.0

With Lenovo Energy Management 7.0, users are able to run their machine in a variety of different modes, depending on their needs. Power-Saver mode allows laptops to run exceptionally quietly with reduced fan noise. Balanced mode auto-detects user behaviour and knows when to run in a lower performance mode, allowing for increasing energy savings. High-Performance mode utilises a combination of high performance and thermal solution to increase performance levels.

Users also can protect and prolong their battery health using features such as battery protection mode, and battery gauge. Lenovo's energy management system can even monitor the laptop behaviour and remind you to choose battery modes that suit their style of usage best.

Product Description

An ultraportable laptop capable of more than just surfing the internet, the IdeaPad S400 is fully featured and surprisingly inexpensive. Your travel companion is also stylish with its smooth, metallic finish and super sleek profile. With a widescreen display, lightweight design, AccuType keyboard and large touchpad,it makes for the perfect travel companion. Energy Management protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges.

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Customer Reviews

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Evansy on 12 Dec 2012
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This is my first ever Amazon review and I admit it's mainly motivated by the fact that the product has been disappointing. I cannot fault Amazon's exchange service but thought that I may be able to manage other buyer's expectations. I have actually had two of the Lenovo S400 laptops so far. The first had a faulty keyboard where the slightest pressure around the "w" key caused a stream of w's to be typed, along with the consequent Windows "bongs" if a dialogue box was open at the time. The second machine had a display that looked as though it was made of two different panels. It had a clear vertical line down the middle caused by the colour settings on either side of the display being completely different. Before ordering the laptop I had read the other one star review that described issues with the hard disk drive. I think it's fairly clear that this is a budget machine for a 14" laptop and corners are clearly being cut in component quality. The machines I had both were built in early October 2012 so were probably in the batches made soon after the product launch. This may mean that later builds of the machine may be of improved quality. As for the machine itself, it is for my daughter and would probably be perfect for her if I could get one without faults.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 30 Mar 2013
Very happy with the laptop works well, light and importantly it was good value for money. I use this for web access, email and some calculations and word processing
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Found this laptop ideal for my grandson. Only problem was getting used to how Windows 8 operates, - ie: accessing the commands and even switching off. Had to google it in the end!!!!!!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fatih Korkmaz on 1 Aug 2013
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Ref. to order: 026-0766231-7247558, I have bought this laptop as birthday present. It did work fine for a while but now it started
breaking constantly and sister in law is unable to use her laptop at all. Following errors are constantly occurring with this laptop;

It goes to sleep constantly even when it was on and being used by her
It freezes when its windows menus are being used including explorer, note pad and special windows 8 menues.
it restarts itself when it freezes and that happens so often

I have bought several laptops from Amazon over the years and this has never happened to me but with this crappy laptop after ONLY 2.5 months of usage it is broken which is disgraceful for both laptop producer and seller. When I asked Amazon customer service to help to find a way out from this stressful situation they were immensely quick to wash up their hands to pass the ball to Lenovo customer service! It would be much different than this if I was to buy this from any retail store (proven by the facts) long story short I am stuck between a rock and a hard place waiting to be helped by Amazon.!
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