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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)
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- 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
- VeriFaceTM face recognition - a fun way to log in your PC & Multi-touch touchpad for easy scroll and zoom functions
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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I've been thinking about the laptop and made some reasearch - for me - the most important were:
- 14" screen
- good webcam
- good looking
- So I will start with the camera - they say HD - but to be honest the quality is poor. It's obviously better than VGA - but nothing special - in my Dell Vostro V131 0 it is a way better - but when I consider how much I paid for it - it is not bad :)
- Laptop is very silent - no vibrations from hard drive (my vostro is terrible in it), fan noice - 5 stars here.
- design - very nice - when my neighbours saw it for the first time - they just couldn't belive that I paid for it less than 260 Pounds
- battery - well - I've heard that it's not good - less than 3 hours browsing - so it's kind of terrible for those who are looking for a mobile laptop - for me - it was not a problem - since it's working like a stacionary (internet, mail, etc...)
- general performance - very positive - for daily operations - I really don't need anything better.
From hibernation it stands up within 1 sec - so perfect
- windows 8 - well - couldn't get used to it for a long time -but now it's ok - and I even like live tiles (also considering change from android to WM) - microsoft has already announced update whete they will come back to START menu - so even better
so i'm pretty much stisfied with it - I wrote this review after 2 months.
so for those who doesn't need anything fast and mobile (battery life) - I recommend it.
The lenovo ideapad s400 is very good purchase considering the price.
I was lookin for a slim laptop with a not too small screen that looks good and has enough power for standard tasks and light work on adobe suite cubase and autocad.
At first i was worried the 997 processor was too week but it turned out to be fine. No need spent more money on an i3.. the difference imho is mainly the marketing.
After receiving the laptop I installed windows 7 32 bit. It runs most of my applications and files efortlessly. Its operates very silent also when playing video or performing heavier tasks. Also the sound and video quality is very good.
The laptop is very thin and light and makes a cool impression.
would recommand to everyone
I'm writing just to let others know about a few problems I had, and their solutions.
1) Keyboard delay (hold down a key but it is slow to respond) - change the energy management settings using the icon on the bottom right
2) battery not charging - also change the energy management settings to balanced
It seems like 'power saver' mode is a little too aggressive with where it makes savings.
3) wifi - no connections available - settings > change pc settings > wireless > switch on wifi (words to that effect)
Just about a year later my screen went. I switched it off one evening, on the next morning, and it was grey with a funny pattern. Lenovo refused to repair it since they claim it was done by external force. Thank you, Lenovo, for my first and last experience with a product from your company. Checking on the web, it seemed to have happened to several other people (cracked screen without external force), but Lenovo stood by its previous verdict.
The other features of the laptop pleased me and it was nice and light in weight. One star for that ;-)
Howerver the mouse was a but unresponsive. No wonder they are now the number 1 laptop maker in a declining market. Will buy again.
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