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Lenovo Ideapad S400 14-inch Laptop (Red) - (Intel Core i3 2365M 1.4GHz 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
  • VeriFace™ face recognition – a fun way to log in your PC & Multi-touch touchpad for easy scroll and zoom functions

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Colour Name: Red
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 numberMAY4HUK
SeriesS400
ColorRed
Form FactorClamshell
Screen Size14 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed1.4 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Memory TechnologyDDR3-SDRAM
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Supported4 GB
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Disk TechnologyHDD
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio Details1
Graphics Chipset BrandAMD
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Connectivity TypeYes
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports1
Number of HDMI Ports1
Number of Ethernet Ports1
Wattage4 watts
Optical Drive TypeNo
Operating SystemWindows 8
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Average Battery Life (in hours)5 hours
Lithium Battery Weight905 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB009RGBI7W
Best Sellers Rank 121,082 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
Date First Available15 Oct. 2012
  
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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.

Box Contains

1x S400
1x AC Adaptor
1x User Manual


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Colour Name: Silver Verified Purchase
As a student I wasn't looking for anything expensive, I use my PC for heavy duty 3D modelling and gaming.

For the price I paid £280 this thing is ideal. Perfect screen size 14 inch is exactly what you need for uni. Extremely light
and fits my bag like a glove. The screen looks good, it won't blow you away, but with the HDMI you can fix yourself to anything (TV, Monitor, Projector).

The keyboard is magical. It's really comfortable.

Good amount of connectivity including USB 3.0 and Bluetooth.
Although from experience I disable Bluetooth in all my laptops because they often interfere with the large quantity of WiFi networks in my flat.

There is no DVD drive, but that's ok. I only use Dropbox and USB drives anyway. There is an option to buy external DVD drives and just plug it to your USB, so it's all good.

The HDD I don't like. The ticking sound can get a bit loud when you are in silent environment and it's nowhere near as fast as the SSD and in my opinion Windows 8 should only be used in SSD environment. I'm going to check if it's possible to do an upgrade and probably going to buy a new 120gb OCZ Agility and put it into my PC and the 60gb from the PC will go into the laptop.
500gb is very large though for this price range.

There is no fan noise, unless I'm streaming HD Netflix onto my TV, but then the TV is much louder so you can't hear it anyway.

I really like the speaker, it's location is under the base and when you listen to it you can't quite figure out where the sound is coming from and the sound is pretty deep for a laptop so listening to music on it is a good experience.

Laptop looks great.
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Colour Name: Silver Verified Purchase
This is my first Lenovo product and I'm well pleased with it. Its got MacBook Air looks but with less performance and of course a lot cheaper. Its described as a netbook for web use and light office use, but I have upped the RAM to 8GB and installed a 256GB SSD making it super quick and able to run Adobe CS6 apps like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign without any problems. The screen is good also with fairly accurate colours. The track pad and keyboard are both great also.

The only downside is its a little plasticy feeling, and does flex somewhat. I paid £350 for it so I can't really complain about the feeling. There is also no optical drive so I've had to transfer some apps to USB keys to install them. I also can't burn DVDs or CDs but I rarely do that on my MacPro desktop, so its no great loss as most apps including Windows 8 and Adobe Creative Suite are available as digital downloads.

All in all it looks brilliant, its thin, light and quiet, and I'm really impressed so far.
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Colour Name: Red Verified Purchase
This is the first time I've used Windows 8 (I only have OSX) and was tempted by the metro UI for the parents-in-law. What can I say, it's pretty good.

The laptop itself is nicely designed, something that's pretty rare these days for non-OSX devices. There are no silly 'turn on/off wifi/bluetooth/internet/kettle' buttons thrown across the keyboard, it's all pretty simple and clean. The laptop itself is quite light and thin, there's no need for an optical drive these days so it makes it a lot less bulky too.

The parents-in-law are very pleased with it and I am too. Great buy.
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Colour Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Wanted a laptop to compliment the base unit I have, and that allows usability in any room in the house.

Didn't want to spend more than £300, but wanted a reasonable specification. This fits the bill perfectly, Intel Core i3 and 4GB ram was just right for ever day use.

Used for a couple of months now, battery lasts about over 6 hours on a full charge which is fine for my use.

Bit bigger than anticipated but good 14" screen and windows 8 can't be bad. Bit heavy to rest on your lap but otherwise an excellent all round laptop.
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Colour Name: Red Verified Purchase
Agree with the other reviews on here, this a nice budget laptop giving you £500 features for half the price.

Thought the build quality was excellent, and the red model looks very sleek. Speakers were nice and loud as well. Processor handles everyday tasks and multiple tabs on Chrome but I suspect it would struggle (only Core i3 and 1.4Ghz) if you try to use it for something intensive.

The keyboard was magical, a joy to type on although the palm rests are fingerprint magnets!

Unfortunately had to send mine back as the ticking sound on the HDD was driving me nuts. It was louder than any laptop I've used before. If you can get past that or install an SSD instead (I'm not tech savvy enough to do this and dont know if it voids the warranty), you're getting a real bargain here.
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Colour Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Decent laptop until it began to fall apart after 6 or 7 months or so. The hinges on the monitor fell off then the screen gradually began to disintegrate, despite me taking good care of it - never dropped etc.On the plus side amazon were very helpful in securing me a full refund.
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Colour Name: Silver Verified Purchase
Great value for money. For the price the build quality is far better than I thought it would be. The included software is a good balance between helpful and over the top. The laptop is very light weight which is good for me as I have a bad back. It does not have a CD drive as the description clearly says however if you have another computer you can share a cd drive over the network to copy files off them for most things. You could also buy a external drive which is not expensive.

I was also really impressed with the Wireless N. I use BT total broadband and it worked well with the hub. The keyboard is excellent. Far comfier than I expected for the price.

My only criticism is I think it would have been nice if the case had a gloss rather than matt finish. It still looks good but would have looked even better. At the price though i am really knit picking.

Lenovo seem to have made a great laptop at a bargin price, using good quality components in the right places.
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