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Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14.0-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Silver Grey)

by Lenovo
72 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core i3-3217U ULV 1.8 GHz Processor (3 MB Cache)
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Touchscreen Display, Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Windows 8, 4-hour battery life
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Screen Size14 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768
Processor1.8 GHz Core i3-3217U
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD 4000
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameLenovo
Item model number59385916
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8;
Item Weight5.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H9.50 x 13.25 x 0.90 inches
Color Silver Grey
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNone
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #14,418 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableAugust 1, 2013
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81 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Sparkywalk on November 3, 2013
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I purchased the Lenovo S400 Touchscreen 14.0 inch as it does not have a numeric keypad, which I don't use. (I'm not an accountant). I really wanted a 15.6 screen but I could not find a laptop without the numeric keypad, so settled on this model.

CPU: I bought the S400 knowing that the CPU speed was a little slow. However it has done a good job so far.
It bogs down a bit when running too many CAD or similar programs at one time, so I am careful to run one at a time. I am on a strict budget and could not wait for any newer models to come out as time was of the essence in my purchasing decision.

Hard Drive: Slow opening large files. Hopefully SSD prices come down soon.

Memory: I upgraded the memory to 8gb. This is a must if you run multiple programs at once. Do not purchase this notebook and expect the existing memory to perform well, it will not. I purchased this product: Crucial Single 8GB DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) Notebook Module, CT102464BF160B which performs very well.

Important Note: Performing a system status check indicates that there are two memory slots (0 and 1). This is not true, there is only one memory slot available. There is a good YouTube video that shows how to replace the memory, just type in S400 without the T-or Touch, and the video shows how to upgrade. Lot's of screws to deal with and a bit of prior knowledge makes this an easy task. If you don't have experience, please have a friend who is knowledgeable assist you.

I also suggest downloading the freeware Belarc Advisor on your existing machine to attain your MS Office software product serial numbers/keys and also to download on this laptop so that you can keep track of your configuration setups going forward.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By PC_Pilot on October 26, 2013
Great entry level laptop for Windows 8! I'll get right to the PROs and Cons:


Has HDMI Port

Great price for touchscreen

Intel i3 Processor seems to be much faster (about 6 times faster) than Atom or AMD A4 Processors

Thin design. Could almost consider it at ultrabook.

Not that heavy (compared to my last laptop)

Quiet... no noisy fans to cool cpu.

Outer case seems to hide fingerprints better than the last few laptops I've owned


This laptop does not have a DVD drive. Which to me should make it either a netbook or ultra book not a laptop.

Difficult to upgrade - There are no access bays to easily remove/replace the hardrive or memory. There is only one memory slot (8GB max)

Touchscreen is awesome however if you like to use the old Desktop a lot the screen is to small. Its really hard to precisely touch what you need to. Works great with Windows 8 native apps though.

Has a large touchpad but the buttons are also used for the touch pad area. If you click using the touchpad you can't move your finger at all or the mouse pointer moves while you try to click something (very frustrating but one adapts). You have to push hard to get the buttons to click on the touchpad. If the laptop is not on a flat surface the whole laptop seems to bend when trying to click something.

Power cord is the shortest I've seen. I've owned Acer and Samsung laptops prior to this one. Both power cords were longer than this Lenovo.

Like an Acer laptops the computer comes pre loaded with "crap ware" that slows your computer down. Used the web tool [...] to get rid of unwanted programs. This is how they keep their prices down.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Tim on October 23, 2013
I bought this laptop from bestbuy and after using this laptop I have some reviews
- Processor: 1.8 GHz Core i3-3217U <- 2 cores is good
- 4 GB RAM <- it is ok
- 500 GB Drive <- enough for basic demand
- design: beautiful, this laptop was taken out the DVD drive, so the weight is very light and the body is very slim
- bright screen with soft keyboard and sensitive touch pad.
- Touching screen and windows 8 is a new experience. You should to try it in work

- the battery just 4 hours (advertiser said) but my laptop only use in over 3 hours.
- For some one, this system is quite weak with some professional programs.

In short: this laptop is very good for officer, students and who just need a laptop for work or relax in basic. If you are a businessman or who want a stronger machine with longer battery, you should refer ASUS laptop. See here.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 18, 2013
I still prefer Windows7 over Windows8 because I have to install the START MENU8 program. But the touchscreen does make Windows8 better to live with.

- thin, light, beautiful. Looks like an ultrabook or MacBook air.
- everything works
- fast 1.8ghz Intel i3 cpu
- touchscreen that the Apple MacBook air does NOT have.
- $445
- 3 usb ports (one usb 3.0 port, two usb 2.0 ports). The usb 3.0 port is the best choice to connect to an external cd/dvd/Blu-ray drive that is also usb 3.0.
- hdmi port to output to a tv
- keyboard has a good feel and it keeps up with my 70wpm typing.
- charger brick is small
- 14 inch screen is easier for kids to carry around than the standard 15.5 inch screens on most laptops.
- tech support answered right away (was not on hold long) and was easy to understand (did not have an Indian accent).
- 24/7 tech support
- Surfing web is WAY BETTER than on my tablet because websites know that the Lenovo is a pc so the full website is displayed instead of a mobile version of the website (which I hate because mobile versions are crippled versions of a website) AND I get to use the touchscreen so it feels like a tablet. Plus, Flash Videos on websites work (unlike Apple iPad).
- I can remote to work via VPN and Citrix.
- Synaptics touchpad has 3 finger gesture for previous and next page for Internet Explorer like a MacBook

- Battery life is about 3 hours. You can buy an extra battery here [...]
- screen is dimmer text and colors look faded compared to my HP laptops
- Hard drive interface is the slower SATA II instead of the faster SATA III that comes in my HP laptops. This means that you'll get half the speed when you decide to upgrade to a SSD drive.
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