|Screen Size||14 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1600 x 900|
|Max Screen Resolution||1600 x 900|
|RAM||6 GB SDRAM DDR3|
|Hard Drive||500 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||5 hours|
Lenovo Ideapad P400 14-inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (Graphite Gray)
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Anyway, here is the good:
Screen picture quality: 1600X900 on a 14 inch screen equals pretty amazing high-def stuff.
Speed: running IE, Chrome and Office 2013 (I am not into gaming, so don't know how that would work or not)
WiDi - wireless screen sharing (with compatible devices).
Not so good:
Touch screen not responsive to gentle touches, you have to poke it pretty hard some times (don't have much to compare this to besides a smart phone).
Keyboard is a bit cramped if you are used to full size keyboards, but you get used to it.
Strange keyboard issue when USB mouse is plugged in - CTRL key "sticks" (not physically but in software), so as you type it acts as if CTRL is pressed all the time (typing an "i" turns everything italic, and so on).
For $530 I thought it was a great deal, and has worked out pretty good so far :).
- Great screen for a machine in in this price range. 1600 x 900 resolution, and fairly good (not amazing) color saturation. Touch is fairly responsive, though single-taps require a fairly forceful touch.
- Backlit keyboard is nice, even though the keyboard has shortcomings; more below.
- Nice feature set/specs for a machine in this price range. i5 processor, 6GB Ram, 500GB Hard drive with a 24GB SSD for booting.
- Boots quickly and is fairly snappy, thanks to the SSD.
- Lots of ports.
- Design, while cumbersome and thick (more below), feels sturdy and nearly indestructible, as long as you can live with the weight...
- DVD/CD drive is a nice feature.
- HEAVY. A laptop in this size range feels like a brick at 5.5 pounds. This was one of the deal breakers for me.
- Mushy/erratic keyboard. The keyboard was missing keystrokes with fairly heavy typing, and you can visibly see it buckling even with light typing. The whole thing has a chintzy, mushy feel, and leads to a horrible typing experience.
- Chintzy plastic touchpad; clicks feel hollow and wobbly. Supports two finger scroll, but not any other two-finger gestures (couldn't right-click with two finger tap, for example)
- Battery Life: I eeked out about 3 hours on a good day; otherwise, battery life wasn't impressive.
Overall, the heavy weight, low battery life, and sub-par typing experience prompted a return from me. It's not a bad machine, with a nice middle-of-the-road touchscreen and great internal specs; but for a road machine, I needed better battery life and more portability.
Only cons are: NOT 1080P (but close 1600 x 900) and lack of dual HDD
If it had those 2 things then it would have been 5 stars but it still beats the other laptops in the $500 category (price I paid) by a lot.
I switched 1tb for 240 ssd and never going back. ULTRA FAST!!!! Only downside is touchpad doesn't feel very sturdy/reliable. And about the weight, I will consider it a "manly" laptop. It's a bit heavy compared to ultrabooks but hey at least you will gain some muscle carrying this thing around ;)
Great screen_Bright Colors
Restart is very fast.
Touchscreen is great.
I love the idea of Winows 8, however, it is hard to get used to. For instance, I cannot easily close screens or apps. I am sure that is entirely user error.
Winows 8.1 update seemed to slow the computer down and it rendered the Screen Brightness Conrols useless. It was easily fixed with a phone call to the Lenovo techs. They remotely installed the revised "Device Driver" that repaired the problem.
Wifi is suspect when away from router.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So many things have gone wrong with this computer in such a short period of time. It seems clear Lenovo just doesn't care about the total lack of quality here. Read morePublished on June 21, 2014 by iffish
This laptop with win 8.1 is fast and responsive. But, I would NOT purchase it again.
Hers why. Skip the DVD drive, it adds a lot of weight to a already HEAVY laptop. Read more
Someone told me that a refurbished laptop probably got looked at by a tech but they didn't find a problem so when I bought it, it was still there. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Terry Johnson
The Lenovo ideapad P400 14-inch is a fantastic laptop for the price. I was blown away with what you get compared to higher priced laptops less features and not as fast. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by W. B. Kristiansen
1. A plenty of unused software was installed on it.
2. It hangs from time to time!
3. The return deadline was 14 days!
4. There is no customer service in my area. Read more
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