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Lenovo B5400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews of Lenovo B5400. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the battery and portability. The keyboard and price also get good opinions. Many are negative about the reliability and image quality, while there are some mixed opinions about the size and durability.

performance, price, keyboard, portability, battery

touchpad, energy, image quality, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo B5400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo B5400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Lenovo B5400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound. The price is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and keyboard.

price, sound

performance, usability, keyboard, reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo B5400 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Professional)Lenovo B5400 15.6-inch Notebook (Intel Core i3-4000M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Professional)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 MB82HUK

 

Very very slow, network adapter needs to reset constantly so using wifi is a hassle.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

Nice little laptop, always depends on what you want to do with a laptop as to what specs you need. This is good enough for general work (Word, Spreadsheets etc). Obviously not a gaming machine. Worth replacing the existing hard disk with an SSD. I have...

As with all laptops under £1000 the track pads are never that good. Though I do admit this one is better than most. Due to the price of DDR3 RAM I was a bit disappointed it only comes with 4GB. This is essentially the bare minimum you need for Windows...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

One was faulty on arrival which results in having to contact Lenovo for a returns number. I then had to chase them for this number many days later. Not ideal when something is faulty, it would be nice just to be able to send it back without this hassle.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

Basic entry level laptop, ideal for general use

Keys o keyboard could be shaped for easier recognition and touch typing

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

Fast, seems reliable

Too much "in-built Lenovo-ware", did make machine run slow to start.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

good for a basic user,easy to use ,good value for the money

none yet

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

Love the keyboard and the fact it has additional number tabs on the right hand side.

Sharp corners

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

Just Perfect for my Clients Wife to use at home. Very Pleased with the Product

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

great quality, robustly built, great price, fast enough for most applications.

i would be struggling to find a major fault with this product

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Essential B5400 Core i3 4GB 500GB Windows 7 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Laptop

 

Touchpad works intermitantly poor build quality

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery life (max):6 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Blue
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 820M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4600 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:N / Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:3550M / I3-4000M / I5-4200M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:PGA946
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75104 / 76348 / 77404 / I3-4000M / I5-4200M
Processor code:SR1HA / SR1HC
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:POL
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 5 / 500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.9 / 259.5
Height :2.85 / 28.5
Weight:2.34 / 2.4
Width:37.8 / 378