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Lenovo IdeaPad S405

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S405. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

portability, performance, price, usability, durability

battery, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad S405

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad S405 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and keyboard. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical views about the image quality and sound.

portability, performance, design, keyboard, price

sound, image quality

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Nick Odantzis (techradar.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S405 review

 

Ultrabook by name, netbook by nature

Low weight ; Ultrabook proportions ; Cheap ; Quiet

Performance could be better ; Similar to Intel-powered S400 ; Touchpad could be better

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad S405 review

 

It's very slim for a budget laptop, but it's far too slow and the touchpad will drive you mad

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad S405

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S405 budget laptop may not cost much, but with plodding performance and a short list of features you'll give up a lot in the bargain.

Low price. Attractive design. Decent keyboard.

Sluggish performance. Limited feature set.

Conclusion Some value-priced laptops offer more than simple affordability, with features and components that belie the budget-friendly price. While these systems may cut corners with wobbly construction or a trimmed down feature set, they do so while...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Notebook

 

Couch potato. Lenovo's IdeaPad S405 comes with a Trinity quad-core and a light case and is very quiet. But, how do its dark glare-type display and its 32 Wh battery blend in with mobile ambitions?

light, 24 month warranty, works always quietly, decent system performance, maintenance possible, low power consumption, the removable battery, and the unlimited accessibility of fan, RAM, 2.5-inch HDD, and WiFi module

springy keyboard, short battery life, only Fast Ethernet, slow hard drive, reflective, dark display, only a single RAM slot (single channel), no VGA port, If low power at all cost, then the battery life should be long and the display bright and matte

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad S405 (59-348194)

 

Lenovo Ideapad S405 (59-348194) is a sleek and ultraportable laptop weighing just 1.8 Kgs. This lightweight device is powerpacked with features that make it excellent for the business user as well as frequent travelers. The laptop has a 4 cell battery...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It is a ok item

 

I might buy a refurb next time

thin, not a heavy one

win 8 is trash.. no touch screen

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Poor Man's Ultrabook

 

Incredible price for a great looking and surprisingly quick notebook. No-flex keyboard and an impressive screen were a surprise in this price point. I'm familiar with this AMD chip series but was surprised and how quick it responds. I didn't buy this...

affordable, solid construction, looks great

no VGA port, battery life

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very decent, light-weight laptop

 

We needed a light, inexpensive laptop as a second computer for our family. This fit the bill quite well and, for that purpose, I would recommend it. We use it for word processing, email, web browsing, and Netflix streaming -- for all of these...

Price ; Light / Portable ; Decent Screen Resolution ; HD Storage Space ; Attractive design

Badly designed touchpad ; Not for power users ; Windows 8 (personal preference)

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

lenovo S405 (59351953)

 

pretty light, no fingerprint magnet material outside ; CPU: For other usual computing except high-def video playback, A6 seemed enough ; NOISE: Not much noise. Stay fairly quiet ; POWER CABLE: It is pretty light, close to netbook size. Somewhat make up...

CPU: A6-4455M is NOT capable of running 1080p videos easily. It often struggles and jitters here and there making the whole experience sub-par to i3 2nd generation and even to Core 2 Duo ; SCREEN: The screen is absolutely horrible. Blue-tinted. And...

May, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great, efficient machine

 

I think you should go with this PC if you're looking for a simple computer to do simple tasks. Not sure how it would fare as a gaming PC, but who knows. I also really like Windows 8. I think it looks cool and makes your life easier.

Has everything you need, nothing you don't. I use it for basic things such as Spotify, Pandora, Web browsing, etc. I like how the speakers are on the bottom. I can close the lid and still hear the music. Nice feature. Also, it's very light, which is...

It is a bit plasticy. The lid is pretty flimsy

Apr, 2013