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Lenovo IdeaPad S405 (59351953) Ultra-thin Notebook AMD A-Series A6-4455M (2.10GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD AMD Radeon HD 7500G 14.0" Windows 8

  • AMD A-Series A6-4455M (2.10GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
  • AMD Radeon HD 7500G
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 8
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jesse B.
  • 3/18/2014 7:05:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible...

Pros: Lightweight.... That's it.

Cons: Very slow, We've had trouble with the wireless the entire time we've had the computer and Lenovo Customer support has been less than helpful. We've been working with them to get the problem fixed but it just keeps getting passed on to someone else without a solution. Also, windows 8 is designed for tablets or touch screens. It makes it incredibly difficult to navigate to the programs you want. I have another lenovo computer and I absolutely love it. It's too bad there is such inconsistency in their product. Do yourself a favor, don't buy this computer, and if you do, at least buy it with windows 7. Maybe you'll have better luck than we have.

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  • Haiying Q.
  • 7/28/2013 5:07:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad quality

Pros: as long as it works

Cons: very bad quality, the mouse stopped working in two months. Got a replacement and died again in half year. Now have to deal with all the hassles with service. will report back how is the service.

Other Thoughts: I have owned three Thinkpads, none of them gave me any problem. This is the first time try a IdeaPad. very bad decision, Lenovo really needs to improve the quality to survive the competition.

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  • James M.
  • 6/29/2013 11:11:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTwas a good laptop

Pros: Lightweight
Bright screen
Exactly what i needed at the time

Cons: I wasn't too happy with the battery life, but it did charge quick so that was a big plus.

Other Thoughts: Basically, for the price I paid, 329.99, it was a steal for this quality of laptop. However I split coffee on it working overnight, and killed a few keys. Luckily I had accidental coverage. Anywho no regrets, Great Buy

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  • Tzu-Hsuan C.
  • 6/12/2013 6:06:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWindows 8 sucks

Pros: light, easy to carry

Cons: This laptop runs really slow with Windows 8

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  • Guchi S.
  • 6/11/2013 9:06:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBudget Ultrabook

Pros: Super light. lighter than most Ultrabooks. Windows 8. Able to handle everything we throw at it. Installed Office Pro 2013 and Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate and it's just smooth and awesome. The apps in Win8 Microsoft Store is like having all of my iPad/Google Play apps within a thru working computer. It is the lightest laptop we ever owned. If my wife didn't seized this from me I would probably have used this more often than our iPad 2 (wife's) or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (mine) since it runs all the software and mostly tablet apps we use from both our regular computers and Tablet PCs. I can finally see now what Microsoft is trying with Win8.

Cons: For the price and the size? Why complaint? But if there is one then I must say it's not free :) and didn't have touch screen.

Other Thoughts: I do not know why others are getting negative about the battery life but for me 4 hours is the best lasting laptop I had. The 4 hours is mostly watching Netflix and combination with Google earth and surfing the net.

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  • steve p.
  • 6/2/2013 9:15:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPoor Man's Ultrabook

Pros: affordable, solid construction, looks great

Cons: no VGA port, battery life

Other Thoughts: 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 for gaming but I installed MW3 to see how it would perform and was very surprised at how well the game looked and performed - no hickups or lags.

To stretch out the battery life, turn off the wi-fi and adjust the brightness. You can even adjust how quick the processor is working adding battery life. My only complaint is no VGA port - only HDMI.

Overall this is an incredible bargain for the construction and performance.

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  • Carl R.
  • 5/31/2013 8:46:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery decent, light-weight laptop

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

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

Other Thoughts: 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 functions, the s405 performs admirably.

On the downside, this is my first experience with Windows 8 and, I must say, so far it has not been a positive one. I prefer the traditional desktop layout of Windows 7 and, while you can get to that desktop with minimal fuss, the layer of "tiles" that is the starting point for Windows 8 is a downside to me.

Further, my "out of the box" experience with Windows 8 was not positive. All of the "apps" that came installed needed to be updated, the updating got hung up, forcing me use Google to track down solutions (which ultimately involved using the command console with administrative privileges to shut down the windows auto updater and restart it), as well as a small amount of trouble-shooting to get the Windows 8 system to properly network over a homegroup with our desktop running Windows 7.

I also have to echo the criticism of the touchpad. It is both highly sensitive and, frankly, just badly designed. I say badly designed because the LMB and RMB analogues are themselves part of the touchpad so when your fingers slide over them, the cursor moves. Thus, when you press an area with the intent of "clicking", it's quite likely your finger will, ever so slightly, slide across the designed area and, thus, the cursor will slide before the "click" is registered, possibly on a different space or line. Frustrating! I recommend getting a small, inexpensive mouse to use instead.

With those criticisms aside, this laptop was pretty much exactly what we needed and expected. For the price (we bought it on sale), we're quite happy with it.

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  • Minsoo K.
  • 5/15/2013 1:26:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 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 for the below-par battery life.

Cons: 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 colors are lacking in general. AND VGA port is not available to make it up for the lacking colors in general (although I was aware of this so it's a wash for me).

BIOS: Simply NOT possible to use Windows 7 because of dim screen bug. Found out that Lenovo has NO plan to fix the issue, making you stuck with Windows 8.

HEAT/NOISE: Not much noise, but the vent definitely gets hot.

BATTERY: just sucks.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/29/2013 7:58:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDon't bother.

Pros: Very lightweight and portable. Pretty good keyboard, as with most Lenovos. Getting Linux on it was quite easy. Performance isn't too bad. It can actually handle Minecraft on low settings, but not much else. Day-to-day is fine.

Cons: The battery is terrible. In fact, I would use a more forceful word than terrible, but I don't want to come off as dramatic. Just honest. This has, without a single doubt in my mind, the shortest battery life of any consumer electronic device I have used in the past decade. If I can get an hour out of it, that's a good day. In fact, it takes longer to charge than it takes to discharge.

That hour battery life is on medium brightness, but this laptop's "medium brightness" is roughly equivalent to reading by candlelight at midnight in the 1700s. Every single time I use it, I think I must have left the brightness low from last time, only to turn it up and see it is maxed out already.

The trackpad is a little bit infuriating. When you rest a finger anywhere on the pad and click anywhere else, it will interpret that as a right-click. Annoying, to say the least. Otherwise, the trackpad is pretty good.

The construction leaves much to be desired. I highly doubt this could survive a fall from any height. Best to keep it in a backpack. The inside black plastic attracts all manner of fingerprints, and it always looks dirty.

Other Thoughts: I got this for much cheaper than its currently sold for here, and I still regret it. Just because something is sold for this cheap doesn't mean that its worth buying. A fact that many people simply don't understand.

Save up some cash and get something better. If you really need something this cheap, look into a Chromebook. If you really need more power than a Chromebook can offer, then spend more money. If you think you'll be exempt from the laws of economics and get by with a machine like this one, then prepare yourself for disappointment.

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  • Mark H.
  • 4/29/2013 12:56:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, efficient machine

Pros: 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 nice. The keyboard is awesome, and it has keys to mute and change music volume, as well as screen brightness. The keys are comfortable to click as well. The trackpad is nice and big. I had some trouble with it at first. I sent it back to Newegg a couple weeks after I got it, and they did something to it, and I haven't had any problems with it since. I think there was something wrong with the driver. No biggie. I'm satisfied overall with this computer. I recommend it.

Cons: It is a bit plasticy. The lid is pretty flimsy.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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