First released last year ago, the newest IdeaPad S400 Touch laptop, called as Lenovo IdeaPad S400 59371476 14 inch portable laptop has arrived in US market and ready for order now for price under $500. Designed for student, small business and home users that are interested in an ultrabook with multi touch support and stylish design but do not want to break the bank, the IdeaPad S400 59371476 laptop is an affordable laptop that has enough performance for day to day mobile computing tasks at home, in office or when you on the occasional business trips.
Measures 13.25 x 9.5 x 0.83 inches and weighing around at 4.6 lbs, Lenovo IdeaPad S400 59371476 Touch portable laptop is easy to carry around with you and can fit perfectly in your shoulder or carry bag. Yeah, its has similar size likes commonly ultrabook on the market, but basically it’s not ultrabooks. This model still slightly thicker than commonly 14 inch ultrabook on the market with less than 0.8 inches thick, such as Lenovo ThinkPad T431s 20AA000MUS 14 inch ultrabook which has dimension in 13.03 x 8.89 x 0.80 inches and weighing only at 3.6 lbs. Unlike other ultrabook that integrated with a Solid State Drive for internal storage, the IdeaPad S400 model is equipped with a 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with spinning speed of 5400 rpm.
Unlike the previous Lenovo’s ultrabook that bring a high quality aluminum material for casing, this machine comes brings a high quality plastic for casing with a glossy black design for interior and stylish Silver Grey color for the cover. There is also a small Lenovo logo on the corner of cover. Reportedly, the 4-Cell Lithium Cylinder 2200 mAh battery that optimized by Lenovo’s Energy Management offers up to 5 hours of battery life on light usage or around 3 hours for video playback.
Under the hood, the entry level budget friendly laptop will be comes with a 1.9 GHZ Intel Pentium 2127U Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processor, Mobile Intel HM70 for chipset and integrates Intel HD Graphics (HD Graphics 2500) as graphics engine. Yeah, it’s not a powerful configurations, but with a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM for base configurations and the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 as the operating system, Lenovo IdeaPad S400 59371476 laptop still has more than enough power and performance for light multimedia tasks, such as browse the web, streaming video or movies from Netflix and editing photo, along for office multitasks.
Similar to other 14 inch laptop on its series, Lenovo IdeaPad S400 59371476 also boasts a 14 inch High Definition multi touch screen display with supports a 1366 x 768 native resolution and LED backlight technology delivers a brighter, clearer and more vivid color when you watch 720p video or play casual games. Reportedly, it’s offering an average brightness of 167.6 cd/m, 16:9 viewing angle and supports 10-point touch capability. Built into bezel, there is a 720p web camera that integrated with digital microphone, offering bright, crisp and clear voice when you use it for face to face video communications with family and friends.
Around the edges, there are a wide range of port interface, such as a 3.5mm Headphone out/Microphone-in combo jack, a pair of USB 2.0 port, single USB 3.0 port, RJ 45 for Ethernet LAN and HDMI port to connect into external HDTV (support 1080p HD video content), along with a multimedia card reader slot with supports SD and MMC formats. In term of connectivity, user can use 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for wireless internet connection.
Of course, like other Lenovo’s modern laptop, the S400 59371476 14 inch laptop also integrated with a pair of stereo speakers that optimized by Dolby Advanced Audio v2 technology (located on the bottom) and Lenovo’s AccuType chiclet keyboard that brings faster, more accurate and comfortable typing experience, especially for user who have a little fingers. Other features are OneKey Rescue System for restore system, Quick Start, intelligent touchpad and few useful applications, such as Nitro Pro 7, Evernote, AccuWeather and more.
Yeah, it’s not the most powerful Lenovo’s 14 inch laptop, but with a sleek design, multi touch capability and priced around at $486, Lenovo IdeaPad S400 59371476 is one of the best 14 inch Touch laptop that released at a really competitive price, especially if you are not too concern about graphics. If you have more budget and looking for better Lenovo’s portable laptop for multimedia use, we recommend you to check the IdeaPad U410 59372332 14 inch laptop that comes with NVIDIA GeForce 710M dedicated graphics, Intel Core i5-3337U as the heart and priced around at $899.