Conclusion: As an extra system for home use, the IdeaPad S405 is an affordable option that offers a decent display, comfortable keyboard and touch pad, and fairly good-looking design. For anyone else, its slightly flimsy feel, lackluster performance, and poor battery life prevent a recommendation.
Pros: Inexpensive, Thin and lightweight, Impressive audio output
Cons: Weak performance and poor battery life, Flimsy case, No touch screen
Excerpt: The new Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is so slim and light that you could easily mistake it for an Ultrabook, but it costs hundreds of dollars less. Powered by an AMD A6 processor, this $399 laptop, equipped with Windows 8, promises strong mainstream performance in a sleek design.
Summary: 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?
Pros: 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
Cons: 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.
Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaPad S405 is the newest model in the company's ultra-portable range of laptops. Just 22mm thick and weighing 1.8kg, it’s just as portable as its predecessors, showing that thin and stylish laptops aren’t limited to the realm of the high-end Ultrabooks.
Pros: Low weight, Ultrabook proportions, Cheap, Quiet, If you're after something that looks the part, without the action to fully back things up, then you're onto a winner with the Lenovo IdeaPad S405. It's thin and lightweight so it'll happily drop into a bag, and you could carry it all day without no...
Cons: Performance could be better, Similar to Intel-powered S400, Touchpad could be better, While the Ultrabook proportions look and feel great, unfortunately the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 doesn't quite hit the mark in terms of portability. With a battery life of between two and four hours, depending on use,...
Excerpt: Раздел S в знаменитой линейке IdeaPad от компании Lenovo создан для тех, кто хочет получить тонкий и легкий ноутбук и при этом не платить ту сумму, которую просят за ультрабук из категории премиум-устройств.
Conclusion: Das Lenovo IdeaPad S405 (MAZ4EGE) ist ein stromsparender 14-Zoller mit vergleichsweise geringen Performance-Werten. Für ein 1.580 Gramm leichtes Notebook, das seine Heimat On-The-Road hat, wäre das kein Problem.