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Lenovo-ideapad-s405.33941978
7.6 out of 10

Lenovo IdeaPad S405

Great Deal: $565.99

Reviews and Problems with Lenovo IdeaPad S405

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Overall 4
4.0

the recovery key is stuck and not working

Sudhir Upreti, Amazon
13 August 2013
  • Summary: i know it's a refurbished product. But i think they can be better in quality. When I got it, the laptop shell wasn't properly closed together. It's as if someone opened it but didn't bother to check if it's put back together nicely. But the worst thing is that the recovery key button at the side was stuck inside, you couldn't use it. I tried fixing the button, but there was something wrong with the plastic that you couldn't touch the connector properly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Windows 8 sucks

Alex, Newegg
12 June 2013
  • Pros: light, easy to carry
  • Cons: This laptop runs really slow with Windows 8
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't bother.

N/A, Newegg
29 April 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

sigh...

N/A, Newegg
2 April 2013
  • Summary: No extended battery? seriously?
  • Pros: ultra thin, crisp display, neat design, had windows 8...
  • Cons: Weirdest BIOS ever. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to server a UEFI PXE client... windows server must have some kind of weird support for this that nobody in the pxe/gpxe community reall knows about. Only legacy PXE works...
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Overall 4
4.0

Ehh

N/A, Newegg
26 March 2013
  • Summary: Personally I would recommend buying a better quality laptop then this. It works but feels poorly designed and cheap.
  • Pros: Cheap: purchased for ~$350
  • Cons: Battery life: advertised as
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Overall 4
4.0

Could be better but could be much worse

Azhix, Newegg
14 February 2013
  • Pros: The computer is very light and thin, weighing in at approx. 4 pounds and is only about an inch. It boots incredibly fast with the new Windows 8 operating system, near instantaneous recall from sleep mode. Resolution could be better, but you definitely get what you pay for. Aesthetically pleasing in every way.
  • Cons: While Windows 8 certainly provides faster boot-up times, it comes at a cost not everyone is willing to pay. Having everything as an 'app' sounds handy at first, but you run into problems such as YouTube videos pausing when you navigate away from the browser, even if you do not close the actual browser. Applications such as Skype taking up the entire screen, even though it does not need all that screen real estate.
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Overall 4
4.0

Thin and Light, and nothing else

Chris, Newegg
20 January 2013
  • Summary: I originally thought that a Lenovo machine would be comparable to the ThinkPads of IBM since they're now made by the same. Apparently I was wrong, and had I read around more on the internet I would have seen the many less-than-favorable reviews given for the IdeaPad series. I hope to return this computer and come out of it with a better machine in the end, because this one just doesn't cut it.
  • Pros: Thin and light. Fits in my bag perfectly and goes with me from class to class with no effort. Was very easy to make dual-boot the included Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 (though minor hoop-jumping involved with that). Speakers, webcam, and mic are better than what I've used in the past. Computer wakes up very quickly even from being turned off (compared to my previous experiences). Runs very quietly and produces almost no heat.
  • Cons: This thing is just a hassle to use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed

JC, Newegg
31 December 2012
  • Summary: I've purchased a ton of laptops in my day. This was my first time buying a Lenovo. I will be sticking with ACER, ASUS and Dell moving forward. At the $400 point I still expected a little more than this. Spend a little extra and get something nicer.
  • Pros: Good for surfing the web.
  • Cons: No CD-ROM. No VGA support. Lid is flimsy, it feels like you're about to break the LCD each time you open it.
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Overall 4
4.0

DUDE 38K !! NO WAY

Gunjit Dhawan, flipkart.com
12 November 2012
  • Summary: FEW OF THE LAPTOPS SAME CONFIGURATION.. 1->HP G6 2005AX 2->HP G6 2010AX 3->ACER V3 4->ASUS A55DR ALL THESE LAPTOPS HAVE GOT ALMOST SAME CONFIGURATION..HP G6 2010AX BEING THE BEST WITH 6GB RAM, 1.5 GB GRAPHIC CARD, 1 TB HDD AMD A8 QUADCORE APU USED IN THIS LAPTOP IS ONE OF THE FINEST AMD CPU AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET BUT THE PRICE IS TOO MUCH COMPARING OTHER CONTENDERS WHICH ARE RETAILING AT AROUND 35K ON FLIPKART..
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