Monday, December 24, 2012

Review: Lenovo S405

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Ultraportable notebooks or simply ultrabooks which take beautiful designs, and offers mobility with their light weight have been starting to grab a lot of attention this year, but what seem to prevent them from taking off is their high price tags. The Lenovo Ideapad S405 carries those characteristics sans the expensive price.

The IdeaPad S405, which comes from Lenovo’s line of ultraportable notebooks, offers a balance between performance and mobility, this line of laptops are the in-betweens of the ultrathin and the powerful, yet larger variants. It’s exterior is of practicality and overall functionality. It boasts a thickness of only 21.9mm making it a snug fit to any backpack or laptop bag. Having a weight of only 3.97 lbs. the S405 proves to be a good computing buddy for travelers and those on the go. It features a metallic finish available in a variety of colors including, crimson red, silver grey and cotton-candy pink.

Lenovo S405

The system packs a punch as it is powered by an AMD A-series processor that is bundled with a Radeon HD chip. Through AMD’s Fusion Technology, the central processor and graphics processor are molded together into one chip, making the heat distribution and power consumption more manageable.

Thinking of the needs of its user, Lenovo’s S405 employs a number of peripherals for faster and more comfortable usage. The device employs a USB 3.0 for high-speed data transfers and also a pair of USB 2.0 ports. For storage, the laptop comes with a hefty 500 GB or 1TB disk space. It also has a 32GB SSD variant for faster loading and responsiveness. It comes with an HDMI port, a 14-inch HD widescreen display, stereo speakers and Dolby Advanced Audio v2 certification. The setup makes the unit perfect for entertainment.

The S405 comes with a boatload of Lenovo’s application designed for the convenience of the user. One of such is the Intelligent Touchpad, a feature that allows the user to zoom, scroll, and manipulate files through gestures. In case of drive failure, the OneKey Rescue System comes to rescue which resets the computer back to its factory state at a press of a button.

Be it at work, entertainment, or for gaming, the Lenovo’s IdeaPad S405 proves to be a welcome companion made for any application at any given time. The marriage between AMD’s processor and Lenovo’s systems makes the S405 a powerful machine that conserves both space and time, not to mention cheaper compared to its counterparts. Undoubtedly, Lenovo’s Ideapad S405 gives you the best deal when it comes to price, power, and comfort.

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