Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Driver Download
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Specifications :
Processor : AMD A6-5200 2 GHz,
Mainboard : AMD Yangtze,
Memory :4096 MB, Single Channel, 1x 4GB,
Graphics adapter : AMD Radeon HD 8400, Core: 600 MHz, DDR3, 22.214.171.12400,
Display : 14 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, 10 fingers, AUO B140XTT01, TN, glossy: yes,
Harddisk : Seagate ST500LM000 Solid State Hybrid Drive, 500 GB 5400 rpm , 415 GB free,
Soundcard : HD Audio,
Connections : 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, Card Reader: SD/MMC, Intel Wireless Display,
Networking : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller 10/100 (10MBit), Qualcomm Atheros AR956x (b g n ), 4.0 Bluetooth,
Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 336 x 241,
Weight : 1.728 kg Power Supply: 0.268 kg,
Battery : 32 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cell, 14.8 V, 2200 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 5 h.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Review :Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Communication
The WLAN adapter (Atheros AR956x bgn) works on the 2.4 GHz frequency. The Ethernet supports only Fast Ethernet and not Gigabit-LAN. This technology is outdated. Bluetooth 4.0 is on-board. At a distance of three meters, the WLAN works great. It works just as well one floor above (10 m). However, when we go outside the house, the reception drops to three bars (15 m) and down to one bar at 40 meters. At this distance, we could surf notebookcheck.com. The output of the router (Fritz!Box 7270) was set to 100%. As such, we find this performance quite good as most laptops cannot keep a secure connection at 40 meters.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Software
Lenovo has installed a slew of trial software. Aside from McAfee Internet Security and Nitro Pro 8 (trial), the laptop offers Lenovo Photos (commercial photo book service) and other commercial services (for ad purposes). The Engine Control Center belongs to the APU driver and allows the user to control the performance to a degree.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Accessories
The test model is delivered with Windows 8 64 bit. There are no recovery DVDs. The user can use the OneKey Recovery to create a recovery DVD using an external writer. The OneKey button (left side) calls up the security/backup tool. When turned off, the recovery mode on the hidden HDD partition is activated using this button.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Warranty
Lenovo offers a 24 month "bring in" warranty for the S415. The customer can send in the notebook in case of defect. Furthermore, Lenovo offers a variety of warranty goodies: on-site service or extending the warranty up to 3 years. The prices are reasonable and can be seen at the manufacturer's website.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Webcam
The webcam has a 1280x720 px resolution. It takes blurry pictures, even in good lighting. As such, the camera can not be used to take snapshots.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Display
Like before, the panel is a cheap TN panel with poor viewing angles. Its name is B140XTT01 and it is produced by AUO. The panel offers a 1366x768 pxresolution in the 14" form factor. Furthermore, it offers good contrast (733:1), but low brightness. The distribution of brightness is decent (82%). The VivoBook S300CA offers similar contrast (611:1) and the IdeaPad Flex 14 lags far behind (323:1).
The AMD A6-5200 APU (4 x 2 GHz, TDP 25 W) from AMD's A-series is the main platform for manufacturers of cheap laptops. It is well-suited to small laptops due to its low power consumption. The weaker sister, APU A4-5000 (4 x 1.5 GHz), is also a Kabini CPU with a 15 W TDP and can be found in many laptops. The A6-5200 is still quite new in the CPU market. 4 Gigabyte of RAM in single-channel mode and a Solid State Hybrid Drive (500 GB + 8 GB cache) accompany the APU. The APU contains the AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics chip, which also uses the DDR3 RAM.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Processor
Thus, we chose devices for comparison which used the entry-level Intel processors, like Celeron (2955U) or Core i3 (3217U). The i5 models belong to a much higher price category and cannot be considered direct competitors, although they might be slim, well-equipped touchscreen laptops.
The following table is led by the Acer Aspire E1-532, which runs on the Celeron 2955U, which can also be found in the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14. In the multi-core 64 bit test, the A6-5200 surpasses the Celeron (-35%) and holds its own against the older Core i3-3217U (Ivy Bridge, +2%). In comparison to the old Trinity chip, our new APU has a 29% lead. The switch was well worth it, but during this time, the Intel chips have also gotten faster.
The A-Series A4-5000 (IdeaPad S215) is a little slower (-15 to -25%). The APU could even be installed in 15- to 17-inch models. The clock speed of 2.0 GHz (standard) stays constant during the test. The APU lacks turbo and the performance on battery is the same as when plugged in (according to the identical results in Cinebench R11.5 and OpenGL).
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 Gaming Performance
The latest games (2013/2014) can only be run to a certain extent on the HD 8400: less-demanding games like FIFA 14, Dota 2, Grid 2, Counter-Strike: GO or StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm run fluidly at low details and resolution (no anti-aliasing). In the GPU information, the user will find a variety of games we tested on the Radeon chip.
Lenovo IdeaPad S415 driver compatibility and system requirement :
Windows 8.1 (32bit)
Windows 8.1 (64bit)
Windows 8 (32bit)
Windows 8 (64bit)
Windows 7 (32bit)
Windows 7 (64bit)
Windows Vista (32bit)
Windows Vista (64bit)
Windows XP (32bit)
Download Driver Lenovo IdeaPad S415 for Windows 7 32 bit Installer :