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The Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 is a mainstream notebook with a swappable bay that is typically found in Lenovo's ThinkPad line and allow users to swap in a discrete graphics card, more storage space, or an additional cooling fan. The Y400 has a 14-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution, JBL speakers, and can be configured to include an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GT 650M GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive with a 16GB SSD cache.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $649.00


  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 13.77 inches
  • Depth: 9.64 inches
  • Thickness: 1.29 inches
  • Weight: 5.51 pounds


  • Operating system: Windows 8


  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet


  • Type(s): Trackpad


  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Base discrete GPU brand: Nvida
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 650M

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: Geforce GT 650M
  • SLI / Crossfire: Yes

GPU (max)

  • Max. config RAM size: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3


  • Options: HDD (Unspecified RPM)
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 16 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: Other, SD, Memory Stick, xD, MMC


  • Compatible media: DVD±R/RW, BD-ROM

Optical Drive

  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4, JBL


  • Video resolution: 720p


  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • 3.5mm digital optical audio (S/PDIF): 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wireless video: WiDi


  • Size: 6 cell
  • Quoted time: 3 hr


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