New representative of the entry-level Lenovo, the IdeaPad S145 has some assets to charm. Indeed, this 15-inch ultrabook with a reasonable weight of 1.8 kg is powered by a hybrid storage with fast SSD of good capacity and by what you need RAM for multitasking with the support of a small processor AMD enough for office automation. Its anti-glare screen is surrounded by a narrow frame and installed in a relatively thin black frame and compact. But to offer such a configuration at this price, the cuts are numerous: fragile plastic chassis, limited connectivity, small battery …
Specification of the Lenovo Ideapad S145-15AST (81N30016FR)
|Slab||15.6 ” HD LED 220 nits (1366×768, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Dual Core A9-9425 Stoney Ridge (3.1 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 10-25W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot|
|Storage space||25GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe 3.0×2) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon R5 integrated into the processor|
|Audio system||2 stereo speakers of 2W each Dolby Audio Premium|
|webcam||Yes, VGA with microphone|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Card reader||SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Video output (s)||HDMI|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||1 USB 2.0 2 USB 3.1|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 2 cells 30 Whr|
|Autonomy announced||6 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||362 x 251 x 19.9|
|Weight||1.85 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, touch-sensitive multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, Connectivity, Display Lenovo Ideapad S145-15AST (81N30016FR)
As mentioned above, the Lenovo Ideapad S145-15AST is not an example of design. Its chassis favors sobriety with a completely black shell with some textured effects that give the seduction touch to the PC. The set is very clean and compact, which is reflected in the screen and its side edges rather thin.
It also gains elegance thanks to a refined silhouette (19.9 mm) for a 15-inch entry-level and a weight that is not against a few trips (1.8 kg). Unsurprisingly, the keyboard is not backlit and the touchpad is clickable but the consensual design has the advantage of creeping into all environments and not to be too prominent in your bag, besides it includes keypad , which is not the case for all these ultra-compact 15-inch.
Our Ideapad S145-15AST (81N30016FR) opens on a 15-inch screen all that is standard with a definition HD (1366 x 768 px) and the support of a TN panel at limited viewing angles and with little respected colors. Good point though, an anti-glare treatment will facilitate the visibility of information on the screen when the ambient brightness is pronounced and the screen opens flat on a 180-degree angle for more modularity.
Let\’s talk about the connection that is content with the minimum. On the program, an HDMI output, three USB ports, one of which is still limited to the standard 2.0 and an SD card reader. No USB Type-C port or planned fingerprint reader. Note that the wireless modules are recent (Wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.2).
Performance, battery life of the Lenovo Ideapad S145-15AST (81N30016FR)
Central element inside this PC, storage is there to promote system responsiveness without compromising on capacity. In fact, the 256 GB dedicated NVMe PCIe SSD will be able to accommodate the operating system and all programs and games and thus contribute to the most responsive execution, shortened download times and an overall brighter environment. The hard drive of 1000 GB in addition is there to allow you to archive all of your toy library.
The ultraportable also shines by its amount of RAM of 8 GB , a capacity above the standard of 4 GB. Thus, the fluidity will be multitasking, a plus if you tend to collect tabs on the browser. The core is driven by a latest-generation, low- power AMD Dual Core A9-9425 APU that delivers sufficient performance to run all common tasks (surfing the Internet, office tools, video playback) as well as a minimum of \’edition.
Let\’s finish with an idea of autonomy that must deal with a low capacity battery (30 Whr). In fact, it will not be able to move away from a power socket for a long time with a maximum of 4-5 hours in light use (web browsing with wifi).