Powered by a powerful processor Quad Core i7 latest generation, the Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IWL (81MV006DFR) is a new 15-inch ultrabook that enriches the entry-level Lenovo. Multimedia, this configuration also takes advantage of a dedicated graphics card MX110 and a hybrid storage with responsive SSD alongside the Core i7 and a total of interesting RAM. A matte Full HD panel is also part of its relatively thin and compact black chassis. But to offer such a configuration at this price, the cuts are numerous: plastic chassis, TN slab, limited connectivity, small battery …
Specifications of the Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL (81MV006DFR)
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED (1920×1080, matte / anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8565U Whiskey Lake (1.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 2400 MHz, 1 slot (free)|
|Storage space||SSD M.2 256GB (SATA) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA GeForce MX110 2GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|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 Wh|
|Autonomy announced||6 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||362 x 251 x 19.9|
|Weight||1.8 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Chiclet keyboard, touch-sensitive multi-touch touchpad|
Chassis, Connectivity, Display Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL (81MV006DFR)
As mentioned above, the Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL is not popular for its design. Its chassis favors sobriety with a completely black shell with some textured effects that bring the seduction touch to the PC. The whole is very clean and compacted, which is reflected in the screen and its fine side edges. Plastic predominates, so be careful if you carry it.
It also gains in elegance thanks to a rather refined silhouette (19.9 mm) for a 15 inches and a weight that is not against some displacements (1.8 kg). Unsurprisingly for its range, the keyboard is not backlit and the touchpad is clickable but the consensual design has the advantage of creeping into all environments and not too prominent in your bag.
We open on a 15-inch screen that deploys a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) definition whose high display density offers all the latitude to view High Definition content and to benefit from a perfectly clear image at the same time. naked eye. On the other hand, we are not dealing with an IPS panel but with more basic TN, resulting in reduced angles of approach and an inconsistent colorimetry. This is not surprising at this price level. Good to know, 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, autonomy of the Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL (81MV006DFR)
On the front of the stage, the latest generation Whiskey Lake processor is the key element in this configuration. It is a low-power i7-8565U Quad Core that is expected to outperform its predecessor (i7-8550U Kaby Lake Refresh) due to a higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 Ghz) and better performance. finer engraving. In fact, Intel announces a real gain around 10%. In practice, this translates into complete support for common usage (Web browsing, Office processing, video) and a sharp mastery in more demanding applications, requiring the multicore architecture (video editing, Photoshop pushed, light Lightroom. ..). In addition, with 8 GB of RAM behind, the system will not lose fluidity in multitasking.
Second is the entry-level GeForce MX110 graphics card . The main purpose is to support the processor in the processing of certain tasks and the operation of editing programs. The game is not really in his strings except it may be the old titles and little greedy with a level of detail and very limited definition.
Then let\’s look at a welcome reactivity element inside this Ideapad S145-15IWL: storage. This is a hybrid solution consisting of a dedicated 128 GB SSD and a 1000 GB hard drive that will prove decisive from the point of view of the speed of the system. In principle, the SSD will be able to host the operating system and programs while the hard drive takes care of the storage of your toy library, thus ensuring effective overall performance, rapid turn-on / turn-off and copies of data to accelerated flows.
Let\’s finish with an idea of autonomy that must deal with a low capacity battery (30 Whr). In fact, the PC will not be able to move away from an outlet for a long time, ie 4-5 hours maximum in light use (web browsing with wifi).