The Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK0153FR is a new high-performance, versatile gaming laptop with 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen that offers the choice of operating system. Capable of running many games with its NVIDIA Turing GTX 1650 graphics card, it takes advantage of a Quad Core i5 Coffee Lake Refresh processor and a good amount of RAM for solid performance. Its responsiveness is further enhanced by its fast SSD storage, however limited capacity. Lightweight, this black computer also houses a USB 3.1 Type-C connector and a backlit chiclet keyboard.
Specifications for the Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK0153FR
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 220 cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective / mat)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-9300HF Coffee Lake Refresh (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 45W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (16 GB)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR5 dedicated|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2242) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes (blue)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2×1.5W), Dolby Audio|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||2 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 45Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.19 Kg / 363 x 254.6 x 23.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK0153FR
It sports an elegant and original design with its Granite Black chassis, black brushed metal finish with blue accents.
To exploit the full potential of this PC, it is necessary to install a complete system such as a Linux or Windows distribution on it.
This gamer-oriented computer is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its USB 3.1 Type-C, its Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, its Ethernet and audio ports as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices to it.
The chiclet keyboard takes advantage of a practical backlighting system to distinguish them correctly in limited ambient light.
The screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content and in particular videos with its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, it also proves to be more readable than a glossy panel in a light environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, autonomy of the Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK0153FR
The Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 81LK0153FR is a high-performance 15-inch gaming laptop.
It takes advantage of the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA Turing 4 GB dedicated card capable of running many games.
This GPU can also be used by software that takes advantage of GPU computing power to speed up processing (eg Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere / Photoshop).
On the other hand, there is no Optimus technology to optimize autonomy by switching to the graphics solution integrated into the processor… because the onboard processor, the Quad Core i5-9300HF, is not, unlike the Core i5-9300H.
Result on autonomy, put on about 2 hours of battery operation in light use.
Coupled with 8 GB of RAM, the Core i5-9300F nevertheless delivers solid general performance capable of satisfying many users.
It guarantees faster processing than a low-consumption Quad Core processor under demanding work in CPU resources, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
The responsiveness of this PC is clearly reinforced on a daily basis thanks to the SSD compared to a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD start / stop, launch software / games and faster processing, but also a faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Remember that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and quieter.
However, here we find a built-in 256 GB SSD, capacity certainly sufficient for a number of uses but lower than the standard of hard drives.
However, you can add a second SSD or hard drive to this PC via the free 2.5-inch slot. There is also the possibility of relying on an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution for obtaining fast transfers.
Finally, keep in mind that if this laptop heats up and is heard when it is strongly pushed (ex: games, treatments), this is reasonable for a gaming PC.