The Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IWL (81M0008BFR) is a new 17-inch reactive black laptop anti-glare. Designed for everyday use, it benefits from a fast 512 GB SSD storage, a Quad Core i5 Whiskey Lake processor, a good amount of RAM or a USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
Features Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IWL (81M0008BFR)
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 60% NTSC 220cd / m² (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake (1.6GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage space||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe3.0 x4, 2280)|
|Connectors||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 1.5W), Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||4 hours / Li-ion 36Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.85 Kg / 413 x 284.6 x 24.3|
Chassis, Connectivity, Display Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IWL (81M0008BFR)
It sports a sober and elegant design with its black Granite Black chassis brushed metal finish.
The connectivity built into this notebook is good, including 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for connections and remote communications, a HDMI video output useful to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports, or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible), ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
The screen stands out with its antireflection treatment making it less tiring for the eyes for a long period of time than a glossy and more legible slab in a bright environment (eg outside). For the rest, the screen adopts classic features with its 16 / 9th format that lends itself well to playing videos and its definition of 1600×900.
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IWL Performance, Battery Life (81M0008BFR)
The Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IWL (81M0008BFR) is a 17-inch notebook designed for everyday use.
In terms of overall performance, it is able to satisfy many users because it has a quad core processor i5-8265U low consumption Whiskey Lake and a good amount of memory of 8 GB appreciable in multitasking.
In addition, this computer is fluid in use thanks to its SSD storage ensuring operation significantly more responsive than a hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, one benefits for example from start / stop and software launches much faster.
As a reminder, an SSD is much faster than a hard drive while being less energy, more resistant to shock and silent. In addition here we are dealing with a 512 GB SSD, capacity competing with hard drives which is still too rare, especially at this price level.
Without a dedicated GPU, this computer is not suitable for games and more generally for heavy graphics. However, thanks to the modest benefits of the Intel UHD 620 integrated in the Quad Core i5, we can obviously look at photos and videos with this laptop.
As for the autonomy of this computer whose weight close to 3 Kg does not facilitate transport (but makes sense for a 17 inches), bet about 4 hours of battery operation in light use.