A cheap black ultrabook, the slim and light Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IKB (81VD00C3FR) takes advantage of a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen ready for High Definition. It is suitable for everyday use with its Core i3 processor, good amount of RAM and fast SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness.
Specifications Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IKB (81VD00C3FR)
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-8130U Kaby Lake Refresh (2.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (4 GB soldered 4 GB) DDR4 2133 MHz (12 GB), 1 slot (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel HD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2242)|
|Connection||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Audio speakers (2 x 1.5W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-ion 2 cells 30Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.85 Kg / 362.2 x 251.5 x 19.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IKB (81VD00C3FR)
With its black frame with Granite Black brushed metal finish, it has an elegant and discreet appearance.
In terms of connectivity, this thin and light laptop is properly equipped. There is indeed a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, audio and Ethernet ports but also 3 USBs all compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
The screen will appeal to lovers of High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition higher than the 1366×768 standard as well as a 16: 9 format. In addition, thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Performance, Battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IKB (81VD00C3FR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IKB (81VD00C3FR) is a thin and light 15-inch High Definition laptop designed for everyday use.
It is indeed based on a good amount of 8 GB RAM which is very appreciable in multitasking as well as a Core i3-8130U Turbo low consumption Kaby Lake Refresh processor. Thus, it delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet.
However, this Ultrabook shows its limits under software that consumes processor resources, such as any PC based on an Intel Core i3 (Turbo) or AMD Ryzen 3 processor (as well as less powerful processors).
Despite the lack of a dedicated graphics card, you can of course watch photos and videos thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Core i3 Turbo. However, this thin and light PC is not designed for heavy graphics work like gaming.
When it comes to storage, Lenovo opts for an SSD. It is silent but also more robust than a hard drive, less energy and much faster.
As a result, thanks to the SSD, we obtain much faster application launches as well as starts / stops. More generally, responsiveness and fluidity are better on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive.
As standard, hard drives offer 500 GB of space, however, while we are dealing with a 256 GB SSD here. This is certainly sufficient for many uses, but some may need more.
To obtain additional storage, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for autonomy, expect about 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose compactness, finesse and weight content facilitate transport.