Silver Ultrabook offering a large storage space with fast SSD providing great responsiveness, the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL-521 (81N800D1FR) is a new thin and light silver Ultrabook with 15 inch Full HD anti-reflective screen. Performing with its Core i3 Turbo Whiskey Lake processor and its good amount of RAM, it has a USB 3.1 Type-C connection and a Privacy Shutter webcam but ignores Ethernet.
Specifications Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL-521 (81N800D1FR)
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-8145U Turbo Whiskey Lake (2.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||128 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2242) 1 TB at 5400 rpm|
|Connectors||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHX / SDHC / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1), Bluetooth 4.2|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Audio speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.79 Kg (with battery) / 358 x 245 x 17.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL-521 (81N800D1FR)
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its Platinum Gray chassis that can be opened 180 °.
This Ultrabook has a good connection consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, a useful HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or a monitor for example, an audio port as well as 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 devices .
Above the screen sits a webcam equipped with the Privacy Shutter function to avoid prying eyes.
The screen itself is anti-reflective. It is therefore more readable than a shiny tile in a light environment (ex: outdoor). As it adopts a 16: 9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying videos and more generally High Definition content thanks to its precise Full HD definition.
Performance, autonomy of the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL-521 (81N800D1FR)
The Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL-521 (81N800D1FR) is a compact High Definition laptop designed for everyday mobile use.
Side autonomy, in fact put on about 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the finesse and the weight less than 2 Kg.
This Ultrabook benefits from a good amount of RAM of 8 GB above the average and all the more appreciable in multitasking as it supports a Core i3-8145U Turbo low consumption Whiskey Lake processor which shows its limits under software greedy in CPU resources.
This duo delivers good performance in everyday use, such as in office automation and surfing on the Internet but under software exploiting multicore, a Quad Core processor is more suitable.
Those who wish to carry out heavy graphic work (ex: games) will go their way because this PC does not have a dedicated GPU. No problem, however, to watch photos and videos on this silver Ultrabook thanks to the Intel UHD 620 part integrated into the Core i3 Turbo (significantly better than a non-Turbo Core i3).
In any case, the on-board SSD supports the heart of this thin and light computer on a daily basis. It guarantees a much better fluidity and reactivity than a simple hard disk, which translates in particular into start / stop and launch of applications much faster.
With its 128 GB, the SSD is intended to house the main software / games in addition to the system. Good point, it comes with a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB to install and store bonus multiple files and software.