• CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 20GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.80 kg (4 lbs)

Pros

  • Complemented by aluminum in its build
  • Thin and light design
  • Great battery life
  • Features an SD card reader and a backlight to its keyboard
  • One of the highest performing ULV laptops

Cons

  • Has some thermal issues when graphics load is applied (MX230 version)
  • Its base is not very stable
  • Poor color coverage, contrast ratio and viewing angles on the TN panel (Innolux N156HGA-EA3 (CMN15F5))

Lenovo ideapad S340 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #75
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 8.4%
  • Intel Core i5-10310U 42.7%
  • Intel Core i7-8565U
  • Intel Core i5-8265U 4.3%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1 8.1%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 6.6%
GPU Performance #114
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (4GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon Vega 9 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB GDDR5) 0.6%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 15W) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX130 (2GB GDDR5) 0.7%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
20GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
52.5Wh
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
358 x 245 x 17.9 mm (14.09" x 9.65" x 0.70")
Weight
1.80 kg (4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W
  • Optical drive

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

Name 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)

 

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