Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN ( 15.6 inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 1035G1/8 GB RAM/1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD/Windows 10/ Intel UHD Graphics G1)
- CPU: 10th Gen Intel Core i5 1035G1 | 4 Core | 8 Thread | 6MB of L3 Cache | 1 GHz | 3.6 GHz
- RAM: 8GB of RAM | DDR4 3200 MHz | Dual Channel 2x SO-DIMM Slots
- Storage: 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD | 1x 2.5-inch SATA Slot for SSD/HDD Expansion | 2x M.2 Slots
- GPU: Integrated | Intel UHD Graphics G1
- Display: 15.6 Inches | Touchscreen | FHD (1920 x 1080) | AUO B156HTN06.1 | 60 Hz
- Battery: 58 Watt hour
- Operating System:Windows 10
- Ports: 3x USB 3.0 (Type A) | 1x USB 2.0 (Type A) | HDMI | Rj- 45 Ethernet Jack | 2x USB 3.0 Thunderbolt 3 | Mini-DisplayPort | 1x Micro SD Card Reader | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
- Other Features: Keyboard: Backlit, Chicklet Style | Weight:1.85 Kg | Additional Features: Bluetooth 5, Wifi 6
- Laptop Model: Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN
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Laptop Review: Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN Laptop powered by the 10th gen intel i5 1035G1 processor and Intel UHD Graphics G1 with 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD storage. The display here is a 15.6 Inch (1920×1080) FHD Resolution. The Specs on this laptop is are great for day-to-day use with decent multitasking capabilities which makes it a great laptop for students and most office productivity use cases. With its Specs, it should be able to handle entry-level Editing and CAD workloads without a problem but anything beyond that will give the machine some trouble.
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN is powered by the i5 1035G1 which when compared to its predecessor the i5 8250U it is significantly more powerful and is comparable to the i5 8300H which is a 45 watt CPU. On the graphics end of the game, Intel UHD Graphis G1 is very capable of handling most of them however when it comes to much heavier workloads such a 3D rendering the UHD graphics G1 is not a good solution. The Intel UHD G1 Graphics should be able to handle most modern games that are not very graphic demanding such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Minecraft, CS: GO, GTA 5, and Fortnite at low settings. The RAM on has a dual-channel 8 GB RAM. 4 GB RAM is soldered onto the motherboard and 4 GB RAM occupies one SO-DIMM slot. There are 2 storage bays the both of which are occupied by the 1 TB SATA HDD and 256 GB M.2 SSD both of which are upgradable.
Design and Ports
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN weighs in at about 1.85 kg weight and 36.2 x 25.2 x 2 cm profile. As we talked about earlier Lenovo has gone for a full-body plastic design for the Ideapad S145. The plastic body construction on this one not only results in slight flexing but also makes the chassis prone to scratches. The hinge is a little stiffer than it should be and requires you to use two hands to open the lid. The lid has a slight flex to it but it is within the acceptable limit. The thin bezels around the display contribute greatly to its sleek design. The base of the laptop while typing heavily shows a substantial amount of flex. The ventilation grills and speaker cut-outs are placed at the bottom with the exhaust is placed between the base and the lid at the backside. The plastic chassis has a brushed finish on the keyboard deck and the lid.
- 1x HDMI
- 2x USB 3.0
- 1x USB 2.0
- 4-in-1 card reader
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Keyboard and Trackpad
The chiclet-style keyboard on the Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN comes with the U shaped keys found on the Lenovo business laptops. However, the keyboard here is nothing special. The keys here have a clear actuation point but the keycaps themselves are a bit shallow. The lack of backlight and keyboard flex in my opinion are the biggest drawbacks of this keyboard. The multitouch trackpad here which measures it at about 10.5 x 7 cm is large enough and covers up for the fact that it is a tad bit slow but still accurate. The trackpad is smooth enough to perform gestures without any issues. At the bottom of the trackpad, there are two mouse buttons which are a welcome addition.
Charger and Battey
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN doesn’t consume more power than its 45 Watt charger provides so you won’t lose any charge while connected to the power supply even when under maximum stress. The battery here is a small 35 watt-hour with an average brightness of 120 nits should last you about 5 to 6 hours under moderate internet usage.
Display: AUO B156HTN06.1
The IPS display from AU Optronics operates at 1920×1080 with Anti Glare technology and a peak brightness of 250 nits. The contrast ratio is 420:1 and an sRGB rating of 54%, 60Hz Refresh Rate with a decent viewing angle. The choice of screen is crucial for photo editing, technical capabilities will prove vital if your line of work requires accurate color and detail. The optimal viewing distance is over 60 cm or 24 inches beyond this distance individual pixels are not visible.
Specification: Lenovo Ideapad S145 81W800HFIN ( 15.6 inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 1035G1/8 GB RAM/1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD/Windows 10/ Intel UHD Graphics G1)