Lenovo Ideapad S340 81QG000DUS (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 7 3700U/12GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10/AMD Vega 10 Graphics)5.7/10 (Expert Score)
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Lenovo Ideapad S340 81QG000DUS Review
The Lenovo Ideapad S340 81QG000DUS is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U and Integrated and AMD Radeon Vega 10 Graphics. Other key specs include 12GB RAM and 512GB SSD. The Display here is a 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Panel.
The Lenovo Ideapad S340 81QG000DUS powered by the Quad-core AMD Ryzen 7 3700U which is about 10 percent less powerful than the 8th gen i7 8550U and is more comparable to 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8265U. On the graphics end of the spectrum, the integrated Vega 10 graphics is comparable to Nvidia’s Mx150 in terms of performance. Paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB SSD you will have a snappy experience while performing your day-to-day tasks however heavier workloads such as editing and rendering might be a little difficult.
Design and Build Quality
The Lenovo Ideapad S340 81QG000DUS weighs in at about 1.8 kg weight. Lenovo has gone for a plastic design for the S340. The plastic body construction on this one has a rubberized finish and doesn’t feel cheap. 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.
- 1x USB 3.0 (Type C)
- 2x USB 3.0 (Type-A)
- SD Card Reader
- 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
Keyboard and Trackpad
The chiclet-style backlit keyboard on the Lenovo Ideapad S340 81QG000DUS comes with the U shaped keys found on the Lenovo business laptops. The keys here have a clear actuation point but the keycaps themselves are a bit shallow with a smooth finish. The multitouch trackpad here measures is large enough and smooth enough to perform gestures without any issues. At the bottom of the trackpad, there are two mouse buttons which are a welcome addition.
Display: BOE CQ NV156FHM-T03
The IPS display from AU Optronics operates at 1920×1080 with Anti Glare technology and a peak brightness of 300 nits which is good enough for outdoor use. The contrast ratio is 1192:1 and an sRGB rating of 58% which is below average.
Specification: Lenovo Ideapad S340 81QG000DUS (15.6 Inch 60Hz FHD/AMD Ryzen 7 3700U/12GB RAM/512GB SSD/Windows 10/AMD Vega 10 Graphics)