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Overview

The IdeaPad line from Lenovo would be good for most users. The IdeaPad S340 is from 2019 and has good spec options for users, with a higher range of power if needed. The display is good, with a snappy keyboard, ample ports and also a decent amount of battery time. The price is from a mid-range to slightly higher depending on the exact specifications.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Ample specs

  • Good display

  • Good number of ports

  • Optional backlit keyboard

Cons

  • Battery life could be more

Description

Lenovo produces a wide range of laptops that one can choose from, with a lot of lines that cater to different kinds of users. The IdeaPad line is for a broader consumer base, with a performance range that covers most users. If one needs something more powerful the ThinkPad line would suit them better. Among the many options, one has the Lenovo IdeaPad S340.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S340

Released in 2019, this laptop has Intel processors at its heart. There are different options from the Core-i line, from i3 to i7 and various generations of those models. The GPU can be a simpler one from Intel or if one needs a bit more power there are also options for the NVIDIA line. 

RAM starts at 4GB and can go up to 16GB with Optane DRAM variant. Storage is either an HDD or an SSD and one specific model has the hybrid set up with one of each. This lets one divide their work based on what needs to be used how. 

The displays of the IdeaPad S340 are HD, FHD or FHD with touch. Sizes can be 14 inches or 15.6 inches. One can choose the size that suits them better for their work and travel. The quality of visuals that these displays support is good, even the lower end at HD is more than ample. You can enjoy your streaming and use it for work with ease

Battery time is an important marker for laptops as ample usage time is needed. The IdeaPad S340 has 10 hours of time with a slight difference based on what kind of work one is undertaking. To make things a bit more flowing, the battery features rapid charging technology, making it quicker to charge up.

Dolby Audio means the speakers are well-tuned and one also has a webcam with a mic array. This lets one take their video calls without needing anything else. For privacy, one could also make use fo the headphone and mic combo jack and attach a pair of headphones that have a built-in mic.

Other porting aside from that combo jack includes USBs of various kinds, an HDMI and a card reader. This gives one good functionality for their device. The wireless standards for connectivity are WiFi and Bluetooth, both of which this device has built in. 

Keyboards being well made is crucial to make the typing experience better. The IdeaPad S340 has a good one and there is also the choice of getting one that has backlights, a very useful feature for low light situations.

With different options, there are different versions of Windows 10. 

Overall the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is a good machine that has more than enough choices when it comes to what kind of machine you need and also something that can suit your budget. The prices go from a mid-range to a slightly higher end.

Specifications

Processor Up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
Operating System Windows 10 Home or Pro
Display 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) TN, 220 nits - 15.6" Touch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS TN, 250 nits (non-glass) - 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) TN, 220 nits
Memory Up to 16GB Optane DRAM
Battery Up to 10 hours* with rapid charging technology
Storage SSD PCIE 128G / 256G / 512G / 1TB M.2 (support NVMe)
Graphics Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® MX230
Camera Slim 720p with privacy shutter
Audio Dolby Audio™ Premium 2 x 2W speakers
Dimensions (W x D x H) 358mm x 245mm x 17.9mm / 14.1" x 9.6" x 0.7"
Weight Starting at 1.79kg / 3.9 lbs
Color Onyx Black
Connectivity 802.11 AC 1x1 & 2x2, MU-MIMO technology Bluetooth® 4.2
Ports/Slots 2 x USB 3.1 (1 supports charging), USB-C, HDMI, 4-in-1 SD card reader, Headphone / mic combo, Power connector (round DC jack)
Keyboard Includes numeric keypad - Backlight optional
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