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Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on Lenovo Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) to find out what it was worth.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) adapted to surf the internet?
What you expect from a mobile phone is that it allows you to surf the Web, and possibly allow you to write e-mails, do calculations in a spreadsheet or word processor. This Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Lenovo is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Core i5-9300HF. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Lenovo offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. Having 8 Gb of RAM, Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is a laptop in the average. Everyone is free to hand in a little more memory, for work that requires it.
For hard drive sizing, Lenovo decided to put 500 Gb. This is the standard model. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Lenovo comes with this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Is Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) one for watching movies and listening to music ?
Lenovo presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. This Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
The laptop from .Lenovo is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1920×1080. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. Very good quality rendering, both in brightness and image detail.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.2 kg.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR). To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
This Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR), equipped with a processor Core i5-9300HF, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
As far as applications are concerned, did Lenovo not install any. Only the operating system is installed. This is a Windows 10 that allows you to add the free or paid software you want. Can only be VLC to manage the audio and video part.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. About the average compared to the competition.You will need to prioritize the devices you want to connect, as they will not all fit at the same time.
For multimedia use in travel or on-the-go mode, this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) may not be suitable. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Lenovo. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 2.2 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. With its 15 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
A processor Core i5-9300HFthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Lenovo must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
With 4 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 500 Gb SSD hard drive. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. Indeed, because of its size, 15 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
Lenovo provides 3connectors on this model. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) on holiday.
The Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) for audio or video editing ?
Not really designed for video editing or music. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Core i5-9300HF makes it possible. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If you decide to install pro applications, you may need to add more memory or you may experience performance degradation.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 500 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. On this point Lenovo could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) receives the USB3 connection. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. You can use it for word processing or web browsing.
Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) the right choice to play online?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. And this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is one of the average laptops you can play with. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
The graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 card and processor Core i5-9300HF will be sufficient to fill your screen. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Core i5-9300HF’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Lenovo has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
With its 500 Gb of space, this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is on a level playing field with its competitors. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 2.2 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. You can also use it for word processing if you need it.
The Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) for office automation.
Access on efficiency, this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 2.2 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 500 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
Ultimately, this Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.
The Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) in conclusion
The conclusion of the test Ideapad L340-15IRH 735 (81LK01GPFR) is that almost all its specifications are below the others. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
– office tasks