Analysis of the S145-15API – Athlon 300U from Lenovo.

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Is the S145-15API for you?Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

S145-15API the right choice for surfing 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. With this S145-15API, the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by Lenovo are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
With a 15 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. The manufacturer offers a processor Athlon 300U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. Very clearly, with only 8 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 1100 Gb, Lenovo considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Finally, the autonomy of 4 hours is one of the worst on the market. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the S145-15API is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

S145-15API for videos?

Lenovo presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the S145-15API; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 15, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.9 kilogram.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the S145-15API is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. 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 the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Athlon 300U that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Lenovo didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The S145-15API only 3 ports only provides you with ports. Not enough to connect everything; you’ll have to choose.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it S145-15API seems inappropriate. 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. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.

The S145-15API- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes S145-15API to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Lenovo didn’t really take into account in the design of this S145-15API. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It’s one of the best in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 15 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this S145-15API. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
The processor Athlon 300U is inferior to other competitive products.
Note that like all manufacturers, Lenovo is optimistic about the autonomy of this S145-15API. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because use is likely to consist of travel and traveling, this laptop was thin and relatively light with 2 hard drives, one SSD, the other normal, for an overall size of 1100 Gb. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 15 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 3 possibilities. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not S145-15API really made for travelling.

S145-15API the right choice for audio or video editing ?

Not really designed for video editing or music. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Athlon 300U. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 1100 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
With dual technology, with a standard hard disk and an SSD, you will be assured of good storage capacity. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1100 Gb. Lenovo offers a computer among the best in its category. In case you need an additional external storage drive, no problem with a connection to external media. In extreme cases, you will still have the option of external storage via usb ports.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Lenovo could have done much better.
On the connection side, the S145-15APIi s equipped with USB 3 technology. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.

The S145-15API for online or local games.

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this S145-15API, it may be better to go to other models. Clearly, Lenovo has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1920×1080, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
Since Lenovo has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Possibly, the display will be less degraded if you are playing old games, requiring fewer resources.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.1100 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it S145-15API has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.9 Kg.
For autonomy, 4 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In the end, we do not recommend this S145-15API for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

S145-15API the right choice for office automation ?

This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Here are the main reasons.
Lenovo has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. In this case, it is Windows 10S.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. An almost featherweight of 1.9 Kg.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
Lenovo chose the matt tile option for thisS145-15API that does not reflect light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 1100 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not S145-15API the best choice for office use. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

What about the S145-15API ?

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it S145-15API is disappointing whatever the uses. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks