Latest release in the range Lenovo, we’ve been running tests onS340 -14IIL…Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Lenovo S340 -14IIL according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
S340 -14IIL enough for internet use?
Just because your use of a laptop is limited to e-mail and web browsing sessions, doesn’t mean you should buy any model.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
By putting on the market the S340 -14IIL, Lenovo offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. No touch screen available on this model. It’s not mandatory, but it’s still an interesting technology; unfortunately it’s not S340 -14IIL equipped with it.
Nevertheless, the trackpad is intuitive and simple to use. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; Lenovo thought it over carefully in this case.
The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Intel Core i5-1035G1. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In short, this model will give you full satisfaction for an Internet browsing use. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 512 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Is S340 -14IIL one for watching movies and listening to music ?
The S340 -14IIL will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
The computer proposed by Lenovois of average size. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.7 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the S340 -14IIL is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Intel Core i5-1035G1. Unlike the brand’s older processors, energy efficiency is optimal and consumption is well controlled. With this model, you have a tool capable of making several billion calculations per second.
With Intel UHD Graphics, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Lenovo has made efforts with available 3 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. 7 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The S340 -14IIL- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. We therefore analysed this S340 -14IIL from the point of view of nomadic use. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
It S340 -14IIL is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.7 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this S340 -14IIL. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Another possibility is to use the trackpad on the keyboard.
No backlit keyboard on this S340 -14IIL. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
Equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-1035G1, this model has a very low power consumption. It has a very low voltage, allowing you to benefit from a greater autonomy and thus reduce and extend the life of the batteries.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Lenovo, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 512 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.Thanks to this, Lenovo was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who will need more space, this S340 -14IIL will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Knowing that you’ll have to carry this laptop by plane, train, or other means, it’s handy. The S340 -14IIL is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
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…
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.
The S340 -14IIL to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this S340 -14IILcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Lenovo puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
This model, Lenovooffers an effective product without being too expensive.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 512 Gb available of the hard disk.
The designers of Lenovo have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The S340 -14IIL allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it S340 -14IIL receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
With the S340 -14IIL, you’re moving towards a very good product. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. And at a price that is well ranked.
S340 -14IIL the right choice to play online?
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. With this S340 -14IIL, the engineers of Lenovo have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics Intel UHD Graphics card and processor Intel Core i5-1035G1, Lenovo has indeed chosen an interesting option. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel UHD Graphics and the processor Intel Core i5-1035G1 are raised to a very good level.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 512 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
A better access to wifi on this S340 -14IIL that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 1.7 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 14 inches, thin and rather light (1.7 Kg), make this S340 -14IIL an excellent one for a video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!
S340 -14IIL the right choice for office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this S340 -14IIL is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Lenovo has chosen as usual. It’s Windows 10, last generation.
Neither too heavy nor too light. Its weight of 1.7 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It has a storage space of 512 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the S340 -14IIL is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
S340 -14IIL the right choice for the right use
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. It performs well in almost everything, the S340 -14IIL remains reasonable in terms of price.
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks