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Tested! Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Laptop Review

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The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is available in 14-inch and 15.6-inch variants, starting at Rs 37,990. All of the variants listed on Lenovo’s official website are powered by a solid-state drive (either 256GB or 512GB), a move Lenovo consciously made this time around to increase the overall computing speed and keep up with the competition. Strangely though, our review unit came with a 1TB hard drive instead. What’s even more strange is that it was listed on Amazon.in for Rs 51,990 when the selfsame variant with a 256GB solid-state drive was available on Lenovo’s official website for Rs 50,990. So how did this do in our review? Watch this video to find out.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Laptop Pricing as per Amazon at the time of publishing this video is as follows:
– Lenovo Ideapad S340 8th Generation i5 14-inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8GB/1TB/Windows 10 Home/MS Office/Platinum Grey/1.55Kg),81N7009VIN = Rs 51,990 approx. (Buy Now: https://www.digit.in/tracker/yt-lenovo-81n7009v.html)
– Lenovo Ideapad S340 8th Gen Intel core I3 14 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (4GB RAM/256GB SSD/Win 10 Home/Microsoft Office 2019 / Platinum Grey / 1.55Kg), 81N7009RIN = Rs 47,449 approx. (Buy now: https://www.digit.in/tracker/yt-lenovo-ideapad-microsoft-81n7009rin.html )
– Lenovo Ideapad S340 8th Gen Intel core I5 14 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Win 10 Home/Microsoft Office 2019 / Platinum Grey / 1.55Kg), 81N700LXIN = Rs. 51,300 approx
– Lenovo Ideapad S340 8th Gen Intel core I5 15.6 inch FHD Thin and Light Laptop (8GB RAM/512GB SSD/Win 10 Home/Microsoft Office 2019 / Platinum Grey / 1.8Kg), 81N8009BIN = Rs. 55,900

Key Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Laptop:
Operating System: Pre-loaded Windows 10 Home with lifetime validity and Microsoft Office 2019
Display: 14-inch screen with (1920X1080) full HD display | Anti Glare technology
Memory and Storage: 8 GB RAM | Storage 1 TB HDD
Design and battery: Thin and light Laptop| 180 Degree Hinge| Laptop weight 1.55kg | Battery Life: Upto 8 hours as per MobileMark
This genuine Lenovo Laptop comes with 1 year onsite domestic warranty from Lenovo covering manufacturing defects and not covering physical damage. For more details, see Warranty section
Inside the box: Laptop, Charger, User Manual | With Microsoft Office 2019
Ports & CD drive: 2 USB 3.0 | 1 HDMI 2.0 | 4-in-1 card reader (SD,SDHC,SDXC,MMC) | Combo audio and microphone jack | Without DVD-drive | Without LAN port

PERFORMANCE
Our review unit featured an Intel Core i5-8265U CPU with integrated graphics. System RAM came in the form of a non-removable 4GB DDR4 chip soldered to the motherboard combined with a removable 4GB DDR4 SODIMM card, bringing the total up to 8GB. This meant future upgrades were limited to a maximum of 12GB, which is forgivable. Handling storage was not a PCIe NVMe solid-state drive but a 1TB WDC hard drive spinning at 5,400 rpm. This not so forgivable, in my opinion. On paper alone, this configuration is a tad disappointing, given the fact that you can get all this and a little more from Asus for Rs 43,990.

The IdeaPad S340 bagged average scores on our CPU and GPU benchmark tests. On PCMark 8’s Accelerated Creative test, our review unit picked up 3464 points. The Asus VivoBook S431 and VivoBook X403, by contrast, scored 3551 and 3724 on the same test, respectively. On 3DMark’s Fire Strike and Cloud Gate, our review unit scored 1096 and 8468 points, respectively. The other two aforementioned Asus VivoBook models got ahead on the same two tests by about 100 points each. On CrystalDiskMark 6, the review unit scored an abysmally low 102.3 MB/s (sequential read) and 112.6 MB/s (sequential write), indicating that its hard drive is approximately sixteen times slower than the two VivoBooks on the same test.

Read more in our Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Review:
https://www.digit.in/reviews/laptops/lenovo-ideapad-s340-review-186184.html

Buy the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Laptop:
https://www.lenovo.com/in/en/laptops/ideapad/s-series/Lenovo-IdeaPad-S340-14IWL/p/88IPS301214
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