Lenovo IdeaPad S340 review: AMD Ryzen mobile processors

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What is it?

The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is a 15-inch laptop with a 1920 x 1080 IPS display, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U APU Picasso generation with integrated Vega graphics, 8 GB of RAM, fast solid-state drive and backlit keyboard.

Why is it interesting? (Lenovo IdeaPad S340)

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 review

The most interesting feature of the laptop is undoubtedly the fresh 12nm AMD Ryzen 7 3700U Zen + processor with integrated Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics. The processor has 4 cores and supports 8 threads, with a base frequency of 2.3 GHz and a maximum of 4.0 GHz. Let’s see how he will prove himself in the case. It features a 1920 x 1080 IPS screen, 8 GB of RAM, and a fast PCIe 3.0 x2 SSD. The keyboard is full-sized, backlit.

How does it look and is assembled?

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 review

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 looks as calm and neutral as possible. It is made of plastic and aluminum. A neutral light gray notebook without any decorative fancy: a typical workhorse. On the top cover, there is only a small Lenovo logo in the corner.

The case thickness is 17.9 mm, which is quite normal for a laptop of this class. On the right side, there are LED indicators, an SD card reader, and two full-size USB 3.1 1Gen. One of them supports charging when the laptop is turned off.

On the back – one solid wide hinge:

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 review
  • On the left side, there is a power supply jack, HDMI, a combined 3.5 mm audio jack and one USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen 1). Data transfer only.
  • There is nothing useful on the front, including a cutout for a more convenient opening of the laptop. And it would be very useful:
  • Bottom – cooling system holes, a rubberized strip along the hinge, and two rubberized feet in front for good “grip” with the surface.
  • Above the screen is an LED indicator and a webcam with a Think Shutter slider to close it:

How convenient is the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 to use?

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 review

The hinges allow you to open the laptop up to 180 °, but the hinge is too tight and you cannot open the laptop with one hand. Everything is fine with the folding keyboard. It is full-size with an additional digital block. The power button is located above the keyboard block, not in the upper right corner. That will also be a plus for someone. In general, the keyboard takes almost no time to get used to:

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