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Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming laptop review: Stiff ClickPad impacts gaming fun

Mike Wobker, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 09/30/2019

The low price is the biggest plus. Lenovo has polished the chassis of the V155 a bit and put cheap, but also game-ready hardware into the 15-inch case. The result is the IdeaPad L340 Gaming, which has a price of less than 800 Euros (~$872). Of course, there is no high-end gaming here. In our review, we will show exactly where compromises need to be made.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH

Besides the numerous office devices, Lenovo also equips IdeaPad laptops with a reasonably powerful graphics card, delivering a usable gaming laptop at a price of less than 800 Euros (~$872). With an Intel Core i5-9300H and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650, many games should be smoothly playable, but you will have to do without very high graphics settings with current blockbusters. In addition, there is 8 GB of memory and a 512 GB SSD.

Cheap gaming laptops can also be found with other manufacturers, which is why we compare the IdeaPad L340 Gaming to corresponding devices from the competition in this review. For this, we chose the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU, the Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 and the HP Omen 15-dc1020ngWe have also included the 17-inch IdeaPad L340-17IRH, which is identically equipped. Other laptops from our database can also be added for comparison under each table.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE (Ideapad L340 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) - 4096 MB, Core: 1395 MHz, Memory: 2001 MHz, GDDR5, TU117M, NVIDIA 430.81, Intel UHD Graphics 630
Memory
8192 MB 
, single-channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, CMN 156HCA-EAB, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512, 512 GB 
, 454 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm audio jack
Networking
Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.9 x 363 x 254.6 ( = 0.94 x 14.29 x 10.02 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.082 kg ( = 73.44 oz / 4.59 pounds), Power Supply: 586 g ( = 20.67 oz / 1.29 pounds)
Price
799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case - Gaming laptop with a decent appearance

The case of the Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming is made of plastic that has been finished with a smooth surface and simulates the look of brushed material. The workmanship is good, and the edges are smooth and even. The weight of the base allows the lid to be opened with one hand. Furthermore, the screen's opening angle is 180°, and the display is surrounded by narrow bezels. The only shortcoming is the great susceptibility to fingerprints, which is especially found on the top side of the lid.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH

With a weight of 2.1 kg (~4.6 lb), the IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming is one of the lightest devices in our test field. But the measurements correspond rather to a medium size, whereby the Lenovo laptop finds its place between the HP Omen 15 and the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU.

Size comparison

413 mm / 16.3 inch 284.7 mm / 11.2 inch 25.3 mm / 0.996 inch 2.5 kg5.51 lbs360.4 mm / 14.2 inch 262 mm / 10.3 inch 26.8 mm / 1.055 inch 2.2 kg4.92 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 254.6 mm / 10 inch 23.9 mm / 0.941 inch 2.1 kg4.59 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 263 mm / 10.4 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.3 kg5.11 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 20.4 mm / 0.803 inch 2.1 kg4.63 lbs

Connectivity - No Thunderbolt in the IdeaPad L340 Gaming

The IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming only provides the most necessary ports, which are located exclusively on the left side of the laptop. Lenovo also does without a memory card reader and a Thunderbolt port; there is a USB Type-C port with the 3.0 standard in return. However, it cannot be used to charge the laptop.

Left side: Power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1x combined 3.5 mm audio jack, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
Left side: Power supply, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1x combined 3.5 mm audio jack, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C
Right side: Kensington lock
Right side: Kensington lock

Communication

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming has a Gigabit Ethernet port and a Wi-Fi module that supports the 802.11 a, b, g, n and ac standards. However, due to the lack of 2x2 MIMO antenna technology, the transfer speeds are not as high as on devices such as the HP Omen 15. Apart from the already mentioned antenna technology, the transfer rates of the L340 are still only moderate at 290 Mb/s for receiving data and 309 Mb/s for sending data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼100% +123%
Average of class Gaming
  (141 - 702, n=279)
606 MBit/s ∼94% +109%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
586 MBit/s ∼91% +102%
Asus ROG GA502DU
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
332 MBit/s ∼51% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
290 MBit/s ∼45%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
274 (min: 155, max: 311) MBit/s ∼42% -6%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼100% +120%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
617 MBit/s ∼91% +100%
Average of class Gaming
  (144 - 749, n=279)
559 MBit/s ∼82% +81%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼45%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
294 (min: 246, max: 336) MBit/s ∼43% -5%
Asus ROG GA502DU
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
252 MBit/s ∼37% -18%

Accessories

Out of the box, the IdeaPad L340-15IRH only comes with the gaming laptop itself and the corresponding power adapter. Further accessories such as USB Type-C docking stations, carrying bags, external input devices and more, can be purchased from the manufacturer's website.

Maintenance

The bottom cover of the Lenovo IdeaPad L340 can be detached after removing all the screws on the base plate. In this way, users will gain access to memory, which in our review device consists of 8 GB built into the only RAM slot. The SSD can also be replaced, and the fans can also be reached easily for cleaning. Theoretically, there would even be space for a 2.5-inch SATA drive inside the case, but we were not able to find a corresponding port on the motherboard.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Maintenance possibilites
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Maintenance possibilites
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Maintenance possibilites
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Maintenance possibilites

Warranty

Lenovo honors buyers of the IdeaPad L340 Gaming with a warranty period of 24 months. Everything worth knowing in this regard can be found in our Guarantees, Return Policies and Warranties FAQ.

Input devices - Stiff ClickPad but good keyboard

Keyboard

The keyboard in the IdeaPad L340 offers a short travel and a clear pressure point. When writing, the fingertips find a good hold on the surface, but the up and down arrow keys are very small in contrast to the other keys. In addition to a full-fledged number pad, the Lenovo laptop also features monochrome keyboard backlighting that glows blue in our review model. The illumination is uniform and can be adjusted in two stages.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Input devices
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Input devices
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Keyboard backlighting
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Keyboard backlighting

Touchpad

Lenovo has opted for a ClickPad as a mouse replacement with the IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming. This sits a bit loosely in its frame, resulting in rattling noises when using it. The mouse buttons only react to strong pressure on the bottom corners of the pad. In addition, the surface provides the fingertips with a quite stubborn resistance, which makes navigating with the mouse pointer slightly difficult.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Mouse replacement
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Mouse replacement
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - ClickPad
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - ClickPad

Display - Bright and contrast-rich display

Subpixel
Subpixel
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The screen of the IdeaPad L340 Gaming consists of a 15.6-inch IPS panel and provides a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The brightness lies in the midfield of our chosen comparison devices at 253 cd/m² on average. The same applies to the brightness distribution of 83%. According to our measurements, the display of the Lenovo laptop only begins to flicker at a brightness value below 20% with a very high frequency of 25,910 Hz. Since this value is very high, even users with sensitive eyes should not have any difficulties using the L340-15IRH Gaming.

Alongside the panel that is used here, buyers can also order the IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming with a TN panel. According to the datasheet, it features a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels as well and a brightness of 220 cd/m².

262
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
275
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CMN 156HCA-EAB
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 275 cd/m² Average: 253 cd/m² Minimum: 28.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 275 cd/m²
Contrast: 1528:1 (Black: 0.18 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.4
ΔE Greyscale 3.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
63.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 40.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.12
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
CMN 156HCA-EAB, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Chi Mei N173HCE-E31, , 1920x1080, 17.3
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
LGD05CE, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Panda LM156LF-GL, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ROG GA502DU
Panda LM156LF-CL03, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-15%
8%
22%
5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45.6 (23.6, 22)
32 (16, 16)
30%
40 (21.2, 18.8)
12%
30.4 (14, 16.4)
33%
34 (17.2, 16.8)
25%
Response Time Black / White *
30.8 (16.8, 14)
23 (14, 9)
25%
29.6 (17.2, 12.4)
4%
27.6 (17.6, 10)
10%
28 (17.2, 10.8)
9%
PWM Frequency
25910 (20)
250 (20)
-99%
21280 (34)
-18%
Screen
22%
-6%
-15%
-10%
Brightness middle
275
318
16%
251
-9%
286.2
4%
240.1
-13%
Brightness
253
292
15%
232
-8%
267
6%
231
-9%
Brightness Distribution
83
85
2%
76
-8%
84
1%
85
2%
Black Level *
0.18
0.21
-17%
0.17
6%
0.33
-83%
0.34
-89%
Contrast
1528
1514
-1%
1476
-3%
867
-43%
706
-54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.4
4.04
25%
6.2
-15%
5.45
-1%
4.2
22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
21.3
6.59
69%
18.6
13%
18.08
15%
17.8
16%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.4
2.06
53%
4.8
-9%
4.47
-2%
4.09
7%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.7
4.21
-14%
4.2
-14%
5.3
-43%
2.8
24%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.5 88%
2.32 95%
2.1 105%
2.2 100%
CCT
6376 102%
7189 90%
7454 87%
7679 85%
6925 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40.8
60
47%
36.5
-11%
37.6
-8%
38.4
-6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63.6
93
46%
57.4
-10%
59.1
-7%
60.4
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 14%
1% / -4%
4% / -9%
-3% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

Our measurements show that the L340 has a very good contrast ratio of 1528:1 and also a very good black value of 0.18 d/m². Therefore, colors look well separated from each other and black tones are deep and rich. The gaming laptop from Lenovo is able to lead our test field with these values.

In addition, the CalMAN analysis shows that colors are reproduced very evenly out of the box. Nonetheless, the already small deviation can still be slightly improved through calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the window located above on the right next to the brightness distribution graph.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 63.6%
Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 63.6%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 40.8%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 40.8%

Thanks to the decent brightness and matte display surface, the Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH can be used well outdoors. Places with shade should be favored here, however, since image content is hard to read otherwise.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 outdoors
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 outdoors
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 outdoors
Lenovo IdeaPad L340 outdoors

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
30.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.8 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.6 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 25910 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25910 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25910 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel of the Lenovo L340 has very stable viewing angles. Image content can be read from almost any angle, without this becoming distorted or showing the wrong colors.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - IdeaPad L340-15IRH offers good CPU performance

Lenovo presents the IdeaPad L340 Gaming as a powerful laptop for gamers. However, the configuration belongs rather to the entry-level category and is enough to run modern games smoothly. Users have to do without very high graphics settings here and should not want to play at 4K resolution either. While the graphics card is limited to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, there are different configurations available for RAM as well as storage. Different processors are offered for the CPU, and these go up to Intel's Core i7-9750H.

 

Processor

In our review device, an Intel Core i5-9300H makes for a smooth operating system. The clock speeds for the four processor cores lie between 2.4 and 4.1 GHz, whereby the maximum turbo speed can only be maintained by up to two simultaneous cores. How long this performance can be kept up also depends to a large extent on the cooling system.

The L340 only showed light fluctuations in our Cinebench R15 stress test, even over a prolonged period of time. Therefore, performance can be considered to be very stable. Compared to the other laptops in our test field, the individual results in the multi- and single-core disciplines also confirm a very good utilization of the performance of the Core i5-9300H. Only the AMD Ryzen 7 3750H of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G has better results in multi-core performance. On battery power, the multi-core value of the L340 is also about 53% lower than when plugged in.

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Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø755 (746.1-761.43)
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø708 (647.94-717.51)
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng Intel Core i5-9300H, Intel Core i5-9300H: Ø748 (730.55-769.02)
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø741 (732.32-778.15)
Asus ROG GA502DU AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H: Ø790 (787.28-796.5)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
176 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (169 - 176, n=10)
173 Points ∼98% -2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
171 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
157 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Gaming
  (77 - 212, n=529)
157 Points ∼89% -11%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
144 Points ∼82% -18%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Gaming
  (196 - 2022, n=532)
834 Points ∼100% +4%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
805 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
801 (min: 748.64, max: 797.24) Points ∼96%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
799 Points ∼96% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H
  (717 - 850, n=10)
783 Points ∼94% -2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H
769 Points ∼92% -4%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H
717 Points ∼86% -10%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
801 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
80.27 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
176 Points
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System performance

System performance tests paint a completely different picture. In the PCMark 8 and 10 benchmarks, the Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming only manages to occupy one of the lower places in our test field. The PCMark 10 "Digital Content Creation" single value shows a small outlier. The L340 reaches the second place here. 

The performance reached by other systems in our reviews can be found in our CPU Benchmarks List.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Gaming
  (1764 - 11191, n=222)
6373 Points ∼100% +26%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5282 Points ∼83% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
5064 Points ∼79%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5044 Points ∼79% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4717 - 5182, n=8)
5021 Points ∼79% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4717 Points ∼74% -7%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4682 Points ∼73% -8%
Productivity
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
7434 Points ∼100% +32%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7261 Points ∼98% +29%
Average of class Gaming
  (4175 - 8968, n=223)
7175 Points ∼97% +27%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (5633 - 7809, n=8)
6986 Points ∼94% +24%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6518 Points ∼88% +16%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6305 Points ∼85% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
5633 Points ∼76%
Essentials
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
8673 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (8108 - 9161, n=8)
8670 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
8575 Points ∼99% +6%
Average of class Gaming
  (4892 - 10668, n=224)
8535 Points ∼98% +5%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8355 Points ∼96% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
8108 Points ∼93%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7424 Points ∼86% -8%
Score
Average of class Gaming
  (2603 - 7171, n=226)
5228 Points ∼100% +19%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
4873 Points ∼93% +11%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4821 Points ∼92% +10%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4400 - 5150, n=8)
4817 Points ∼92% +9%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4732 Points ∼91% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4400 Points ∼84%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4322 Points ∼83% -2%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5107 Points ∼100% +12%
Average of class Gaming
  (2484 - 6515, n=402)
5042 Points ∼99% +11%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4956 Points ∼97% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (4556 - 5107, n=5)
4953 Points ∼97% +9%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4922 Points ∼96% +8%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4701 Points ∼92% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
4556 Points ∼89%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Gaming
  (2554 - 6093, n=419)
4261 Points ∼100% +25%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3917 Points ∼92% +15%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
3691 Points ∼87% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (3416 - 3848, n=5)
3666 Points ∼86% +7%
Asus ROG GA502DU
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3642 Points ∼85% +7%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
3582 Points ∼84% +5%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
3416 Points ∼80%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3416 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4556 points
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Storage

Lenovo uses a 512 GB SSD in our review model of the IdeaPad L340-15IRH. According to our storage benchmarks, this provides average values. Users will definitely benefit from higher speeds compared to conventional HDDs, but much faster models are installed in our chosen comparison devices. According to the datasheet, Lenovo's low-cost gaming laptop is also available with an SSD up to 1 TB and an HDD up to 2 TB.

In our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article, you can read about the performance reached by other storage devices in our tests.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Asus ROG GA502DU
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Average WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
8%
50%
9%
1%
4%
Write 4K
103.6
100.7
-3%
112.1
8%
137.5
33%
132.2
28%
102 (101 - 104, n=2)
-2%
Read 4K
39.91
40.26
1%
42.01
5%
56.96
43%
55.5
39%
40.1 (39.9 - 40.3, n=2)
0%
Write Seq
1160
1196
3%
1964
69%
983.8
-15%
986.2
-15%
1178 (1160 - 1196, n=2)
2%
Read Seq
990.1
1091
10%
2065
109%
1564
58%
1318
33%
1041 (990 - 1091, n=2)
5%
Write 4K Q32T1
283.4
376
33%
318.2
12%
237.4
-16%
220.3
-22%
330 (283 - 376, n=2)
16%
Read 4K Q32T1
344.5
418.6
22%
406.7
18%
340.7
-1%
315.5
-8%
382 (345 - 419, n=2)
11%
Write Seq Q32T1
1455
1459
0%
2534
74%
958.8
-34%
986.6
-32%
1457 (1455 - 1459, n=2)
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
1690
1684
0%
3438
103%
1732
2%
1416
-16%
1687 (1684 - 1690, n=2)
0%
AS SSD
11%
50%
-16%
-20%
6%
Copy Game MB/s
744.66
907.05
866.7
818.54
745
Copy Program MB/s
370.55
392.55
444.49
496.94
371
Copy ISO MB/s
953.55
1417.66
942.16
905.3
954
Score Total
2961
3294
11%
4323
46%
1717
-42%
1641
-45%
3128 (2961 - 3294, n=2)
6%
Score Write
1215
1480
22%
1901
56%
992
-18%
927
-24%
1348 (1215 - 1480, n=2)
11%
Score Read
1143
1195
5%
1619
42%
472
-59%
459
-60%
1169 (1143 - 1195, n=2)
2%
Access Time Write *
0.039
0.036
8%
0.032
18%
0.047
-21%
0.045
-15%
0.0375 (0.036 - 0.039, n=2)
4%
Access Time Read *
0.105
0.058
45%
0.084
20%
0.065
38%
0.064
39%
0.0815 (0.058 - 0.105, n=2)
22%
4K-64 Write
985.53
1269.9
29%
1538.26
56%
787.44
-20%
735.67
-25%
1128 (986 - 1270, n=2)
14%
4K-64 Read
995.93
1027.3
3%
1282.6
29%
321.49
-68%
321.47
-68%
1012 (996 - 1027, n=2)
2%
4K Write
93.97
77.04
-18%
118.58
26%
115.48
23%
98.74
5%
85.5 (77 - 94, n=2)
-9%
4K Read
37.77
39.59
5%
40.56
7%
48.22
28%
47.26
25%
38.7 (37.8 - 39.6, n=2)
2%
Seq Write
1353.86
1326.99
-2%
2439.74
80%
888.5
-34%
926.26
-32%
1340 (1327 - 1354, n=2)
-1%
Seq Read
1090.46
1278.33
17%
2955.46
171%
1019.04
-7%
906.87
-17%
1184 (1090 - 1278, n=2)
9%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
10% / 10%
50% / 50%
-4% / -6%
-10% / -11%
5% / 5%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512
Sequential Read: 1068 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1161 MB/s
512K Read: 655.7 MB/s
512K Write: 905.7 MB/s
4K Read: 34.93 MB/s
4K Write: 72.57 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 236.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 184.6 MB/s

Graphics card

Lenovo installs two versions of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 in the IdeaPad L340 Gaming, so buyers can choose between three and four gigabytes of video memory. The latter is used in our review model and shows results in the lower midfield in the 3DMark benchmarks. Compared to our tests with other laptops with this GPU, however, the Lenovo laptop performs slightly above average. On battery power, users have to expect a decrease in performance of about 14%.

The performance provided by Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 compared to other graphics card can be found in our GPU Benchmarks list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
17170 Points ∼100% +29%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13575 Points ∼79% +2%
Average of class Gaming
  (513 - 50983, n=630)
13571 Points ∼79% +2%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13447 Points ∼78% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13270 Points ∼77%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
13230 Points ∼77% 0%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (12388 - 13575, n=17)
13210 Points ∼77% 0%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (368 - 13013, n=167)
5724 Points ∼100% +63%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4867 Points ∼85% +38%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3568 Points ∼62% +1%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
3565 Points ∼62% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
3517 Points ∼61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (3353 - 3700, n=16)
3508 Points ∼61% 0%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
13355 Points ∼100% +45%
Average of class Gaming
  (385 - 40636, n=555)
11462 Points ∼86% +24%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9536 Points ∼71% +3%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
9428 Points ∼71% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (8532 - 9536, n=17)
9264 Points ∼69% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9227 Points ∼69% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
9221 Points ∼69%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Gaming
  (5761 - 184578, n=536)
67957 Points ∼100% +25%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
57365 Points ∼84% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
56617 Points ∼83% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel Core i5-9300H
54393 Points ∼80%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (38016 - 61286, n=12)
54186 Points ∼80% 0%
Asus ROG GA502DU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
44557 Points ∼66% -18%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
40948 Points ∼60% -25%
3DMark 11 Performance
11307 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
20115 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
7833 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3459 points
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Gaming performance

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 can run modern games at Full HD resolution smoothly. Users will have to do with slightly lower graphics settings at times, which is also reflected in our tests of current games. Even older titles with high graphics performance requirements, such as "The Witcher 3", barely exceed the 30 FPS mark at the highest graphics level.

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
102.3 fps ∼100% +30%
Average of class Gaming
  (9.7 - 266, n=351)
98.3 fps ∼96% +25%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
87.7 fps ∼86% +11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (68.5 - 90.8, n=12)
82.1 fps ∼80% +4%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
80.5 fps ∼79% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
78.7 fps ∼77%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
73.9 fps ∼72% -6%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average of class Gaming
  (15.3 - 133, n=27)
94.5 fps ∼100% +20%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
89 (min: 73.8) fps ∼94% +13%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (63.3 - 98.5, n=5)
80.7 fps ∼85% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
79 (min: 70.3) fps ∼84%
Anno 1800
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average of class Gaming
  (17.4 - 54.3, n=25)
35.2 fps ∼100% +103%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (17.4 - 22.7, n=5)
20.1 fps ∼57% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
17.35 fps ∼49%
1920x1080 High Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average of class Gaming
  (7 - 92.2, n=23)
60.5 fps ∼100% +78%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (34 - 44.7, n=5)
39.8 fps ∼66% +17%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
33.98 fps ∼56%
1920x1080 Medium Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average of class Gaming
  (12 - 115, n=14)
69 fps ∼100% +59%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (43.3 - 69.8, n=5)
56.7 fps ∼82% +31%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
43.3 fps ∼63%
1280x720 Low Graphics Quality (DX11)
Average of class Gaming
  (38 - 98.5, n=12)
73.5 fps ∼100% +36%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (49.2 - 74.9, n=4)
60.3 fps ∼82% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
53.85 fps ∼73%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Gaming
  (12.6 - 115, n=326)
50.1 fps ∼100% +45%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
48.8 fps ∼97% +41%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
37 fps ∼74% +7%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
36.2 fps ∼72% +5%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (33.1 - 38.1, n=16)
35.3 fps ∼70% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
34.5 (min: 32, max: 37, 99th percentile: 32) fps ∼69%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
34.2 fps ∼68% -1%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average of class Gaming
  (11.1 - 194, n=280)
87.9 fps ∼100%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
83.9 fps ∼95%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
62.7 fps ∼71%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
62.2 fps ∼71%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (57.3 - 67.6, n=14)
62 fps ∼71%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
57.5 fps ∼65%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Gaming
  (20.9 - 273, n=168)
143 fps ∼100%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
109.6 fps ∼77%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (92 - 126, n=10)
109 fps ∼76%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
100.1 fps ∼70%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Gaming
  (17 - 387, n=157)
205 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (127 - 209, n=11)
163 fps ∼80%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
157.1 fps ∼77%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
146.4 fps ∼71%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
138.4 fps ∼68%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
135.8 fps ∼66%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average of class Gaming
  (17.2 - 92.5, n=33)
64 fps ∼100% +18%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
55 fps ∼86% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (44.5 - 64.7, n=4)
54.6 fps ∼85% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
54.1 fps ∼85%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average of class Gaming
  (18.9 - 114, n=33)
75 fps ∼100% +23%
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
62 fps ∼83% +2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  (50.5 - 73.2, n=4)
61.7 fps ∼82% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
Intel Core i5-9300H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
61 fps ∼81%

Our "The Witcher 3" endurance test shows that the Lenovo IdeaPad L340 can maintain its performance, even in games, over a longer period of time. There were no drops in frame rates during our test. Therefore, users should not expect restrictions due to performance drops after longer playing times.

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low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 191 160.77 148.56 78.7 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 34.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 114 97 79 73 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 73 61 54.1 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 53.85 43.3 33.98 17.35 fps

Emissions - Quiet gaming laptop

Noise emissions

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH is very quiet during day-to-day use and under little load. However, the fans become audible under increasing load and reach a noise level of up to 40.2 dB(A). The fan noise is a constant noise, which can be easily blended out. Other laptops show a similarly quiet operation in this performance class.

If you are not using any demanding applications, the L340-15IRH Gaming is also suitable for quiet environments.

Noise Level

Idle
28.4 / 28.4 / 28.4 dB(A)
Load
30.1 / 40.2 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 28.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.329.831.632.32535.127.927.5383131.126.424.233403124.323.926.95026.325.22726.36326.623.323.128.88024.922.922.727.410025.123.822.325.312526.225.622.626.516023.422.421.624.920024.622.420.825.225026.321.520.527.131526.821.520.227.140029.121.419.729.650030.320.918.930.1630332118.432.580029.919.617.829.8100028.218.81728.5125030.719.616.330.6160028.917.815.629.4200027.317.715.527.9250030.118.315.429.8315026.216.115.126400028.215.615.128.1500025.415.41525.6630022.515.31522.3800019.115.315191000017.615.214.916.91250018.315.214.6161600018.614.814.515.6SPL40.230.128.440.2N3.41.41.13.4median 26.3median 18.8median 16.3median 27.1Delta2.92.923.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

Our measurements show that the L340 reaches surface temperatures of up to 27.9 °C (~82 °F) on idle usage and a maximum of 58.1 °C (~137 °Funder load. The warmest point is located at the bottom on the rear left, below the power connector. At almost 60 °C (~140 °F), the case feels very warm, and the laptop can no longer be easily used, for example, on the lap.

During our approximately one-hour continuous stress test, the core temperatures of the CPU rise up to 82 °C (~178 °F). Initially, the power consumption of the L340 was 124 watts, indicating the use of the CPU's maximum TDP of 45 watts. This value drops quite quickly to 100 watts (25 watts for the CPU) and then settles at 90 watts (15 watts for the CPU). Since a load that resembles our stress test is almost impossible in practice, users should not expect restrictions due to the temperatures being too high.

Max. Load
 44.8 °C
113 F
44.6 °C
112 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
 43 °C
109 F
43.6 °C
110 F
33.2 °C
92 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
31.1 °C
88 F
27.6 °C
82 F
 
Maximum: 44.8 °C = 113 F
Average: 37.9 °C = 100 F
41.6 °C
107 F
50.3 °C
123 F
58.1 °C
137 F
29.1 °C
84 F
44.7 °C
112 F
46.9 °C
116 F
26.5 °C
80 F
30.1 °C
86 F
28.9 °C
84 F
Maximum: 58.1 °C = 137 F
Average: 39.6 °C = 103 F
Power Supply (max.)  47 °C = 117 F | Room Temperature 23.2 °C = 74 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.8 °C / 113 F, compared to the average of 39.6 °C / 103 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 58.1 °C / 137 F, compared to the average of 42.3 °C / 108 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.3 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 37.9 °C / 100 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (34.6 °C / 94.3 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (-5.8 °C / -10.5 F).
Heat development - Top
Heat development - Top
Heat development - Bottom
Heat development - Bottom

Speakers

The speakers in the Lenovo Legion L340-15IRH Gaming offer low volume and a fairly balanced sound, but without bass. In very quiet environments, occasional audio playback is possible, but external speakers or headphones are recommended. These can be connected to the low-cost gaming laptop via a 3.5 mm audio jack. This holds corresponding connectors firmly and does not affect sound quality in a negative way.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.632.42527.528.13124.228.24023.926.4502725.36323.124.28022.723.210022.323.112522.622.816021.623.820020.833.325020.544.531520.249.640019.752.450018.950.563018.44880017.85610001755.1125016.355.7160015.657.4200015.556.8250015.453.9315015.155.7400015.151.350001554.363001551.780001555.71000014.952.81250014.649.61600014.546.2SPL28.466.7N1.121.3median 16.3median 51.7Delta26.335.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (66.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 67% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 42% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 50% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy management - Gaming laptop with good battery life

Energy consumption

Our measurements show that the IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming has a power consumption of at least 3.8 watts when idle and up to 124 watts under load. On average, it is therefore more economical than the other laptops in our test field and exhibits the lowest energy requirement, especially under maximum load.

The included power adapter provides an output of 135 watts and therefore has enough capacity to be able to supply the Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming reliably with energy.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.47 / 0.64 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.8 / 6.6 / 8.9 Watt
Load midlight 78.4 / 124 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-512, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.3
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
3750H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus ROG GA502DU
3750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
 
Average of class Gaming
 
Power Consumption
-5%
-13%
-30%
-82%
-26%
-199%
Idle Minimum *
3.8
3.4
11%
4.04
-6%
7
-84%
7.4
-95%
4.78 (2.9 - 7, n=11)
-26%
19.4 (3.4 - 113, n=710)
-411%
Idle Average *
6.6
7.7
-17%
7.2
-9%
9.9
-50%
8.6
-30%
8.14 (5.3 - 11.2, n=11)
-23%
24.9 (6.6 - 119, n=710)
-277%
Idle Maximum *
8.9
9.6
-8%
11.4
-28%
12
-35%
39.1
-339%
14.7 (8.9 - 27.7, n=11)
-65%
30.1 (8.3 - 122, n=710)
-238%
Load Average *
78.4
75
4%
80.8
-3%
68.4
13%
65.9
16%
83.1 (59 - 104, n=11)
-6%
104 (14.1 - 319, n=701)
-33%
Load Maximum *
124
135
-9%
144.5
-17%
130.9
-6%
141.3
-14%
134 (80 - 192, n=11)
-8%
171 (21.9 - 590, n=700)
-38%
Witcher 3 ultra *
82
92
-12%
93.6
-14%
94.9
-16%
106.9
-30%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The IdeaPad L340 Gaming reaches a runtime of 6:49 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test. With this it occupies the second to last place under our chosen comparison devices. Only the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU shows an even shorter runtime.

With the included charger, it takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes for the 45 Wh battery to be fully charged again.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 49min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 08min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 59min
Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 45 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17IRH 81LL001YGE
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 45 Wh
HP Omen 15-dc1020ng
9300H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 52.5 Wh
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
3750H, GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 48 Wh
Asus ROG GA502DU
3750H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 76 Wh
Average of class Gaming
 
Battery Runtime
1%
43%
8%
78%
-7%
Reader / Idle
469
951
103%
466
-1%
916
95%
349 (39 - 1174, n=673)
-26%
WiFi v1.3
368
371
1%
385
5%
285
-23%
482
31%
259 (78 - 622, n=374)
-30%
Load
59
71
20%
87
47%
123
108%
79.1 (18 - 202, n=639)
34%
Witcher 3 ultra
59
56.5 (50 - 66, n=6)

Pros

+ matte IPS panel
+ decent gaming performance
+ bright display with good contrast
+ good keyboard
+ good battery life

Cons

- no memory card reader
- Wi-Fi speed below average
- bad ClickPad

Verdict - Only minor shortcomings

In review: Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming. Review device provided by:
In review: Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming. Review device provided by:

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming shows in our review that even budget laptops with slightly less graphics performance are suitable for games. However, buyers have to accept minor trade-offs such as the missing memory card reader or the somewhat weak ClickPad. Wi-Fi could be faster too.

With the Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming, users can play without issues for a low price.

Together with the good maintenance possibilities and a bright display with a good contrast and black value, Lenovo gets a lot right here. While the CPU is able to perform well in the corresponding test and does not show any performance drops, the poor performance in the test corresponding to the overall system performance was surprising. The single-channel RAM and the SSD can be listed as suspects here. While the latter can be replaced, users have no other choice when it comes to memory, unfortunately. In daily use, however, the moderate PCMark results are not noticeable.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH 81LK00BMGE - 09/28/2019 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
76 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
79%
Connectivity
40 / 80 → 50%
Weight
63 / 10-66 → 94%
Battery
70 / 95 → 73%
Display
81%
Games Performance
83%
Application Performance
82%
Temperature
85 / 95 → 89%
Noise
96 / 90 → 100%
Audio
53%
Camera
34 / 85 → 40%
Average
71%
77%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2019-09-30 (Update: 2019-10- 3)