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Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15 with 10th gen Core i5, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 1080p display on sale for $470 USD

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15 with 10th gen Core i5, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 1080p display on sale for $470 USD (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15 with 10th gen Core i5, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD, and 1080p display on sale for $470 USD (Image source: Lenovo)
Finding a decent laptop for under $500 USD is like walking into a field of landmines as OEMs will often cut deep corners or hide important drawbacks from potential buyers. This IdeaPad S340 15 deal isn't perfect, but it's one of the better laptops you can find for under $500.

One of Lenovo's already cheap entry-level multimedia laptops is now even cheaper this week at Office Depot down to just $470 USD. Though the 15.6-inch IdeaPad S340 deal won't net you a luxurious Yoga experience, the specifications and size are nonetheless respectable considering the low asking price.

The configuration comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display, Intel Core i5-1035G1 CPU, 8 GB of removable DDR4 RAM, 256 GB storage, Wi-Fi 5, SD reader, and a backlit keyboard. There is even space to add a secondary internal storage drive. In comparison, most other 15.6-inch laptops in the sub $500 range typically come with slower Core i3 Celeron CPUs, lower resolution TN displays, and no keyboard backlight.

In our full review of the IdeaPad S340 15, we found the system to be easily upgradeable and with good display quality for the price. However, the small battery and middling CPU performance for a Core i5 may turn off some power users.

See our review of the device here to learn more about the Lenovo device.

Buy it now on Amazon - Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15, i3-8145U

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Allen Ngo, 2020-10-25 (Update: 2020-10-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.