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Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API (Ideapad S540 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 4 x 2.1 - 3.7 GHz, Zen+
Memory
16384 MB 
, Dual-channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, CSOT T3 MND307DA1-2, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
, 438 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm audio jack
Networking
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 269.9 x 208.6 ( = 0.63 x 10.63 x 8.21 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 W stereo speakers, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAffee, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.278 kg ( = 45.08 oz / 2.82 pounds), Power Supply: 352 g ( = 12.42 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
850 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 84.9% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 34%, display: 86% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API

84.9% Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API Laptop in Review: Slim Ryzen Companion with Long Battery Life | Notebookcheck
While the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 does not take any new steps when it comes to the design, it is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, which is supposed to offer better long-term performance. Combined with a big battery, the 13.3-inch laptop looks like a promising companion for longer work days. In this review, we will determine what else the small bundle of energy is capable of.
Lenovo Ideapad S540 (13) review – better than your MacBook Air
Source: Laptop Media English
A very well executed machine. This is what best describes the Ideapad S540 (13). Of course, you are going to find some shortcomings like the lack of Thunderbolt connection, a modest I/O overall, and soldered memory. However, there are some fresh ideas implemented here, like the USB Type-C charging, excellent hinge, which provides an easily openable lid with a single hand and a stable position when opened.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2020

Comment

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R5 3550H: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen cores clocked at 2.2 to 3.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 10 CUs clocked at up to 1300 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.278 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


84.9%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-07- 3 (Update: 2020-07- 3)