Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IML: It runs and runs and runs...

Marathon-Kämpfer: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Marathon-Kämpfer: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
While many laptops run out of steam quite quickly, the IdeaPad S540-15IML proves to be extremely enduring. Here you'll find a short and clear overview of what the 15-incher has otherwise to offer.
Florian Glaser (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

The IdeaPad S540-15IML is definitely one of the best multimedia laptops currently on the market for less than 1,000 Euros (~$1,102). Unlike other manufacturers, Lenovo hasn't opted for rattly plastic surfaces with its 15-incher, but instead, it manufactured a large part of the case from aluminum, which gives the device a high value. Combined with the successful design, the S540 makes a fancy impression in every situation.

The performance of the all-rounder sits between the entry range and the lower middle class. While the Core i5-10210U definitely still has reserves for the coming years, the GeForce MX250 is already overwhelmed when it comes to demanding 3D programs (keyword "games"). In everyday Windows usage, i.e. when surfing the web, writing and watching videos, there are no restrictions; this is largely thanks to the fast solid state drive.

Limitations have to be accepted especially with the display. The model that we tested incomprehensibly contains a glossy screen, which shows very strong reflections in brighter environments and prevents a pleasant use of the device. The first-rate battery life of up to 30 hours is only a partial consolation for this shortcoming. You can find out how the IdeaPad S540 performs in other categories (e.g. emissions) in our review.

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Florian Glaser, 2020-01-31 (Update: 2020-01-28)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.