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Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH
Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH (Ideapad S540 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-8265U 4 x 1.6 - 3.9 GHz, Whiskey Lake-U
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI
Storage
256 GB SSD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.1 x 358 x 245 ( = 0.75 x 14.09 x 9.65 in)
Battery
70 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 95% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH

100% Lenovo ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Model: With the successful launch of the ThinkPad series back in the year of 2005, Lenovo has garnered much reputation for being one of the competitive contenders in the Asia Pacific region for being more than capable of manufacturing business-oriented laptops that exceeded the expectations of many. With initial suspicions quenched and doubts no longer encroaching on the horizon, Lenovo’s continuous effort in expanding the ThinkPad series has led to the eventual creation of the IdeaPad series, which is garnered more towards a consumer-friendly laptop model rather than one that is used solely for business purposes. The Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH laptop model is one such established example.

The IdeaPad series revolves around the very idea of what would the ThinkPad potentially be if it weren’t primarily designed for businessmen. With much evident support pouring in from across the borders, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH came into the laptop scene bearing promises to retain whatever that is prized in the ThinkPad series and repackage them on a consumer-based trajectory. To start this off, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH by itself only measures up to 14 inch in length alone, thus making it one of the most practical and portable laptop options for users to commute around with. The 14 inch size promotes both lightweight and convenience properties for the Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH, but that does not undermine its excellence even the slightest.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH is more than capable of being up to par in the conduct of heavy-duty performance thanks to the inclusion of powerhouse core chips such as the Intel Core i5-8265U processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q variant graphics adapter. The Intel Core i5-8265U processor has recorded a performance rate clocking at a base speed of 1.6 GHz which can peak at up to 3.9 GHz at maximum Turbo frequency. This is to be considered to be rather substantial for users at the price point that the Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH laptop model has to offer. However, it is rather interesting to learn that this particular model comes equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q variant graphics adapter. This graphics card paves the way towards the world of elite gaming for the Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH model due to the graphics card’s high competency in rendering realistic graphics with an overall better and improved visual. The inclusion of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q unit stays true to Lenovo’s vision in centering the IdeaPad lineup towards a consumer-oriented direction, which enables casual users to experience leisure gaming at a very competent price point.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the GTX 1650 but with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Uses the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) but without Raytracing or Tensor cores.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.


95%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09- 4 (Update: 2019-09- 4)