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Lenovo Ideapad S540 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GEProcessor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, Intel Core i5 8265U, Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 14 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.412kg, 1.5kg, 1.8kg, 1.876kg, 1.95kg
Price: 699, 700, 900, 1099 euro
Average Score: 86.04% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 78%, features: 49%, display: 81%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 92%

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE003XGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE003XGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE003XGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.95kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540 (15) review – shatters your expectations
Source: Laptop Media English
From what we’ve noticed during all extensive tests, we can comfortably say that Lenovo was… kind of right in their statement on the sticker. We are talking about the one, which says “Beyond expected performance”. Currently, the Ideapad S540 (15) is one of the best GeForce MX250-equipped laptops we have had in our hands. What is interesting about it? Well, it is only 17mm thick and weighs just 1.80 kg. Oh yes, and it is built out of aluminum – not plastic.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2019
70% Lenovo Ideapad S540 Laptop Review: A Safe Bet For Anyone Looking For A New Daily Driver
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Overall, I really liked the Lenovo IdeaPad S540. At around Rs 65,000, it’s very reasonably priced, and it’s sanely and sensibly specced. If it’s an unpretentious workhorse that you’re on the lookout for, I really can’t think of a better option in this price range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 65% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Trên tay bộ 3 Lenovo IdeaPad S145, S340, S540 tại Việt Nam
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; high mobility; attractive price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2019

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWLNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.412kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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84.9% Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Laptop Review: AMD or Intel? Lenovo gives consumers the choice and we compare both | Notebookcheck
The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 promises to be a compact 14-inch multimedia laptop. The device should have good battery life too, although there are some noticeable differences between the AMD and Intel models. We have both in for review to see which variant should be more worthy of your consideration. Read on to find out how the two models fare against each other and other comparable laptops in this detailed review.

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540-14API-81NH002YGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-14API-81NH002YGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S540-14API-81NH002YGE
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo Ideapad S540 (14″) review – elegant mobile all-rounder, housing the latest Ryzen processors
Source: Laptop Media English
While the Ideapad S540 didn’t seem to have any significant issues, we wouldn’t place it amongst the best of its class. We don’t mean to discredit Lenovo, as we were very satisfied with the performance of the Ryzen 5 3500U processor and RX Vega 8 GPU, that is inside of it (and for sure we are going to see even higher figures from the Ryzen 7 3700U/RX Vega 10 combo).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2019

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH

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

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMHNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL 81SW001SMH
Processor: Intel Core i5 8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 95% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

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%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL 81SW0015GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.876kg
Price: 1099 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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85.3% Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL Review: A great all-rounder with only one real weakness | Notebookcheck
The 15-inch all-rounder brings a GTX 1650 Max-Q in an elegant, slim aluminum case and is able to draw some attention with many positive values in the test. These include the bright, high-contrast display and the fast SSD, for example. However, it also shows a significant weakness.

 

Comment

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.


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

NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.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.Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core 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.AMD Ryzen 5:

3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.2 to 3.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1200 MHz.Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

8565U: 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 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.412 kg:

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

1.95 kg:

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


86.04%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-27 (Update: 2019-08-27)