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Lenovo Ideapad S540 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL000YGEProcessor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3550H, AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3700U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800U, Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U, Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U, Intel Core i5 i5-8265U, Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 10, AMD Vega 6, AMD Vega 8, AMD Vega 8 R4000, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 13.30 inch, 14.00 inch, 15.60 inch
Weight: 1.25kg, 1.276kg, 1.278kg, 1.386kg, 1.412kg, 1.5kg, 1.8kg, 1.876kg, 1.9kg, 1.95kg
Price: 699, 700, 749, 750, 800, 850, 900, 1000, 1099 euro
Average Score: 81.84% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 75%, features: 46%, display: 82%, mobility: 71%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 91%

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE003XGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE003XGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE003XGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.95kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 71% - average

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

72% Lenovo Ideapad S540 15-Inch Review
Source: Think Digit English
In my opinion, the 14-inch version of the IdeaPad S540, or even the recently launched Asus VivoBook S431, makes a lot of sense for users who want something thin and lightweight. Lenovo's new Legion Y540 and Asus' TUF Gaming series, on the other hand, make a lot of sense for users who want mid-range PC gaming. At a rather steep price of Rs 66,990, the IdeaPad S540 is neither here nor there. It's a large 15.6-inch mainstream laptop that's trying hard to fit into the Thin and Light category. It's a confused device, frankly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 78% performance: 63% workmanship: 66%
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 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.412kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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.

Foreign Reviews

78% Lenovo IdeaPad S540
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80%
78% Lenovo IdeaPad S540
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API

Specifications

Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3700U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 10 2048 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.386kg
Price: 749 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Обзор Lenovo Ideapad S540-14API: недорогой ноутбук на каждый день
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2019
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 notebook: energiatakarékos AMD?
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Low price; stylish design; nice performance. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2019

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540-14API-81NH002YGE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-14API-81NH002YGENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S540-14API-81NH002YGE
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14 review (AMD version)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This 14-inch IdeaPad S540 has what it takes to be one of the most popular budget ultrabooks of its generation. It's built well and looks nice, it gets an IPS screen and a fast and quiet backlit keyboard, it handles everyday activities without hiccups and lasts for a few hours of use on a charge. Finally, but definitely not least, this is excellently priced in most regions, which should greatly help potential buyers look past its quirks. The detailed review below will help you figure those out, tell you were this laptop shines and where it compromises.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
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

Foreign Reviews

IdeaPad S540: średnia do potęgi półka z Ryzenem na pokładzie
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice ergonomy; frameless display; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2020
80% Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14 review – ultrabook competitiv și accesibil
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Display: 15.60 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 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Display: 15.60 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.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13APINotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13API
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3550H
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.278kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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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
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

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE0040GE

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE0040GENotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL-81NE0040GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.95kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo IdeaPad S540 Review
Source: Yugatech English
Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 ticks a lot of the boxes professionals and students look for in a laptop. It offers excellent performance, fast storage, 1080p display, long battery life, and portability. On the flip side, you do have mediocre display quality, poor GPU performance, and limited ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2019

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 - mỏng gọn, nhiều tính năng độc đáo
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; elegant design; quick charging; fast fingerprint sensor; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2019

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-81NH007UPB

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-81NH007UPBNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-81NH007UPB
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3700U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 10
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 - krótka recenzja laptopa z procesorem AMD Ryzen
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice display; silent system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2019

 

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML

Specifications

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IMLNotebook: Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IML
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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81.4% Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IML laptop review: Terrific battery life | Notebookcheck
Not only did the 15-inch IdeaPad S540-15IML impress in our test with a high-quality metal case but also with an excellent battery life. However, we really can't understand why Lenovo opted for a glossy display.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API-81NH002BFR

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API-81NH002BFRNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API-81NH002BFR
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3700U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 10
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

60% Test du Lenovo S540, il prouve qu'AMD est enfin crédible dans les PC portables
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 40%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IML-81NG00A3GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IML-81NG00A3GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IML-81NG00A3GE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.95kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Trên tay Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IML: laptop mỏng nhẹ, cấu hình mạnh cho công việc
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; big screen; high performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết laptop Lenovo Ideapad S540: Hiệu năng mượt mà, tha hồ làm việc tại gia!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice performance; powerful hardware; premium design; great built quality; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/06/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL-81SW002AGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL-81SW002AGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL-81SW002AGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Ideapad S540-15IWL: Gran aliado para tu día a día
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Comfortable keyboard; powerful hardware; fast charging. Negative: No RJ-45 port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL002TMH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL002TMHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL002TMH
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8 R4000
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.25kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE (82DL002TMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE (82DL002TMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL000YGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL000YGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad S540-13ARE-82DL000YGE
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.276kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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85% Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch Laptop Review: Ryzen has turned this small office laptop into a real powerhouse | Notebookcheck
The 13.3-inch office laptop has received a Ryzen update. While its predecessor was still equipped with a Ryzen 5 3550H with Vega 8, the new model features a modern Ryzen 5 4600U including an RX Vega 6. Find out what else has changed in our detailed review.

 

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.


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

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.

AMD Vega 10: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 10 CUs (=640 shaders) and a clock of up to 1300 MHz.

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.

AMD Vega 8 R4000: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1.750 MHz.

AMD Vega 6: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1,500 MHz.

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

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile: Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1650 and therefore the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) without raytracing and Tensor cores. Available with 896 and 1024 shaders.

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


Intel Core i5:

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 Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU):

R7 3700U: A mobile Quad-Core APU with Zen+ cores clocked at 2.3 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 10 CUs clocked at up to 1,400 MHz.

R5 3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.1 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega iGPU with 8 CUs running at up to 1200 MHz.

R5 3550H: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.1 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1,200 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.  

i7-8565U: 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.

Intel Comet Lake:

i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports LPDDR4-2933 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.

i7-10510U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced on 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (all 4 cores 4.3 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default).

AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

R7 4800U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 2 cores clocked at 1.8 to 4.2 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1750 MHz. Compared to the faster 4800H, the 4800U has a lower TDP and base clock, but the graphics card is faster.

R5 4600U: Mobile Hexa-Core APU using six Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.1 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1500 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.25 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.


81.84%: 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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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
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Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 PRO 4650U

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