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Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE Review - Solid Entry-Level Business Device with a 17-inch IPS Display

Big screen - small price. We are testing the entry-level version of the V340, which is equipped with the weaker Pentium Gold 5405U CPU and a large 17-inch IPS screen as well as a fast PCIe SSD.
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Lenovo is marketing the V340 (17") series as a powerful and responsive business laptop. This mostly applies to the top configuration with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX230 GPU, an Intel Core i7-8565U and 16 GB of RAM. Within Lenovo's portfolio, V340 devices appear to belong to the budget entry-level category. The similarly priced IdeaPad 3 (soon to be available with the newer Pentium Gold 6405U) omits a DVD drive and the USB Type-C port. Instead, there is an integrated card reader.

We consider our test device a reasonable starting point. With a Full HD IPS display, 256-GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM, it is suitable for office use. The base configuration is a significant downgrade and includes only 4 GB of RAM, a weak 1600x900 TN display and a slow HDD. The lowest-end configuration will suffer from delays even when performing the simplest of tasks and here, "powerful" and "responsive" are no longer accurate descriptions. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there are models with faster processors: Core i3-8145U, i5-8265U, and i7-8565U options as well as the dedicated graphics card GeForce MX230 are available.

Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Processor
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U 2 x 2.3 GHz, Whiskey Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2133 single-channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, Multi-touch, CMN N173HCE-E31 CMN1738, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Mainstream/Base
Storage
Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Optical drive
HP DVD-RW DA8AESH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 410 x 281 ( = 1.06 x 16.14 x 11.06 in)
Battery
36 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3-Cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo 2 x 1.5 W, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 45-W power adapter, 12 Months Warranty
Released
03/20/2020
Weight
2.8 kg ( = 98.77 oz / 6.17 pounds), Power Supply: 174 g ( = 6.14 oz / 0.38 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77 %
07/2020
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Pentium 5405U, UHD Graphics 610
2.8 kg27 mm17.30"1920x1080
75 %
05/2020
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620
2.4 kg24.5 mm17.30"1600x900
03/2020
Acer Aspire 3 A317-51-58S7
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
2.7 kg24.6 mm17.30"1920x1080
81 %
08/2019
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8
2.8 kg24.3 mm17.30"1600x900
79 %
05/2019
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520
2.8 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080
76 %
03/2019
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150
2.8 kg24.9 mm17.30"1600x900
72 %
12/2018
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Pentium N4200, HD Graphics 505
2.8 kg27.3 mm17.30"1600x900
79 %
10/2018
HP 17-ca0013ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8
2.5 kg25 mm17.30"1920x1080
85 %
03/2018
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
i5-8250U, GeForce MX150
3 kg23.3 mm17.30"1920x1080

Case

Lenovo has opted to use cheap plastic surfaces, which is common in this price range. While the feel of the base unit and the palm rests is good, the other surfaces make a cheap impression. The huge bezels are particularly noticeable. Lenovo has taken a plain approach when it comes to the design. The lid and the top of the base unit are supposed to imitate brushed aluminum. The result looks quite good. The tapered edges make the laptop appear thinner than it really is. While the chassis does not yield too easily under pressure, the lid is fairly susceptible to twisting. There is also some creaking when handling the device, although this should not come as a surprise considering the dimensions and the materials used.

The dimensions are fairly similar to competing devices. That being said, the V340 is unlikely to win any screen-to-body awards due to its large display bezels and the integrated DVD drive and LAN port. As an example, the HP 17-ae143ng is lighter, thinner, and smaller.

Size Comparison

423.3 mm / 16.7 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 27.3 mm / 1.075 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs419 mm / 16.5 inch 289 mm / 11.4 inch 24.6 mm / 0.969 inch 2.7 kg5.95 lbs418 mm / 16.5 inch 292.6 mm / 11.5 inch 24.9 mm / 0.98 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs415.4 mm / 16.4 inch 279.2 mm / 11 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.8 kg6.15 lbs415 mm / 16.3 inch 278 mm / 10.9 inch 25 mm / 0.984 inch 2.5 kg5.41 lbs414.8 mm / 16.3 inch 272.2 mm / 10.7 inch 24.5 mm / 0.965 inch 2.4 kg5.31 lbs416 mm / 16.4 inch 283 mm / 11.1 inch 23.3 mm / 0.917 inch 3 kg6.7 lbs413 mm / 16.3 inch 284.6 mm / 11.2 inch 24.3 mm / 0.957 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs410 mm / 16.1 inch 281 mm / 11.1 inch 27 mm / 1.063 inch 2.8 kg6.17 lbs

Features

Lenovo offers a fairly average port selection. A physical LAN port is the most extraordinary feature. By contrast, the USB Type-C port only supports the minimum possible speeds (USB 3.0). There is no Power Delivery, DisplayPort or Thunderbolt functionality. In our test, even the HDMI port was only able to deliver up to 4K at 30 Hz.

AC connector, LAN, HDMI (up to 4K30), 2x USB 3.0, headset, USB-C (USB 3.0), microphone hole, power LED
AC connector, LAN, HDMI (up to 4K30), 2x USB 3.0, headset, USB-C (USB 3.0), microphone hole, power LED
No connectiviy on the back
No connectiviy on the back
No connectiviy on the front
No connectiviy on the front
Kensington lock, DVD drive
Kensington lock, DVD drive

Communications

The integrated Qualcomm Wi-Fi card is an entry-level module with just one antenna (1x1) and 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) compatibility. Furthermore, the integrated chip supports Bluetooth 5.0 + HS. While it should come as no surprise that the Wi-Fi performance is relatively weak, it is fairly good compared to other devices with the QCA9377 (the internal antenna appears to have been placed in a good location). During our tests, the connection was consistently stable, although the range certainly does not come close to high-end solutions. Modern 3x3 Wi-Fi 6 cards leave this Qualcomm Wi-Fi card in the dust.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=285)
579 MBit/s ∼100% +70%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
473 MBit/s ∼82% +39%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
340 MBit/s ∼59% 0%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
340 (323min - 347max) MBit/s ∼59%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
329 (316min - 337max) MBit/s ∼57% -3%
Average Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
  (71 - 348, n=54)
314 MBit/s ∼54% -8%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
309 MBit/s ∼53% -9%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
281 (268min - 293max) MBit/s ∼49% -17%
HP 17-ca0013ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
216 MBit/s ∼37% -36%
HP 17-by2437ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
60.8 (54min - 72max) MBit/s ∼11% -82%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
671 MBit/s ∼100% +116%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1775, n=284)
536 MBit/s ∼80% +73%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
336 MBit/s ∼50% +8%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
310 (251min - 369max) MBit/s ∼46%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
301 (277min - 342max) MBit/s ∼45% -3%
Average Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
  (72 - 349, n=54)
301 MBit/s ∼45% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
298 MBit/s ∼44% -4%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
280 (191min - 292max) MBit/s ∼42% -10%
HP 17-ca0013ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
181 MBit/s ∼27% -42%
HP 17-by2437ng
Realtek RTL8723DE
65.2 (35min - 84max) MBit/s ∼10% -79%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø339 (323-347)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø310 (251-369)

Webcam

Unsurprisingly, the integrated webcam only achieves average results, making it suitable for simple video conferences. The manual button for covering the webcam is nice extra.

ColorChecker
23.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
20 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
16 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE: 15.99 ∆E min: 3.32 - max: 24.29 ∆E

Accessories

The package includes the laptop, an AC adapter and paperwork
The package includes the laptop, an AC adapter and paperwork

There are not many accessories included with the Lenovo V340. Aside from the AC adapter, there are only two relatively worthless pamphlets that explain basic functionality. There is a QR code, which only leads to a generic help page instead of showing the drivers necessary for our device that comes with Free DOS ex-factory. However, an up-to-date Windows 10 installation already includes all the necessary drivers and we found an additional update utility on Lenovo's homepage for updating the BIOS to the latest version as well as installing customized graphics drivers.

Maintenance

The bottom plate of the Lenovo V340 is secured by 13 Philips screws and plastic clips. We recommend to first remove the screws, subsequently the DVD drive and the clips on one of the back corners with the help of a thin plastic card or a spudger thereafter. Since the clips on our device were very tightly attached and susceptible to breaking, users would be wise to take their time and not lose their patience.

After removing the bottom plate, all components are easily accessible. The single RAM slot, M.2 SSD, empty 2.5-inch bay for an additional hard drive or SATA SSDs, the battery, and the fan are easy to reach. Since our test device has one soldered RAM module and no slotted RAM sticks, the system memory only runs in single-channel mode.

Warranty

Lenovo offers a one-year manufacturer warranty for the V340 in Europe - this is common for cheap entry-level laptops. As per usual, users benefit from a 2-year guarantee with a reversal of the burden of proof after half a year.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Due to the large chassis, Lenovo was able to integrate a full-size Chiclet keyboard with a numpad. As per usual, the keys of the Lenovo keyboard are rounded-off. The keys offer sufficient travel and only the center of the keyboard surface slightly yields under pressure. Since the feedback is somewhat spongy, the typing experience does not measure up to flagship ThinkPad models. The lack of keyboard backlighting further separates our test device from more premium models. Even though there is more than enough space, there are no dedicated special keys and Lenovo instead relies on FN and F1-F12 key combinations.

Touchpad

The ClickPad sits below the space bar - meaning it is off-center - and, in the case of our test device, comes from the manufacturer Elan. There were no Microsoft Precision drivers available via Microsoft Update or from Lenovo. The touchpad still supports multi-touch gestures and responds fairly reliably. While the plastic surface has relatively good gliding properties, it of course does not compare to the glass surfaces of high-end devices. Unfortunately, the integrated mouse key and the distinction between right and left clicks did work very reliably in our test. Thus, we often found ourselves using an external mouse. Overall, we consider the touchpad mostly a fallback for occasional use.

Display

The large 17.3-inch screen offers a matte surface and Full HD resolution with 1920x1080 pixels. Thanks to the underlying IPS technology, the image is good subjectively and the viewing angles are solid. There are also cheaper models with TN displays, which you may want to avoid. The test results of the display are otherwise average. Across all measurements, the display achieves an average brightness of just 270 cd/m². Although this in conjunction with the matte layer is sufficient for indoor use, the screen quickly becomes unreadable in the sun. The color accuracy is not particularly good ex-factory and the display exhibits a noticeable blue tint. With 94% of the sRGB color space (measured with Argyll), the color space coverage is sufficiently large and the color representation is fairly precise after a calibration with the i1 Pro 2 (see screenshots). The illumination of the large display is mediocre and there is visible backlight bleeding on the bottom edge of our test device's screen (see picture below).

Minor backlight bleeding near the bottom edge and slight clouding. Barely an issue for the naked eye
Minor backlight bleeding near the bottom edge and slight clouding. Barely an issue for the naked eye
The matte layer reduces glare and reflections
The matte layer reduces glare and reflections
The display's brightness is insufficient for comfortably working in sunlight
The display's brightness is insufficient for comfortably working in sunlight
Colors remain undistorted even at extreme viewing angles thanks to the IPS panel
Colors remain undistorted even at extreme viewing angles thanks to the IPS panel
Grayscale factory settings
Grayscale factory settings
ColorChecker factory settings
ColorChecker factory settings
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
ColorChecker calibrated
Spectral power distribution
Spectral power distribution
266
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
296
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CMN N173HCE-E31 CMN1738
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 296 cd/m² Average: 267.7 cd/m² Minimum: 4.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 77 %
Center on Battery: 284 cd/m²
Contrast: 1235:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.98 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.87
ΔE Greyscale 5.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
94% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2273
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
CMN N173HCE-E31 CMN1738, , 1920x1080, 17.30
HP 17-by2437ng
BOE NT173WDM-N21, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AU Optronics B173RTN02.1, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AU Optronics B173HAN01.3, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
BOE0685, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Chi Mei N173FGE-E23, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
HP 17-ca0013ng
LG Philips LGD059E, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
AU Optronics B173HW01 V0, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Average of class Office
 
Response Times
-20%
22%
-30%
21%
-29%
9%
15%
-30%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37 (17.7, 19.3)
42 (22, 20)
-14%
42 (22, 20)
-14%
46 (24.4, 21.6)
-24%
38.8 (20, 18.8)
-5%
49 (28, 21)
-32%
33 (16, 17)
11%
33 (15, 18)
11%
42.6 (20 - 74, n=390)
-15%
Response Time Black / White *
25.8 (15.2, 10.6)
12 (7, 5)
53%
11 (7, 4)
57%
35.2 (22, 13.2)
-36%
13.6 (8.4, 5.2)
47%
15 (10, 5)
42%
24 (14, 10)
7%
21 (11, 10)
19%
25.9 (7.4 - 45.6, n=390)
-0%
PWM Frequency
25000 (24)
250 (80)
-99%
961
-96%
6124 (0 - 131000, n=390)
-76%
Screen
-78%
-62%
-2%
-68%
-50%
-12%
1%
-75%
Brightness middle
284
222
-22%
230
-19%
322.9
14%
210.5
-26%
227
-20%
394
39%
352
24%
251 (107 - 1152, n=1063)
-12%
Brightness
268
208
-22%
201
-25%
322
20%
204
-24%
209
-22%
352
31%
330
23%
Brightness Distribution
77
89
16%
78
1%
84
9%
94
22%
80
4%
83
8%
88
14%
Black Level *
0.23
0.649
-182%
0.46
-100%
0.26
-13%
0.63
-174%
0.15
35%
0.35
-52%
0.31
-35%
0.894 (0.14 - 207, n=1101)
-289%
Contrast
1235
342
-72%
500
-60%
1242
1%
334
-73%
1513
23%
1126
-9%
1135
-8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.98
11.77
-136%
10.36
-108%
4.19
16%
9.48
-90%
12.93
-160%
6.08
-22%
4.34
13%
7.61 (0.94 - 29.4, n=575)
-53%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.45
20.78
-146%
18.63
-120%
7.04
17%
17.19
-103%
20.92
-148%
10.88
-29%
8.69
-3%
14.4 (2.6 - 76.6, n=374)
-70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.87
3.5
-87%
3.55
-90%
4.04
-116%
2.8
-50%
3.36 (0.65 - 12.7, n=158)
-80%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.3
14.31
-170%
13.32
-151%
4.5
15%
12
-126%
14.69
-177%
7.22
-36%
5.66
-7%
7.82 (0.8 - 16.8, n=582)
-48%
Gamma
2273 0%
2.24 98%
2.54 87%
1.97 112%
2.12 104%
2.38 92%
2.48 89%
2.29 96%
6.27 35% (1.4 - 2273, n=581)
CCT
7065 92%
19250 34%
14124 46%
7041 92%
13874 47%
19863 33%
7997 81%
6326 103%
9918 66% (5429 - 27039, n=575)
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61
48
-21%
48
-21%
57.6
-6%
49.4
-19%
51
-16%
57
-7%
57
-7%
45.7 (33 - 88.8, n=539)
-25%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94
74
-21%
74
-21%
88.4
-6%
75.8
-19%
80
-15%
86
-9%
88
-6%
71.5 (52 - 100, n=400)
-24%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-49% / -66%
-20% / -48%
-16% / -6%
-24% / -54%
-40% / -45%
-2% / -9%
8% / 3%
-53% / -63%

* ... smaller is better

RGB subpixel and matte layer
RGB subpixel and matte layer

The response times are typical for a cheap 60-Hz IPS panel and not particularly fast. While office users will likely not notice this, 3D shooter fans will be disappointed. The latter group will also find the integrated graphics, which we will go into detail about later, to be problematic.

For energy conservation purposes, Lenovo uses PWM to control the brightness at less than 25% of its maximum setting. Due to the high frequency of 25 kHz and the low activation threshold, this should not be an issue for most users. Only sensitive users who like to work in the dark with their laptop should be aware of this behavior.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.2 ms rise
↘ 10.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 48 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.7 ms rise
↘ 19.3 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 25000 Hz ≤ 24 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 24 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9596 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

Our test device is a reasonable entry-level configuration with a Pentium Gold dual-core CPU, integrated graphics, 8 GB of (single-channel) RAM and a 256-GB SSD. Apparently, there are even lower-end configurations with a TN display, 4 GB of RAM and an HDD. However, unless you plan on upgrading, we advise against these configurations.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z sensors
GPU-Z sensors
HWiNFO sensors load 1
HWiNFO sensors load 1
HWiNFO sensors load 2
HWiNFO sensors load 2
HWiNFO sensors load 3
HWiNFO sensors load 3
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
XTU settings
XTU settings
XTU stress test
XTU stress test

Processor

Entry-level Pentium Gold
Entry-level Pentium Gold

The Intel Pentium Gold 5405U is an energy-efficient dual-core processor that is based on the Whiskey Lake architecture. Its two processor cores are based on the Skylake architecture and support clock speeds of up to 2.3 GHz. Due to the lack of Turbo Boost, the single-core performance is limited. Thanks to Hyper-Threading (SMT), 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. Technologically, it barely differs from the older Pentium Gold 4417U, which has identical specifications. The benchmarks also reflect this and the Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-P2RK for example achieves essentially identical scores in Cinebench R15 (continuous). Compared to current Core i3 models (such as the HP 17-by2437ng with the Core i3-10110U), the Pentium processor is at a significant disadvantage. Both the single-core and the multi-core performance are substantially slower.

Core i3-8145Ui5-8265U, and i7-8565U configuration options are also available for the V340. Thanks to their high Turbo Boost clock speeds, these CPUs outperform the CPU in our test device by a significant margin in single-core benchmarks. Supposedly, this also leads to far better responsiveness when browsing or starting applications. For these scenarios, shor-term bursts are particularly helpful. Users who are able to use all four cores (for programming and many games), would be better served by the Core i5.

Due to the low energy consumption, moderate heat development, and the large case, there is no measurable throttling. Even under heavy load, the CPU maintains a 2.3-GHz clock rate and does not reduce its performance.

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Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U: Ø227 (225.51-228.28)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-P2RK Intel Pentium Gold 4417U, Intel Pentium Gold 4417U: Ø227 (224.21-228.14)
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE Intel Pentium Gold 4415U, Intel Pentium Gold 4415U: Ø240 (237.69-241.39)
HP 17-by2437ng Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i3-10110U: Ø307 (301.6-321.01)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
400 Points ∼100% +96%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=93)
390 Points ∼98% +91%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (325 - 403, n=15)
389 Points ∼97% +91%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
 
296 Points ∼74% +45%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
204 Points ∼51%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-P2RK
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U
203 Points ∼51% 0%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3302, n=94)
1398 Points ∼100% +173%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (972 - 1564, n=15)
1267 Points ∼91% +147%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
753 Points ∼54% +47%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
 
657 Points ∼47% +28%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
513 Points ∼37%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-P2RK
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U
472 Points ∼34% -8%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
160 Points ∼100% +76%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (111 - 164, n=35)
155 Points ∼97% +70%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
  (139 - 154, n=4)
148 Points ∼93% +62%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=605)
118 Points ∼74% +30%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
95 Points ∼59% +4%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
91.1 Points ∼57%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-P2RK
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U
89 Points ∼56% -2%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (457 - 750, n=38)
592 Points ∼100% +161%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1410, n=613)
380 Points ∼64% +67%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
  (318 - 361, n=4)
346 Points ∼58% +52%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
321 Points ∼54% +41%
Lenovo IdeaPad V110-15IKB 80TH001SGE
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
241 Points ∼41% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-54-P2RK
Intel Pentium Gold 4417U
228 Points ∼39% 0%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
227 (225.51min - 228.28max) Points ∼38%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2191 Seconds * ∼100%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1385 Seconds * ∼63% +37%
Average of class Office
  (344 - 9415, n=88)
1037 Seconds * ∼47% +53%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (769 - 1098, n=14)
888 Seconds * ∼41% +59%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
4269 MIPS ∼100% +71%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=88)
4061 MIPS ∼95% +63%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (3780 - 4195, n=14)
4052 MIPS ∼95% +63%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2493 MIPS ∼58%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=88)
17534 MIPS ∼100% +172%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (13731 - 18802, n=14)
16206 MIPS ∼92% +151%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
9858 MIPS ∼56% +53%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
6446 MIPS ∼37%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1327, n=55)
1070 Points ∼100% +88%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (1040 - 1047, n=3)
1043 Points ∼97% +83%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1017 Points ∼95% +78%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
570 Points ∼53%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (3442 - 3681, n=3)
3564 Points ∼100% +184%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=55)
3523 Points ∼99% +181%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2017 Points ∼57% +61%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
1255 Points ∼35%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=86)
4.48 fps ∼100% +199%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (3.38 - 4.8, n=14)
4.2 fps ∼94% +180%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2.72 fps ∼61% +81%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
 
2.64 fps ∼59% +76%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
1.5 fps ∼33%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
105 s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=49)
68 s ∼65% -35%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
65.4 s ∼62% -38%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (59.4 - 67.8, n=3)
62.6 s ∼60% -40%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
1.254 sec * ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=53)
0.777 sec * ∼62% +38%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
0.74 sec * ∼59% +41%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (0.72 - 0.736, n=3)
0.729 sec * ∼58% +42%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4516
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
7924
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3490
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.53 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.02 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
227 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
27.5 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
91.1 Points
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System Performance

The non-Turbo dual-core Pentium CPU is definitely an impediment for the general system performance. Devices with a Core i3-8145U are significantly faster on average, while Core i5-based laptops provide another noticeable performance jump. Meanwhile, entry-level devices with Atom-based CPUs such as the Acer Aspire ES1-732 with the Pentium N4200 fall behind by a large margin. In this case, a slower system drive (HDD, slow SSD or eMMC) further reduces the performance level. The V340 is slower than most average office laptops.

For daily use and undemanding tasks such as web browsing with few tabs, office tasks, or simple photo editing, the V340 is still a good choice. The SSD minimizes loading times and delays. That being said, slightly more demanding users may want to take a look at the Core i5 model and the 12 GB RAM option, which allows 4 GB of RAM to run in dual-channel mode (4 GB soldered + 8 GB stick).

Performance Rating - Percent
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
100 pt ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
 
88.9 pt ∼89%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
81.8 pt ∼82%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
 
81.6 pt ∼82%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, i5-8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
79.1 pt ∼79%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
77.5 pt ∼78%
Average of class Office
 
77.3 pt ∼77%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
73.2 pt ∼73%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
 
70.3 pt ∼70%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
51.9 pt ∼52%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
29.8 pt ∼30%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
3710 Points ∼100% +138%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2264 - 5706, n=51)
3385 Points ∼91% +117%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, i5-8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3362 Points ∼91% +116%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3232 Points ∼87% +107%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3096 Points ∼83% +99%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (2067 - 3637, n=36)
2968 Points ∼80% +90%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=219)
2865 Points ∼77% +84%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2335 Points ∼63% +50%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
  (1762 - 2433, n=3)
2196 Points ∼59% +41%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
1559 Points ∼42%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1145 Points ∼31% -27%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
7862 Points ∼100% +90%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6758 Points ∼86% +64%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (3381 - 7964, n=51)
6736 Points ∼86% +63%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, i5-8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
6384 Points ∼81% +54%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (2941 - 6755, n=36)
6114 Points ∼78% +48%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
5989 Points ∼76% +45%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
5921 Points ∼75% +43%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=219)
5798 Points ∼74% +40%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
  (5274 - 6096, n=3)
5686 Points ∼72% +38%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
4133 Points ∼53%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2025 Points ∼26% -51%
Essentials
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
9023 Points ∼100% +62%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (5223 - 9067, n=51)
8123 Points ∼90% +46%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (5073 - 8799, n=36)
7878 Points ∼87% +42%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
7583 Points ∼84% +36%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
7507 Points ∼83% +35%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9846, n=219)
7383 Points ∼82% +33%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
  (6911 - 7625, n=3)
7240 Points ∼80% +30%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, i5-8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
5949 Points ∼66% +7%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
5559 Points ∼62%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
5448 Points ∼60% -2%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
2957 Points ∼33% -47%
Score
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Radeon 520, i7-8565U, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB
4594 Points ∼100% +94%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2486 - 5007, n=51)
4071 Points ∼89% +72%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3754 Points ∼82% +59%
Average Intel Core i5-8265U
  (2247 - 4192, n=36)
3744 Points ∼81% +58%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
GeForce MX150, i5-8250U, Liteonit CV3-8D128
3610 Points ∼79% +53%
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3542 Points ∼77% +50%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=220)
3504 Points ∼76% +48%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
GeForce MX150, i5-8550U, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0
3339 Points ∼73% +41%
Average Intel Core i3-8145U
  (3042 - 3399, n=4)
3182 Points ∼69% +35%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
2363 Points ∼51%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
HD Graphics 505, Pentium N4200, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
1361 Points ∼30% -42%
PCMark 10 Score
2363 points
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DPC Latencies

While the DPC latencies of our test device are relatively good compared to other laptops in its device class, they are less than ideal for real-time audio or similar tasks according to LatencyMon. It should be noted that our test heavily stresses the device (4K YouTube, web browsing and CPU stress test).

Lantencymon drivers
Lantencymon drivers
LatencyMon results
LatencyMon results
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP 17-by2437ng
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
2578.8 μs * ∼100% -112%
Average of class Office
  (511 - 17887, n=42)
2555 μs * ∼99% -110%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2098.3 μs * ∼81% -73%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
UHD Graphics 610, Pentium 5405U, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
1216 μs * ∼47%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The M.2 2242 SSD is Lenovo-branded and named UMIS AM610. We have already encountered this particular model in the Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL, where it achieved far better speeds. Unfortunately, its performance is disappointing for a PCIe SSD. According to our measurements, it barely outperforms a fast SATA SSD. That being said, the SSD has a clear advantage over the V340's HDD options. During daily use, most users would be hard-pressed to notice an upgrade to a faster SSD model. Thanks to the accessible M.2 slot, users still have the option to upgrade regardless.

Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
Lenovo Ideapad S530-13IWL
Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
Schenker XMG Apex 15 NH57AF1
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Average Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
 
Average of class Office
 
AS SSD
74%
359%
29%
-128%
Copy Game MB/s
280
280
0%
386 (17.5 - 3007, n=289)
38%
Copy Program MB/s
220
220
0%
216 (12.8 - 1353, n=289)
-2%
Copy ISO MB/s
290
290
0%
619 (21.1 - 3024, n=289)
113%
Score Total
1242
2200
77%
6141
394%
1721 (1242 - 2200, n=2)
39%
1536 (21 - 5782, n=424)
24%
Score Write
375
781
108%
2892
671%
578 (375 - 781, n=2)
54%
548 (8 - 2668, n=424)
46%
Score Read
584
950
63%
2158
270%
767 (584 - 950, n=2)
31%
660 (6 - 2373, n=424)
13%
Access Time Write *
0.065
0.043
34%
0.02
69%
0.054 (0.043 - 0.065, n=2)
17%
0.941 (0.021 - 34.1, n=452)
-1348%
Access Time Read *
0.134
0.141
-5%
0.043
68%
0.1375 (0.134 - 0.141, n=2)
-3%
1.31 (0.025 - 32, n=446)
-878%
4K-64 Write
273.25
611.21
124%
2439.75
793%
442 (273 - 611, n=2)
62%
377 (0.23 - 2280, n=453)
38%
4K-64 Read
480.48
767.47
60%
1799.48
275%
624 (480 - 767, n=2)
30%
493 (0.34 - 2072, n=453)
3%
4K Write
74.14
88.91
20%
188.05
154%
81.5 (74.1 - 88.9, n=2)
10%
80.2 (0.21 - 182, n=453)
8%
4K Read
28.09
45.01
60%
58.27
107%
36.6 (28.1 - 45, n=2)
30%
32.1 (0.4 - 112, n=453)
14%
Seq Write
278
804.72
189%
2645.62
852%
541 (278 - 805, n=2)
95%
592 (41.5 - 2649, n=454)
113%
Seq Read
758
1377.17
82%
3002.28
296%
1068 (758 - 1377, n=2)
41%
965 (42.5 - 2978, n=454)
27%

* ... smaller is better

Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 872.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 294.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 274.66 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 220.54 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 524.86 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 296.24 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 10.54 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 64.06 MB/s

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GPU Performance

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 610 belongs to the lower end of the entry-level spectrum. It is integrated into the processor unit, offers only 12 EUs (execution units) and does not have dedicated VRAM. In this regard, it is identical to the older HD Graphics 610. The iGPU achieves a clock speed of 300 (guaranteed base clock) to 950 MHz within the Pentium Gold 5405U. Thanks to an adequate amount of cooling and a sufficient TDP limit, it was able to maintain a clock speed just short of 950 MHz even when running extremely graphics-heavy scenarios.

Unsurprisingly, the results of the synthetic 3DMark benchmarks show the UHD Graphics 610 to be exactly as fast as the older HD Graphics 610. Conversely, the newer UHD Graphics 620, which can be found on Core i3, i5 and i7 models, is significantly faster. AMD Ryzen integrated GPUs such as the Vega 8 are in a different league altogether. The same holds true for the top configuration, which includes the GeForce MX230.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4792 Points ∼100% +424%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
4631 Points ∼97% +406%
HP 17-ca0013ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
3538 Points ∼74% +287%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (3180 - 3582, n=6)
3392 Points ∼71% +271%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3146 Points ∼66% +244%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
2156 Points ∼45% +136%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
1501 Points ∼31% +64%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5472, n=725)
1441 Points ∼30% +57%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
915 Points ∼19%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (804 - 949, n=5)
868 Points ∼18% -5%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
660 Points ∼14% -28%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
1068 Points ∼100% +451%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (698 - 837, n=4)
758 Points ∼71% +291%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
584 Points ∼55% +201%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=102)
527 Points ∼49% +172%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
459 Points ∼43% +137%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
317 Points ∼30% +63%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (189 - 200, n=2)
195 Points ∼18% +1%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
194 Points ∼18%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3698 Points ∼100% +483%
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
3628 Points ∼98% +472%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (2168 - 2755, n=6)
2479 Points ∼67% +291%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1981 Points ∼54% +212%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
1616 Points ∼44% +155%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=541)
1105 Points ∼30% +74%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
967 Points ∼26% +53%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
634 Points ∼17%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (556 - 657, n=4)
607 Points ∼16% -4%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
403 Points ∼11% -36%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i5-8250U
21153 Points ∼100% +312%
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
19545 Points ∼92% +280%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (13376 - 17999, n=6)
15921 Points ∼75% +210%
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
13777 Points ∼65% +168%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
AMD Radeon 520, Intel Core i7-8565U
10669 Points ∼50% +108%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
7787 Points ∼37% +52%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=580)
7538 Points ∼36% +47%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
  (4712 - 5542, n=4)
5204 Points ∼25% +1%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel UHD Graphics 610, Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
5139 Points ∼24%
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Intel HD Graphics 505, Intel Pentium N4200
3229 Points ∼15% -37%
3DMark 06 Standard
6026 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1026 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
37162 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4244 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
597 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
222 points
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Gaming Performance

An integrated UHD Graphics 610 means that there are clear limitations in terms of the gaming performance. Only a select few, undemanding games can be run smoothly at the lowest quality and resolution settings. Even then, there is some stuttering. In our tests, the new Valorant and Counter-Strike: GO were playable at minimum quality settings. However, the frame rates would frequently dip, resulting in a measurable disadvantage when playing multiplayer games. Only League of Legends and Hearthstone ran smoothly on higher quality settings.

The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
Intel Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
59.7 fps ∼100% +549%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
  (45.9 - 48.4, n=2)
47.2 fps ∼79% +413%
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
Intel Core i7-8565U, AMD Radeon 520
29.7 fps ∼50% +223%
Average of class Office
  (8.3 - 81.7, n=121)
28.2 fps ∼47% +207%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8.8 - 20.7, n=58)
15.6 fps ∼26% +70%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel UHD Graphics 610
9.2 (6min - 14max) fps ∼15%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
127 fps ∼100% +133%
Average of class Office
  (21.3 - 131, n=107)
73 fps ∼57% +34%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (45.1 - 90, n=79)
72.1 fps ∼57% +33%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel UHD Graphics 610
54.4 (45.6min) fps ∼43%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
 
52.5 fps ∼41% -3%
Far Cry 5 - 1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX230
 
31 fps ∼100% +343%
Average of class Office
  (4 - 48, n=31)
23.5 fps ∼76% +236%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6 - 16, n=10)
12.9 fps ∼42% +84%
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U, Intel UHD Graphics 610
7 (6min - 9max) fps ∼23%
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
 
6 fps ∼19% -14%

Even though the 3DMark Sky Driver benchmark shows inconsistent results, there is no GPU throttling and the scores even slightly improve over time. The iGPU was able to maintain a clock speed of 950 MHz even during the stress test.

3DMark Sky Diver loop FPS
3DMark Sky Diver loop FPS
low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 38.9 26.2 fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 57.9 42.1 fps
GTA V (2015) 17.9 16.7 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 9.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 54.4 23.1 10.6 9.7 fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 24.2 15.1 fps
Overwatch (2016) 24.8 17.7 fps
Rocket League (2017) 20.3 fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) 14 fps
Fortnite (2018) 23 small graphical problems fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 9.56 7.53 6.92 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 7 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 9 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 6.82 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 7 fps
Dirt Rally 2.0 (2019) 23.6 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 10.4 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 16.9 5 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 16.6 fps
FIFA 20 (2019) 27 severe graphical problems (too slow) fps
Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) 6 fps
Need for Speed Heat (2019) 8 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 7.74 fps
Hearthstone (2020) 30.4 21.9 fps
Hunt Showdown (2020) 8.59 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 0 game wont start fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 15.5 fps

Emissions

System Noise

Thanks to the large chassis and the relatively weak CPU/GPU combination, the single fan does not have to spin particularly quickly. While idling, the fan may not spin at all resulting in completely silent operation. Although it still remains fairly quiet even under maximum load, there is an audible peak at 1250 Hz. Since it only becomes noticeable in very quiet environments, it is not distracting in most cases.

Noise Level

Idle
30.2 / 31.1 / 31.1 dB(A)
Load
31.1 / 32.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.2 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.936.736.336.935.837.336.537.82523.72322.62323.322.223.622.33126.122.521.124.125.424.223.724402622.120.818.324.628.121.823.15024.421.221.321.924.728.320.721.46321.821.920.419.122.92619.9228021.517.717.218.320.620.416.919.810017.917.815.915.61616.119.617.812519.516.317.315.417.518.317.218.216019.717.21816.71616.517.518.320018.51918.116.516.617.515.818.225018.516.91815.416.714.91518.931520.317.719.213.814.514.411.519.540020.317.417.514.913.314.410.319.650019.617.31814.91414.710.619.163019.718.11815.611.415.29.719.580022.320.519.616.710.615.59.922100021.218.919.115.710.513.110.420.9125023.620.220.416.312.3141023.7160020.617.817.514.412.5139.820.4200019.216.416.413.712.212.210.518.92500181616.812.511.811.610.818.3315016.114.714.312.912.212.21216.4400018.21918.214.311.813.711.918.3500017.915.11512.611.912.21218630014.513.11312.212.3121214.8800012.912.912.812.512.712.212.1131000012.812.912.712.512.812.412.612.81250012.713.112.812.212.212.112.412.6160001616.917.218.116.317.412.816.1SPL31.329.329.226.324.425.323.531.3N1.3110.70.50.60.41.3median 18.5median 17.2median 17.5median 14.9median 12.5median 14median 12median 18.3Delta1.91.11.21.31.21.81.51.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE

Temperature

The surface temperatures are outstanding as well. The weak Pentium is incapable of raising the top or bottom surface temperatures to critical levels. Even after one hour of 100% CPU and GPU stress, we measured fairly moderate surface temperatures on the top and bottom of the device.

Similarly, the internal sensors report excellent values under extremely high loads. The CPU cores then consistently run at 2.3 GHz with a peak temperature of only 58 °C (136.4 °F). With a clock speed of 948 MHz, the iGPU also performs well at around 55 °C (131 °F). Meanwhile, the PCH and SSD reach a maximum of 52 °C (125.6 °F) and 38 °C (100.4 °F), respectively.

Max. Load
 29 °C
84 F
29 °C
84 F
23 °C
73 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
27 °C
81 F
20 °C
68 F
 
 25 °C
77 F
22 °C
72 F
19 °C
66 F
 
Maximum: 31 °C = 88 F
Average: 25 °C = 77 F
22 °C
72 F
25 °C
77 F
32 °C
90 F
19 °C
66 F
26 °C
79 F
34 °C
93 F
18 °C
64 F
22 °C
72 F
26 °C
79 F
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 24.9 °C = 77 F
Room Temperature 19 °C = 66 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Fluke 62 Mini
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 25 °C / 77 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.1 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25 °C / 77 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (+3 °C / 5.4 F).

Speakers

The quality of the headset jack is satisfactory
The quality of the headset jack is satisfactory

The integrated stereo speakers are not very loud andhttps://www.pco.co.at/Notebooks/Business-Professional/Lenovo-V340-17IWL-Pentium-G-5405U-8GB-RAM-256GB-SSD::71813.html?XTCsid=pbkagsb1qukljbm7q4p0211hh0, subjectively the quality does not sound particularly good. The frequency graph reveals an obvious lack of lower frequencies (bass) and weaknesses in terms of the balance.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2026.62628.32522.526.421.83120.932.1254027.229.528.25026.725.928.86321.620.421.28017.418.61810015.31715.612514.917.115.31601624.115.920017.23616.925014.146.812.831512.858.211.440011.862.511.150012.358.411.263012.761.19.980011.167.410.1100010.966.610.2125011.166.710.5160010.967.310.7200011.463.311.3250011.560.611.4315011.862.811.7400012.355.612.3500012.658.212.5630012.660.812.6800012.76012.81000015.354.813.1125001759.512.71600012.751.312.1SPL24.575.423.8N0.533.10.4median 12.6median 59.5median 12.1Delta1.57.20.835.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGEApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.3% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 44% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Energy Consumption

We did not observe unusual behavior in terms of the energy consumption. The small dual-core processor is fairly economical, allowing it to beat an average office device in this discipline. That being said, devices with the HD Graphics 610 (from the previous generation) are more economical on average, although this also includes smaller devices with smaller screen sizes.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.5 / 0.62 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.5 / 8.8 / 10.8 Watt
Load midlight 24.3 / 31.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Pentium 5405U, UHD Graphics 610, Lenovo UMIS AM610 RPFTJ256PDD2MWX, , 1920x1080, 17.30
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520, SK Hynix BC501 NVMe 256 GB, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150, WDC Blue WD10SPZX-24Z10T0, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Pentium N4200, HD Graphics 505, Toshiba MQ01ABD100, TN LED, 1600x900, 17.30
HP 17-ca0013ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, Liteonit CV3-8D128, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30
Average Intel HD Graphics 610
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-5%
6%
-53%
-56%
-2%
-62%
-65%
19%
-43%
Idle Minimum *
4.5
5.7
-27%
3.8
16%
5
-11%
4.7
-4%
6
-33%
7.6
-69%
4.8
-7%
4 (2.8 - 5.6, n=4)
11%
7.33 (1.3 - 32, n=1036)
-63%
Idle Average *
8.8
8.6
2%
6.3
28%
10.9
-24%
9.2
-5%
9.6
-9%
12.9
-47%
8.3
6%
6.85 (6.3 - 7.6, n=4)
22%
11.1 (3.7 - 42, n=1036)
-26%
Idle Maximum *
10.8
9
17%
6.8
37%
12
-11%
10.6
2%
10.7
1%
13.7
-27%
10.3
5%
7.93 (6.7 - 9.8, n=4)
27%
13.5 (4.8 - 67, n=1036)
-25%
Load Average *
24.3
29.3
-21%
31
-28%
49.6
-104%
56.3
-132%
21.2
13%
44
-81%
61
-151%
23 (18.5 - 25.1, n=4)
5%
37.2 (7.43 - 99.3, n=1021)
-53%
Load Maximum *
31.1
30.5
2%
38.6
-24%
66.9
-115%
75.3
-142%
26
16%
57.1
-84%
86
-177%
22.5 (19.2 - 26.3, n=4)
28%
46.3 (12.2 - 129, n=1023)
-49%
Witcher 3 ultra *
55

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Unsurprisingly, the small 36-Wh battery does not result in very long runtimes for the V340 in battery mode. On average, most office devices last significantly longer and the Ryzen 5-based IdeaPad L340 even manages to reach far longer runtimes with the same battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 16min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 40min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 57min
Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE
Pentium 5405U, UHD Graphics 610, 36 Wh
HP 17-by2437ng
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Lenovo Ideapad L340-17API-81LY0004GE
R5 3500U, Vega 8, 36 Wh
Dell Inspiron 17 3780
i7-8565U, Radeon 520, 42 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB 81DM
i5-8550U, GeForce MX150, 34 Wh
Acer Aspire ES1-732-P7YA
Pentium N4200, HD Graphics 505, 37 Wh
HP 17-ca0013ng
R5 2500U, Vega 8, 40.6 Wh
HP Envy 17-ae143ng
i5-8250U, GeForce MX150, 55.8 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
7%
31%
-32%
-24%
-3%
-29%
54%
19%
Reader / Idle
578
507
592 (101 - 3537, n=822)
H.264
340
457 (139 - 910, n=212)
34%
WiFi v1.3
316
339
7%
414
31%
252
-20%
231
-27%
308
-3%
225
-29%
487
54%
432 (105 - 1124, n=420)
37%
Load
117
66
-44%
92
-21%
102 (37 - 259, n=796)
-13%

Pros

+ good maintenance and upgrade options
+ very cool and quiet under load

Cons

- single-channel memory - only one RAM slot
- large plastic bezels tarnish the appearance
- HDMI is not compatible with 4K60
- USB-C limited to USB 3.0

Verdict

Modest entry-level business laptop
Modest entry-level business laptop
Test device courtesy of PCO.co.at
Test device courtesy of PCO.co.at

The Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE is a cheap entry-level business laptop with a large 17-inch display. The good IPS display and the relatively fast SSD make it a reasonable entry-level choice for undemanding users. Since the Pentium Gold 5405U has only two cores and no Turbo Boost, it falls behind significantly compared to faster Core i3 and i5 Whiskey Lake CPUs when it comes to benchmark scores. In turn, the SoC shows very little heat development, which results in very low noise and temperature levels.

The construction of the chassis reflects the low price. However, the easy accessibility of components such as the (single) RAM slot, SSD, Wi-Fi module, 2.5-inch bay and fans is an advantage. Due to the relatively small battery, the V340 is well suited to being an inexpensive office desktop replacement. We were unimpressed by the touchpad, which is why we recommend using an external mouse. The Pentium CPU is a poor choice for occasional gaming and users with such interests would be better served by the model with dedicated MX230 graphics.

We received our loan unit from the PCO Computer-Handels-GmbH in Wels, which currently lists the V340 for around 529 Euros (~$597).

Lenovo V340-17IWL 81RG001YGE - 06/22/2020 v7
Klaus Hinum

Chassis
74 / 98 → 75%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
76%
Connectivity
47 / 80 → 59%
Weight
58 / 20-75 → 69%