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IFA 2019 | Lenovo introduces the 13-inch IdeaPad S540 with a QHD display and choice of Intel Comet Lake-U and AMD Ryzen Zen+ CPUs

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch offers a QHD display. (Source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch offers a QHD display. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has announced a 13-inch variant of the IdeaPad S540 at IFA 2019. The new IdeaPad S540 comes in both Intel Comet Lake-U and AMD Ryzen Zen+ APU options. Both the variants sport a QHD 16:10 IPS display with the Intel version offering optional Wi-Fi 6 and NVIDIA MX250 graphics. The IdeaPad S540 13-inch starts from €799.00 (incl. VAT) and will be available from October 2019.

We've previously seen the 14 and 15-inch versions of the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 at MWC earlier this year. There's also a GTX 1650-powered IdeaPad S540 as well for those who need the extra graphics horsepower. Now, at IFA 2019, Lenovo has announced a 13.3-inch variant of the IdeaPad S540. The new IdeaPad S540 comes with a QHD display and a choice of Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-U and AMD Ryzen Zen+ APUs. 

The IdeaPad S540 is clearly a step-up from the IdeaPad S340 13-inch in terms of features. The notebook weighs in at just 1.25 kg and comes in Ice Blue, Light Silver, and Frost White color options. The 13.3-inch QHD IPS display sports thin bezels and offers a 72% NTSC color gamut with a peak brightness of 300 nits in a 16:10 aspect ratio.

On the Intel side of things, you get CPU options starting from the Core i3-10110U to the Core i7-10710U with GPU options up to the NVIDIA GeForce MX250. The Intel version also offers the choice of a 2x2 wireless-AX Wi-Fi 6 card. Those looking at an AMD APU option can choose between the Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics and the Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon RX Vega 10. Both variants offer RAM options up to 16 GB and PCIe NVMe M.2 storage options up to 1 TB.

Other common features include an IR camera for Windows Hello login, and optional 2x2 wireless-AC with Bluetooth 5.0. Ports include two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, one USB 3.1 Gen1, and a combo audio jack. There is no SD/microsD card slot in either model. The Intel version offers a 56.5 Wh battery with rapid charge while the AMD version offers a 56 Wh battery without fast charging. 

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch starts at €799.00 including VAT and is expected to be available from October 2019. 

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Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch Intel - Frost White - Left. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch Intel - Frost White - Left. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch - AMD - Light Silver - Right. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch - AMD - Light Silver - Right. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch - Specs - Intel. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch - Specs - Intel. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch - Specs - AMD. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540 13-inch - Specs - AMD. (Source: Lenovo)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-09- 4 (Update: 2019-09- 4)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.