Lenovo IdeaPad S145 Review - Not Just Any Entry Level

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 Review - Not Just Any Entry Level

Already some this month we are accustomed to with the name of work and study from home. For workers and parents, certainly looking for a computing device to support the activities of these for her son and daughter. The choice of PC or laptop, which offers the design more portable. I would choose a laptop because it can be worn anywhere.

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S145 - Not Just Any Entry Level

There is a lot of selection of laptops on the market. To support the work of the office in general or the process of teaching and learning, laptop mainstream is enough. One option is the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is priced in the range of $ 336 and has a specification that is quite interesting. IdeaPad S145 is powered by AMD processors and is already using an SSD. Here the full specification.

Design

IdeaPad S145 has a design that is not various. Simple but attractive, with a typical Lenovo logo placed on the side of the device. Pattern finishing brush applied to the cover using a plastic material. Lenovo also uses color options silver which makes this laptop so much more elegant.

The dimensions of this laptop are relatively compact, with a length of 12.9 inches and a width of 9.5 inches. The common size laptop has a screen size of 14 inches. Interestingly, this laptop is not very thick, and its weight is light enough. It weighs only about a 1.6-kilogram course. So this laptop is certainly easy to carry around.

Although thin, the IdeaPad S145 has a row of ports that are quite complete. On the right side, there is a port SD Card and audio combo. For the hobby of photography so easy to remove the results of his work. While the area of the left looks more crowded. This Laptop has 3 USB ports of which two ports are already using the technology of USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and port adapters.

Although relatively laptop entry-level, display screen IdeaPad S145 also already present. IdeaPad S145 also applying a thin bezel. As a result, the user will get a visual experience of that area. The screen has a resolution of 1366x768 pixels with a brightness of 220 nits using a panel of TN. This screen has the advantages in the ability of the response time is good, but a little pale in the affairs of color, although black is still quite good.

IdeaPad S145 comes with a keyboard-sized compact. Indeed keyboard does not have a row of number keys, because generally, only a laptop-sized, 17-inch laptop has full-sized. However, although it comes with the size of the keyboard that is more concise, this makes the size of the keycaps so quite large.

For new users or sister-sister who was still sitting on the bench in education, typing on the IdeaPad S145 would be easy. Thanks to its large size also, so reducing the risk of the press. Keycapnya itself is quite comfortable pressed, not too soft not too hard. Quite responsive.

The Touchpad on this laptop got a size large enough. Its position just below the Spacebar (Space). The design is without a button. So to perform the left-click or right-click, we just have to think and pressing on the left-hand side and the right side.

Touchpadnya also supports input 3 fingers for quick access using Windows. This provides a faster experience in switching between apps, open or close them. Since the size is quite wide, the experience of using input 3 fingers is quite comfortable.

Webcam initially hardly gets the attention of excess when the consumer will buy a laptop. But lately, the webcam gets attention. A device that served to display the live video or take a picture of this so one of the elements that sought. As with the webcam, the process of work or teaching and learning online can still be done.

Webcam on the IdeaPad S145 has the highest resolution at 720 pixels with a 16:9 aspect ratio. To zoom your own it can not be said to be good, enough to simply follow the online class or meeting online for office workers.

Performance

The Laptop is powered by a processor AMD Athlon 300U comes with support for graphics AMD Radeon Vega 3, DDR4 RAM 8GB, and the storage type SSD 512GB. The specifications are indeed quite attractive to a laptop that is priced in the range of $336.

But that sure as to what the capabilities of this laptop? or easy this laptop can be used for anything anyway?

Review Lenovo IdeaPad S145 - Performance

To answer this, I will be sharing how the performance of the laptop to wear to work every day. Starting from working on several things at once (including several applications open at the same time), to enjoy some multimedia content.

One of the factors that make interesting this laptop is already using an SSD. The use of SSD in a computational tool such as a PC or laptop will certainly give an impact on the speed. Well, that's the speed of transferring files also increases the speed of bootup. If the reader is not familiar with the term boot up, this is the time it takes a computer to go to the page of Windows and is ready for use.

IdeaPad S145 is equipped with an SSD size of 512 GB, the size of which is quite extensive at this time. From the beginning turned on until is ready to be used, the time is required within a range of 25 to 27 seconds. It includes the process of entering the PIN. If compared with a laptop that still uses the HDD as storage, for example, the series V330, the IdeaPad S145 is precisely the range 3 times faster.

The speed given by the SSD not only shortens the time of boot up. Opening the app will also be faster. This includes the ability to copy data from Sandisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD, which has a size of 93,8 GB, the time it takes IdeaPad S145 to solve it in 21 minutes.

Powered by the AMD Athlon 300U has 2 core and 4 threads, and support graphics Radeon Vega 3, IdeaPad S145 it's powerful enough to support daily tasks, such as opening a Microsoft Office application while doing a video conference with your boss or attend school online.

Interestingly, this laptop can run the application for the processing of the file 3D. When I try to render the demo files for BMW to use the Blender app, this laptop can solve it in a time of 22 minutes and 30 seconds.

What laptop is the entry-level that can be used to play the game? The answer could be, although not game AAA class, casual games that do not require processing high graphics. This Laptop can run the game Valorant, games new FPS belongs to Riot Games lately I play. Although my graphics set on Low setting, the frame rate I get is in the range of 60s, relatively comfortable, yet in my opinion.

Specifications Of The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 :

Type Notebook
Processor 8th Gen Intel® Celeron® 4205U processor
OS Windows 10 Home
Graphic Card Intel® UHD Graphics 610
RAM 4GB
Storage 256GB SSD
Audio 2 x 1.5W Dolby Audio™ speaker system
Battery 6 hours (Based on MobileMark 2014, an industry standard PC performance benchmark. Actual results will vary depending on your system’s usage and settings, including power management and screen brightness)
Screen 14” HD (1366x768) TN AG, 220nits, 45% NTSC
Connectivity 802.11 AC 1x1
Bluetooth® 4.2
Webcam -
IO Ports 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1
1x USB-A 2.0
HDMI
SD card reader
Headphone / mic combo
Weight 1.6kg / 3.5lbs
Dimensions Starting at 327.1mm x 241mm x 19.9mm / 12.9″ x 9.5″ x 0.8″
Keyboard -
Software -
Price $ 336.62 (Prices are subject to change depending on the country)

Conclusion

For you workers or parents who are looking for a laptop with affordable price but has performance that is quite okay, Lenovo IdeaPad S145 could be an option.

In addition, it comes with an elegant minimalist design, this laptop has enough features spa is also equipped with specifications that can support the process of daily work, learn online from home, rendering 3D files to play games casually.

The use of SSDS has become one of the very interesting points because it makes the laptop is faster, better when booting up, open applications, and transfer files.

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