Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6″ FHD Gaming Laptop, GTX 1050, i7-9750H, 81LK000EUS Review

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6″ FHD Gaming Laptop

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming Laptop

Black Lenovo IdeaPad L340 (81LK000EUS) is a slim mid-range 15.6-inch non-touch Full HD gaming laptop, with a 9th generation Intel i7 processor, large hybrid HDD and SSD storage, 8GB memory, dedicated GTX 1050 videocard and Windows 10 Home. You’ll get the free Amazon technical support included with the purchase of this gaming laptop.

The six core Intel i7-9750H is a high-end processor with an impressive Passmark benchmark score of 13668. It runs at speeds between 2.6 and 4.5 GHz with turbo boost and has the hyper-threading feature with 6 cores and 12 threads in parallel. The two extra cores- 6 rather than 4 increases the performance by about 50% and is good for the very demanding games and applications. The typical Thermal Design Power for this processor is 45 watts and the battery life can be up to 9.5 hours if you’re not gaming and just streaming videos.

8GB DDR4 RAM at 2400 MHz should be adequate for most users and they can upgrade it to 16GB if they need more memory and multitasking power. RAM can be upgraded by a certified technician only and not by the user if they don’t want to void the warranty. There is a single memory slot and the existing 8GB will be replaced by a 16GB stick. 1TB HDD at 5400rpm rotating speed is good for lots of space for all your files- photos, music, videos and games and the 256GB NVMe Solid State Drive offers both snappy performance overall and some storage space. This laptop comes with the Windows 10 Home 64-bit pre-installed with its great user-friendly features.

15.6-inch Full HD screen on this Lenovo Gaming Laptop has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, anti-glare, 45% Color Gamut, 250 nits brightness, and IPS panel with the 178-degree viewing angles. This quarter 2 of 2019 release processor has the built-in Intel UHD Graphics 630 with a benchmark score of 1214 that will be enough for light gaming and daily media tasks. But the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB memory will give you more gaming and multimedia power allowing you to play the latest games smoothly and quickly at medium to high settings and resolutions. It has a benchmark score of 4736 as a mid-range dedicated graphics card.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming Laptop Connectivity

It has a 720p high definiton webcam with the privacy shutter to block the cam from showing your private life, for gaming with friends whenever and wherever. The advanced Dolby Audio technology and side firing stereo speakers deliver great quality sound for gaming, movies and songs despite lacking a bit of bass. There is not optical drive (and no SD Card Reader) but you can connect USB based external drives if you need to play DVD games or need a media card reader.

Connectivity options include 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 2.0 output, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack and Kensington lock slot. Black Lenovo L340 weighs 4.84 pounds with the dimensions of 14.3 x 10 x 0.9 inches. With its classy business design it won’t stand out like a gaming laptop at work. But the backlit keyboard with two blue-colored settings will turn it more into a gaming machine. And the keys on the keyboard feel comfortable to type on. It comes with only small amount of junkware that you need to uninstall, including the 30-day trial version of the McAfee LiveSafe Antivirus. The Lenovo L340 is a mid-range portable gaming machine in a robust chassis that can handle all kinds of heavy work and budget gaming and offers great value for the dollar. It has an average customer rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars that shows a good amount of customer satisfaction.

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