It is a trend. At least for the brand. In the last edition of the fair
last January and of which THE NATION made the coverage, one of the sectors that stood out for presenting a good amount of news was the
It showed its new computers with a style that differentiated them from the aggressive look that distinguishes its market-oriented products
With a marked tendency to manufacture more sober equipment, Alvaro Muoz, Lenovo's consumer manager for LATAM, said that "the brand wants to unify ideas by developing work teams that also serve to play." That said, we will begin to see, both in the Ideapad and Legion family, more compact and sober products that respond well to both markets.
Under this concept, we tested the new Ideapad L340 that the brand has just presented in Argentina and that may be an answer for those who need a robust team to work and play occasionally.
Sobriety and power
With the lid closed, the Ideapad L340 does not have a single guide to gamers with a sober gray design with a simple blue detail
To properly address the proposal of this team and as consumers, we will have to shed the idea of associating extreme power with aggressive design and heavy equipment. On the contrary, with the lid closed, the Ideapad L340 does not have a single guide to the gamer market. It is a sober gray notebook with a simple blue detail on one of its sides that serves to indicate the brand.
With a regular size to have a 15.6-inch screen, it is a lightweight and super transportable equipment that only adds a little more than 2 kilos to our backpack or handbag.
When lifting the lid, we will contact your keyboard with very low profile keys that, when you turn on the computer, wear a blue backlight that will facilitate night work by breaking, in addition, with part of the sobriety that characterizes this model.
Looking away and observing the labels that the L340 sports, the equipment we tested uses a 9th generation Intel Core i5 processor accompanied by 8 GB of RAM and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 graphics card. At this point it is important to highlight that This computer is offered in different versions, including, at its top of the range, a Core i7 line processor and a Geforce GTX 1650.
As for storage, the model we tested includes a rigid disk in solid state (SSD) of 240 GB that allows Windows 10 to boot in a matter of seconds, accompanied by a traditional 1 TB unit for mass data storage. In this section, nothing out of the ordinary for the times.
As for connectivity, the L340 strips its right spine and its rear connector, accumulating all its ports on the left side. Includes two USB ports (may have included one ms), another USB-C, network connector and HDMI output.
Reviewing its edge, a detail was somewhat neglected: it was a series of four screws located on the front that secured the two parts of the housing. They protrude too much and were little disguised, breaking a bit with the team's harmony as to its design.
With this line, Lenovo seeks to promote more compact and sober products that meet the needs of the professional and digital entertainment segment
As we said at the beginning of the note, this new Ideapad model is a good option for both working and playing occasionally.
We use the equipment for a week, subjecting it to a wide variety of thorough tests; in almost all of them I came out airy. We were able to edit some videos with Adobe Premiere, we designed some works using Corel Draw and the Gimp program of photographic retouching.
On the games side, we spent some hours enjoying Fortnite with all the details up and PES 2020, for which the L340 offered no resistance and lived up to the circumstances.
To fully test the processing and video capabilities, we installed the Futuremark 3DMark software, which offered the following results in the demos executed. Running the demanding Fire Strike benchmark in Full HD (1080p) that has a significant graphic load and effects (MSAA trillinear and anti-aliasing filter), the result was a little lower than expected; the average remained at 28 frames per second (FPS). In the first graphic test the result was 31.55 FPS, while in the second it was 26.66. For its part, the physical test showed 29 FPS.
The Ideapad L340 has very low profile keys with a blue light backlight, ideal for night work and with an aspect that breaks the sobriety that characterizes this model
According to what has been said, this Lenovo notebook is a good option for those who dedicate themselves to audio and video editing or graphic design. Clearly it is a team that has plenty of robustness both for the execution of videos in Full HD natively and for office work.
On the other hand, it is an interesting laptop for the casual player who seeks to spend time with popular games such as Fortnite or League of Legend, but when we demand it a bit with the great productions of the studios, we will have to download effects and resolutions to obtain a performance suitable.
Of course, these results are consistent with a team of this configuration that, in addition, is achieved at an affordable price within its segment, of 74,999 pesos. If we want superior performance we can see other more powerful alternatives, but we will have to have another budget.
Lenovo Ideapad L340: a notebook that works and also plays – LA NACION