The new IdeaPad S145 received an updated design and reduced dimensions. The screen frames are thinner compared to the previous model. Also reduced the weight of the device. Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL can be described as a model that is ideal for everyday work, guarantees perfect sound quality and provides fast and safe storage options.
Options and prices
IdeaPad S145 is equipped with processors from Intel Celeron to the eighth generation Intel Core i7 or AMD from A4 to Ryzen 7-series 3xxx. The laptop runs on the operating system Windows 10 and is available in different versions with dual-channel RAM up to 12 GB. As a graphics accelerator are integrated solutions from Intel or AMD. There are configurations with a discrete graphics card NVIDIA 230 or AMD Radeon 530 with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, as well as laptops of the IdeaPad S145 series can also be delivered without a discrete graphics card
Data storage is carried out on:
- M.2 SSDs up to 512 GB
- Up to 2 TB SATA Hard Drive
The resolution of the 15-inch screen is 1920 × 1080 pixels, the matrices are made using TN technology and have a matte finish. The cost of Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL starts from 20,000 rubles.
Ergonomics and design
The choice of colors Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL is limited to two colors, respectively, matte black (Granite Black Gloss), black textured (Granite Black Texture) and gray (Platinum Gray Glossy). The build quality does not cause any special complaints, but there are such claims to the durability of the case, the fact is that the case is completely made of inexpensive plastic, which bends at a pressure, in principle, from a budget model, it is difficult to demand the use of premium materials in decoration. The body is approximately the same thickness throughout the entire depth (except for the edges), although the shape of the bevels on the sides tries to create the illusion that it is wedge-shaped. There are no additional elements on the lid, except for the elegant little name of the manufacturer. The large casing hiding the screen hinges is apparently made of plastic. in any case, it is underneath the antennas of wireless network adapters. On-screen hinges hold the display in the set position quite well, the display does not hang, the maximum angle of the screen is 180 degrees.
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Ports, most of them are located on the left side of the case, there is a power socket, an HDMI video connector, three Type-A USB ports (one 2.0 and two 3.1 Gen.1). On the right are only an SD card reader and a combined headphone / microphone jack. In terms of dimensions and weight (362 x 252 x 19.9 mm mm and 1.89 kg) we have before us a typical ultra-compact “tag”. Ventilation grilles and speaker slots are located on the bottom plastic cover. To remove the bottom with the Ideapad S145 15 is not such a difficult task. You only need a Phillips screwdriver. After you unscrew the 9 screws, simply lift the bottom cover up. There is an M.2 slot on the motherboard, so you can install a fast SSD drive, we also note that there is only one slot for hosting RAM, in our case it is busy.
Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard is full-sized, that is, with an additional digital unit. The key travel is only one and a half millimeters. Confidently pressed with tactile feedback. There is no sticking, even if you try to press the very corner of the space bar. The top row of keys is a reduced size. By the way, by default, the top row of keys is used to control the parameters of the laptop (changing the volume, screen brightness, turning off the touchpad and wireless communication modules, etc.). There is no backlight for the keyboard unit. In a traditional place under the keyboard is a slightly recessed touchpad measuring 105 × 70 mm. In this case, it does not have dedicated keys; pressing can be performed on almost the entire area of the touch panel.
Display and sound
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 is equipped with a TN AUO B156HTN06.1 matte matrix. Its display is 15.6" (39.62 cm), and the resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is standard 16: 9, and the pixel density is 142 ppi in increments of 0.18 x 0.18 mm. It is expected that the viewing angles are small, with a deviation from the center, the inversion is clearly noticeable. The maximum brightness of the matrix is 217 nits, in the average 214 nits, the maximum deviation over the entire surface is 6%. Pulse width modulation (PWM) is not used, flicker at all brightness levels is not observed. The contrast is low only 430: 1, so the colors on the screen look dull, and the black color is a dirty gray. The color gamut of the display also can not please, we got only 51% sRGB. According to subjective feelings, the display in the laptop does not cause enthusiasm. The sound subsystem of the laptop consists of two 2-watt speakers, it is nothing special, it is an ordinary mid-level acoustics.