Overall, the Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming is a good laptop for daily usage and even gaming. The smooth pad surface makes gliding easy for the fingers. You may click on this link (page 31) as your reference on how to remove the battery. Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications. AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7100U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), Intel Core i3-7100U, Intel HD Graphics 620. It fulfills its tasks without issues. However, Lenovo leaves some of the performance underused since the RAM runs in single-channel mode. A Gigabit Ethernet controller from Realtek's RTL8168/8111 family handles wired network connections. Our practical Wi-Fi test simulates the load caused by accessing websites. The Ideapad L340-17API model before us is powered by the Ryzen 5 3500U APU from AMD. Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter, cd/m² and 1000:1 respectively to be good. An increase of up to 3.7 GHz is possible through Turbo. The Ideapad L340-17 series succeeds the Ideapad 330-17 series. If PWM was detected, an average of 9589 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured. As for temperatures, the L340 Gaming’s Intel Core i5-9300H is reaching a heat level where it is dangerous to the laptop. With the Ideapad L340-17API, Lenovo has a 17.3-inch laptop in its range, which offers enough computing power for office and Internet applications. It reached a maximum of 95°C, which is not relatively good. However, the SATA slot required for connecting an optical drive is available. The good battery life should be mentioned too, which Lenovo squeezes out from the relatively small battery. 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi standards, it also supports the fast ac standard. The case would need to be opened in order to add a corresponding SSD. The values are in the green area in everyday use. I purchase Lenovo L340 Gaming 15lRH on 3 oct 2020. Plus, the estimated remaining time is pretty fluctuating. Some hints to extend battery life for IdeaPad, Lenovo and ThinkPad Laptops Easy ways to extend your battery life - ideapad, Lenovo, ThinkPad laptops - Lenovo Support US Lenovo Inc. In my personal use, I think accepted that my battery life can go for almost 2 hours less since I was convinced that it is a gaming laptop. The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 81LK000EUS comes equipped with a new generation, Intel Core i7-9750H processing unit. ("Platinum Grey"). We did not experience any problems. The single-thread tests are run at 1.5 to 3.7 GHz. The fan produces a quiet whistling sound unfortunately. Top 10 LaptopsMultimedia, Budget Multimedia, Gaming, Budget Gaming, Lightweight Gaming, Business, Budget Office, Workstation, Subnotebooks, Ultrabooks, Chromebooks, under 300 USD/Euros, under 500 USD/Euros, 1.000 USD/Euros, Top 10 SmartphonesSmartphones, Phablets, ≤5-inch, Camera SmartphonesThe Best Smartphones for Less Than 160 Euros. Then the bottom cover can be detached with the help of a thin spatula or a grout finishing tool. Re:Ideapad L340 Gaming Battery life and remaining hour indicator. Our review unit does not offer an optical drive. Hi, did you find any solution? The case of the Ideapad L340 is made completely of a silver-gray plastic ("Platinum Grey"). The L340 does not come with a maintenance hatch. We like the resistance provided by the keys. A solid state drive in the 2.5-inch format makes for a fast system. It is dim, contrast-poor and has unstable viewing angles. This results in the areas next to both sides of the palm rest remaining free of cables. If you are not comfortable performing the step especially that your computer is still in warranty and to prevent any warranty void please contact Lenovo Support through 877-453-6686 so they can schedule a battery replacement or any other repairs needed by your computer. Alternatively, there are also models available that use Intel processors. I have the same problem. There is a need for improvement in terms of stability: The base unit and the lid can be twisted a little too much for our taste. Lenovo equips the Ideapad with a TN panel that shows unstable viewing angles. Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15IRH is part of this new category of products and, with good internal components and a good battery life, ready to become one of the preferred PC from the university, thanks to low fuel consumption and the removal of the DVD player to make space for the battery … In addition, the display suffers from a clear blue tint. About 550 Euros (~$610) need to be spent for our review unit. Well, the major tradeoff you’ll have to live with is the apparent lack of portability. We test whether Turbo is used consistently when plugged in by running Cinebench's R15 multithread test continuously in a loop for a minimum of 30 minutes. and battery indicate wrong remaining time. There is nothing to complain about in terms of workmanship. There is a need for improvement in terms of stability: The base unit and the lid can be twisted a little too much for our taste. Try reseating the battery ( to unplug or remove it and then to plug it back in place ). This applies in the first place to games that are already a couple of years old and do not have very high hardware requirements - "Diablo 3", "Team Fortress 2" and "League of Legends", for example. In this way, a corresponding drive could be set up on demand. This website uses cookies. The stereo speakers are placed on the bottom of the device. The laptop provides more than enough performance for office and Internet applications. All in all, Lenovo delivers quite a good keyboard here, which is also suitable for regular writing. For about 50 Euros (~$55) more, there are configuration variants available for the Ideapad, which have a slightly stronger APU, a Full HD IPS display with stable viewing angles and memory that runs in dual-channel mode. In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. The IdeaPad L340 runs for up to 9.5 hours*, more than enough to get you through the day or to binge-watch your favorite TV show. It’s relatively decent for a laptop. Sascha Mölck, 2019-08-19 (Update: 2019-08-21). The hardware in the L340 can run quite a lot of the games that are found in our database smoothly. Although Lenovo only gave the L340 a relatively small battery (36 Wh), the device can squeeze out a lot of runtime from the battery. The Ideapad reaches a runtime of 6:54 hours. 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