Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard is full-sized, that is, with an additional numeric pad. The key travel is only one and a half millimeters. They are pressed confidently, with tactile feedback. Sticky comments, even if you try to hit the very corner of the space. The top row of keys is reduced in 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, disabling the touchpad and wireless communication modules, etc.). Keypad backlighting is available. In the traditional place under the keyboard, there is a slightly recessed touchpad measuring 105 × 70 mm. In this case, it does not have dedicated keys, pressing can be performed almost over the entire area of the touch panel.
Review and testing of the laptop Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL
The new IdeaPad S145 has received an updated design and reduced dimensions. The screen bezels are thinner compared to the previous model. The weight of the device has also decreased. Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL can be described as a model that is ideal for everyday work, guarantees perfect sound quality and provides fast and secure storage options.
Ergonomics and design
The choice of colors for 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 some for the strength of the case, the fact is that the case is completely made of inexpensive plastic, which bends under pressure, in principle, from a budget model, it is difficult to require the use of premium materials in finishing. The body is approximately the same thickness throughout its depth (except at the very edges), although the bevel shape on the sides tries to create the illusion that it is wedge-shaped. There are no additional elements on the lid, except for the dainty little manufacturer’s name. The large casing hiding the hinges of the screen is apparently made of plastic. at least, it is under it that the antennas of the wireless network adapters are brought out. On-screen hinges hold the display in position well enough, the display DOES NOT dangle, the maximum screen opening angle is 180 degrees.
Ports, most of them are located on the left side of the case, there is a power jack, an HDMI connector, three USB Type-A ports (one 2.0 and two 3.1 Gen.1). The case contains only an SD card reader and a combo headphone / microphone jack. In terms of dimensions and weight (362 x 252 x 19.9 mm and 1.89 kg) we have a typical ultra-compact “tag”. On the bottom plastic cover there are ventilation grills and speaker slots. Removing the bottom from the Ideapad S145 15 Not a big deal. You only need a Phillips screwdriver. After you unscrew the 9 screws, SIMply lift the bottom cover up. The motherboard has an M.2 slot, so you can install a fast SSD drive, we also note that there is only one slot to accommodate RAM, in our case it is occupied.
Options and prices
The Ideapad S145 is equipped with processors from Intel Celeron to Intel Core i7 8th generation or AMD A4 to Ryzen 7 Series 3xxx. The laptop runs the Windows 10 operating system and is available in different variants with up to 12 GB dual-channel RAM. Integrated solutions from Intel or AMD act as a graphics accelerator. There are configurations with a discrete NVIDIA 230 or AMD Radeon 530 card with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, as well as IdeaPad S145 series laptops can be treated without a discrete card
Data storage is carried out on:
- M.2 SSDs up to 512GB
- SATA hard drive up to 2 TB
The 15-inch screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, matrices are made using TN technology and have a matte finish. The cost of Lenovo Ideapad S145-15IWL starts from 20,000 rubles.
Display and sound
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 display is equipped with a matte TN AUO B156HTN06.1 matrix. Its display is 15.6 “(39.62 cm) and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is standard 16: 9 and the pixel density is 142 ppi in 0.18 x 0.18 mm steps. Expect viewing angles. with deviation from the center, inversion is well 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), not used, Flicker at all brightness levels is not observed. The contrast is low at only 430: 1, so the colors on the screen look dull, and the black is a dirty gray. The color gamut of the display, too, can not be pleasing, we got only 51% sRGB. Subjectively, the display in a laptop does not cause delight. the laptop consists of two 2-watt speakers, it does NOT represent anything special, ordinary mid-level acoustics.
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