Lenovo IdeaPad S540 or IdeaPad S340, which one do I buy?

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 or IdeaPad S340, which one do I buy?

Lenovo's IdeaPad range is characterized by having quite light and thin laptops to carry on trips and outings. So if you are looking for a device to carry around, you can take a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 or Lenovo IdeaPad S350. Both teams do not reach 2 kilos in weight and are made with high quality materials, offering a very elegant and stylish design. In addition, both have 14 or 15-inch panels (to choose), as well as a processor up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 to enjoy good power when working.

Another of their great advantages is that they include a fingerprint reader to guarantee maximum security. There is no lack of a battery with fast charging, which, in the case of the IdeaPad S340, can reach 14 hours according to the established configuration. If you are interested in these two laptops and you don't know which one to decide on, you have time to think about it. At the moment they are not for sale in Spain, although they are expected to land soon. To help you a bit in your decision, here is a review of its main features and functions.

Comparative sheet

Lenovo IdeaPad S540Lenovo IdeaPad S340
screen14 or 15-inch IPS, resolution up to Full HD (1920 x 1080), anti-glare, 300 nits, glossy glass finish (optional)14 or 15 inches with resolution up to FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS
ProcessorUp to 8th Gen Intel Core i7Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7
RAMDDR4 up to 12GBUp to 12GB RAM
StorageUp to 512GB PCIe SSD drive
  • PCIe SSD up to 512GB
  • HDD up to 256 + 1 TB
  • HDD up to 2TB
Graphic T.NVIDIA GeForce MX250NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Connections and ports
  • USB Type C (USB3.1) x 1
  • HDMI (1.4b) x 1 (Max Q 2.0)
  • 2 USB 3.0 (one supports charging)
  • Audio jack
  • DC input jack (round)
  • SD card reader
  • Wifi
  • 2 USB 3.1 (one supports charging)
  • USB-C
  • HDMI
  • 4-in-1 SD card reader
  • Headphone / microphone combo port
  • DC socket
  • 802.11 AC 1 × 1 and 2 × 2
  • Bluetooth 4.2
BatteryUp to 9 hours, fast chargeUp to 14 hours, fast charge
DesignDiamond cut anodized aluminum in abyss blue, copper or mineral gray colorsAluminum in pink, gray, black or blue colors
Dimensions323 x 227 x 15.9mm, 1.5kg (14 ″) / 358mm x 245mm x 16.9mm, 1.8kg (15 ″)323.6 x 228 x 17.9, 1.55 kilos (14 ″) / 358 x 245 x 17.9, 1.79 kilos (15 ″)
SWWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Release dateComing soon Coming soon
PriceTo be specifiedTo be specified

Design and display

Both the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 and S340 boast a slim and slim design. Perhaps even more so in the case of the first. Its thickness reaches up to 16.9 millimeters in the case of the model with a 15-inch screen. With a 14-inch panel it stays at 15.9 millimeters. The IdeaPad S340, meanwhile, is thicker, 17.9 millimeters in its two versions. Also, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is a device that does not go unnoticed thanks to its diamond-cut anodized aluminum housing, which gives it a very elegant appearance. Once it is put on sale, it can be purchased in three different colors: abyss blue, copper or mineral gray. It is a piece of equipment that we can put in a backpack without being too much of a hindrance.

Lenovo IdeaPad S540

Lenovo IdeaPad S540

The IdeaPad S340 is made of aluminum and, like its companion in the range, has slim edges that allow you to take full advantage of the screen. This model will be available upon release in pink, gray, black or blue. If you look at the keyboards, they both feature comfortable, well-spaced keys with white backlighting. The trackpad looks quite spacious and comfortable to navigate through the browser or folders.

Regarding the screens, both have IPS panels of 14 or 15 inches and Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. In the case of the S540, mount an anti-reflective panel with a brightness of 300 nits with the option to choose it in a glossy glass finish. In addition, it offers an NTSC color gamut of up to 72 percent, which means that we will see more realistic images than in other rival teams.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340

Lenovo IdeaPad S340

Processor and memory

The Lenovo IdeaPad S540 and S340 are powered by up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors. Both are accompanied in turn by a RAM memory of up to 12 GB. For storage, the S540 will be offered with up to 512GB in SSD format. For its part, the S340 can also be purchased with an SSD unit of up to 512 GB, although there will also be options with a 1 or 2 TB HDD. For the graphics we have an NVIDIA GeForce MX250.

And if you place a lot of importance on computer sound because you use it a lot at night, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is possibly the best idea. This model has a system of silent double-action fans, capable of dispelling heat in order to prevent the computer from overheating when using it. In this way, we have a quieter and at the same time less hot equipment, something that is appreciated if we are going to have it on for many hours or in the summer.

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 design

Lenovo IdeaPad S540

Battery and connections

According to the company, the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is capable of offering autonomy for up to nine hours, time that is multiplied in the case of the IdePad S340, which goes up to 14 hours. Logically, this will depend a lot on the established configuration (brightness level, use of tools ...). In any case, both have fast charging, which will allow us to charge the equipment in more than half in a few minutes. It is clear that both are designed to transport from one place to another.

At the level of connections and ports, the IdeaPad S540 and S340 boast of USb type C, HDMI, card reader, WiFi or DC socket.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 design

Lenovo IdeaPad S340

Additional features

If you have a hard time deciding on one or the other, perhaps what can help you the most is to take a look at the battery or the silent fan issue, because both have identical extras. The IdeaPad S540 and S340 have Dolby Audio sound, which guarantees surround sound when watching movies or listening to music through Spotify or Tidal. In addition, both laptops offer a fingerprint reader to log in or make payments safely and quickly. They also arrive governed by Windows 10 Home, the most current version of Microsoft's platform.

As we say, neither the S540 nor the S340 are currently for sale in Spain. We will be very aware of your arrival to update the information with prices and stores where they can be purchased.