Lenovo Ideapad S145 being a budget model cuts corners in an effort to keep the price down but, sports a stylish, light design with narrow bezel which makes for a cleaner design and larger display area.
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 comes featuring up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processing and a wide range of privacy and secure storage options.
Lenovo Ideapad S145 Key Specs & Features
- Windows 10 Home
- Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565u
- 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080), 220 nits, 45% color gamut or 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080), antiglare, 220 nits, 45% color gamut
- Up to 12GB RAM
- Intel Integrated UHD Graphics 620
- Up to 512GB PCIe SSD Storage
- Dolby Audio™ speaker system
- Up to 6 hours with 35 Whr Battery
The Lenovo Ideapad S145 budget notebook robust and solid laptop built fashionably from (polyphenylene sulfide) plastic material which gives a portable yet durable laptop.
This laptop Lid opened to maximum angle 180 degrees and unlike on the ThinkBook or Thinkpad series, the Lenovo inscription on the Lenovo Ideapad S14
Similarly, the numpad section includes dedicated keys for media playback, and previous track.
It also comes with 2 physical trackpad keys which are integrated below the trackpad for better experience.
There is also a multi-touch smooth touchpad which measures 10.5 x 7 cm, hence, large enough to perform gestures.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 positioned most of its ports on the left side of its body.
On the left, is the power port for charging, an HDMI port, a USB-A 2.0 port, and 2 USB-A 3.1 ports. On the right, however, is an SD Card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack for headsets.
One of the best thing about Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is the availability of two display screen size option.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 has a higher 15.6-inch display and an optional 14-inch screen.
There is an access to the 15.6″ display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. This Full HD antiglare display is built on a TN panel which has higher refresh rates, low response times, and decent input lag.
Similarly, the IdeaPad S145 has up to 220 nits display brightness and 45% color gamut which helps delivers clear, colourful and crisp image even in bright daylight.
On the base option is a 14-inch display, however with the same display panel, resolution and brightness panel.
Processor and Storage
The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 laptop both 14″ and 15.6″ offers up to the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, thus, giving you an engine with far more grunt.
This particular processor unit is considered to be power efficient and offers a higher clock speed due to its production through an improved 14 nm process.
Although, the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 15.6-inch and 14-inch is powered by the same CPU, they comes with different graphics card.
Lenovo S145 15.6-inch is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce MX230 graphics card which is more efficient as an everyday work GPU than for competitive gaming.
The IdeaPad S145 14-inch however, comes with up to NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics card. This GPU card is an entry-level graphics card not designed for maximum gaming experience.
Furthermore, for better user’s experience, these Lenovo IdeaPad S145 series comes with Up to 12GB of RAM with Up to 2TB SATA HDD and 512GB PCIe SSD card storage.
Similarly, the IdeaPad S145 run on Windows 10 Home operating system. Therefore, offering smooth user experience and better interface.
One of the biggest setback of this Lapto is the battery capacity. The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 function on a 2-cell ion battery.
This battery offers a 35Wh unit that will last you through no more than 6 hours of uninterrupted usage at a charge.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 features 2 x 1.5W Speakers which is positioned on its lower front lip with Dolby Audio™ which produces some great sound.
Furthermore, for connectivity, Lenovo S145 comes with Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11 AC 1×1 wireless network which delivers high speed connection.
IdeaPad S145 also comes with dual fans and two heat pipes for better cooling solution.
Lenovo IdeaPad S145 Price and Availability
Lenovo IdeaPad S145 price in Nigeria starts at around 78,500 for the 15.5-inch model.
IdeaPad S145 15.6-inch which is the higher variant has a starting price of $740 and goes higher based on your RAM, Storage and Performance configuration.
Similarly, the base 14-inch variant has a starting price of $466.65 with tendency to go higher depending on your preferred configuration.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S145 comes in two variant, hence, there is two different price tag.
This laptop is available on Lenovo’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
Lenovo IdeaPad S145 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad S145:
- OS: Windows 10 Home
- Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565u
- GPU: Up to NVIDIA® GeForce™ MX110 (14-inch), Up to NVIDIA® GeForce™ MX230 (15.6-inch)
- Memory: Up to 12GB
- Colours: Granite Black Glossy, Granite Black Texture, Platinum Grey Glossy
- Dimension: From 362.2mm x 251.5mm x 19.9mm / 14.3″ x 9.9″ x 0.8″ (15.6-inch), Starting at 327.1mm x 241mm x 19.9mm / 12.9″ x 9.5″ x 0.8″ (14-inch)
- Weight: Starting at 1.6kg / 3.5lbs (14-inch) , Starting at 1.85kg / 4.08lbs (15.6-inch).
Display & Keyboard
- Display: Up to 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080), 220 nits, 45% color gamut, Up to 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080), antiglare, 220 nits, 45% color gamut
- Keyboard: –
- Pointing Device: –
- Built-in Storage: Up to 512GB PCIe SSD
- Optical Storage: Up to 2TB SATA HDD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes.
- USB Ports: 2 USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1 USB-A 2.0
- HDMI: Yes
- Thunderbolt Ports: –
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: Yes
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: 802.11 AC 1×1
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 4.2
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- 720p webcam
- AC power in
- 3.5 mm audio combo jack
- 2 x 1.5W, Dolby Audio™ speaker system
- Microsoft Office
- Battery: polymer 35 Whr
- Use Time: Up to 6 hours
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It is perfectly inscribed at the right top corner of the lid. Furthermore, the Ideapad S145 lid contain the display screen with thin bezels on the top, left, right and bottom. The top bezel host the 720p HD webcam.
Similarly, Lenovo Ideapad S145 has bar hinge which is rigid enough to prevent teetering when typing no matter the angle positioned.
The top cover and keyboard island have a glossy plastic finishing which gives it a classic look.
Lenovo Ideapad S145 bottom chassis house the keyboard, touchpad, Trackpad, numpad and other components.
Furthermore, Lenovo has equipped the IdeaPad S145 with an unlit chiclet keyboard which does not come with any backlit at all.
The flat, slightly roughened keys have short stops and clear pressure points.