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Lenovo Ideapad L340-15API: hdd capability + general experience

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi folks,

 

Short: Can the Lenovo Ideapad L340-15API with a pre-installed 256 GB SSD be upgraded by putting in a second HDD?

 

Long:

 

As I couldn't find any reviews/teardowns of the L340 neither on google nor here in the forum I started a new post.

1) Does anyone of you currently use this laptop? If so in which configuration?

2) As mentioned in the "short", is the model with the pre-installed 256 GB SSD upgradable by installing a HDD as second drive through an unused SATA port?

3) Does anyone of you have experience or a clear opinion to the Ideapad L340, especially with the Ryzen 5 3500U

 

A link to the exact model I was looking at: https://www.lenovo.com/at/de/laptops/ideapad/l-series/Lenovo-IdeaPad-L340-15API/p/81LW000UGE?gclid=Cj0KCQjwxYLoBRCxARIsAEf16-ur7jb7NiUr-K-OvK0SWC8MtOWsLjvPTyg8d05tnFEszH6X_UrUk98aApuyEALw_wcB&ef_id=Cj0KCQjwxYLoBRCxARIsAEf16-ur7jb7NiUr-K-OvK0SWC8MtOWsLjvPTyg8d05tnFEszH6X_UrUk98aApuyEALw_wcB:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!4310!3!336082292071!!!g!293946777986!&cid=at:sem|se|google|G-AT-EMEA-Lenovo-PLA-B-BrandShoppingallproductsde_AT81LW000UGE

 

Thanks a lot!

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9 hours ago, OCXenox said:

As I couldn't find any reviews/teardowns of the L340 neither on google nor here in the forum I started a new post.

It's based on Ideapad 330 which has mediocre build quality


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Posted · Original PosterOP

What would be you recommendation for an office/multimedia laptop in the region of 600€?

 

I also found the Acer Aspire 3 to be in this price range, a few Asus Vivobook 15 and a Dell Inspirion 15 5575.

Somehow I'd like to have a Ryzen in it, because it seems to be a much better price/performance, especially looking at the Ryzen 3rd gen.

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37 minutes ago, OCXenox said:

I also found the Acer Aspire 3 to be in this price range, a few Asus Vivobook 15 and a Dell Inspirion 15 5575

Neither of these are good models either

 

Any links of online stores? Any preference on weight, battery life and display size?


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6 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Any links of online stores? Any preference on weight, battery life and display size?

The online-site I use when looking for laptops is: https://geizhals.at/ 

I am from Austria, but I guess this site is comparable to best buy, as it lists every in Austria available model and it's best price.

The criteria for my search was:

  • 15.6"
  • no dedicated GPU
  • around 600€
  • battery life can be average as it'll be used +6h a day and therefore I'll always have a charging cable at hand
  • CPU preferably Ryzen5 3500U or Ryzen7 2700U (or better if the price alows it), but generally the best bang-for-buck
  • 8 GB of RAM are enough
  • no CD/DVD needed
  • pre-installed 256GB M.2 SSD would be nice

On my site of trust (with no price limit) this gives me these results: 

https://geizhals.at/?cat=nb&v=e&hloc=at&hloc=de&sort=t&bl1_id=30&xf=11609_1920x1080~12128_15~6751_21~6763_Ryzen+x+3xxx~8149_integrierte+Grafik+(IGP)

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Lenovo Ideapad S340-15API 81NC005BGE

HP Pavilion 15-cw1104ng/05ng/06ng - small battery


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wow thanks! I see that the IPS-panels of these models are much more desirable.

Probably will go for the HP just because I can get hold of it for 500€ and the Lenovo would be 600€, but I'll first try to get my hands on them at a store.

 

Many Thanks again👍

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6 hours ago, OCXenox said:

Probably will go for the HP

Keep in mind that Pavilion line has more chances of getting QC issues


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hmm, got my hands on a 330s and a similar HP, but with different internals, but same chassis and find the hinge of the HP "funny" … guess I'll flip a coin then.

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40 minutes ago, OCXenox said:

a similar HP

which one?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry for the late reply.

 

On 6/18/2019 at 6:44 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

which one?

It was the "HP Pavilion 15-cs1042ng" same chassis just with Intel and Nvidea inside.

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