Analysis of the S145-15API – Athlon 300U from Lenovo.

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Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.So we ran tests on Lenovo S145-15API to find out what it was worth.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

S145-15API compatible with internet use?

We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This S145-15API is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Lenovo; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. In other words, don’t expect to keep it for more than 3 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 15 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. The manufacturer offers a processor Athlon 300U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 8 Gb of memory. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Your computer will work better and longer.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 1100 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the S145-15API is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.

S145-15API for videos?

Lenovo has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. This S145-15API is a multipurpose laptop that will suit most uses, whether it’s for playing resource-efficient games, light photo editing, or for office work and web browsing. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 15, in 1920×1080, and a good quality of colours. Despite this, the colors are correct, and the contrasts allow you to see the details. The major disadvantage of its small size is that in multimedia mode, watching a movie can be tiring for your eyes. The big advantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop that weighs only a 1.9 kilogram.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it S145-15API has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Athlon 300U is now outdated. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
With AMD Radeon Vega 3, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Lenovo didn’t prioritize connectivity on this laptop. The S145-15API only 3 ports only provides you with ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. That’s only 4 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.

The S145-15API- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes S145-15API to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Lenovo. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
Its weight of 1.9 Kg makes it easy to move. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. The 15 inches screen is barely enough to surf the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this S145-15API. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
CPU Athlon 300U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Note that like all manufacturers, Lenovo is optimistic about the autonomy of this S145-15API. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 1100 Gb of space. The main advantage of this disc mix is that the SSD contains fewer moving parts, and is faster, and that the standard disc allows more recording-erasing phases. The time it takes the laptop to start and leave the sleep mode is ultra-fast. And if you still need more storage, you’ll need to add an external drive, or take out a private cloud subscription.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 15 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The connector part is less well supplied, with only 3 possibilities. This makes it one of the least well equipped models currently.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not S145-15API really made for travelling.

The S145-15API to make audio or video editing. 

The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Lenovo have thought of for this S145-15API. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Athlon 300U. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
This model has both an SSD disk for fast boot time and a conventional disk for backup. It offers a total available storage space of 1 1100 Gb, the best available. It is one of the top of the range for this parameter. Even if a few minutes of personal video takes up a lot of space, you won’t have to worry about it on this computer. In extreme cases, you can always add an external hard drive to one of the USB ports.
With 4 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the S145-15APIhas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
As you will have understood, it S145-15API proposes a rather basic oriented use. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.

S145-15API the right choice to play online?

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis S145-15API wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Lenovo has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
Provided with a resolution of 1920×1080, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Not really designed for gaming, which leads to a display system that is a little behind the times An exception to this is if you play on games that are more than 5 years old.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 1100 Gb.
For online gaming, it S145-15API has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.9 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this S145-15API one. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

S145-15API the right choice for office automation ?

This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. Review of the details for this new laptop.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10S that’s running it.
Among the choices available to you, it will be interesting to take into account the weight in order to facilitate its transport. A weight of 1.9 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With only 1100 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it S145-15API is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.

Finally, the S145-15API….

In the end, our analysis will have shown that it S145-15API is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks