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LENOVO IdeaPad L340 15.6" Gaming Laptop - i5, GTX 1650, 128 GB SSD - £599.00 delivered from CurrysPCWorld
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LENOVO IdeaPad L340 15.6" Gaming Laptop - i5, GTX 1650, 128 GB SSD - £599.00 delivered from CurrysPCWorld

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Posted 19th Dec 2019

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Probably the cheapest 1650 laptop around at the moment.

Powerful Intel® Core™ i5 processor

Whether you're in the final ten in a battle royale game or working on an assignment, get the power you need with the Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6" Gaming Laptop.

With a 9th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, you're able to compete against other players online as well as edit photos and complete big projects.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card

See more of the games you love thanks to the Lenovo IdeaPad's GTX 1650 graphics card. Able to render more of the scene at once, you'll be able to see your opponents far off in the distance.

And when it comes to playing games like Minecraft and Fortnite, you'll get consistent, smooth motion that makes precision that much easier.

Superb sound

You'll want crystal clear sound to match those graphics, and the Lenovo L340 won't let you down with Dolby Audio. You'll get a more realistic sound experience that places you at the centre of the action, whether you're gaming or discovering new shows to watch.

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Description from Currys
"144 FPS when playing Fortnite at 1080p
Full HD display"
bnone19/12/2019 18:06

Description from Currys"144 FPS when playing Fortnite at 1080pFull HD …Description from Currys"144 FPS when playing Fortnite at 1080pFull HD display"


That's possible on a HD 7950. 144fps low
Has anyone both this any experienced any problems,with it? I'm in the middle of returning same spec laptop from Dell that has a stuttering/ freezing problem in windows.
I ordered this earlier today after trawling for a few days, any opinions on it?
charltonator19/12/2019 20:03

I ordered this earlier today after trawling for a few days, any opinions …I ordered this earlier today after trawling for a few days, any opinions on it?


I was looking to buy this myself when Lenovo had this on offer for £521 a couple of weeks ago, but the 128GB hard drive put me off, and I read a few reviews of complaints of the battery not lasting more than 2 hours.
nanlik19/12/2019 20:46

I was looking to buy this myself when Lenovo had this on offer for £521 a …I was looking to buy this myself when Lenovo had this on offer for £521 a couple of weeks ago, but the 128GB hard drive put me off, and I read a few reviews of complaints of the battery not lasting more than 2 hours.


128GB isn't great but it's a half decent cpu and gpu which sort of makes up for the fact that you may have to upgrade the SSD.

I think the battery complaints are in relation to when it's being used for gaming but that applies to any laptop being used for gaming really. I think someone said on the last deal that the battery lasts for about 4 or 5 five hours when not being used for gaming.
Isn't 128GB ssd usual spec for this price?
nanlik19/12/2019 20:46

I was looking to buy this myself when Lenovo had this on offer for £521 a …I was looking to buy this myself when Lenovo had this on offer for £521 a couple of weeks ago, but the 128GB hard drive put me off, and I read a few reviews of complaints of the battery not lasting more than 2 hours.


Yeah I was looking then too! And also missed the ASUS tuf for about the same price- gutted! Although im hoping that this price comes down after Xmas with their 7 day price guarantee being around Boxing Day!

I was also concerned about the battery, but after further research ALL gaming laptops have similar battery issues while gaming, the higher the spec the worse they are so it’s a catch 22. Also with the performance, which is reduced without the power plugged in. Basically it’s two in one, it’s a laptop with a good 6-9 hour battery or it’s a game’s machine that you have to treat like a desktop and have plugged in.
I was bought a cheap Lenovo laptop last Christmas.

I i was astonished how fast and responsive it was with an SSD Hard drive.

So much so that i treated myself to a higher Spec Lenovo Model. the 530S I7 .

Very underrated brand in my opinion.Even the first cheap Lenovo model had an aluminum Shell and felt like a more expensive laptop. miles better than my HP.
Still half expecting to find a magic 1tb HDD in addition to the SSD. I usually struggle to fill a hard drive, have to force myself to add stuff for the sake of it. Should mean the system is better for it.
charltonator19/12/2019 21:09

Yeah I was looking then too! And also missed the ASUS tuf for about the …Yeah I was looking then too! And also missed the ASUS tuf for about the same price- gutted! Although im hoping that this price comes down after Xmas with their 7 day price guarantee being around Boxing Day! I was also concerned about the battery, but after further research ALL gaming laptops have similar battery issues while gaming, the higher the spec the worse they are so it’s a catch 22. Also with the performance, which is reduced without the power plugged in. Basically it’s two in one, it’s a laptop with a good 6-9 hour battery or it’s a game’s machine that you have to treat like a desktop and have plugged in.


Don't be sad about that asus tuf 120hz laptop. I've been through two of them that have a touchpad rattle. The build quality is of a £100 laptop
Donaris3019/12/2019 19:25

Has anyone both this any experienced any problems,with it? I'm in the …Has anyone both this any experienced any problems,with it? I'm in the middle of returning same spec laptop from Dell that has a stuttering/ freezing problem in windows.


Have you checked for windows system updates and installed the latest Nvidia drivers? Should help.
jyonda20/12/2019 08:58

Have you checked for windows system updates and installed the latest …Have you checked for windows system updates and installed the latest Nvidia drivers? Should help.


Yes, problem seems to got fixed after i installed latest intel chipset.
Edited by: "Donaris30" 20th Dec 2019
I bought two of these laptops from Lenovo around Black Friday time when they were selling them for £521 with the 10% newsletter discount (possible 8% Quidco too). Overall I think this machine is a really good option for people looking for a productivity machine (homework/office) with some additional graphics/gaming capability at a sensible price. The main complaint about this tends to be the single RAM mount so you don't get the benefit of dual channel RAM but you can upgrade the single 8gb RAM to 16gb and it's probably enough without needing every last % of performance. There's other things you can do like undervolting but if you're looking for 'serious' gaming then this probably isn't for you anyway. For the other 95% of people this machine is great.

I replaced the 128gb drives with 480gb Corsair MP510 SSD NVMe which was easy to do. It just requires unscrewing the back panel and swapping out the drives. There was a mount for a 2.5" drive but no cable and from what I've read it needs to be OEM which is expensive. That's why I just swapped the NVme SSD. Remember to create Windows 10 installation USB media first to re-install when the new drive is fitted. Battery life shows about 5 hours from full charge but I'm not using it much unplugged so not sure how accurate that is.

If you don't need the laptop for Xmas I would perhaps hold off and wait for Lenovo to get more stock then buy in the new year with the 10% newsletter discount. At £521 this was the most bang for your buck out there (with an IPS display too) though at £599 the small SSD is kind of a dealbreaker.


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Edited by: "jyonda" 20th Dec 2019
It's currently £598.99 on Currys PC World business with a further 3% Quidco cashback.
jyonda20/12/2019 09:30

I bought two of these laptops from Lenovo around Black Friday time when …I bought two of these laptops from Lenovo around Black Friday time when they were selling them for £521 with the 10% newsletter discount (possible 8% Quidco too). Overall I think this machine is a really good option for people looking for a productivity machine (homework/office) with some additional graphics/gaming capability at a sensible price. The main complaint about this tends to be the single RAM mount so you don't get the benefit of dual channel RAM but you can upgrade the single 8gb RAM to 16gb and it's probably enough without needing every last % of performance. There's other things you can do like undervolting but if you're looking for 'serious' gaming then this probably isn't for you anyway. For the other 95% of people this machine is great. I replaced the 128gb drives with 480gb Corsair MP510 SSD NVMe which was easy to do. It just requires unscrewing the back panel and swapping out the drives. There was a mount for a 2.5" drive but no cable and from what I've read it needs to be OEM which is expensive. That's why I just swapped the NVme SSD. Remember to create Windows 10 installation USB media first to re-install when the new drive is fitted. Battery life shows about 5 hours from full charge but I'm not using it much unplugged so not sure how accurate that is.If you don't need the laptop for Xmas I would perhaps hold off and wait for Lenovo to get more stock then buy in the new year with the 10% newsletter discount. At £521 this was the most bang for your buck out there (with an IPS display too) though at £599 the small SSD is kind of a dealbreaker.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-l340-15-gaming-laptop-52199-delivered-at-lenovo-store-uk-3354027?page=2#comment-39315966


Yeah I saw a review that included a teardown of the system, and they saw that it was missing the sata connector cable. They contacted LENOVO, and got a reply that it was going to cost $100 or a similar absurd amount.
So for buyers wanting SSD + HDD you'll need to find a model with a HDD already installed.
Fired mine up last night, started well, but as I messed around with it noticed it struggles to do more than one thing at a time, quite low demand too. Had a video on YouTube and football manager running in the background, the video was unwatchable, wonder if it’s the single channel ram?
charltonator21/12/2019 10:41

Fired mine up last night, started well, but as I messed around with it …Fired mine up last night, started well, but as I messed around with it noticed it struggles to do more than one thing at a time, quite low demand too. Had a video on YouTube and football manager running in the background, the video was unwatchable, wonder if it’s the single channel ram?


It is only single channel, that was another reason I didn't buy it.
charltonator21/12/2019 10:41

Fired mine up last night, started well, but as I messed around with it …Fired mine up last night, started well, but as I messed around with it noticed it struggles to do more than one thing at a time, quite low demand too. Had a video on YouTube and football manager running in the background, the video was unwatchable, wonder if it’s the single channel ram?



I can't believe that this spec would struggle with multi tasking, single channel RAM or otherwise. I would recommend opening the Lenovo Vantage app and checking for system updates. Once you've completed those updates go into Windows 10 system updates and scan for any other updates. Even if Windows 10 settings says you're up to date you probably aren't so do run the scan to be sure. I've had this a couple of times.
Yeah it’s really weird, it started well, like really well and then I turned it off, it updated and then it struggled with the graphics on football manager. I changed the settings to lowest and the frame rate still wasn’t good. I’ll try it later and worst case scenario factory reset
My old ps2 is better for gaming that this
When you buy these gaming laptops do they come with Microsoft Office? I read somewhere that Windows 10 comes with a year of Office, is this correct? Also does anybody have any antivirus advice? Thanks
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