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Lenovo IdeaPad L340 17", AMD Athlon 300U Processor ( 2.40GHz 1MB ) - £239.99 delivered @ Lenovo UK
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Lenovo IdeaPad L340 17", AMD Athlon 300U Processor ( 2.40GHz 1MB ) - £239.99 delivered @ Lenovo UK

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Posted 20th Dec 2019

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Just ordered this for my daughter's school work. Good spec for the price and seems to be around £100 cheaper than during black friday.

Processor AMD Athlon 300U Processor ( 2.40GHz 1MB )
  • Operating System Windows 10 Home 64
  • Display Type 17.3"HD+ AntiGlare 1400x900
  • Memory 8.0GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SODIMM 2400MHz
  • Storage 1TB 5400
  • Warranty One year Depot or Carry-in
  • AC Adapter 65W
  • Graphics AMD Radeon Vega3 Graphics
  • Battery 3 Cell Li-Polymer
  • Bluetooth Bluetooth Version 4.1
  • Pointing Device ClickPad
  • Wireless Lenovo AC Wireless

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The 300U is based on the Ryzen 3200U:
notebookcheck.net/AMD…htm

It is slightly lower clocked and both are Zen based. It has two cores and 4 threads and 192 shaders.
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EazyDuz20/12/2019 12:40

This couldn't run word lol cold


Wrong

Athlon 300u is very very similar to the Ryzen 3 3200u, it's a decent CPU for this laptop for sure, especially combined with the 8gb ram they've included

It's the resolution over 17" that's more of an issue and the mechanical hard drive compared to having a SSD
Edited by: "Pauley-B" 20th Dec 2019
I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.
Still going strong with no issues.
She only uses it for office type work and tweetdeck and likes the bigger screen without having to add an external monitor.

Good buy for that price in my opinion.
Zardoz20/12/2019 12:57

I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.Still going …I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.Still going strong with no issues.She only uses it for office type work and tweetdeck and likes the bigger screen without having to add an external monitor.Good buy for that price in my opinion.


How does she manage, apparently i7s struggle with word these days??
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Its not full HD so no point
This couldn't run word lol cold
EazyDuz20/12/2019 12:40

This couldn't run word lol cold


Wrong

Athlon 300u is very very similar to the Ryzen 3 3200u, it's a decent CPU for this laptop for sure, especially combined with the 8gb ram they've included

It's the resolution over 17" that's more of an issue and the mechanical hard drive compared to having a SSD
Edited by: "Pauley-B" 20th Dec 2019
Seems a decent price. Most places selling for £399. 900p screen would do me just fine. Cheers op.
Pauley-B20/12/2019 12:46

WrongAthlon 300u is very very similar to the Ryzen 3 3200u, it's a decent …WrongAthlon 300u is very very similar to the Ryzen 3 3200u, it's a decent CPU for this laptop for sure, especially combined with the 8gb ram they've includedIt's the resolution over 17" that's more of an issue and the mechanical hard drive compared to having a SSD


An i7 with mech hdd will be slow on Windows 10. This will be dire and therefore cold
I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.
Still going strong with no issues.
She only uses it for office type work and tweetdeck and likes the bigger screen without having to add an external monitor.

Good buy for that price in my opinion.
Does it come with amazon on it
Zardoz20/12/2019 12:57

I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.Still going …I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.Still going strong with no issues.She only uses it for office type work and tweetdeck and likes the bigger screen without having to add an external monitor.Good buy for that price in my opinion.


How does she manage, apparently i7s struggle with word these days??
Bought this for my father in law at £339 2 weeks ago, does anyone know if they will price match? Thanks
Zardoz20/12/2019 12:57

I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.Still going …I got my wife a previous version of this a few years ago.Still going strong with no issues.She only uses it for office type work and tweetdeck and likes the bigger screen without having to add an external monitor.Good buy for that price in my opinion.


I bought it for my father in law, big screen, no heavy applications, it runs open office, 2 browsers up to 5 tabs at a time and outlook comfortably. Contrary to popular belief A) we are not all gamers and B) specs and pcs like these are more than adequate for some users, heat added.
Looks pretty good for the price, my only real complaint is the lack of an SSD - Does anyone know if this is user replacable?
Gormond20/12/2019 15:05

Looks pretty good for the price, my only real complaint is the lack of an …Looks pretty good for the price, my only real complaint is the lack of an SSD - Does anyone know if this is user replacable?


To answer my own question the HDD is easy to replace and there is also a spare M.2 slot.
coming up at £299 saying coupon expired.
Anyone managed to order one? I tried and get "Oh dear … something’s not right. Please call us to complete your order. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience."
is this the one we have here ??
Rang out of stock.
spacemaniac20/12/2019 12:49

Seems a decent price. Most places selling for £399. 900p screen would do …Seems a decent price. Most places selling for £399. 900p screen would do me just fine. Cheers op.


It's pretty much the baseline for 17.3" displays so expect a really poor one.

The hard disk is a joke... it's not even a 7200rpm, that's basically Lenovo giving you the finger!
ady88s_20/12/2019 13:21

I bought it for my father in law, big screen, no heavy applications, it …I bought it for my father in law, big screen, no heavy applications, it runs open office, 2 browsers up to 5 tabs at a time and outlook comfortably. Contrary to popular belief A) we are not all gamers and B) specs and pcs like these are more than adequate for some users, heat added.


Nothing to do with gamers at all, it's 2019 and SSDs start from £15 but make an absolutely huge difference to user experience. As they're basically mainstream now, that's what developers will work around not hard disks with spin speeds from 2004.
plewis0020/12/2019 15:47

It's pretty much the baseline for 17.3" displays so expect a really poor …It's pretty much the baseline for 17.3" displays so expect a really poor one. The hard disk is a joke... it's not even a 7200rpm, that's basically Lenovo giving you the finger! Nothing to do with gamers at all, it's 2019 and SSDs start from £15 but make an absolutely huge difference to user experience. As they're basically mainstream now, that's what developers will work around not hard disks with spin speeds from 2004.


What do you mean when you say "that's what developers will work around". Seems irrelevant to topic at hand but please enlighten.
ady88s_20/12/2019 15:56

What do you mean when you say "that's what developers will work around". …What do you mean when you say "that's what developers will work around". Seems irrelevant to topic at hand but please enlighten.


When software developers write software, they work around the mainstream, SSDs are mainstream so they will likely not waste their time optimising for slow mechanical drives any more. Just look back at how we went from single to dual to quad-core and how software has evolved.

So it is not irrelevant if you want to get a lot of use out of your machine.
i spoke to somebody and they "just wanted to go home as there web site sucks" hmm ah well dam
plewis0020/12/2019 15:57

When software developers write software, they work around the mainstream, …When software developers write software, they work around the mainstream, SSDs are mainstream so they will likely not waste their time optimising for slow mechanical drives any more. Just look back at how we went from single to dual to quad-core and how software has evolved.So it is not irrelevant if you want to get a lot of use out of your machine.


Oh my god he's 71. It works fine for what he needs. Let me put this another way so maybe you will understand. Do all laptop users have the same specification needs? It's a tricky question, take your time responding.
Gormond20/12/2019 15:19

Anyone managed to order one? I tried and get "Oh dear … something’s not rig …Anyone managed to order one? I tried and get "Oh dear … something’s not right. Please call us to complete your order. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience."


I definitely got an order confirmation for mine. Says it will ship in 1-2 business days. Gutted for anyone that wanted one and missed out.
dixonofdockbean20/12/2019 16:09

I definitely got an order confirmation for mine. Says it will ship in 1-2 …I definitely got an order confirmation for mine. Says it will ship in 1-2 business days. Gutted for anyone that wanted one and missed out.


Yeah was a good deal, was gonna get it as a gift - It would only have been used for web surfing and office apps so would have been plenty powerful. I would have added an m.2 drive though to speed it up.
M.2 drive? I'll bear that in mind. Cheers.
Gormond20/12/2019 16:14

Yeah was a good deal, was gonna get it as a gift - It would only have been …Yeah was a good deal, was gonna get it as a gift - It would only have been used for web surfing and office apps so would have been plenty powerful. I would have added an m.2 drive though to speed it up.

ady88s_20/12/2019 16:05

Oh my god he's 71. It works fine for what he needs. Let me put this …Oh my god he's 71. It works fine for what he needs. Let me put this another way so maybe you will understand. Do all laptop users have the same specification needs? It's a tricky question, take your time responding.


Stop trying to justify your purchase and talking to me in a condescending manner because you think SSDs are the exclusive niche of the gamer. You can get laptops equipped with an SSD for similar or slightly more, posted here many times and it's not a tiny difference, it's huge. It's a tricky concept, so take your time responding to that... you're basically saying because he's 71 he doesn't care, but he probably would when it slows down even more and needs defragmenting - is he going to know what to do then?
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This looks awful.
dixonofdockbean20/12/2019 16:18

M.2 drive? I'll bear that in mind. Cheers.


Yeah as well as having a SATA connector (that's what the HDD uses) it also has a spare m.2 slot which is used for more modern flash storage - plenty on Amazon if you have a look - amazon.co.uk/s?k…oss
plewis0020/12/2019 16:19

you're basically saying because he's 71 he doesn't care, but he probably …you're basically saying because he's 71 he doesn't care, but he probably would when it slows down even more and needs defragmenting - is he going to know what to do then?


Windows has auto defragmenting nowadays that runs silently in the background.
Edited by: "Gormond" 20th Dec 2019
Gormond20/12/2019 16:27

Windows has auto defragmenting nowadays that runs silently in the …Windows has auto defragmenting nowadays that runs silently in the background.


It's never as good as you expect. But any malware or add-ons he picks up along the way are going to affect a system on a hard disk much more than an SSD. Anyway he knows what he wants but you mention you're swapping for an SSD, and I'm saying Lenovo should really have fitted one out-of-the-box, we've seen Ryzen 3 laptops around this price which have them, e.g.
hotukdeals.com/dea…409 - yes, I know it's 14" and has less RAM
hotukdeals.com/dea…440
plewis0020/12/2019 16:30

Anyway he knows what he wants but you mention you're swapping for an SSD, …Anyway he knows what he wants but you mention you're swapping for an SSD, and I'm saying Lenovo should really have fitted one out-of-the-box, we've seen Ryzen 3 laptops around this price which have them, e.g.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-ideapad-s340-14api-14-amd-ryzen-3-laptop-128-gb-ssd-grey-23310-at-currys-ebay-3359409 - yes, I know it's 14" and has less RAMhttps://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lenovo-v155-ryzen-3-3200u-8gb-256gb-ssd-156-vega-3-windows-10-home-laptop-for-24280-with-code-delivered-ebayebuyer-3355440


Ohh I totally agree with the HDD being slow, If I managed to pick one up I would have swapped it out for an SSD before gifting it. You have to wonder what Lenovo would have saved by using a 1TB HDD rather than a 128GB SSD.

I do think it's a decent deal though as you don't often see a 17 inch laptop with a half decent processor for £240 - Even if you have to spend another £20 adding a m.2 drive.
Edited by: "Gormond" 20th Dec 2019
Gormond20/12/2019 16:35

Ohh I totally agree with the HDD being slow, If I managed to pick one up I …Ohh I totally agree with the HDD being slow, If I managed to pick one up I would have swapped it out for an SSD before gifting it. You have to wonder what Lenovo would have saved by using a 1TB HDD rather than a 128MB SSD.I do think it's a decent deal though as you don't often see a 17 inch laptop with a half decent processor for £240.


It's fine if you can add the disk yourself but some people just want to turn it on and go. The display will be another point of contention for some as it's pretty low-res and I bet the other characteristics won't be great (low contrast, weak angles and colour). But yes, 17.3" is a rarity these days.
plewis0020/12/2019 16:19

Stop trying to justify your purchase and talking to me in a condescending …Stop trying to justify your purchase and talking to me in a condescending manner because you think SSDs are the exclusive niche of the gamer. You can get laptops equipped with an SSD for similar or slightly more, posted here many times and it's not a tiny difference, it's huge. It's a tricky concept, so take your time responding to that... you're basically saying because he's 71 he doesn't care, but he probably would when it slows down even more and needs defragmenting - is he going to know what to do then?


So the comment about developers was irrelevant. Defrag set on schedule, it's really no problem. For a 17 inch screen which he needs for his poor sight, it's amazing value. I don't remember seeing another 17 inch laptop anywhere near this price. Normally £370 plus. Please prove me wrong.
It's not my fault you simply can't comprehend that a laptop with these specs is perfectly fine for some people. It's either pure snobbery (never anything to be proud of) or you believe yourself to be at the centre of the universe. Good luck to you.
ady88s_20/12/2019 16:43

So the comment about developers was irrelevant. Defrag set on schedule, …So the comment about developers was irrelevant. Defrag set on schedule, it's really no problem. For a 17 inch screen which he needs for his poor sight, it's amazing value. I don't remember seeing another 17 inch laptop anywhere near this price. Normally £370 plus. Please prove me wrong. It's not my fault you simply can't comprehend that a laptop with these specs is perfectly fine for some people. It's either pure snobbery (never anything to be proud of) or you believe yourself to be at the centre of the universe. Good luck to you.


That's because the demand for them is low. It's not 'pure snobbery' suggesting someone buys something that will last them longer by having the right hardware from the start, majority of this thread has mentioned lack of SSD is one of the biggest issues. I'd probably have just gone along with it if you hadn't come up with such a stupid response: why on earth you wouldn't want to give your father-in-law the best Windows experience you could for this kind of money is beyond me.
plewis0020/12/2019 16:49

That's because the demand for them is low. It's not 'pure snobbery' …That's because the demand for them is low. It's not 'pure snobbery' suggesting someone buys something that will last them longer by having the right hardware from the start, majority of this thread has mentioned lack of SSD is one of the biggest issues. I'd probably have just gone along with it if you hadn't come up with such a stupid response: why on earth you wouldn't want to give your father-in-law the best Windows experience you could for this kind of money is beyond me.


Show me another 17 inch laptop with an ssd for the same or less than £240 then if it makes you feel happy. Crack on.

(Bearing in mind he's had his last laptop nearly 10 years with 4gb ram and had no complaints, using it everyday.)
Edited by: "ady88s_" 20th Dec 2019
ady88s_20/12/2019 16:53

Show me another 17 inch laptop with an ssd for the same or less than £240 …Show me another 17 inch laptop with an ssd for the same or less than £240 then if it makes you feel happy. Crack on. (Bearing in mind he's had his last laptop nearly 10 years with 4gb ram and had no complaints, using it everyday.)


I have better things to do than look around for a specific laptop for you, no-one really makes 17" laptops and we both know that because the market doesn't want them - 8-10 years ago, 15.6" was the standard size, now it's 14". This all come about because you made the idiotic comment of suggesting that only gamers need an SSD and I stupidly responded to it despite this already having been highlighted - there's not even a valid reason for Lenovo doing this. 10 years ago, hard disks and 4GB RAM would have been the norm. If his eyesight is that bad that a big screen is crucial you can attach a larger monitor or get an AIO desktop.
plewis0020/12/2019 16:59

I have better things to do than look around for a specific laptop for you, …I have better things to do than look around for a specific laptop for you, no-one really makes 17" laptops and we both know that because the market doesn't want them - 8-10 years ago, 15.6" was the standard size, now it's 14". This all come about because you made the idiotic comment of suggesting that only gamers need an SSD and I stupidly responded to it despite this already having been highlighted - there's not even a valid reason for Lenovo doing this. 10 years ago, hard disks and 4GB RAM would have been the norm. If his eyesight is that bad that a big screen is crucial you can attach a larger monitor or get an AIO desktop.


you have failed sir.
to be continued...
The 300U is Ryzen based:

notebookcheck.net/AMD…tml

"The AMD Athlon 300U is a mobile entry level dual core SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines two Zen cores (with SMT / Hyperthreading so running 4 threads) clocked at 2.4 - 3.3 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 3 graphics card with 3 CUs (192 Shaders) clocked at up to 1000 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. It is quite similar to the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U (2.6 - 3.5 GHz).

Compared to the Picasso APUs of the Ryzen 3000 series, the Athlon 300U is still based on the first generation of the 2000 series. Only the PRO variant is based on the new Zen+ microarchitecture that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvement.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

In contrast to the faster quad-core Picasso APUs, the Athlon 300U only supports 3 instead of 4 displays in total.

Performance wise, the Athlon 300 should be slightly slower than the Ryzen 3 2200U (2.5 - 3.4 GHz Dual Core with SMT)."
ady88s_20/12/2019 17:00

you have failed sir.


Well, I'm not going to lose too mucn sleep over someone who has posted 29 comments in 5 years and 2 lukewarm deals. After all, you're the one that bought your father-in-law a laptop but didn't bother with affordable mainstream technology that improves his experience. Not me.
I had a quick look on Ebuyer and laptopshop:
ebuyer.com/sto…ing

The cheapest laptop on Ebuyer with 8GB of RAM and a CPU not based on an Atom or Bulldozer generation CPU is around £300. The cheapest 17" laptop is over £700 and a gaming laptop.

I also looked at laptopsdirect:
laptopsdirect.co.uk/nav…r=1
The cheapest laptop with a 17" display,8GB RAM and not an old generation CPU,is 300U based and £370:
laptopsdirect.co.uk/nav…r=1

If you go for a smaller screen size,and 8GB of RAM and not an Atom CPU,the cheapest laptop has a Core i3 7020 and is £330:
laptopsdirect.co.uk/st/…r=1

If you go down to 4GB of RAM,and ignore the Atom based laptops,the cheapest is a Bulldozer based A12 laptop for £280:
laptopsdirect.co.uk/nav…r=1

There is a Core i3 7020 based laptop for £310.

This laptop has 8GB of RAM,a modern dual core with HT and is under £250 makes it a good budget deal,at least from a quick glance at other options available.
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