OUR VERDICT

  • Fair performance
  • Pretty sturdy plastic build
  • 180-degree hinge
  • Faster SSD storage
  • Silent fan
  • Speakers are enough loud
  • Smooth and responsive touchpad
  • No thunderbolt port
  • No dedicated GPU
  • Below-average camera and microphone quality
  • No Windows Hello support
  • Fingerprints do show up
  • Keyboard is inconsistent in tactile feedback
  • Low bright display
  • Screen color gamut falls on the poor side
  • Poor battery life
  • Touchpad isn't Windows Precision unit
  • Inaccurate gestures handling
  • Little below-average thermal management
  • Bad placement of Enter-key
  • Buying a cooling pad for this one is completely waste of money
  • Can do
  • Web/Desktop programming
  • Android programming without emulators
  • Graphics editing
  • Video editing with poor performance
  • Run engineering software like, AutoCAD, DWSIM, and many more
  • Cannot do
  • iOS/Mac programming
  • Android development with emulators in parallel
  • Machine learning
  • Smooth video editing
  • Gaming
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Hello, guys. Today, In this article, I am going to review the Lenovo IdeaPad S145 laptop.

Furthermore, I'll also compare it with other laptops I have reviewed to show you that is it the machine you should consider buying? So, let's get started. But, before I proceed, read out my article on an explanation of the laptop specs to get the basic idea of internals.

Table of Contents

In addition to that, I have received my review unit of Lenovo IdeaPad S145 from New Delhi. Furthermore, the specs of my review unit are as follows.

Technical specs of Lenovo IdeaPad S145

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 laptop review.
  • CPU: 1GHz 4 Core 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 Processor | 6MB cache
  • Graphics: Intel Integrated Shared graphics
  • RAM: 2400MHz 8GB Single Channel DDR4 | Upgradable to 12GB
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • Display: 15.6-inch FHD Non-touch display | VA & Anti-glare Panel | 227 nits
  • Battery: 35Wh 2 Cell Li-ion battery | Lasted for 4 hours and 25 minutes on YouTube watching.
  • Weight: 4 lb (1.85kg)
  • Laptop dimensions: 36.2 x 25.2 x 2 cms
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11ac 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Ports: jump to the port section

The Build Quality and Material

All plastic build of Lenovo IdeaPad S145 laptop.

This Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is all plastic. The lid is smooth plastic, and the interior is smooth matte silver finish. Despite the plastic body, it's pretty sturdy and solid enough.

When compared to Dell Inspiron 14 3493 and Asus VivoBook Ultra 15, it found similar in build quality.

Dimensions and Weight

The dimensions of this machine are 34 cms (13.4-inch) in width, 25.2 cms (10-inch) in depth, and 2 cms (0.8-inch) in height. In addition to that, I have also measured its weight using a propert weight meter. Its weight for:

  • Laptop only: 1.85 kg (4 lbs)
  • Laptop with charging accessories: 1.935 kg (4.3 lbs)

The purpose of measuring the weight with accessories is to give you an idea about the fix-weight that may need to carry while traveling. So, this IdeaPad S145 is heavier than Inspiron 3493 (1.7 kg), Asus VivoBook M513 (1.8 kg), and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition (1.35 kg). See in the below chart where I have compared other laptops of price below ₹60,000.

A chart on the comparison of weight of Lenovo IdeaPad S145 with other laptops.

Display Quality and Color Reproduction

Size and Quality

The 15.6-inch FHD 60Hz VA display surrounded by 7.5mm thin side bezels.

This laptop has a 15.6-inch 1080p 60Hz VA non-touch display. It's not an IPS or a WVA panel. So, little bad viewing angles compared to the IPS display. In addition to that, it is surrounded by 7.5mm side plastic bezels.

So, in terms of viewing angles, It's similar to Dell Inspiron 3493. But, it falls behind when compared to Mi Notebook 14 Horizon, Asus VivoBook M513, Dell G3 3500, Acer Nitro 5, and other laptops I have tested.

Color Reproduction Efficiency

I have measured the screen color gamut to measure color reproduction efficiency. For that, I have used the Spyder 5 PRO. And the SRGB, AdobeRGB, and NTSC results for this VA (vertical alignment) display are in the below image.

Screen color gamut of Lenovo IdeaPad S145's display.

As displayed in the above image, the screen color gamut is 52% of SRGB, 49% of AdobeRGB, and 34% of NTSC. So, the results are much on the poor side. So, overall, not good results for content creation. This laptop is not for accurate photo and video editing.

When compared to the other laptops of similar price range, I found this machine at the last position out of 6. So, a quite poor color gamut display this laptop does have.

A chart on the comparison of screen color gamut of Lenovo IdeaPad S145 with other laptops of similar price range.

As per the above chart, Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has a quite better display in terms of color gamut. In addition to that, HP 14 DK0093AU and Acer Aspire 3 A315 has also.

Is the display enough bright?

A chart on the display nits vs brightness of this laptop.

So, the VA display of this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 has reached 227 Nits at 100% of screen brightness at the center. By the numbers, it feels below an average brighter. When compared to other laptops of the similar price range, I found it at the second last position. See it in the following chart.

A chart on the comparison of display nits of this laptop with other similar price laptops.

In this comparison, Mi notebook 14 has highest display nits (250 Nits) followed by Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 M513 (245 Nits), Acer Aspire 3 A315 (236 Nits). The other 3 laptops have very poor display nits value but higher than this laptop.

At thanalysis, we recommend at least 300 nits for the display to properly see the content of screen during sun light. Both Lenovo IdeaPad S540 and ThinkPad E14 have average display nits, 299 and 306, respectively. At the same time, their prices are also quite higher.

Furthermore, this display has average higher contrast ratio (1100:1) as compared to other laptops I have tested. So, in terms of brightness, this laptop isn't even on average line. You gonna face problems when working on high ambient lights like direct sun-light.

Screen Flex

When intentionally moved the screen up and down with fingers, I found some flex there. But, despite the flex, the screen found pretty solid, thanks to the thick plastic lid.

In addition to that, it's just possible to open the laptop with one finger. That demonstrates the evenly distributed weight across the hinge. Initially, it was a bit problematic, but over the use, the problem was resolved by itself.

Keyboard – Tactile, Flex, Build, and RGB Backlit?

Keyboard Flex and Build Quality

The keyboard of this laptop is pretty solid enough.

There is a little flex on the island-style keyboard of this laptop when intentionally pressed down hard. The plastic interior isn't much capable as a metal build, but it still feels sturdy.

The island of the keyboard is found smooth. The dark gray keys have a white font on it with the secondary function icons. In addition to that, the keys of this full-sized keyboard are slightly curved from the bottom side. Furthermore, the WASD keys have no accenting around it, though it doesn't require even.

So, overall, I found the keyboard pretty solid in terms of build quality.

Backlit?

Keys of this laptop's keyboard with no backlit

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is coming with no backlit keyboard. Backlit is required when working in a low-light room. Having a backlit is still not impressive, because it must be brighter enough.

So, if you don't know 10-finger typing, then you may gonna face problems with the keyboard at night or in low-light area.

Tactile Feedback?

The keyboard has inconsistent tactile feedback to give during typing.

Well, while typing on the keyboard, I found the keyboard isn't tactile. It has no tactile feedback. During typing a paragraph on the Notepad, the keys were found traveling inconsistent distance ranging from 1.2 to 1.4mm. For tactile feedback, we recommend at least 1.5mm of key travel. And, that's not happening with S145's keyboard.

In addition to that, the power button is placed right to the "Next play" key. So, the accidental wrong press will be frequent. Although it won't be a problem since you have to long-press it and then the machine will ask you what to do with it.

So, overall, I found below-average typing experience. I was also getting some shallow feelings. This keyboard falls behind when compared to Dell Inspiron 14 3493, Asus VivoBook M513, and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon.

Small and Messy 2 Arrow Keys

Small and messy 4 arrow keys of Lenovo IdeaPad S145 laptop's keyboard.

The keyboard has got small and messy Up and Down arrow keys. Due to the smaller size, the keys may get accidental wrong press. I have always complained about these two arrow keys in the ThinkPad and IdeaPad series of Lenovo laptops. But, Lenovo has put big and well-placed arrow keys on its Legion gaming laptops.

So, overall, the keyboard is just okay. It's not incredible, not even too poor for a 50,000 range laptop. Only Acer is giving a machine with a tactile keyboard on its Nitro 5 AN515 laptop of this price range.

Precision Touchpad?

The smooth and responsive touchpad but it's not a precision unit.

The 4.5-inch wider plastic touchpad is smooth, responsive, and accurately track the gestures. But, it's not Windows recognized precision unit. It clicks down anywhere. But, I found that it bends more during the press. Although it wasn't a problem for me during normal use.

For precision touchpad, go with either Acer Nitro 5 AN515 or Acer Aspire 3 A315. Both' prices are nearly similar to this one.

Fingerprints on the Smooth Surface

Fingerprints on the matte silver finish of this laptop.

Fingerprints do really show up on the smooth matte silver finish. But, as for silver color surfaces, they are not directly visible. And, it's very easy to clean using a micro-fiber cloth.

In the case of Dell Inspiron 14 3493, fingerprints didn't show up as the surface was made up of textured plastic. Coming back to this laptop, I have noticed no surface color change over the use. I have tested it because, while reviewing Alienware m15 R2, I found some parts of the white surface was getting slightly yellowish over the use. But, that's not the case with this laptop.

RAM

This Lenovo IdeaPad S145 has 8GB of 2400MHz Single Channel DDR4 RAM. And, it's upgradable to 12GB. So, a big amount of memory Lenovo has equipped with this laptop to make the multitasking much better and smoother compared to 4GB RAM.

See below the other laptops that allows you to upgrade the RAM.

  • Acer Aspire 3 A315 (review) – 2666MHz 8GB Single Channel DDR4 – Upgrade to 12GB
  • HP 14 DK0093AU (review) – 2400MHz 8GB Single Channel DDR4 – Upgrade to 16GB
  • Lenovo IdeaPad S145 (review) – 2400MHz 8GB Single Channel DDR4 – Upgrade to 12GB

Furthermore, Dual channel RAM gives better performance than the Single channel one. Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 has Dual channel 3200MHz DDR4 RAM with a one disadvantage of no upgrade option.

Processor and Graphics

Laptop with bottom cover removed to show you the internals

An Intel Core i5 CPU and an integrated GPU is powering the laptop's performance. In addition to that, Lenovo has provided 512GB of PCIe-based SSD storage that will let you open and edit large project files smoothly and quickly compared to hard-disks.

Now, let's check some of the CPU and GPU benchmarks.

Cinebench R20 Score

I have taken 3 runs of Cinebench to show you an average of it. Furthermore, Cinebench is a tool used to measure the CPU performance.

As this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is an Intel-powered laptop, it’s possible to do CPU undervolting (UV). But, as there’s no dedicated graphics, it’s not capable of gaming. And CPU UV is helpful when you’re supposed to perform the processor-intensive task. So, I have checked the Cinebench score for with and without a cooling pad.

Lenovo IdeaPad S145 Cinebench score for with and without cooling pad.

My testings of the Cinebench score was ended after some time. As a result, I got 441 single-core and 1472 multi-core score without a cooling pad. The same test with a cooling pad has raised the multi-core score to 1774, and the single-core score was at 441.

In addition to that, when compared the Cinebench R20 Single core score to other laptops of similar price range, I found this laptop at 2nd position with Asus VivoBook Ultra 15. Dell Inspiron 14 3493 was at top. Despite Mi Notebook has Intel Core i7 processor, it just has scored 371. See it in the below chart.

A chart on the comparison of Cinebench R20 single core score of Lenovo IdeaPad S145 with other laptops.

When compared in terms of CB multi core score, I found this one at 4th position. Here, Asus VivoBook is found at 1st position with a score of 1852 followed by Dell Inspiron 14 3493 (1751). Here, again, despite Core i7 CPU, Mi Notebook 14 has just scored 891. See it in the below chart.

A chart on the comparison of Cinebench R20 multi core of this IdeaPad S145 with other laptops.

So, overall, this laptop is quite powerful, thanks to the Intel Core i5 CPU. Now, the question what these scores tell.

First of all, During the testing, Cinebench R20 puts an excessive load on the CPU to execute the tasks. By doing so, it will check the machine’s cooling solution also which other tool doesn’t except for 3DMark. So, when the CPU comes under a heavy load, thermal throttling takes place in the processor and it reduces the performance.

For example, If your CPU has max clock speeds of 4.5GHx, then you will reach 4.1GHz max during gaming or stress tests. The reason for not picking the limit is thermal throttling. So, If the Cinebench R20 score of the laptop is high means the laptop has high powerful CPU with a better thermal management.

In the case of this IdeaPad S145, the multi core score is 1472. However, it's less compared to Asus VivoBook and Dell Inspiron 14 3493. Take a note that Asus has equipped Ryzen processor in its VivoBook while Dell has Intel Core i5. So, a big difference in scores between VivoBook and this IdeaPad is in the cooling solution and thermal throttling.

Now, let's check Geekbench benchmarks.

Geekbench 5 Scores

A chart on the Geekbench 5 Single and Multi core score of this laptop.

When tested this laptop using Geekbench 5, it has scored 1069 for single core and 3851 for multi core. In the following chart, I have compared both scores with other 5 laptops of same price to give you an idea of what to expect from this laptop.

A chart on the comparison of Geekbench 5 Single core score of this machine with others.

In the Single core score comparison, this laptop has secured 2nd position. The 1st position is hold by Dell Inspiron 14 3493 with a score of 1161. Let's compared the Multi core scores/

A chart on the comparison of Geekbench 5 Multi core score of this laptop with other laptops.

In the Multi core score comparison, this laptop has gained 1st position out of 6. That's a big victory. It's followed by Dell Inspiron 14 3493 with a score of 3476.

Now, what does this score tells? It tells the performance of the laptop. The higher the score, the higher the performance. Here, you have to consider the multi core score. Look, Geekbench doesn’t put an excessive load on the CPU like Cinebench R20. And, Geekbench consider mainly productivity tasks like emailing, browsing, multitasking, and etc to evaluate the hardware.

And, such ways cannot give you an idea about the cooling solution. Because tiny tasks doesn’t make much weight on the CPU. Hence, If the laptop has higher Geekbench multi core score means its capability for productivity is much better. But, at the same time, information about thermal throttling and cooling solution will remain unanswered by this tool.

Hence, for gamers and programmers, Geekbench isn’t a tool to evaluate the laptop. It’s better to consider Cinebench here. And, for normal users or office users, this one seems to be getting the job done.

So, as this one has a higher Geekbench 5 score, it makes it the most useful laptop for productivity tasks. Let's check PCMark 10 benchmarking.

PCMark 10 Score

A chart on the comparison of PCMark 10 score of this laptop with other laptops.

When tested this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 using PCMark 10, I found it at 2nd position with a score of 4386. Mi Notebook 14 Horizon is at 1st position in this comparison with little higher score of 4391.

And, in terms of position, for HP DK0093AU laptop, I found similar results to Cinebench R20 and Geekbench 5. It has just scored 3789.

PCMark 10 scores involves tasks we do everyday like web browsing, video conferencing, some office work on MS Excel, or entire MS Office, digital content creations like video and photo editing. It also checks for gaming, but for non-gaming laptops I skip that test.

So, PCMark 10 score is also similar to the Geekbench. It’s true that the way they choose to evaluate the hardware is different but the same information you won’t get in its score that you get in the Cinebench R20.

In out case, the comparison of this laptop with other similar priced laptops revealed that Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has highest PCMark 10 score. That means the better productivity. But, at the same time, if you look at Cinebench multi core score, you will find it at last and this Dell Inspiron 14 3493 at 2nd position.

It means Mi’s notebook has a quite poor cooling solution than this laptop. So, for heavy users shouldn’t buy it. At the same time, It has a highest productivity capabilities due to Core i7 CPU and MX330 GPU.

Now, let's check 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

A chart on the comparison of 3DMark Fire Strike score of this laptop with other laptops.

When tested this laptop for 3DMark Fire Strike benchmarks, I found this laptop at second last position with a score of 896. 3DMark represents the graphics rendering capabilities of the laptop. So, Intel UHD GPU isn’t a powerful GPU like NVIDIA’s MX and GTX series GPUs or AMD’s RX series.

In this comparison, Mi Notebook is found at the first position (3912 score) due to its MX330 NVIDIA Graphics with 2GB of memory. Asus VivoBook is following it (3726) due to its AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 Graphics.

Average CPU Clock Speed

The CPU clock speed was measured by performing the stress test using AIDA64. The results of an average of 3 runs are in the below image.

Average clock speed of CPU during the stress test with and without a cooling pad.

In the stress test at an auto fan without a cooling, The CPU clock speed was on average 3376MHz. And with a cooling pad, it remained exactly the same.

In addition to that, the GPU clock speed was not measured as it's integrated on the same silicon board. Integrated GPU isn't powerful like dedicated GPUs.

Furthermore, this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 hasn't even MX series NVIDIA GPU. So, it's nearly worthless to conduct the CPU and GPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) test.

Video Editing Performance

The video editing performance of this laptop was tested by two ways.

  • Average of the video export time
  • Multitasking during video export

Average of the video export time

In this test, I have exported the 16 minutes and 13 seconds long video in YouTube 4K H.264 preset using Adobe Premier CC. And I have repeated the same test 4 times further to show you the average result.

Lenovo IdeaPad S145's average video export time on Adobe Premier CC.

This Lenovo IdeaPad S145 has exported the video on average 30 minutes and 41 seconds. That's too much. See in the below chart where I have compared it with other 5 laptops of nearly same price.

A chart on the comparison of Video export time of this laptop with other laptops.

In this comparison, this laptop has found at the last position. Surprisingly, Mi Notebook 14 Horizon is at 1st position with 1100 seconds of export time. If you see the overall comparison then all laptops except Mi Notebook have taken too much time for video export. And, at the same time, this one has also higher screen color gamut values than this one. So, that makes Notebook 14 much better than this laptop for video editing.

Multitasking during video export

The motive to conduct this test wasn’t other than to rate the smoothness of this laptop when the CPU is busy with intense work. I have checked the following during the video export, the touchpad, keyboard, and laptop’s response time.

So, During this test, I found this laptop almost laggy. As it has no dedicated NVIDIA graphics, not even of the MX series, the expectation of good performance is useless. Overall, I found it below an average for video editing like in Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 and Inspiron 3493 when compared to Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition.

Thermal Performance

This test was performed to tell you whether the cooling pad is efficient in temperature reduction with stable or increased performance. For the stress test, I have used the AIDA64 tool. So, the results are in the below image.

Average CPU temperature during stress tests and at idle.

At idle at an auto fan, the processor was 44 degrees C hot. During the stress test at an auto fan without a cooling pad, its temperature raised to 83 C. And with a cooling pad in the same test, it has remained the same.

So, the cooling pad has shown no change in temperature reduction. Your money will be wasted if you buy it for this laptop.

Furthermore, in the following chart, I have compared the temperatures of laptops (the same and below price) measured during stress test at an auto fan.

A chart on the comparison of CPU temperature of this laptop with other similar priced laptops.

As per the above chart, this laptop found to have an average thermal management. It’s just okay. This temperature readings gives you an idea about its temperature when you are dealing with processor-intensive tasks like video editing, programming, and like.

In this comparison, Mi notebook 14 is found to be bad in cooling solution (86 degrees Celsius) and Acer Aspire 3 is good (78 degrees Celsius).

Laptop’s Exterior Temperature

At idle at an auto fan, both the palm rest and a keyboard found cool.

During the stress test at an auto fan without a cooling pad, the palm rest was cool, and the middle of the keyboard was mid 40 C hot. The top of the base found above an average hot. It was over 50 C hot.

At the same time, the side of the middle of a keyboard was at mid 30 C. During the stress test, most of the keys were found comfortable to touch.

And the same results were obtained with the use of a cooling pad. That makes the cooling pad ineffective for this laptop. In Dell Inspiron 14 3493, it was a little bit useful.

Fans Noise

Fan's noise level during stress test and at idle.

At idle, the fan was 34.8dB louder - completely silent. And, during the stress test at an auto fan, it was 47.2dB louder - heard but not distracting. In addition to that, this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 has only 1 fan. Furthermore, see in the below chart where I have compared the fan’s noise produced by other laptops.

A chart on the comparison of noise emitted by fan of this laptop with others.

As per the above chart, this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 has the most silent fan (47.1dB) when compared to other laptops of same price range. It's followed by Mi Notebook 14 Horizon (47.9dB). And, Dell Inspiron 14 3493 is found to have the most noisy fan (50.7dB) in this comparison.

In addition to that, the gaming laptops have the most noisy fans. If you read my review articles of Dell Alienware m15 R2, Lenovo Legion 7i, MSI GS65 Stealth-004, and Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming laptops, you will find the noise emitted by their fans was reaching 60dB. And, that’s become equal to the noise emitted by washing machine, hair dryer, and electric toothbrush. But, this one isn’t a gaming laptop. Such scenario is not the case with this laptop.

Camera and Microphone

The 720p camera and a microphone with a status LED at the top bezel.

The 720p camera and a microphone with a status LED are placed on the top bezel. The camera and microphone are below average in quality. Furthermore, the camera doesn't support Windows Hello here. And, also there is no fingerprint sensor.

When compared to other 5 laptops of same price range, I found this one at the last position. See it in the following chart.

A chart on the comparison of camera quality of this laptop with other laptops.

In this comparison, this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 has secured 1st position with 2 other laptops, Mi Notebook 14 Horizon and Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 M513. When compared in terms of microphone quality to the same laptops, the results are pretty same for this machine. See in the below chart.

A chart on the comparison of microphone quality of this IdeaPad S145 with other laptops.

Speakers

The 2 down-firing speakers have placed the front side underneath the laptop. They are enough-loud at maximum volume. In addition to that, while watching YouTube videos, my Digitech’s sound level meter has measured the 86dB of sound level. Furthermore, they were heard bit tiny with a little bass present.

A chart on the comparison of speakers of this laptop with others.

As shown in the chart, this laptop is at 1st position out of 6. In addition to that, it is bit unclear to hear when compared in term of sound clarity to Asus VivoBook Ultra 15, HP 14 DK0093AU, and Acer Aspire 3 A315. Here, in this comparison, Asus VivoBook found to have a bit less louder (84dB) but clear speakers than this laptop. So, better to go with that, not with this one if speakers are much important for you than other specs.

Ports on the Lenovo IdeaPad S145

Left Side

On the left side of this Lenovo IdeaPad S540, there are the following ports from left to right.

  • Power input
  • 1 HDMI 2.0 output
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 2 USB 3.1 Type-A Gen 1

Right Side

On the right side, there are the following ports from left to right.

  • 1 3.5mm audio/combo jack
  • 1 Full-size SD card reader

Unfortunately, this Dell Inspiron 14 3493 machine has no USB Type-C port. The port here is limited to just 3.1. When compared to the same price laptops, I found 3 other laptops have this port. See in the below chart.

A chart on the comparison on the availability of USB Type-C port.

For USB Type-C port, go for Mi Notebook 14 Horizon, Asus VivoBook Ultra 15, and HP 14 DK0093AU.

Backside

On the back, there is nothing except air exhausts.

Air Intake Vents

For the sake of cooling the laptop down, it has air intake vents. But, in the thermal test, I observed them useless even when I have used a cooling pad.

Battery

Lenovo IdeaPad S145's battery life test during stress test and YouTube watching.

To be honest, this laptop has a much poor battery life. The 35Wh battery of this laptop has lasted for just 52 minutes during the continuous stress test and for 4 hours and 25 minutes while watching YouTube videos. So, pretty bad battery life results.

When compared to other laptops of 50,000 price range like Mi Notebook 14 Horizon (7 hours and 29 minutes), Asus VivoBook Ultra 15 (6 hours and 15 minutes), Acer Nitro 5 AN515 (9 hours and 54 minutes), and Dell Inspiron 14 3493 (6 hours and 26 minutes), this one sucks.

When compared in terms of battery capacity to the same laptops, I found this notebook is ranking on the last position. See in the below chart.

A chart on the battery capacity of Lenovo IdeaPad S145 with other similar price laptops.

When compared in terms of battery life while watching YouTube to the same laptops, I found this notebook is ranking on the 5th position out of 6. See in the below chart.

A chart on the comparison of battery life measured while waching YouTube of this laptop with other laptops.

When compared in terms of battery life during stress test, the results are again found pretty same.

A chart on the battery life of this laptop measured during stress test with other laptops.

In all of these comparisons, I found Mi Notebook 14 has a quite higher battery life compared to other laptops due to its 48Wh capacity battery. And, Acer Aspire 3 has very short battery life due to its 36Wh low capacity battery.

Storage

This laptop has 512GB of PCIe-based SSD storage to provide you a possible high performance. I have used the CrystalDiskMark tool to check its speed.

512GB SSD storage speed test using CrystalDiskMark tool.

So, the speed of an SSD storage is pretty average. It almost 1589MB/sec faster at reading and 862MB/sec at writing. So, this is the end of this article. As this one has no dedicated GPU, I haven't checked the gaming benchmarks. Its integrated GPU isn't capable of running even emulators smoothly.

Final Thoughts

So, this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 is more classic looking laptop comes under ₹60,000 price in India. It has a 15.6-inch FHD display which has no good viewing angles like IPS one. Also, the screen colour gamut is too poor that makes this laptop useless for professional photo and video editing. In addition to that, it's also too below-average bright. This classic machine is made of all-plastic but, it does feel pretty sturdy, which is very interesting. The island-style full-size keyboard isn't tactile. Also, it has no backlit. So, you gonna experience a bad typing compared to the price you're going to give for this machine. The plastic touchpad is smooth, responsive, and surprisingly accurate despite not supporting Windows precision drivers. Also, the size is enough-big. This laptop is quite good at giving the performance.

The Cinebench, Geekbench, and several stress tests have revealed quite good performance. Yes, it's to accept that due to no dedicated graphics, this machine isn't capable of handling graphics-intensive tasks like Gaming, Smooth video editing, Graphics rendering, and like.

Furthermore, there are many things, which are responsible for its down ranking such as no USB Type-C port, and a Wi-Fi 6. But, the speakers are pretty loud, which gonna feel your entire room. The 720p camera and a microphone are not better, they are average in quality. They're enough for video conference. And, lastly, the battery life is really the worse. I've never seen the low battery life in other laptops of the same price range. Overall, I've rated this Lenovo IdeaPad S145 81W800TFIN laptop 34.62 out of 100, which is little below-average.

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