Launched at the Mobile World Congress last year, Lenovo IdeaCentre A340 is an all-in-one PC that squeezes all the components of a traditional tower into a sleek and sophisticated display. If you are not familiar with the concept of all-in-one PCs or haven’t really given a thought to the prospect of getting one, let us warm you to the idea. All-in-one PCs are a slick, streamlined and space-saving alternative to the bulky towers that we struggle with too often. Traditional towers not only take up a lot of space, especially when you are working with a small desk or a cramped area, they also prove to be a hassle when it comes to moving or transporting them. Managing peripherals and convoluted web of wires is another headache. An all-in-one PC eliminates all of that. A sleek machine handles all your computing needs while maintaining an unassuming profile. What more could you ask for if you are looking to de-clutter your workspace so that you can focus on what matters the most? Let’s take a look at what Lenovo IdeaCentre A340 AIO has to offer.
Design & Display
At a glance, Lenovo IdeaCentre A340 all-in-one PC seems like a solemn, sleek screen that needs a tower to power it but it comes with all the juice and hardware to single-handedly tackle all your computing needs. IdeaCentre A340 stands proud on a pipe-shaped base instead of a flat platform like most AIOs, lending it its unique and minimal aesthetic. It is available in 21.5” and 23.8” display size fitted with Full HD IPS 1080p panels and thin bezels to give you a decent viewing experience and a lot of space to bring your ideas to life. The integrated Intel HD 620 graphics ensure that everything from scrolling social media to watching YouTube videos is a visual treat. You also have the option to harness the power of discrete graphics. Whether it’s for organising your work, watching your favourite movies with family or making video-calls to your best friend, this good-looking AIO is up for anything. It comes in two colours, black and white, and both are undeniably eye-catching. Also, did we mention how easy it is to set it up? Even if you are not a techy person, setting it up will be a breeze.
Performance & Security
The IdeaCentre A340 offers three variants with Intel Pentium 5405U, Intel Core i3-8145U and Intel Core i5-8265U processors. When it comes to RAM and storage, you can either have 4GB or 8GM of RAM along with the storage capacity up to 256GB or a traditional hard drive up to 1TB. The one we’re reviewing is engineered with 8th generation Intel Core i3-8145U processor having a clock speed of 3.9 GHz and 8GB RAM. This AIO will help you buzz through your day with lightning-fast speed and snappy responsiveness. If you’re wondering about space, store all your photos, videos, music, documents and more with 1TB HDD that ensures you never run out of the room.
We all know how significant privacy can be especially when the PC is in your family’s use. The TrueBlock Privacy Shutter provides you with the added security by preventing you from prying eyes. When you wish to close your webcam, simply press the button on top of your screen and you’re good to go.
Ports & Cable Management
From design to performance and everything in between, IdeaCentre A340 is designed to maximise your productivity. You will never have to worry about connecting your peripherals with the wide array of connectivity options this AIO offers. The right side of the IdeaCentre A340 houses the power button below and a DVD-RW multi-burner a little above it. Meanwhile, the left side has a USB 3.1 port, a 3-in-1 card reader supporting SD, SDHC, SDXC cards and a combo mic/headphone jack.
Assembled neatly at the back of the AIO are six ports including a power DC jack, RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, an HDMI out-port, two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.1 port. The HDMI port enables you to connect another screen should you need while the USB ports facilitate faster data transfers.
Unlike your traditional tower that comes with the unsolicited promise of an entangled mess of cables and cords that you just can’t seem to manage, this AIO keeps it tidy. A convenient cable collector is built into the base of the model to keep all your wires connecting to the peripherals tucked away nicely. And there you have your clutter-free and organised workspace!
If you are looking for an easily transportable family or work PC that doesn’t take up the better part of the room or skimp on performance, Lenovo IdeaCentre A340 AIO PC is a smart choice. Boasting a modern design for the modern workspace, IdeaCentre A340 will not only look good propped up in any room, but it will also take care of your computing needs, big or small.
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