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Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15IWL + usb-c dock

Q: Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15IWL + usb-c dock

Hello, i'm thinking tot buy this notebook.Will this one work with my ThinkPad usb-c dock?It's okay if it doesn't charge the laptop. Screen, printer, keyboard and mouse should work through the dock.

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Hello all y'all.... that is the plural of y'all in case you were interested : ).... I'm a Texan !! Could somebody please tell me the M.2 Interface speed of the Lenovo Ideapad S340-15IWL ? The Toshiba hard drive that was installed was a PCIE 3 x2, and I only have another x2 here at the house so I have no way of knowing if it will support x4. Dang... specs everywhere on this gem but no info on the interface speed... looked EVERYWHERE ! Don't want to waste money on a Samsung 970 Pro if if doesn't support the x4 interface. Thanks in advance Bob

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Hi, i'm wondering if the s340 supports the ability to be charged with the usb-c port on the side? Thanks.

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I have an ideapad S340-15IWL, the 81N8003SUS model to be exact. Core i5-8265U, 8 gigs RAM, 15.6" monitor and 256 GB SSD. Purchased via walmart.com, as the eact same model at Staples was sold out, as I purchased this at the start of september. I've had it the three months total. Last tuesday night in the middle of a programing assignment for a college class the screen went black (black as in no signal, as if somoene cut the connector) and the entire machine was unresponsive. Holing the power button or Novo button did nothing until this morning (thrusday morning) when the battery finally gave out and the machine was able to be rebooted. Tuesday via live chat a service rep said to leave it overnight and see if the battery drains. It lasted until last night sometime. yesterday (wednesday) I contacted lenovo support and they suggested it may be a hardware issue inside the machine and are sending out a box and opened up a ticket, as it' is under warranty being only three months old. The machine booted up this morning via holding the Novo button and booting normally. Is this a hardware issue? Is it known? Will it happen again? Should I send it back anyways? There's no way to open it up and disconnect the battery without voiding the warranty. I would like to feel relaitively safe this won't happen in the middle of an important assignment as all my classes are online based via Blackboard (or a new system the uni is switching to next semester)

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Can you tell me if S340-15IWL Laptop (ideapad) - Type 81N8has tent mode viewing so I can use it to watch videos?

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Hello! I have an Ideapad S340-15IWL with a 256gb ssd.I want to add another hard drive.Can I add another SSD or  can I only add an HDD? ( the platform specification sheet seems to infer that can only add HDD)Is there any instructions or videos on how I would physically add a hard drive to this exact model?I have found a hardware maintenance manual that explains how to remove parts but not how to add parts.Do I need any extra connectors or converters?Is there anything else I should know about picking out the hard drive besides what the platform specification sheet says? This is what the Platform Specifications says:Storage:  Up to 2 drives (one HDD and one M.2 SSD): ? HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, 5400rpm ? M.2 2242 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s ? M.2 2280 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s ? M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s (e.g. xxxGB SSD M.2 I can usually find this information, but I'm having trouble with this model.Thanks for any help!    

A:Hard Drive questions for Ideapad S340-15IWL!

Assuming hat your system currently has a M.2 SSD installed, you could add a 2.5" x 7mm SATA SSD as a storage drive, but the system only has one M.2 SSD slot available.     The HDD requires a bracket to secure it (FRU/part number: 5B40U61561). but I cannot find a source for that bracket online, so you may have to MacGyver a way to secure it.  The bracket is shown on page 43 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual and in the image belowClick on above image to expand Cheers,

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When I ran UserBenchmark on my new Lenovo to test if it works correctly, I got the notice that: "CPU throttled at 88% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state. " https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19397536 However, that setting is already at 100%. I reset the power plan settings to be sure, but it did not work: I ran the test two more times and each time the CPU throttled at exactly 88% again:https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19397664https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/19397929 Now, obviously the Intel Core i5-8265U is still not a slow CPU but I think there is a bug somewhere. The laptop was connected to power in all benchmarks and is running the latest 2.04 BIOS.

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Hello Lenovo, Am planning to upgrade with SSD could you please suggest me below works: Samsung 860 QVO SATA III 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" Internal Solid State DriveHyundai Sapphire C2S3T 2.5" SATA III 3D TLC SSD Please suggest best from above?

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Hi Lenovo, I bought Lenovo S340-15IWL Model: 81N8001LUS (15.6") processor intel i5-8265U 1.6G. This has 8GB (4GB soldered+ 4GB installed RAM) and 256GB SSD installed. I am planning to increase the storage but I couldn't find any info for this model in specific. Lenovo support could you please let me know how many slots are avaiable for Hardisk? If yes, what kind HDD or SDD? max out capacity for storage? I guess RAM has 1 partition tht has 4GB(Can i swap this to 8GB) installed since 4GB is soldered and make it to 12GB? Thanks 

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I have a Lenovo S340 15IWL 81N8 laptop that came with an Intel i3 - 8145U cpu, 1TB HDD and 4GB RAM. I want to add a SSD to my laptop to increase it's performance but I just can't find what type of m.2 SSD do I use and what is the maximum size of the storage space supported for the SSD in this laptop. Also I want to know what type of RAM and upto what size of RAM can I add to this laptop. Also does this one support Intel Optane memory and what kind.  Thank You 

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The image of webcam is only red.I updated the drives, but the same problem persist. 

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I am getting many events in Windows Event Viewer under the Application log, even though Dolby Settings is set to Off in Lenovo Vantage under Hardware Settings tab. The events come with the following description "The description for Event ID 0 from source Dolby DAX3 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.The following information was included with the event: [DSPVLLDP]: CPPAPIHelper:olbyModuleExist: fInstantiated is false."    Dolby DAX3 Event Viewer

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The Lenovo sales 24/7 chat specialist assured me multiple times the USB-C Dock 40A9  was compatible with my brand new IdeaPad S340, so I bought one.  However, the dock doesn't power my laptop, nor does it extend display with DP/HDMI/VGA.  It does, however, pick up the sound from the computer.  The firmware update cannot find the dock.  Was the specialist filling me with BS, or is there something special I need to do to get it working?  Or defective?  Thanks for chiming in!

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Hi.I have bought a Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IWL Freedos notebook, found and successfully installed  Lenovo Energy Management "wwe00bae07jw.exe". from Lenovo Driver Support, suitable for my notebook . However, I can?t see a software to start in the task bar or programs. How can I solve the problem? I still have been using a different version of Lenovo Energy Management in my old Lenovo Ideapad G500 and find it so useful. So, I would be pleased if you could help me. Note: I am using Windows 10 Home Turkish Version

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What exactly is the below download which is found on the download page for my notebook (IdeaPad S340)  :"Lenovo Energy Management and is supported on S340-14IWL, S340-15IWL, S340-15IWL Touch"  ? Here is the download page for my notebook:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-s-series-netbooks/s340-15iw... and this is the webpage for the actual download:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/IDEAPAD-S-SERIES-NETBOOKS/S340-15IW... The download page is vague on details about what Lenovo Energy Management does exactly.  It is listed  under Power Management only as "Recommended".  What exactly does it do?  And is it totally nessasary?   If I did a clean install of Windows 10 Home should I install this, and why?

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I bought the Ideapad S340 for my Daughter for Christmas, she desperately wants to play Red Dead Redemption 2 pc but it needs a minimum 12g RAM. Can RAM be added? Thank you for your help!

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I have a IdeaPad S340-15IWL.   Currently it has an 512GB SSD, there is a HDD slot, so I want to install a quality HDD.All lenovo could tell me is that the height has to be 7mm.   Has anyone installed an HDD into one of these Ideapads?

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So my old gaming laptop stopped working and my mom bought me the IdeaPad S340 as a gift, bless her heart, but she got me the intel core i3 10th generation. I can play games like pillars of eternity or divinity original sin 2 but games like the witcher 3 or final fantasy xv have some lag on the lowest settings. What can I upgrade to enhance gamming, without voiding warranty? Thanks 

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I'd like to upgrade 256 GB to 1TB but I don't like SSD M2 compatible with S340-15IWL.

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Hello. I would like to purchase the lenovo S340 but I have a few questions regarding this laptop!the model is 81N800EQAD.I would like to know wether it features the IPS display or the NT display.also, what's the material it's built of? I've read that it's aluminum but is the whole chassis aluminum?finally, can you tell me the dimensions of the trackpad?it's the 15 inch model.thanks in advance!

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hello friends i just bought a lenovo ideapad s340 laptop with a fhd 1920 display  but i got a problem is a tn screen and i want to change it to a ips screen is it possible? and where can i find someone to do it thanks 

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How to cancel order, anybody out there pl help

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Can an S340-15IWL be charged via the USB 3.0 port with the battery symbol on the right side of the notebook?

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I bought a laptop S340-15IWL DOS, installed W10, installed drivers from Lenovo website, HDMI does not work.Changed to the same laptop, the same problem. What could be?Cable and TV are working, checked with another laptop. I tried different cables.  

A:S340-15IWL does not work HDMI

  

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Could someone please tell me with a bit of detail what is the Chipset Driver on the download page for my S340-15IWL. What chipset is this exactly and what does it control?   If you did a clean install of windows would this be absolutely nessasary to install and why?Is this the Intel Chipset and a driver put by Intel? I wish Lenovo provided more documention on the pages for their downloads. This the Chipset Driver in question for my S340: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/IDEAPAD-S-SERIES-NETBOOKS/S340-15IW... 

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I've searched through the forums and Lenovo's site and can't come up with a working solution for this new notebook:I have been able to boot a USB that has EFI, but for the life of me I cannot figure out a way to boot from an MBR/legacy USB.I've spent hours trying.  I have tried the steps at https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht076905namely, disabled OS Optimized defaults, then load defaults, but doesn't help - and I'm getting plenty frustrated.I cannot find anyway to get into the Lenovo setup utility (Rev 5.0) other than letting Win10 boot, then going to settings/recovery/advance options to boot into UEFI Bios.The Boot Mode always stays at UEFI, with USB Boot enabled, can only boot GPT/EFI USB sticks not MBR/Legacy. What am I doing wrong?

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hi, i bought lenovo s340 last november 2019, i runs very well and i really like it. However, start from few days ago, the battery suddenly dropped from 50% to 0% without warning. is there any solution for this issue ? thank you

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Hi, I would like to know if the lenovo C340 Ideapad can support 2 external monitors, one connected to its HDMI port, and a second one connected to a USB-C hub containing an HDMI port. I have not found any information about this. Any idea? Thank you,Alcazabeitor 

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It is my understanding from looking at the attached platform spec sheet, that the Intel version of the S340 has three different display options. 768p TN1080p TN1080p IPS What I would like to know is if the Multi-Touch option is for all three, or just the IPS display?S340-15IWL Intel Platform

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I think that Lenovo only offers 12gb maximum.  But can the S340-15IWL (Intel) platform handle more than that.  4gb is soldered to the board and there is only one slotS340-15IWL Intel Platform

A:What is Maximum RAM for S340-15IWL (Intel) platform?

Hi g725s,
 
Greetings.
 
It is true that manufacturer max supported ram is 12 GB and having more is not offered or not been certified for the system. 
 
I was not able to find any confirmed case yet for placing a 16GB on the single slot but you may want to check with other resellers that may offer it with a good return option just in case. It sure is nice if a spare 16GB DDR4 ram can be checked on this model.
 
Regards

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My laptop apears to have a small shaded spot on its screen. The spot is visable with the screen being on, and also when the screen is completely off. The spot is located on the lower left of the screen.

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NOTE: I attempted to post this as a reply to update to my previous post BUT its not showing up for some reason: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/IdeaPad-S340-Wont-Start-1-Bios-Related-... The place I have always gone to have computers fixed (I live abroad in SE Asia but bought the Laptop online from Staples when I visited the USA last summer) told me: 1) Its the Bios chip on the motherboard that needs to be replaced. My understanding is that such chips are inexpensive (compared to replacing an entire motherboard) but require expertise to replace as some shodding etc might be needed.2) Because its a new model, they can't get the chip or work on it. 3) They confirmed (as they fix alot of different computers here) the so-called Lenovo service center where I live (SE Asia) won't be of much help as they don't want to work on motherboard etc parts. They rather just replace the entire motherboard etc and take FOREVER (which is what someone at the Lenovo store also warned me about!).4) My so-called "International" Warranty apparently is not so International. Asside from wanting to charge me at least $250 to replace an entire motherboard when its just a chip that is faulty, it might take the Lenovo service center 3 months to order and receive the motherboard...5) My Lenovo Warranty in the USA is good for almost another 6 months. 5) I have the harddrive taken out so I can acess all the files etc. I will also conta... Read more

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Hi, The HDMI output of my new S340-15IWL touch works with the stock windows 10 Home installed on the stock 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD drive with BIOS disk control configured as RST mode. However, after installing a second SATA SSD with a windows 10 EDU OS, and changing BOIS disk control to ACHI mode to allow boot from the SATA SSD, the HDMI outpot stoped working anymore. I have updated the video driver to the lastest one posted on lenovo support website. but the HDMI still doesn't work. It looks like this HDMI problem comes after changing BIOS disk controller to ACHI mode. not sure it is due to the BIOS or the video driver. Can someone give some support? I have to get a seocnd output working for being able to project presentations. THanks     

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There is a recent BIOS ALCN27WW(V2.04) for my laptop.   It appears the only thing modified in the BIOS was "Enable BR keyboard function" as per the readme file: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/alcn27ww.txt? What is "Enable BR keyboard function"? 

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)I have purchased this Notebook 81JS0005GE and this docking station https://support.lenovo.com/ec/en/solutions/acc100356 ( ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock). Everything is working just fine except two things:The Laptop is not charging only via thunderbolt (tbt-cable in back of docking station, firmware and drivers up to date)My second screen will only connect if i stick the hdmi cable directly into the laptop and will only detect one over the docking station.Is the Thunderbolt Slot somehow not capable of doing double monitor and charging? Especially the charging is upsetting... I have purchased this Notebook 81JS0005GE and this docking station https://support.lenovo.com/ec/en/solutions/acc100356 ( ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock). Everything is working just fine except two things:The Laptop is not charging only via thunderbolt (tbt-cable in back of docking station, firmware and drivers up to date)My second screen will only connect if i stick the hdmi cable directly into the laptop and will only detect one over the docking station.Is the Thunderbolt Slot somehow not capable of doing double monitor and charging? Especially the charging is upsetting...  

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I have an IdeaPad S340-14IWL but the wall charger that came with it is generally a pain to use. In particular, it is really awkward when travelling. Does anyone know if the power-brick style charger with the round-tip pin here https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/chargers/PWR-ADP-BO-65W... would work with this laptop?

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Hi -- I have an IdeaPad S340 that is less than a year old. I use Zoom and Microsoft Teams almost every day for video calls. Out of nowhere people are saying they can barely hear me or that I sound garbled or underwater. I have uninstalled and installed Zoom several times, and have tested on Skype and others so I know it's a computer issue. I believe this started after I had one call where I plugged in an external microphone (which works fine). I have also checked the settings on the computer and Zoom to make sure it's routing to the system mic and not to the (now unplugged) external mic. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi guys. I'm just setting up my new IdeaPad S340 and I am only seeing a standard mouse driver in Device Manager. There is no touchpad driver/software listed on Lenovo's website for my model. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hello, I was wondering why when I installed my 160 GB HDD my keyboard was a little high on that side. Am I using the wrong HDD? Also when I put the drive in I can't put it straight in I have to lift it a little in the sky then it'll go in. First time adding hard drive in any laptop. Thanks for the replies in advance. 

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Hello lenovo community. I want to upgrade my RAM on this laptop. I know that officialy supports only 12 gb. But, I can remove the 4 gb module and put a 16 gb one? It will work. I saw laptops or pc s in the past that manage to support more RAM that what specs said.  Only 12 gigs seems a low amount of memory for what I do, i mean for chrome). PS: i will install the last BIOS update

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Hello community, I recently bought a S540 and sadly the keboard is driving me nuts. The keys are a wobbly mess. If I don't hit the key pretty much dead center, the keystroke won't be registered. As you can imagine, having only a small area where the key actually triggers a response is frustrating. Moreover the haptic feedback of the keys is missleading. The "haptic click" doesn't necessarily mean, that the key was registered. Combine that with the wobbly keys, that don't register a keystroke on most of the area anyway, then you can imagine how frustrating working on that thing can get. I have a few pictures addedd to this post. Neither of the keystrokes you see in the pictures were a registered key press. Maybe it's hard to see in the pictures what I am feeling, but at least you can see how wobbly the keys are. Even the cheapest keyboards I've used didn't behaved like that. I tried removing some keycaps to look if something of the scissor mechanism was missing or if I see anything wrong at all. Sadly it looks all normal to me. I also had a S540 14 inch (10th generation i5) for a few days, before I decided to get a 15 inch model (8th generation i5) with a dedicated graphics card. One thing I remember was, that it had a pretty good keyboard. Now I'm asking myself, if Lenovo puts THAT differend keyboards in almost the same models or if my keyboard is faulty. Maybe someone has a similar model and can report how their keyboard feels.   pressed to... Read more

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If you have a SATA 2.5" SSD in your notebook - you can add an M.2 PCI Express NvMe driveIf you have an M.2 drive, you can add a 2.5" SATA drive (mechanical HDD or SSD) as long as height conforms to specs My Ideapad S340-15IWL came with a 256gb NvMe drive (gen 2 I think). I immediately added a 512gb sata SSD and had 2 drives. There was nothing extra I needed to buy as the empty slot for the 2.5" drive had the mounting kit empty already in the machine. Couple weeks ago, I bought an Intel 660p M.2 2TB NvMe drive, wanting to use it in an older Win7 desktop to replace a Samsung 970EVO 512gb M.2 drive. Basically, can use Samsung M.2 in Win7 as a boot drive pretty easily, but found it nearly impossible to do with an Intel drive (Win7 doesn't have the pre-GUI drivers needed to bootup from the drive). So, decided to replace both the 2.5" SSD I added to the Ideapad and the original Lenovo-supplied M.2 drive with the Intel 2TB M.2 drive. Using a Qnime NvMe USB enclosure (temporarily put the Intel drive in it and connect to Ideapad USB port), boot the Lenovo with a G4L (Ghost for Linux) bootable USB drive, and clone the internal Lenovo M.2 drive to the Intel M.2 with G4L's Click'nClone. When the clone was done, shut down, and then removed the bottom cover from the Lenovo, and disconnected the battery from the motherboard. Removed the Lenovo-supplied 256gb M.2 (which has both M and B keys and is a 2240 form factor) and put in the Intel 2TB M.2 (which has only... Read more

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Issue:-Lennovo ideapad s340 14inch. I installed Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250Gb SSD in the system. I want this to be first boot device but my BIOS doesn't show any boot device order/priority menu. How shall I do it? I am attaching some pictures of my BIOS setting. If you see in pictures attached, under legacy, I have set the first item as Samsung SSD but it still doesn't boot from this. However, if I remove HHD and only keep SSD in the system, it works fine. P>S: - I migrated my original OS from HDD to SSD by Samsung Migration utility for 970Evo plus. Please note SSD does boot noramally if no HDD is connected. Thanks And Regards,

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I purchased a brand new Ideapad S340-15API (Model: 81NC00D3CY) on Tuesday. I set up successfully, downloaded all Windows updates and used the Lenovo site to check hardware and update all drivers. Everything is now updated and no issues were found. My problem is the internet is very slow. Other devices on the same network measure 25-30Mbps download through Speedtest.net but the S340 only 5-6Mpbs when it's next to the modem and 1Mbps when it is in the next room which is where I want to use it.  I updated the Qualcomm network adapter driver  from device manager but still nothing. I updated BIOS and still the same. How can I solve this? Is there a solution or should I just return the laptop? Would an external USB wifi adapter improve things?

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