Ideapad is one of the best-selling models from Lenovo and IdeaPad 330 is a new offering from the company in the series of exciting, powerful, stylish yet very affordable laptops. The Lenovo Ideapad 330 denotes a huge range of promising notebooks with numerous configuration options and elegant appearance. You can choose your style, color option, hardware configuration, and screen size as per your aspiration and budget.
The processor up to 8th Gen i7, integrated and discrete graphics card option from AMD Radeon and NVIDIA, HD and full HD IPS display option, up to 16 GB RAM, storage capacity of both HDD and SDD, massive battery life, series of wired and wireless connectivity ports enhance your productivity and let you enjoy the cinematic experience. This laptop is very handy for everyday functionality, entertainment, studying, and web-surfing.
Lenovo laptops offer durable build quality combined up with advanced hardware at very reasonable pricing. Where on the one end you will get smooth and glowing exterior, the power and performance is driven through Intel-powered hardware. More features and diversified configuration are detailed and explained below for more clarity.
|Specifications of 15.6" Lenovo IdeaPad 330|
|Processor||Up to Intel Quad-Core i7-8550U|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel Graphics
Up to AMD Radeon 540
Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
|Screen||15.6" (1366 x 768) HD or (1920 x 1080) FHD|
|RAM||Up to 16GB (With Various Combinations)|
|HDD+SSD||Up to 2TB SATA HDD
Up to 256 GB PCIe SSD
Up to [1TB HDD + 256GB SSD] Combo
|Weight||Starting at 2.2KG|
|Battery Life||Up to 6 hours|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
Lenovo Ideapad 330 consists durable plastic body on the whole but designed very classy and elegantly. Lenovo makes every effort to design this laptop as professional as ever by providing brushed metallic finish, smooth build quality, and rounded edges. Five colour options Platinum Grey, Blizzard White, Midnight Blue, Chocolate, and Onyx Black let you pick your favorite laptop at your choice of colour. The base and lid of laptop flex easily with the pressure of fingers.
With the dimensions of 378 x 260 x 22.9 mm and just 2.2 Kg of weight you can easily store, carry or hold this notebook. This is not the lightest laptop but still proves to be a decent competitor in its league. Lenovo Ideapad 330 is wrapped up with a special protective guard to shield your notebook from rough usage and unwanted dropouts. At the bottom, wide air vents are designed for maximum airflow and ultimate performance. Thick hinge holds the display strongly and provides up to 180 degrees of flexibility.
The lid is surrounded by old fashioned thick bezels. The full size keyboard is comfortable for long term usage. The trackpad is placed slightly on the left from the usual center position. Overall, this laptop is a good mix of style, durability, and portability.
Enriched visuals and excellent picture quality are prime features of Lenovo Ideapad 330 display. This laptop is boasted with two display options. The 15.6-inch size is standard display size for Lenovo Ideapad 330 users. Two varied options HD with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and full HD with IPS and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution let you choose your suitable display. The colors are bright, images are good, but brightness levels are not much ecstatic.
The display is flexible up to 180 degrees making viewing easy and comfortable from any angle. IPS functionality is good add-on feature but the anti-glare feature is missing on this laptop. The display is powered by both integrated and discrete graphics card options. The integrated graphics comes in the form of Intel graphics card. Gamers or high-end graphics users can choose from up to AMD Radeon 450 and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete graphics chipset for smooth visuals and lag-free graphics.
Lenovo Ideapad 330 is backed up by brilliant hardware unit under the hood for adequate power and performance for the users. Diversified hardware unit is compromised with a lot of options in terms of processor, memory, and storage devices. Highly advanced 8th Gen Intel powered processor with up to i7-8550U Quad-Core option extract superb processing speed.
There are six assorted memory options ranging from 4 GB onboard DDR4, 16 GB DIMM, 4 GB onboard DDR4 plus 2 GB DIMM, 4 GB onboard DDR4 plus 4 GB DIMM, 4 GB onboard DDR4 plus 8 GB DIMM, and optional 16 GB Intel Optane are available to pick from. Two different type of display 15.6-inch HD and 15.6-inch full HD with IPS technology delivers every visual. Integrated graphics are backed up by Intel graphics chipset, whereas AMD Radeon 540 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 are available as discrete graphics card options. On the storage front, you can either choose HDD, SSD or the combo of both as per your requirements.
Pick your storage unit from the range of 128 GB PCIe SSD, 256 GB PCIe SSD, 500 GB SATA HDD, 1 TB SATA HDD, 2 TB SATA HDD, 128 GB PCIe SSD + 1 TB SATA HDD, and 256 GB PCIe SSD + 1 TB SATA HDD options. The full size keyboard is comfortable to use and optional backlit numeric keyboard allows you to work uninterruptedly in dim lighting conditions as well.
Generally budget category laptops are quite good in terms of battery life but Lenovo Ideapad 330 fails to impress in this segment. The company claims that you can achieve up to 6 hours of battery life from the system but on various benchmarks and tests it did not last up to 3-4 hours. During numerous tests like web-surfing, entertainment, and productivity the battery can last up to nearly 3.3 hours only. By switching off WiFi and low brightness level you can notch up to 4 hours at max.
On the communication part, there is USB Type-C 3.1, two USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI slot are available for connecting external devices to the system. Dual-band AC WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 channel enables wireless devices to interact with the laptop easily.
Lenovo Ideapad 330 is a perfect all-rounder in varied terms for students, professionals, and business users. Latest processor, enough memory, decent storage units, 15.6-inch HD and full HD display options, and an array of communication ports are available for usage. Battery life and low brightness level are few shortcomings of this notebook. In a tight budget scenario, Lenovo Ideapad 330 tops your short list for sure.