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Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15-Inch (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15-Inch (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The sound and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15-Inch (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaPad 330S-15IKB laptop review

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The 15-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 330S tries to be all things to all people, with an attractive design and a variety of specifications at various prices for all sorts of users. The model on test in our labs is one of the most powerful, but can it deliver the...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad 330S-15IKB (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review

 

Design at a low price. The prices for the notebooks from Lenovo's budget IdeaPad 300 series start at about 350 Euros ($407). For this, buyers get a well-designed, portable notebook. Our review device with an Optane-accelerated hard drive, Core i5-8250U...

rigid aluminum case ; good keyboard ; 16 GB Optane module included in the base configuration

low display brightness ; CPU performance ; slow SD card reader

In our review, the IdeaPad 330S proves to be a solid all-rounder that can perform most of the common computing tasks. The Intel CPU provides enough power for the smooth operation of Windows 10 and many other applications. Moreover, users can replace...

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Very Nice Laptop

 

Very nice Laptop sleek light weight been a while since I've had a new laptop.. must buy.. Little dissapointed that there is no finger print scanner like there is in the pictures on the product page So 5 star for product 3 star for the misleading image

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

BUY THIS LAPTOP! YOU WONT BE DISSAPOINTED

 

EXCELLENT LAPTOP!!!!!! i dont tend to write reviews but felt I had to! Being in the position of reading the reviews and not being able to make my mind us for the best laptop to buy with my budget. Im so please i purchased this!! im really impatient and...

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

not working

 

i baught this for my husband. used twice for short periods and it died. could not get a peep from it. had to return to Lenovo. they had to put a new hard drive in it. got it back 2 weeks later (yesterday), so far it is working. very dissapointed and...

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Excellent all round service and product received

 

"Order arrived ahead of estimated date of delivery. \I was kept updated from start to finish, despite Christmas and New Year break. Product is sllek, lightweight and a dream to work with. Good speed and response times to suit my needs. Delighted so far."

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Speedy laptop

 

"Verybquick, picture quality Is fantastic. Lots of space. What's bad to say?"

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Excellent laptop

 

Bought 2 for Christmas presents and they are great. Runs minecraft and Roblux with ease is lighting quick and looks amazing! Buy it

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

So far so good

 

Works great so far. Fast, responsive, sleek look, brilliant display and above average dolby sound this is a very good laptop. Had it for a few days and no problems. Will update if anything changes.

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Great Laptop for a Busy User

 

"Overall, I am really pleased with the Lenovo Ideapad. It is lightweight and not too big meaning it's great for working on the go and when I sit with it on my lap to work around Alyssa. The screen is the perfect size and it is amazing to suddenly have...

Dec, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:N
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1
Speaker power:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):30 / 52.5
Battery life (max):5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3
Quick Charge:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:N / Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:ErP Lot 3
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour name:blizzard white / Iron Grey / Platinum Grey
Colour of product:Grey / Grey, Platinum
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Aluminium, Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS),Aluminium,Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS),Polycarbonate / Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic
Product colour:Blue / Grey / Grey, Platinum / Grey,Platinum / White
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220 / 250
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 530 / AMD Radeon 535 / AMD Radeon 540 / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon Vega Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5906 / 0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / AMD Radeon Vega 3 / AMD Radeon Vega 8 / Intel® HD Graphics 610 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:German / Spanish
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:N

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:68
Package height:319
Package weight:2.34
Package width:511

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4 / 1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4,2x2
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.6 / 3.7 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / L2 & L3 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / AMD Ryzen 3 / AMD Ryzen 5 / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:2200U / 2500U / 4415U / A6-9225 / A9-9425 / i3-7020U / i3-7100U / i3-7130U / i3-8130U / i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:32-bit,64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / Socket FP5
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 122590 / 124967 / 124977 / 137977 / 95442 / 96508
Processor code:SR2ZW / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS,User / HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD,Power on / HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 10 Home S
Operating System Language:German

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDIO / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Hybrid-HDD cache memory:16
Hybrid-HDD cache type:SSD
Hybrid-HDD capacity:1000
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD capacity:1128 / 128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / NVMe / NVMe,PCI Express / PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:244.1
Height :19.4
Weight:1.87
Width:358.4