The Lenovo Ideapad 330s is a laptop that combines ultrabook features with a reasonable price. A team that bets on the 14-inch format, with a latest generation Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM. In its guts also highlights the internal memory, an SSD card with a capacity of 256 GB. In addition, you have the option of integrating an AMD Radeon 540 graphics card to improve its performance in games or applications that use graphics.
And all this with an autonomy of up to seven hours and a fast charge function to achieve two hours of use with only fifteen minutes of charge. The Lenovo Ideapad 330s can now be purchased at the official Lenovo store in Spain. Its price ranges between 750 euros and 800 euros depending on the chosen configuration. We tell you its main characteristics.
Lenovo Ideapad 330s
|screen||14-inch Full HD with 250-nit brightness|
|Processor and RAM||1.6GHz Quad Core Intel Core i5-8250U (up to 3.4GHz) and 8GB RAM|
|Internal memory||256 GB in SSD format|
|Graphics||Intel or AMD Radeon 540 2GB GDDR5 Graphics|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Battery||Up to 7 hours|
|Connections||WiFi AC, Bluetooth 4.1, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB Type-C, HDMI, card reader, headphone port|
|Design||In aluminum with 4 colors: platinum gray, white, blue or steel gray|
|Dimensions||32.3 cm x 23.48 cm x 1.895 cm (1.67 kilos)|
|Featured Features||Quick charge, two hours of use with 15 minutes of charge|
|Price||750 or 800 euros|
An ultrabook designed for leisure
This Lenovo notebook can be classified among ultrabooks by weight and finesse. Specifically, we are talking about a weight of 1.67 kilos and a thickness of 1.89 centimeters. Of course, it is not close to the number of models like the Lenovo Yoga 920, but it maintains a good balance that facilitates its transport anywhere.
The company markets this model in four different colors: platinum gray, white, blue or steel gray. But, at least for the moment, you can only find it in the official store in its version in platinum gray (silver). Its design has a premium touch with its metallic chassis. Actually, it can be said that it is a stylized version of its brother Lenovo Ideapad 330, which bets on a slightly larger screen of 15.6 inches.
Despite this reduction, it maintains a good number of physical connectors. Users will be able to enjoy two USB 3.0 ports or one USB Type-C port. This connector is becoming increasingly popular and is already worn by most mid-range and high-end mobiles, as well as premium laptops. On the other hand, it includes an HDMI port, WiFi AC or Bluetooth. One of the connectors that can be missed the most is the Ethernet port, to connect us by cable to the network.
14-inch Full HD screen
As for the screen, we have already advanced that it is committed to the 14-inch format. In both configurations, it has a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. This results in a density of 157 dots per inch. Also of note is an average brightness of 250 nits. It's not one of the brightest screens you'll find on laptops, but it's decent.
Processor and memory
In the processor field, this model drops its power one point compared to the Ideapad 330. Specifically, it has opted for an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 chip , the Core i5-8250U . This chip has four cores at a speed of 1.6 GHz, which can be raised up to 3.4 GHz in the moments of greatest demand. It is accompanied by an 8 GB RAM memory to be able to run a greater number of processes without the equipment suffering.
By the way, the main difference between the two configurations (750 or 800 euros) is the inclusion of a dedicated graphics card AMD Radeon 540 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory . Without being a laptop designed to play often, this plus can come in handy if we are occasional players.
Internal memory is another of the key aspects of this laptop. Unlike with the Ideapad 330, in the available configurations an SSD type card with a capacity of 256 GB is chosen . It is a much faster storage system than traditional hard drives. Something that we will notice both when loading the system and when opening files or applications. On the contrary, we will also have less space available to store our files.
Operating system and autonomy
The Lenovo Ideapad 330s bets on the Windows 10 Home operating system . The basic version of the Microsoft platform that has become the system par excellence. One of its main advantages is that the American company is releasing updates three or four times a year in which it includes new functionalities.
In terms of autonomy, according to official Lenovo figures, this laptop can last up to seven hours of use with each charge. Keep in mind that they are theoretical figures, and it is very rare that these numbers are reached with normal use of the laptop. In principle it should serve for three or four hours with moderate use, so it is not intended for long trips or prolonged use outside the home. What can give us a lot of play is its fast charging function. Specifically, you can get two hours of use for just fifteen minutes of charging . A whole safety net if we have to use it for a long time away from home.
Price and reviews
As we said at the beginning, the Lenovo Ideapad 330s is available in two configurations of 750 and 800 euros . The main difference between the two is the addition of a dedicated AMD Radeon graphics card. In short, this is a multimedia laptop with a very good balance of features and price. It is not so designed for travel, but the addition of fast charging can give us a lot of room when taking it out of the house. And all this with a Full HD screen, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD memory to work faster.