Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd Review
The Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd is a large-screen cheap laptop with a bright 15.6-inch display, a comfortable keyboard, and enough power for daily productivity work – and even a little more.
The IdeaPad 330 series is available in three screen-size variants (14, 15.6, and 17.3-inches), allowing you to customize one to meet your specific requirements. Regardless of which version you choose, you’ll get a low-cost system with a sleek, premium look and plenty of connectivity possibilities.
An Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, and Intel UHD Graphics 620 are feature to Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd.
That specs sheet appears to be typical of a cheap laptop, but the robust build combined with class-leading productivity performance counts for a lot. It easily wins our Editors’ Choice award for low-cost laptops.
The IdeaPad is also available with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 1TB solid-state storage for a little more money. While competition is fierce in this category, having the option of configuring the notebook of choice off the shelf is worth considering.
The 2019 Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd measures 0.9 by 10.2 by 14.9 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.85 pounds, making it tiny and lightweight enough to be taken around. It is, however, lighter and more portable than some of its competitors. The Acer Aspire E15 (E5-576-392H) — our cheap laptop pick – weighs 5.27 pounds and measures 1.19 inches thick.
Its sleek platinum grey frame feels quite solid, and it might easily pass for an aluminum build, which it isn’t. Metallic designs are being seen in ultrabooks and high-end notebooks. This platinum grey profile is used in higher-end Lenovo systems, and it picks up dirt just like other notebooks with the same material.
Display of Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd
The 2019 IdeaPad 330’s 15.6-inch 720p screen is arguably the only aspect we don’t like, but it’s still bright and legible for a cheap laptop. While competitors such as the Acer Aspire E5-576-392H provide a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, Lenovo chose a lower-res (1366 x 768) TN panel, which explains the low price you’re paying for this laptop.
You may not notice the low resolution, which is better than other budget notebooks in the same category with washed-out displays. You’ll have to do some angling before you find a position that won’t wash out. It’s not excellent, but it’s not the worst either, so we’ll take it for the price.
To its credit, Lenovo does include an anti-glare coating on the screen, which minimizes reflections, making it the ideal choice for a sub-HD media machine, provided you view the screen from the correct angle.
Touchpad and Keyboard
The Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd has a non-backlit, 6-row chiclet keyboard with well-spaced keys and a comfortable grip. The arrow keys are well-placed, and the number pad on the right is a welcome addition. The keys have a small travel distance and a distinct pressure point. You can get around rapidly by typing, and even fast typers will find the keys pretty reliable.
The touchpad matches the rest of the gadget in color. It is slightly to the left, yet it is acceptable for gesture control inputs. The pad’s configuration menu allows you to customize the touchpad gestures. It responds well to Windows 10 gestures and accurately registers physical inputs.
Ports And Storage
Excellent I/O port options round off the Lenovo Ideapad 330 features. It even has a Type-C port, which is uncommon in the budget laptop category. There are two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.0 Type-C port, an HDMI port, and an SD slot. SD cards are a great way to expand system capacity and transfer material to SD cards.
A headphone jack, an Ethernet port, and a DVD drive are other features. Wireless communication is provided through Wi-Fi 802.11AC and Bluetooth 4.1.
The system comes with a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive, so you won’t need to expand storage unless you have many things to keep, but it’s nice to have the option. This capacity, however, is significantly greater than that of most low-cost Chromebooks.
The Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd comes with a 2.2GHz (Turbo up to 3.4GHz) Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB storage, and an integrated Intel HD 620 graphics card. The Core i3-8130u is a duo-core CPU announced in 2018 for mainstream notebooks and Chromebooks, with more excellent performance than AMD A12-9700P chips. The system is adjustable, which means you may choose a better CPU, graphics card, RAM amount, and even screen size when placing your order.
These CPUs aren’t designed for heavy workloads, but they provide proper performance for regular office tasks, and online apps can also suffice for light multitasking. The integrated Intel HD 620 graphics card is an improved version of its predecessor, allowing you to seamlessly play most of 2015/2016 at low settings.
Battery life is typically a plus for inexpensive computers, but the Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-inch laptop falls short. This IdeaPad 330 is inefficient, with disappointingly low battery life. It lasts about 3 hours and 20 minutes on a single charge, which is relatively low for a modern machine. The Aspire E 15 (E5-576-392H) has a battery life of 10 hours 51 minutes on a single charge.
The Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd demonstrates how the firm achieves its primary goal of producing a 15-inch laptop that is exceptionally light, and they did so at a cheaper price that falls well inside the budget range. And, for the most part, the Lenovo ideapad 330 15 amd is a good laptop – it has good productivity performance and a good display, even if it’s a little behind the curve. However, the battery life that resulted from the quest for the most affordable crown isn’t quite up to par.