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 CPU and Intel UHD Graphics 620 costs 600 Euros ($698). You can learn what you can expect from the laptop with this hardware configuration in our review.
With the IdeaPad 330S, Lenovo offers a lot of hardware options at low prices. The prices range from 350 Euros ($407) up to 1000 Euros ($1163), depending on the model. Available processors range from the simple Intel Pentium 4415U up to the powerful Core i7-8550U. Besides different RAM and storage configurations, buyers can also choose between various graphics solutions.
Our review device comes with Intel’s Core i5-8250 CPU, integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive. The HDD is accelerated with the help of a 16 GB Optane module, therefore it should offer faster read and write speeds. Our review configuration costs 600 Euros ($698).
Because the competition also offers powerful laptops in this price range, we compare the Lenovo notebook against several similarly priced devices. The competing devices include: The Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A, the VivoBook 15 from Asus and MSI’s PL62. A comparison with the similarly priced Lenovo ThinkPad E580 may also prove interesting for prospective buyers.