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Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM (Pentium Silver N5000, eMMC, LTE, WUXGA) Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Alex Alderson), 10/23/2018

Surface Go competitor. The Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM is a 10.1-inch convertible that has no fan but has a bright IPS touchscreen, an LTE modem and decent battery life. The Pentium Silver N5000 processor provides enough power too.

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The IdeaPad D330-10IGM is a 10.1-inch 2-in-1 device with a detachable keyboard. Both the model name and the exterior confirm that the device is the successor to the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320 Pro, which we have already reviewed. The two devices share many traits, but they are not identical.

We have chosen to compare the D330-10IGM against the Apple iPad 6 (2018), the ASUS Transformer Book T102HA, the Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8, the Microsoft Surface Go and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5.

Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM (Ideapad D330 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Core: 200-750 MHz, Dual-Channel, 24.20.100.6286
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4-2,133, Dual Channel, soldered RAM
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 224 PPI, Capacitive, ten-point multitouch, native pen support, AU Optronics B101UAN01.7, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 93.6 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ Intel Gemini Lake SoC - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, Fibocom L830-EB, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 249 x 186 ( = 0.71 x 9.8 x 7.32 in)
Battery
39 Wh, 5080 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.68 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Secondary Camera: 3.8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe trial, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.145 kg ( = 40.39 oz / 2.52 pounds), Power Supply: 306 g ( = 10.79 oz / 0.67 pounds)
Price
499 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

Lenovo has made the D330-10IGM from silver and grey plastic, so the device may disappoint fans of premium materials. The device is also heavier than our comparison devices that are made from metal alloys, with the tablet weighing 610 g and the keyboard 535 g for a combined weight of 1.145 kg. However, our test device is well-made with no processing-related defects. The tablet is sturdy too, but the keyboard lacks the rigidity of the tablet and is easily twisted.

The D330-10IGM scores points for its maintainability too. The back of the tablet is only attached to the device with no glue or screws holding it in place. We managed to pry the case up with a flat plastic spatula or even a short thumbnail. We would stress taking care not to damage the display when removing the back case.

Lenovo has not blessed the D330-10IGM with ports. The tablet portion has a headphone jack and a single USB Type-C port, the latter of which is used for charging the tablet with the included power supply. The ports can be used to transfer data, video and to connect peripherals to the tablet with the appropriate adapter.

The tablet also has a conventional barrel-shaped charging port, the power supply for which Lenovo did not include with our test device. Theoretically, you could charge the entire device from the port on the keyboard having connected an external monitor to the USB Type-C port. With that said, it would have been more useful had Lenovo equipped the D330-10IGM with a second USB Type-C port rather than a proprietary charging port.

The detachable keyboard has two USB Type-A ports. Incomprehensibly, these are USB 2.0 ports, which are considerably slower than USB 3.1 Gen 1. Lenovo has included a microSD card slot too, which is located with the SIM-card tray on the underside of the tablet.

The D330-10IGM has an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 modem, which supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n and, as the name suggests, ac Wi-Fi. Transfer speeds are comparatively good too when we tested the device next to our reference router and with no other devices near our unit.

Lenovo offers an LTE modem for certain variants, of which our test device is one. The associated SIM-card slot accepts nano-SIMs.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

Left-hand side: tablet - 3.5 mm jack; keyboard – USB 2.0 Type-A
Left-hand side: tablet - 3.5 mm jack; keyboard – USB 2.0 Type-A
Right-hand side: tablet – power button, volume rocker, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, charging port; keyboard – USB 2.0 Type-A
Right-hand side: tablet – power button, volume rocker, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, charging port; keyboard – USB 2.0 Type-A
There is a combined microSD and SIM-card slot on the underside of the tablet.
There is a combined microSD and SIM-card slot on the underside of the tablet.
Rear: No connections
Rear: No connections
Front: No connections
Front: No connections
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
581 MBit/s ∼100% +58%
Apple iPad 6 2018
 
570 MBit/s ∼98% +55%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
368 MBit/s ∼63%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
308 MBit/s ∼53% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
289 MBit/s ∼50% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
216 (min: 49, max: 250) MBit/s ∼37% -41%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
214 MBit/s ∼37% -42%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
569 MBit/s ∼100%
Apple iPad 6 2018
 
500 MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
476 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
312 (min: 291, max: 325) MBit/s ∼55% -45%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
272 MBit/s ∼48% -52%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
237 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
235 MBit/s ∼41% -59%

Input Devices & Operation

The D330-10IGM has a chiclet keyboard that has slightly roughened, flat keys that have a clear pressure point. The key resistance should be crisper, but that is a matter of taste. Overall, Lenovo has equipped the device with a decent keyboard for home use, but the lack of backlighting is frustrating.

The device has a multi-touch trackpad too, which measures around 10.5 x 6 cm. The trackpad is large enough for performing multi-finger gestures and its smooth finish makes it easy to move our fingers across its surface. Lenovo has integrated two mouse buttons in the bottom portion of the trackpad, which have a short stroke and a tangible pressure point that is clearly audible.

A look at the D330-10IGM's keyboard and trackpad
A look at the D330-10IGM's keyboard and trackpad

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The tablet has a 10-point multitouch touchscreen that accurately and precisely reproduced our inputs throughout testing. The D330-10IGM also supports pen input according to Lenovo’s website. Our test device’s manual confirms this, stating that the D330-10IGM supports the Lenovo Active Pen 1 and the Lenovo Active Pen 2. The latter supports Bluetooth and 4,096 levels of pressure, which is double the level that the Active Pen 1 has. Our test device came with no pen in the box, but Lenovo currently sells the pens on its US website for $31.99 and $55.99 respectively. The company's UK site lists the Active Pen 1 for £39.60 and the Active Pen 2 for £74.99. 

We did not have any Lenovo pens on hand during testing, so we used two third-party active pens instead. A pen by Hama functioned without issue, but it has no pressure levels. Writing and sketching worked well though. Unfortunately, Wacom’s Bamboo Ink pen did not work with our test device.

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The D330-10IGM has a 10.1-inch IPS display that runs at a 1920x1200 native resolution and in a 16:10 aspect ratio. X-Rite i1Pro 2 determined that our test device’s display has 0.41 cd/m² black value and a 905:1 contrast ratio, which is good for a device at this price. The display gets bright too with a maximum luminosity of 389 cd/m² at the centre of the panel and an average maximum brightness of 376.4 cd/m². This corresponds with a 91% uniformly lit display, which is more even than most of our comparison devices. However, the D330-10IGM has a worse contrast ratio and maximum brightness value than most of our comparison devices. Positively, we could not measure any pulse-width modulation (PWM) display flickering, which can cause eye strain and headaches for some people.

370
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
387
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 400 cd/m² Average: 376.4 cd/m² Minimum: 46 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 389 cd/m²
Contrast: 905:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.23 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 1.99
ΔE Greyscale 5.45 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
81% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 51% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.49
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.1
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
IPS, 1800x1200, 10
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.8
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
IPS, 1280x800, 10.1
Apple iPad 6 2018
IPS, 2048x1536, 9.7
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.5
Response Times
18%
-1%
-7%
15%
22%
-14%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39 (21, 18)
32 (14, 18)
18%
44 (22, 22)
-13%
42.4 (22, 20.4)
-9%
29 (16, 13)
26%
26.4 (17.7, 18.7)
32%
54.8 (24.8, 30)
-41%
Response Time Black / White *
29 (17, 12)
24 (13, 11)
17%
25.6 (11.6, 14)
12%
30.4 (16.4, 14)
-5%
28 (15, 13)
3%
25.9 (14.4, 11.5)
11%
24.8 (8.4, 16.4)
14%
PWM Frequency
19000 (90)
1020 (99)
19530 (45)
294 (80)
Screen
-10%
38%
30%
15%
32%
40%
Brightness middle
389
251
-35%
456
17%
382
-2%
530
36%
530
36%
556
43%
Brightness
376
244
-35%
426
13%
378
1%
491
31%
513
36%
514
37%
Brightness Distribution
91
79
-13%
88
-3%
92
1%
88
-3%
92
1%
87
-4%
Black Level *
0.43
0.33
23%
0.31
28%
0.24
44%
0.46
-7%
0.61
-42%
0.42
2%
Contrast
905
761
-16%
1471
63%
1592
76%
1152
27%
869
-4%
1324
46%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.23
5.34
-2%
1.3
75%
2.8
46%
4.33
17%
1.2
77%
1.8
66%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.39
9.91
-6%
3
68%
6
36%
7.32
22%
3.2
66%
3.2
66%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.99
1.1
45%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.45
6.04
-11%
1.4
74%
3.5
36%
3.51
36%
1
82%
2.2
60%
Gamma
2.49 88%
3.23 68%
2.24 98%
2.33 94%
2.36 93%
2.28 96%
2.26 97%
CCT
7728 84%
7491 87%
6687 97%
6903 94%
7007 93%
6588 99%
6819 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
51
51
0%
62.3
22%
50
-2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
81
81
0%
96.8
20%
77
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / -5%
19% / 32%
12% / 22%
15% / 15%
27% / 30%
13% / 29%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our test device has a DeltaE 2000 deviation of 5.23 out of the box, which is only marginally above the ideal DeltaE value of 3. Calibrating the display resulted in the DeltaE colour deviation dropping a better than ideal value of 1.99. Calibration also removed the slight blue tint that the display had upon delivery too. 

We have included our calibrated ICC file above our comparison table should you wish to use it. Manufacturers often use multiple displays on the same device line, so please make sure that your device has the same model number as our test device. Applying our ICC profile to a different display may result in the colour accuracy worsening rather than improving.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Greyscale
CalMAN - Greyscale
CalMAN – Colour Saturation
CalMAN – Colour Saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Greyscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Greyscale (calibrated)
CalMAN – Colour Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN – Colour Saturation (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Our test device has stable viewing angles thanks to its IPS display. We noticed no brightness or colour distortions even at acute angles. 

Additionally, the device is difficult to use outdoors even with its relatively bright display. The display’s glossy finish is highly reflective, and our test device does not get bright enough to counteract this. We would recommend using the D330-10IGM in the shade or in such a way to avoid reflections if you are using it outside.

Using the IdeaPad D330-10IGM outside on a cloudy day.
Using the IdeaPad D330-10IGM outside on a cloudy day.

Performance

Our test device has an Intel Pentium Silver N5000, which is powerful enough for most office-based and Internet applications. The D330-10IGM is currently not listed on either Lenovo UK or US but starts at 299 Euros (~$339) on Lenovo Germany. Our test device cost 499 Euros (~$567) at the time of writing.

Processor

The Pentium Silver N5000 is a quad-core processor based on Intel Gemini Lake architecture. The processor has a 6 W thermal design power (TDP), which is low enough to allow for passive cooling. The N5000 has a 1.1 GHz base clock speed that can increase up to 2.6 GHz across all cores or 2.7 GHz on one core. The processor does not support Intel Turbo Boost or Hyper-Threading though.

The processor initially operates at 2.6 GHz in a Cinebench R15 multi-core benchmark but after a few seconds drops to 1.9-2.1 GHz. By contrast, the CPU runs consistently at 2.6 GHz in the single-threaded benchmark. Our test device performs just as well on battery as it does on mains power.

We ran the multithreaded portion of Cinebench R15 to determine how well our test device can maintain peak CPU performance. As the results below demonstrate, performance drops by around 2% after the first benchmark run through and then is consistent for the remainder of the benchmark loop. 2% is not a tangible performance drop though and does not constitute thermal throttling.

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Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel Pentium Silver N5000: Ø232 (230.48-237.35)
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE Intel Atom x5-Z8350, Intel Atom x5-Z8350: Ø97.7 (95.02-98.38)
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003 Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y: Ø163 (162.13-163.67)
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T Intel Atom x5-Z8350, Intel Atom x5-Z8350: Ø99.3 (96.12-100.08)

Our test device performs at an expected level for a Pentium Silver N5000-powered device. Moreover, the CPU in our test device is considerably more powerful than the Pentium Gold 4415Y processor that powers the Surface Go. The performance gap is more pronounced in multi-core applications than in single-core applications.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
2284
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6850
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
3783
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
77 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
237 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
19.45 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 177, n=274)
102 Points ∼47% +32%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (73 - 80, n=6)
77.5 Points ∼36% +1%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
77 Points ∼35%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
65 Points ∼30% -16%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
31 Points ∼14% -60%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
28 Points ∼13% -64%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 761, n=280)
279 Points ∼6% +18%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (231 - 284, n=6)
248 Points ∼6% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
237 Points ∼5%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
164 Points ∼4% -31%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
100 Points ∼2% -58%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
92 Points ∼2% -61%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average of class Convertible
  (466 - 7508, n=233)
3334 Points ∼31% +46%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
2521 Points ∼23% +10%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (2284 - 2305, n=3)
2292 Points ∼21% 0%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2284 Points ∼21%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Average of class Convertible
  (706 - 24180, n=229)
7649 Points ∼15% +12%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (6610 - 8195, n=3)
7218 Points ∼15% +5%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
6850 Points ∼14%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
5586 Points ∼11% -18%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5775 Points ∼19%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (5353 - 5775, n=3)
5558 Points ∼18% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (954 - 14144, n=92)
5055 Points ∼16% -12%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Convertible
  (561 - 3933, n=92)
2111 Points ∼45% +17%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1804 Points ∼38%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (1707 - 1804, n=3)
1752 Points ∼37% -3%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Convertible
  (856 - 14519, n=32)
7176 Points ∼26% +27%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5654 Points ∼21%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s
5609 Points ∼20% -1%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (5211 - 5654, n=3)
5444 Points ∼20% -4%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Convertible
  (805 - 4858, n=32)
3017 Points ∼52% +50%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (2009 - 2051, n=3)
2033 Points ∼35% +1%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
2009 Points ∼35%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s
1706 Points ∼30% -15%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Convertible
  (2296 - 15196, n=28)
8745 Points ∼24% +49%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion
5952 Points ∼16% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
5856 Points ∼16%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s
5809 Points ∼16% -1%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (5467 - 6100, n=4)
5782 Points ∼16% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
3846 Points ∼11% -34%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion
3499 Points ∼55% +77%
Average of class Convertible
  (880 - 4977, n=28)
3425 Points ∼54% +73%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (1975 - 2027, n=4)
2009 Points ∼32% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000
1975 Points ∼31%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s
1634 Points ∼26% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
745 Points ∼12% -62%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
11529.2 ms * ∼19% -302%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s (Chrome 65)
5947 ms * ∼10% -107%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
3077.3 ms * ∼5% -7%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
2871.2 ms * ∼5%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (2797 - 2871, n=2)
2834 ms * ∼5% +1%
Average of class Convertible
  (809 - 9177, n=168)
2573 ms * ∼4% +10%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion (Safari Mobile 11.3)
1025.5 ms * ∼2% +64%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion (Safari Mobile 11.3)
27967 Points ∼56% +113%
Average of class Convertible
  (3067 - 42822, n=159)
21013 Points ∼42% +60%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
13119 Points ∼26%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (13075 - 13119, n=2)
13097 Points ∼26% 0%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
11875 Points ∼24% -9%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s (Chrome 65)
6802 Points ∼14% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
4078 Points ∼8% -69%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (33.5 - 288, n=150)
168 Points ∼50% +57%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion (Safari Mobile 11.3)
167.2 Points ∼50% +57%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000
  (107 - 110, n=3)
108 Points ∼32% +1%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Edge 42)
106.71 Points ∼32%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y (Edge 42.17134.1.0)
86.989 Points ∼26% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (Edge 38.14393.1066.0)
44.442 Points ∼13% -58%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
42.637 Points ∼13% -60%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
HiSilicon Kirin 960s (Chrome 65)
36.127 Points ∼11% -66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (Chrome 69.0.3497.100)
22.084 Points ∼7% -79%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

Our test device worked well throughout testing and encountered no issues. The Pentium Silver N5000 is powerful enough for office and Internet applications, which is confirmed by the comparatively impressive PCMark benchmark results.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2201 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2607 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3125 points
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PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=250)
2743 Points ∼45% +25%
Average Intel Pentium Silver N5000, Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (2141 - 2381, n=5)
2252 Points ∼37% +2%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
UHD Graphics 605, N5000, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2201 Points ∼36%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Z8350, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1587 Points ∼26% -28%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Z8350, SanDisk DF4128
1264 Points ∼21% -43%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
UHD Graphics 615, 4415Y, 64 GB eMMC Flash
741 Points ∼12% -66%

Storage Devices

The D330-10IGM has 128 GB of eMMC flash memory, of which around 94 GB is free to use. The remaining capacity is taken up by Windows 10 and its associated recovery partitions. The transfer speeds of the eMMC drive in our test device are faster than average and all our comparison devices.

128 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 288.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 215.2 MB/s
512K Read: 240.9 MB/s
512K Write: 206 MB/s
4K Read: 25.18 MB/s
4K Write: 35.53 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 14.51 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 46.5 MB/s
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
128 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
SanDisk DF4128
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
64 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
128 GB eMMC Flash
Average 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Average of class Convertible
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-49%
-9%
-45%
-35%
209%
Write 4k QD32
46.5
11.5
-75%
33.64
-28%
10.67
-77%
15.3 (4.3 - 46.5, n=12)
-67%
147 (0.033 - 573, n=323)
216%
Read 4k QD32
14.51
32.71
125%
34.45
137%
30.03
107%
26.6 (10.8 - 36.8, n=12)
83%
196 (0.317 - 632, n=323)
1251%
Write 4k
35.53
8.555
-76%
24.27
-32%
9.877
-72%
13.1 (3.55 - 35.5, n=12)
-63%
54.2 (0.013 - 182, n=323)
53%
Read 4k
25.18
6.705
-73%
19.06
-24%
9.935
-61%
14.5 (7.31 - 25.2, n=12)
-42%
22.1 (0.215 - 62.3, n=323)
-12%
Write 512
206
39.86
-81%
107.1
-48%
44.39
-78%
73.5 (16.6 - 206, n=12)
-64%
241 (7.93 - 1885, n=321)
17%
Read 512
240.9
68.59
-72%
190.6
-21%
121
-50%
158 (66.6 - 241, n=12)
-34%
321 (20.7 - 1788, n=321)
33%
Write Seq
215.2
54.53
-75%
122.4
-43%
54.09
-75%
86.4 (24.6 - 215, n=12)
-60%
306 (23 - 1889, n=323)
42%
Read Seq
288.4
92.68
-68%
259.6
-10%
139
-52%
185 (82.4 - 293, n=12)
-36%
501 (33.6 - 2486, n=323)
74%

Graphics Card

The Pentium Silver N5000 integrates an Intel UHD Graphics 605 GPU, which handles graphics. The iGPU supports DirectX 12 and clocks up to 750 MHz. Performance in 3DMark benchmarks is on par with other UHD Graphics 605-equipped devices that also have dual-channel RAM.

3DMark 11 Performance
846 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
24818 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3579 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
514 points
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3DMark - 1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Convertible
  (13779 - 322268, n=81)
83350 Points ∼100% +70%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion
62626 Points ∼75% +28%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
57024 Points ∼68% +17%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
48917 Points ∼59%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (41335 - 55453, n=4)
47893 Points ∼57% -2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
35210 Points ∼42% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
12323 Points ∼15% -75%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
1257 Points ∼100% +66%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 7483, n=301)
1176 Points ∼94% +55%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
757 Points ∼60%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (612 - 902, n=6)
757 Points ∼60% 0%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Atom x5-Z8350
349 Points ∼28% -54%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Intel Atom x5-Z8350
297 Points ∼24% -61%
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
Average of class Convertible
  (5300 - 76321, n=28)
19450 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
16860 Points ∼87%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (9118 - 16860, n=3)
12009 Points ∼62% -29%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2 - Compute OpenCL Score
Average of class Convertible
  (5287 - 75368, n=26)
21326 Points ∼100% +22%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000
17429 Points ∼82%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (9226 - 17429, n=4)
13554 Points ∼64% -22%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Vulkan)
18.5 fps ∼100%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
18.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (11 - 18.5, n=2)
14.8 fps ∼80% -20%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
12.3 fps ∼66% -34%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
10.8 fps ∼100% +83%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Vulkan)
5.9 fps ∼55%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
5.9 fps ∼55% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.3 - 5.9, n=2)
4.6 fps ∼43% -22%
Normal Tier Onscreen
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Vulkan)
27.3 fps ∼100%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
27.3 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (17 - 27.3, n=2)
22.2 fps ∼81% -19%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
20 fps ∼73% -27%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
30.8 fps ∼100% +96%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (Vulkan)
15.7 fps ∼51%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
 
15.7 fps ∼51% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (9.3 - 15.7, n=2)
12.5 fps ∼41% -20%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion
26.8 fps ∼100% +84%
Average of class Convertible
  (6.3 - 40.7, n=7)
22.9 fps ∼85% +57%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
18 fps ∼67% +23%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
14.6 fps ∼54%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (11.3 - 14.6, n=2)
13 fps ∼49% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
3.4 fps ∼13% -77%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
25.1 fps ∼100%
Average of class Convertible
  (5.9 - 37.9, n=6)
21.4 fps ∼85% -15%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (11.2 - 25.1, n=2)
18.2 fps ∼73% -27%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion
17.9 fps ∼71% -29%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
10 fps ∼40% -60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
3.3 fps ∼13% -87%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (OpenGL)
125 fps ∼100% +141%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
118 fps ∼94% +127%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
96 fps ∼77% +85%
Average of class Convertible
  (2.8 - 171, n=28)
56.4 fps ∼45% +9%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
51.9 fps ∼42%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (45.5 - 51.9, n=2)
48.7 fps ∼39% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
21 fps ∼17% -60%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
67.5 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
59.7 fps ∼88% -12%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (OpenGL)
59 fps ∼87% -13%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (42.9 - 67.5, n=2)
55.2 fps ∼82% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (16 - 154, n=23)
47.2 fps ∼70% -30%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
40 fps ∼59% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
20 fps ∼30% -70%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (OpenGL)
62.6 fps ∼100% +87%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
58.9 fps ∼94% +76%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
44 fps ∼70% +32%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
33.4 fps ∼53%
Average of class Convertible
  (12 - 65.5, n=14)
30.5 fps ∼49% -9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (22.1 - 33.4, n=2)
27.8 fps ∼44% -17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
9.2 fps ∼15% -72%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
42.2 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
40.9 fps ∼97% -3%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (OpenGL)
40.3 fps ∼95% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (11 - 77, n=13)
32.2 fps ∼76% -24%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (19.9 - 42.2, n=2)
31.1 fps ∼74% -26%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
26 fps ∼62% -38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
8.8 fps ∼21% -79%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
42.7 fps ∼100% +83%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.2 - 56.1, n=10)
25.6 fps ∼60% +10%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
23.3 fps ∼55%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (16.5 - 23.3, n=2)
19.9 fps ∼47% -15%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
18 fps ∼42% -23%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
6.1 fps ∼14% -74%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
Intel UHD Graphics 605, Intel Pentium Silver N5000 (OpenGL)
35.5 fps ∼100%
Apple iPad 6 2018
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Apple A10 Fusion (Metal)
27.3 fps ∼77% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (7 - 39.4, n=10)
25.8 fps ∼73% -27%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 605
  (15.2 - 35.5, n=2)
25.4 fps ∼72% -28%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
ARM Mali-G71 MP8, HiSilicon Kirin 960s
15 fps ∼42% -58%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
Qualcomm Adreno 506, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
5.7 fps ∼16% -84%

Gaming Performance

The D330-10IGM is powerful enough to play browser-based games or simple titles that are downloadable from the Microsoft Store. The device can handle full-fledged games too but only older titles like the Sims 4 or Team Fortress 2 that are relatively undemanding. These games are only playable though when set to low resolutions and low graphics levels.

low med. high ultra
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 48.427.516.4fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 33.217.215.24.3fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 33.7147.8fps
Rocket League (2017) 22.610fps
Team Fortress 2 (2017) 41.436.518.4fps
The Crew 2 (2018) 8.8fps
Monster Hunter World (2018) 4.6fps
F1 2018 (2018) 12fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 4fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 4fps
Assassin´s Creed Odyssey (2018) 4fps

Emissions

Fan Noise

The D330-10IGM runs silently as it does not have a fan or a mechanical HDD.

Temperature

Our test device during a stress test.
Our test device during a stress test.

We stress tested the D330-10IGM using FurMark and Prime95, which run just as on battery as they do on mains power. The CPU operates at 1.6-1.7 GHz during a combined stress test, while the GPU throttles to 200-250 MHz. Neither chip can work at peak performance as they share the same 6 W TDP.

Surface temperatures reach a maximum of 41.7 °C on one area of our test device when under sustained load, but surface temperatures average 35.2 °C across the whole device overall. Moreover, our stress tests are extreme scenarios that do not occur in daily use.

Max. Load
 34 °C
93 F
35.9 °C
97 F
40.5 °C
105 F
 
 33.8 °C
93 F
34.8 °C
95 F
41.7 °C
107 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
35.4 °C
96 F
39.9 °C
104 F
 
Maximum: 41.7 °C = 107 F
Average: 36.3 °C = 97 F
36.8 °C
98 F
34.8 °C
95 F
29.6 °C
85 F
39.7 °C
103 F
35.1 °C
95 F
29.8 °C
86 F
37.9 °C
100 F
33.5 °C
92 F
29.4 °C
85 F
Maximum: 39.7 °C = 103 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.1 °C = 90 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.3 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.7 °C / 107 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.7 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.8 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 39.9 °C / 103.8 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.2 °C / 84.6 F (-10.7 °C / -19.2 F).
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the front of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load
Heat map of the back of the device under load
Heat map of the front of the device at idle
Heat map of the front of the device at idle
Heat map of the back of the device at idle
Heat map of the back of the device at idle

Speakers

The D330-10IGM has two speakers, which are on the front of the tablet, and they are located at the bottom of the device when the keyboard dock is connected. The speakers reach a relatively loud maximum volume of 75.2 dB(A) and while their sound quality is good, bass tones are largely missing. We would recommend using headphones or connecting the device to external speakers for a better sound experience.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.830.632.82534.131.834.13141.929.641.94035.730.735.75036.328.636.36330.327.630.38027262710025.825.825.812526.62426.61603023.63020029.722.729.725033.121.133.131542.120.942.140055.120.355.150058.119.658.163062.318.862.380060.218.460.2100065.71865.7125063.118.563.1160067.117.667.1200064.717.764.7250065.218.165.2315065.51865.5400062.417.862.450005917.959630058.318.158.3800058.418.258.41000054.118.254.11250050.21850.21600042.51842.5SPL75.230.475.2N31.81.331.8median 58.3median 18.2median 58.3Delta10.4210.435.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Ideapad D330-10IGMApple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 76% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 78% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Consumption

The D330-10IGM is a relatively energy-efficient device and consumes a maximum of 6.2 W at idle. Power consumption increases to a maximum of 15.3 W during a combined stress test and 18.6 W when we just ran Prime95.

The USB Type-C power supply is rated at 45 W, which is powerful enough to charge the device even when it is being stress-tested.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.33 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.1 / 5.6 / 6.2 Watt
Load midlight 13.5 / 15.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

Lenovo has equipped the D330-10IGM with a 39 Wh battery, which is larger than the batteries in our comparison devices. Our test device lasted 11 h 24 m in our Wi-Fi battery life test, during which we run a script that simulates the load required to render websites. We conduct all our Wi-Fi battery tests with the Windows 10 power mode set to “Balanced”, all energy-saving features disabled and the display set to approximately 150 cd/m². Our test device finishes third in our comparison table and has above average battery life. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A takes the crown here though with an outstanding runtime of 15 h 38 m.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 42)
11h 24min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
450, Adreno 506,  Wh
938 min ∼36% +37%
Apple iPad 6 2018
A10 Fusion, A10 Fusion GPU, 32.4 Wh
714 min ∼27% +4%
Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM
N5000, UHD Graphics 605, 39 Wh
684 min ∼26%
Asus Transformer Book T102HA-GR022T
Z8350, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 32 Wh
658 min ∼25% -4%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8
Kirin 960s, Mali-G71 MP8, 28.5 Wh
648 min ∼25% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro LTE
Z8350, HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), 33.3 Wh
461 min ∼17% -33%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
4415Y, UHD Graphics 615, 28 Wh
448 min ∼17% -35%
Average of class Convertible
  (153 - 1010, n=219)
448 min ∼17% -35%

Pros

+ bright IPS display
+ fanless
+ keyboard dock
+ LTE modem
+ impressive battery life
+ pen support

Cons

- only one USB Type-C port
- no keyboard backlighting
- the keyboard dock only has USB 2.0 Type-A ports

Verdict

The Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM (81H3001TGE) review. Test device courtesy of Lenovo Germany.
The Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM (81H3001TGE) review. Test device courtesy of Lenovo Germany.

The Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor, the IdeaPad Miix 320-10ICR Pro. Its Pentium Silver N5000 processor is powerful enough for simple tasks and is on par with Broadwell Core i3 processors. However, the N5000 is more energy-efficient than its Broadwell counterparts, and it can also be passively cooled. The integrated UHD Graphics 605 GPU is suitable for streaming or light gaming too.

The IdeaPad D330-10IGM knows how to please and outclasses its predecessor in every respect. Lenovo has equipped the device with faster memory, more processing power, a brighter display and longer battery life, which all make the D330-10IGM a big upgrade over its predecessor.

The 128 GB of eMMC flash memory should be enough for most users, but there is microSD card expansion should you need more storage. The keyboard dock is impressive too and is suitable for every-day use. We just wish Lenovo had added backlighting though.

The D330-10IGM also has great battery life and its LTE modem will prove useful for users who regularly work on the move. Equally, the WUXGA IPS touchscreen display is bright, has stable viewing angles and it has a good contrast ratio. The device also supports pen input, but this must be bought separately. 

The port selection is underwhelming though. Lenovo has equipped the keyboard dock with two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, but we would have preferred at least one to have been the faster USB 3.1 Gen 1 standard. Likewise, a second USB Type-C port would have been more useful than the proprietary power connector, for which Lenovo curiously does not supply a charger. Instead, our test device came with a USB Type-C charger, making the power connector somewhat redundant. 

The D330-10IGM’s main competition is the Microsoft Go, which it consistently outperformed in our tests. The Lenovo 2-in-1 has more computing power, better battery life, and an LTE modem. The D330-10IGM costs around 50 Euros (~$56) more than the Surface Go, but it offers considerably better value for money. The only plus for the Surface Go is its 3:2 aspect ratio, which is better suited for tablet and 2-in-1 use than the 16:10 aspect ratio on the D330-10IGM. Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad D330-10IGM is a decent budget 2-in-1 device that offers more than its competitors.

Lenovo Ideapad D330-10IGM - 10/19/2018 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
77%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
52 / 80 → 65%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 89%
Battery
94%
Display
83%
Games Performance
52 / 68 → 77%
Application Performance
64 / 87 → 73%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
53 / 91 → 58%
Camera
51 / 85 → 60%
Average
73%
84%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2018-10-23 (Update: 2018-10-25)