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Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP


Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP
Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP (IdeaPad 330 Series)
Intel Core i3-8130U 2 x 2.2 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
1 TB HDD + 16 GB Intel Optane
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: undefined
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 378 x 260 ( = 0.91 x 14.88 x 10.24 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP

80% Lenovo Ideapad
Source: Gadgetspeak English version
Both speedy at boot-up and shut-down processes, the Lenovo Ideapad 330 fulfilled all the tasks I asked of it. While you would not want to use it for video editing or hard-core gaming, it can cope with other tasks and offers plenty of storage for your documents, photos, videos and casual game collection. A quick Internet search should reveal that this product is available for around £345.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

¡CHOLLAZO BF Amazon! Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR. Portátil 15,6" FullHD muy barato con Intel Core i3-8130U (329 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Big screen; good price; decent processor; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2018


Model: Lenovo has had a pretty good year with many of their new laptops this year. Their latest laptop from the Ideapad 330 series looked pretty good too, especially for those who are looking for a casual laptop for day-to-day tasks. Lenovo's Ideapad 330 series are quite well-known for their low-to-medium range laptops. The new 15.6-inch Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP is no different. Lenovo's new offering comes equipped with a mid-range Intel processor, the i3-8130U. The processor only comes with two cores and four logical threads (with HyperThreading). It also has 4 MB of cache and can clock at a frequency of 2.2 GHz to 3.4 GHz, all thanks to Intel's Turbo Boost technology. This mid-range processor may be able to handle some heavy tasks like image and video editing, but presumably only those with few layers. Anything more substantial and the CPU will lag. Since the Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP is a low-to-medium range laptop, it doesn't come with an additional graphics card. It runs with the Intel UHD Graphics 620, an integrated graphics card. This integrated card is quite low-end and therefore, users who want a laptop for gaming should look elsewhere as this card may not even run many of the current titles at low settings. Since this was not marketed at gamers, the laptop only comes with a TN panel monitor, but it comes with a matte finish so users won't have to worry about glares.

As for storage, and as expected, the Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP does not come with an SSD storage. Instead, it comes with a traditional 1 TB hard disk drive. It also comes with 16 GB of Intel Optane memory, so that should significantly improve the speed of the HDD. Also, as with the norm with most laptops in the current market, at least the Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP comes with the standard 4 GB of RAM. Now, let's move on to connectivity and ports found on this laptop. The Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP comes outfitted with one USB type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI output, a four-in-one card reader, one headphone/mic combo jack, dual-band WiFi plus Bluetooth 4.1 combo, a web camera, and an Ethernet port. It is nice to see that even though this is a laptop in the low-to-medium range, Lenovo decided to equip it with at least one USB Type-C port, which will be convenient for most tech-savvy users. The Lenovo Ideapad 330-15IKBR-81DE019CSP measures at 23 x 378 x 260 mm and weighs about 2.2 kg. It is not too heavy for a laptop, but of course, there are many laptops out there that are lighter than this one. However, users who are looking at laptops at this price point will probably find its weight negligible.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i3-8130U: On the Kaby-Lake architecture based dual core SoC clocked at 2.2 to 3.4 GHz with HyperThreading (4 Threads) and an integrated UHD Graphics 620 graphics card clocked at up to 1 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.2 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-12-14 (Update: 2018-12-14)