Lenovo IdeaPad 330S, Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 512 SSD, Integrated Graphics Platinum Grey, 14IKB Laptop With 14-Inch Display
The IdeaPad 330S has a simple, no-nonsense design. The chassis is made of polished aluminum, giving it a more premium “feel” than the price suggests. A small dark-gray Lenovo tag graces the side of the lid, and a matching keyboard provides the only bit of contrast to the light-gray color scheme. The thin bezels surrounding the display even on the budget model is a nice addition. The laptop also has a solid range of ports, including a USB-C port, two USB 3.0, an HDMI and an SD card reader.
The 15.6-inch display is available with a 1366 x 768 resolution, but we strongly recommend the 1080p panel if your wallet allows it. The upgraded display should provide a sharp picture, although if the premium IdeaPad 530s is any indication, it won’t be the most colorful.
Performance should be a strong point for the IdeaPad 330S because of its 8th generation U or H-series chipset. Other laptops we’ve reviewed with the same Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs available on the IdeaPad 330S received strong scores on the Geekbench 4 overall performance test.