Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.The overall quality of a model depends on the use you make of it.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ikb according to what you are going to do with it.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Ideapad 330-15ikb compatible with internet use?
Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that Lenovo has developed this Ideapad 330-15ikb.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. Even if it is not equipped with a touch screen, this model is still easy to use. A point that could be impeding, for some users,with this Ideapad 330-15ikb if you have to work on the road.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. It is hoped that the other internal components of this laptop are future-proof; usually a lot of attention is Lenovo paid to the design of its products and the one tested should benefit from this.
With a processor Intel Celeron 3867U, Lenovo offers an already outdated technology. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Ideapad 330-15ikb is a fair one. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Ideapad 330-15ikb, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. Even if you think 1000 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It’s annoying, because the interest of a laptop is still to be able to use it everywhere, without it being plugged in.
Ideapad 330-15ikb the right choice for watching movies ?
The Ideapad 330-15ikb will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
The laptop from .Lenovo is imposing by its size. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2.2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Ideapad 330-15ikb has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Celeron 3867U is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 4 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for battery life, it Ideapad 330-15ikb can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 7 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average.
Ideapad 330-15ikb compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Lenovo didn’t really take into account in the design of this Ideapad 330-15ikb. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
With its 2.2 Kg, it Ideapad 330-15ikb is one of the heaviest in its class. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. For a laptop it »s bulky to move. The main cause is due to the size of the screen. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this Ideapad 330-15ikb do not generally have touch screens. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Another possibility is to use the trackpad on the keyboard.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
CPU Intel Celeron 3867U power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
Also, the batteries hold the charge for a shorter time; probably the worst results in this range. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
This laptop will therefore rather be intended to stay on the desk or to be taken away from time to time at the weekend. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. About the hard drive, Lenovo has chosen a classic technology for its 1000 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
When it comes to taking your laptop with you, it will seem safer to do so only occasionally. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
On the connector side, it Ideapad 330-15ikb has 3 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Ideapad 330-15ikb on holiday.
Ideapad 330-15ikb the right choice for audio or video editing ?
If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Ideapad 330-15ikb is the right choice. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Celeron 3867U. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
With 1000 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. Regarding the speed at startup, Lenovomade the choice of the conventional hard drive. Flash memory, which is useful when you need to run a program quickly or run several tasks in parallel.
For the autonomy part, Lenovo proposes last generation batteries. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A result in the average of the competitors.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Ideapad 330-15ikb receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. In short, a relevant choice for a contained price.
Ideapad 330-15ikb for video games?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this Ideapad 330-15ikb is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. The 1000 Gb of Ideapad 330-15ikb can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
A better access to wifi on this Ideapad 330-15ikb that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
You will limit your travels with this laptop; the cause? Its weight of 2.2 Kg which makes it one of the biggest on the market.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The Ideapad 330-15ikb for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisIdeapad 330-15ikb is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. With a weight of 2.2 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Lenovo chose the matt tile option for thisIdeapad 330-15ikb that does not reflect light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With more 1000 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In conclusion, the Ideapad 330-15ikb is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the Ideapad 330-15ikb….
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Ideapad 330-15ikb’ is average but will do the job very well.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks