Lenovo IdeaPad 330S (14″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 6000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
RAM
up to 20GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Linux, No OS
Dimensions
323 x 235 x 18.95 mm (12.72" x 9.25" x 0.75")
Weight
1.67 kg (3.7 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive optional
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S (14") series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S (14") series.

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 330S (14″) in-depth review

Lenovo is one of the major players in the laptop domain. Today we are going to inspect one of the pillars in the budget notebook market - the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s (14"). This device is aimed straight at students and offers a wide variety of configurations. By having such a device, Lenovo satisfies the needs of pretty much every market share you can think of.Basically, the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s (14") is one of the cheapest notebooks that can offer relatively good CPU in combination with an I[...]

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Pros

  • Adequately priced
  • IPS option available, despite the very low price
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Aluminum lid cover

Cons

  • Screen (BOE NV140FHM-N48) uses aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (addressed by our Health-Guard profile)
  • Only 54% coverage of sRGB (BOE NV140FHM-N48)
  • Wobbly keyboard

 

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