The Lenovo Ideapad 330 is a new laptop that features the Intel Kaby Lake 14nm processor. As we have reported earlier, Intel has had yield problems with 10nm devices This machine sells for $575 and up depending on the options. The best model is well over $1200.
One CPU version has the i3-8121U which is the new Cannon Lake but this is the most basic processor model.
The Ideapad offers 6 hours of working time between charges. It also has their rapid charge which can give 2 hours of work time in 156 minutes of charging the battery.
The machine supports M.2 so a SSD can be installed and it can be equipped with up to 2TB in the drive bay.
The machine has an optional DVD drive as well but we did not notice BD drive was available.
- up to 8th Gen Intel® Quad Core i7-8550U
- up to 16GB DDR4
- 1920x1080IPS or 1366×768 TN LCD
- up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050
- up to AMD Radeon™ 540
- Intel Integrated graphics
- USB 3.1 type C and USB 3.1 type A
- 4-in-1 card reader
- Platinum Grey
- Blizzard White
- Midnight Blue
- Onyx Black
- 65W PSU included
The CPUs available only have the more basic 620 graphics. The CPU offers 8MB of cache memory.
The Ideapad with the i7 is a very powerful machine when equipped with 16GB of memory and a SSD. Booting Windows from a hard disk is far slower than the SSD which is why the machine should ship with one by default
This machine is excellent for the mobile worker who has to work away from power a lot. The long working time is literally enough to work 12 hours a day with lunch time recharge.