The Lenovo Ideapad 330-15 AMD is a budget-friendly laptop that offers a decent set of features. It is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 2700u processor. Additionally, it is powered by 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive. Bundled with integrated AMD graphics, it is suitable for casual day-to-day activities.
|Standing screen display size
|1920 x 1080
|Ryzen 7 2700u
|Up to AMD Radeon™ 540 Integrated
|79 Watt Hours
Ideapad 330 Design
Designed for portability it comes with a brushed design pattern, which you generally see on Lenovo laptops. The front side of the laptop comes with a typical Lenovo design that we all know. The grey-colored bezels look a bit different from the back side as the color is a bit lighter compared to the backside. Moreover, the bezels look a bit outdated as compared to modern laptops.
Other than that the design looks fine as we get in other ultrabooks. The build quality feels decent. However, there is a little flex around the keyboard area. Additionally, the weight is a bit on the higher side when compared to other ultrabooks.
Coming to the performance part, it has an AMD Ryzen 7 2700u processor that offers sufficient power for everyday tasks. However, it may struggle with more demanding applications. For instance, multitasking with several heavy programs open simultaneously.
So you have to decide which type of user are you. If you are someone who just casually surfs on the internet and watches content. This can serve your needs. Other than that it’s not an ideal choice for anyone who needs good performance.|
Display and Performance
Talking about the display it comes with a 15.6-inch panel. The panel resolution here is FHD so you don’t have to worry about that. It performs well when watching content like movies and web series. The colors don’t look good.
The reason behind mentioning this is that you may confuse the quality because of the resolution it offers.
But you need to know that the colors look washed out on this panel. We are not sure why this happens in this laptop, but it’s a concern you should know about.
Apart from the washed-out colors, there is a greyish effect on the screen that looks weird and makes the visual aspect bad. For this reason, reading and surfing on these laptops is not a good experience.
Overall the display quality on the Lenovo Ideapad 330-15 AMD is just average. So if you are someone who spends a lot of time reading online and watching content? This is not a suitable option. You can choose from the latest options from Lenovo or other brands.
The 8GB of RAM is adequate for most users. But you have the option to increase it. So if your usage is high you should upgrade the RAM to 16 GB which will be sufficient for all users.
The Lenovo Ideapad 330-15 AMD offers a 1TB Hard drive that is sufficient to store a large number of files, documents, music, and videos. On the other hand, you also have the option to choose 256GB of a solid-state drive.
This way, you can decide between faster storage and more storage. Our recommendation is to choose the 256 GB SSD version. Even if you want more storage, you can later add a drive. The reason behind this is SSD makes a huge difference in terms of performance.
Regarding connectivity, the Ideapad 330-15 AMD comes with a good selection of ports. It has one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports. Additionally, it also has an HDMI port and an SD card reader. For audio output, you get a headphone/microphone combo jack. It also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. The only concern here is the Bluetooth version. It comes with Bluetooth version 4.3, which is a bit outdated as the laptop is older.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard on the Ideapad 330-15 AMD is comfortable to type on, with good key travel and spacing. The keys are responsive and give you a good response while you type. However, the keyboard creates a weird sound if you type faster on this keyboard. We exactly are not sure why that happens, but the sound is there for sure.
The trackpad is average and supports multitouch gestures, but it might feel small for users relying heavily on trackpad navigation. Additionally, it is not as responsive as we expect from Lenovo. Also, there isn’t any option that offers gesture control/customization. For this reason, we strongly recommend using a good-quality mouse for navigation.
Battery life is decent, with a single charge you can expect around 6-7 hours of battery life on light usage. On the counterpart, the laptop lasts around 4 on extensive usage. The battery life overall is enough for casual use, but if you perform heavy usage, it would be advisable to keep the charger handy.
The Lenovo Ideapad 330-15 AMD comes with dual stereo speakers that deliver decent sound quality. Considering it’s a budget-friendly laptop you can’t complain much. Although the quality is decent the loudness is a bit low. The speakers are located under the laptop. It would have been better if Lenovo would have gone with a top-firing speaker.
The audio output is clear enough for normal usage, but it lacks bass and depth for music or movies. Overall, the sound quality is satisfactory for casual listening but not suitable for audiophiles or users who need high-quality audio.
Ideapad 330 Pros and Cons
|Below average display
|Good selection of ports
|Botton firing speaker
|Big outdated bezels
|Wide storage options
Overall, the Lenovo Ideapad 330-15 AMD is a decent budget laptop with satisfactory performance. It can handle everyday computing tasks. It offers an average display that produces washed-out colors and a greyish tone. It has ample storage and a comfortable keyboard.
However, it is relatively heavy weight considering it’s not a gaming laptop. Limitations in terms of processor power make it less suitable for resource-intensive applications or heavy multitasking. If you are a casual user needing a reliable laptop for basic tasks, the Ideapad 330-15 AMD can be a suitable option. However, if you require more power or better performance, it might be worth considering other alternatives.