Lenovo Ideapad 330S and 530S First Impressions

We were able to spend some time with the newly launched Lenovo Ideapad 330S and Ideapad 530S laptops in India, here's our first impressions.

Lenovo Ideapad 330S and 530S are the company's new thin and light laptops

Lenovo India today launched the Ideapad 330S and Ideapad 530S laptops in India. The laptops are thin and light which makes them a great option for frequent travellers who need powerful yet lightweight laptops. The devices were launched at an event in New Delhi where we were able to test them out for a bit. Here are our first impressions on the new Ideapad 330S and the Ideapad 530S laptops.

Lenovo Ideapad 330S

The Ideapad 330S is a new budget-friendly thin and light laptop from Lenovo. The laptop is available in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch display size with FullHD resolution. The 330S comes with the all-new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM. The laptops get up to 4GB of dedicated graphics from AMD. Being an affordable option, the 330S does not skimp on style, a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint scanner and SSD options.

First Impressions

The Lenovo Ideapad 330S is targetting the audience looking for an affordable yet thin and light laptop. The 330S series look and feel great in hand and can be a great option for students. The thin and light profile makes it easier to carry the laptop around while the 8-hour battery backup is just an icing on the cake.

Though the aluminium body makes the laptop a bit heavy, it helps in increasing the durability of the device. Keeping up to the 2018 standards, the laptop does come with a USB Type-C port, two regular USB ports (USB 3.0), an HDMI port, a headphone jack and a full SD card reader. The port selection shows that Lenovo did not cut down on any corners while making the laptop thin and light.

The Lenovo Ideapad 330S will be available via both online and offline stores at a starting price of Rs. 35,990.

Lenovo Ideapad 530S

The Lenovo Ideapad 530S is the company's latest flagship offering under the thin and light clamshell category. The Ideapad 530S series is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel®
Core™ processors. For graphics, the laptops come with the dedicated 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX 150 graphics card. The laptops get up to 512GB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM. The 530S series also get a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint scanner. The laptops can provide up to 8hrs of battery life which can also charge up quickly using Lenovo's Rapid Charge technology. All of this weighs in at around 1.49kg and maintaining a thickness of approximately 16.4mm.

First Impressions

Lenovo Ideapad 530S, being a flagship offering, comes with a really solid build which looks and feels great in hand. The laptop also comes with Dolby Audio with Harman Kardon speakers which enhances the experience while consuming media. The bezels on the display are also slim which gives a great viewing experience. The laptop also has Rapid Charge which provides up to two hours of battery life from 15 minutes of charging.

Lenovo Ideapad 530S gets a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint scanner

The 530S is available in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch models where the 15.6-inch one gets a dedicated number pad on the keyboard. The keyboard feels great and the trackpad was quite impressive as well. Overall, the new slim and light notebooks from Lenovo are a great bang for the buck.

The Lenovo Ideapad 530S will be available at starting price of Rs. 67,990 via online as well as offline channels.


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