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Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15.6" Laptop: Ryzen 5 2500U, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD

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Walmart.com has Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15.6" Laptop (Platinum Grey, 81FB00HKUS) on sale for $329. Shipping is free. Thanks ACEofTheDEAL

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  • AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Quad-Core Processor
  • 15.6" HD IPS LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display
  • 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM
  • 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive
  • Integrated Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • 802.11AC Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1 Combo
  • Windows 10
  • Weight 3.96bs
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Meet the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 330S. Thinner & lighter with narrow bezels for broader viewing, it boasts state-of-the-art processing and accelerated graphics performance. Power through any task with ease.


Operating system: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Quad-Core Processor
Display: 15.6" FHD 1920x1080 IPS LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM (4GB OnBoard + 4GB DIMM)
Internal storage: 256GB PCIe SSD Storage
Graphics: Integrated Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
Optical Drive: None
Battery Life: Up to 7 Hours
Audio: 2 x 2W Speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Wireless: 802.11AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 Combo
Webcam: Front-Facing HD Webcam with integrated dual array microphone
Product weight: 3.96 lbs
Color: Platinum Grey


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo.../273186587
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Can anyone recommend a docking station for this laptop?
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I have this being delivered today, but heading out to Costco, if Costco still has the i5 for $280, is it a better deal?
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I have this being delivered today, but heading out to Costco, if Costco still has the i5 for $280, is it a better deal?
I have both, and it's a tough one. The costco HP feels quite cheap. But, it's light and has a smaller foot print. If I could only choose one it would really boil down to size... if it's gonna be connected and sitting on a table I'd go w/ the 330S. If your'e going to be moving around alot, the HP.

In regards to speed/power, it almost feels like they're about equal.

PS: That extra 1.5 inches feels really nice when running windows at 100% native resolution. On a 14" it's a bit of a strain unless your'e up close.

In the end, I just decided to keep both as I couldn't make up my mind.
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I have both, and it's a tough one. The costco HP feels quite cheap. But, it's light and has a smaller foot print. If I could only choose one it would really boil down to size... if it's gonna be connected and sitting on a table I'd go w/ the 330S. If your'e going to be moving around alot, the HP.

In regards to speed/power, it almost feels like they're about equal.

PS: That extra 1.5 inches feels really nice when running windows at 100% native resolution. On a 14" it's a bit of a strain unless your'e up close.

In the end, I just decided to keep both as I couldn't make up my mind.
Thank you for the input, the Costco here was out of stock but said they would be getting more in. I'll pass on the hassle of trying to get it since I don't have a membership and check out the Lenovo that arrived today. They sound pretty comparable and this one has more ram and a larger hard drive. Seems to be a good deal.
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Showing out of stock for me. Was considering getting this for the wife. Maybe it'll come back in stock.

Now it's showing in stock. LOL!
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Full specs of this exact model:
http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/Le...81FB00HKUS

Review:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Len...017.0.html

Verdict:

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR is a 15.6-inch budget office laptop that may attract people with its stylish design and thin display bezels. The combination of a Ryzen 5 2500U APU and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM is powerful enough for all general Office and internet-based applications too, with the latter offering better multi-core performance than competing Intel chips. The integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU can even handle some light gaming, which is a plus.

Likewise, Lenovo has equipped the 330s-15ARR with a fast NVMe SSD that keeps the system running smoothly. We like the inclusion of a 2.5-inch drive bay too, should you need more storage. You could always upgrade the pre-installed M.2 SSD though. Performing either upgrade requires disassembling the device, but this is a relatively simple task by modern laptop standards.

We are also fans of the keyboard in the 330s-15ARR, which is pleasant to type on thanks to its large and well-spaced out keys. Keyboard backlighting should not be an optional extra in 2019 though, even for laptops at this price.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR is a stylish office laptop that impressed us in many areas. Its dim display, weak Wi-Fi and awful battery life sell short what could have been a good laptop though.

Its matte IPS display scores well for its stable viewing angles and great contrast ratio too. However, its maximum brightness is simply too dim, while its colour space coverages are equally disappointing.

Battery life is one of the weak points of the IdeaPad 330s-15ARR though. Lenovo equips the laptop with only a 30 Wh battery, which was always going to result in short runtimes. Lenovo equips the otherwise identical 15IKB with a 52 Wh battery, so double check which model you are buying before it is too late, as the latter has considerably better battery life than the former.

Likewise, while we like that Lenovo has included a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, we cannot understand why it did not include support for DisplayPort or USB power delivery. The speed of the integrated Wi-Fi module is another sore point too, and one which could have been easily avoided had Lenovo included a faster alternative instead. Overall, the IdeaPad 330S-15ARR is a good laptop blighted by severe shortcomings.
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Full specs of this exact model:
http://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/Le...81FB00HKUS [lenovo.com]

Review:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Len...017.0.html [notebookcheck.net]

Verdict:

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR is a 15.6-inch budget office laptop that may attract people with its stylish design and thin display bezels. The combination of a Ryzen 5 2500U APU and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM is powerful enough for all general Office and internet-based applications too, with the latter offering better multi-core performance than competing Intel chips. The integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU can even handle some light gaming, which is a plus.

Likewise, Lenovo has equipped the 330s-15ARR with a fast NVMe SSD that keeps the system running smoothly. We like the inclusion of a 2.5-inch drive bay too, should you need more storage. You could always upgrade the pre-installed M.2 SSD though. Performing either upgrade requires disassembling the device, but this is a relatively simple task by modern laptop standards.

We are also fans of the keyboard in the 330s-15ARR, which is pleasant to type on thanks to its large and well-spaced out keys. Keyboard backlighting should not be an optional extra in 2019 though, even for laptops at this price.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR is a stylish office laptop that impressed us in many areas. Its dim display, weak Wi-Fi and awful battery life sell short what could have been a good laptop though.

Its matte IPS display scores well for its stable viewing angles and great contrast ratio too. However, its maximum brightness is simply too dim, while its colour space coverages are equally disappointing.

Battery life is one of the weak points of the IdeaPad 330s-15ARR though. Lenovo equips the laptop with only a 30 Wh battery, which was always going to result in short runtimes. Lenovo equips the otherwise identical 15IKB with a 52 Wh battery, so double check which model you are buying before it is too late, as the latter has considerably better battery life than the former.

Likewise, while we like that Lenovo has included a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, we cannot understand why it did not include support for DisplayPort or USB power delivery. The speed of the integrated Wi-Fi module is another sore point too, and one which could have been easily avoided had Lenovo included a faster alternative instead. Overall, the IdeaPad 330S-15ARR is a good laptop blighted by severe shortcomings.
Have seen this before and just hope the wifi wont be worse than my actual Toshiba from 2015 and read about a pal on my city, he got like 6 lenovo 330s and say getting wifi and bluetooth ON its a mess, all the BT stuff keep reconnecting or headphones with lag but on internet havent seeing something like that so dunno
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Can I play Dota 2 on this? Without overheating and lag. Thanks
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I bought this deal, and my 330s has faster WiFI speeds on speedtest.net than my iPhone XR. I don't see any issue here but I'm also not a huge geek in this area anymore so not sure I would really notice unless it was really bad.

Haven't tried BT and likely won't, not really a BT guy.
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I have both, and it's a tough one. The costco HP feels quite cheap. But, it's light and has a smaller foot print. If I could only choose one it would really boil down to size... if it's gonna be connected and sitting on a table I'd go w/ the 330S. If your'e going to be moving around alot, the HP.

In regards to speed/power, it almost feels like they're about equal.

PS: That extra 1.5 inches feels really nice when running windows at 100% native resolution. On a 14" it's a bit of a strain unless your'e up close.

In the end, I just decided to keep both as I couldn't make up my mind.
Thanks for the reply, I was in the same boat as Keith. I bought the 330s, have been using it but it has a weird sound driver issue which I can't fix, which is a huge problem for me since I'm editing a podcast on it. Other than that though I like it quite a bit, the build quality, feel, keyboard, all works for me. I bought the Costco deal, even got the i5, but it's sitting unopened as I weigh my options between the two. The 330s is probably the better rig but it was also $50 more. If the Costco was a 15" I think I'd go with that but 14" to me is just too small for a permanent home laptop.
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How would you compare the deal in this thread to the Dell Home Inspiron 15 5000 Laptop for $399 on Black Friday? The Dell Home deal laptop is this one (I think but not 100% sure):

https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/s...c68ddbcdd6

It seems that for $70 more, the Dell deal gives me a backlit keyboard, but I'm not sure if the Dell screen is IPS or not. I'm also not sure which processor is better. Generally I prefer Dell over Lenovo, so that's factoring in as well. Comments welcome.
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How's the fan noise on this laptop? Any heat issues? I want to leave this on 24/7 as a media center/browser hooked up to my tv and stereo. Are the sound and picture ok? (I have one low powered machine which produces choppy video/sound in this setup, which is why I ask). thx
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I got in on the i5 version at this price, think I would have preferred the Ryzen. Really solid performing laptop -- business class in econo chassis.
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How's the fan noise on this laptop? Any heat issues? I want to leave this on 24/7 as a media center/browser hooked up to my tv and stereo. Are the sound and picture ok? (I have one low powered machine which produces choppy video/sound in this setup, which is why I ask). thx
I bought this laptop a month ago when this post went up, and overall it's a great laptop. It's very quiet and I've had it hooked up for several hours and the heat isn't too bad. My only gripe with this laptop, is that that the battery is terrible, it hardly lasts an hour.
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Receive today the Laptop, looks great, just the screen its some yellowish, not a big problem but can I fixed? im updating windows, normal stuff on the list and a "Lenovo LTD firmware 6-21-2019" (it's the bios update on lenovo app) and how i check the Radeon Settings, searching on the AMD site for a update or the windows or lenovo should give the update? thanks guys
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