Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB 81DE0085US 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Gray)

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The Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB 81DE0085US is an old-school 15.6-inch laptop with an affordable price of $350 and very decent performance for usual computing tasks. The 4.8-pound IdeaPad 330 lacks sleekness of the similar 4-pound IdeaPad 330s with extremely slim bezels and keyboard backlight. On the positive side, the non-s IdeaPad 330 includes a DVD writer drive and provides an Ethernet LAN network port, which are both missing on the 330s. The “Platinum Gray” 330-15IKB 81DE0085US features a budget-class 1366-by-768-pixel display with narrow TN-type viewing angles, the Intel Core i3-8130U dual-core processor with the UHD 620 integrated graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 1-Terabyte hard drive, and all necessary everyday-use ports and slots. There’s no info on battery capacity, but Lenovo claims the battery life is “up to 5 hours”.

Specifications

Here are the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB 81DE0085US with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

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Laptop Type

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Screen Size

This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution

This is an entry-level screen resolution, oftentimes found on budget laptops. It doesn't deliver picture sharpness and space on the screen like the Full HD or higher resolution laptop displays do.
Touchscreen

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs

Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-8130U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics of 8th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)
System Memory (RAM) Size

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users. Keep in mind that 8GB may be not enough for some demanding programs and many newer games.
Data Storage

1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.
DVD Optical Drive

Keyboard & Input

The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.



The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet Network Port Yes

This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Mobile broadband (4G LTE)

Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB 3.0

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Media Card Reader SD card reader

The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
Battery 2-Cell
Weight 4.8 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 14.1"
Depth 10.2"
Windows Version

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.

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User Reviews and Q&A

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  1. Son

    Does it have an m.2 slot for an ssd or just a standard 2.5″ sata? Curious on the options for an ssd for faster load time

    • Anthony Joseph

      Does not have M.2 slot. SATA SSD can be upgraded to 1 TB. But speed will improve if you put in another 8 GB RAM stick

  2. sou

    u should change the title , it got hdd, not ssd

    • Danijel Z

      Oh, corrected. 1TB SSD could have been nice to have : ) Thank you!

  3. Juan Miguel Gonzáles suppo

    Cómo se abre la bandeja para insertar disco CD o DVD?

    • sou

      there is a switch to the right side of ur laptop. on the cd drive press it and it pops out.

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