Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB 81DE0085US 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Gray)
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 of the Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB 81DE0085US
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.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
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||1366x768 pixels HD
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.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Other Display Specs||TN type
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||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
|Data Storage||1000GB (1TB) HDD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.
|DVD Optical Drive||DVD writer|
|Keyboard & Input||Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad
The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
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.
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)||No|
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.
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
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.
A typical laptop warranty length.
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