Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core CPUs, Nvidia GTX 1050 Graphics)

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The Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15 is a mainstream 15.6-inch laptop. Its highlights are a sleek design with aluminum lid, thin display bezels, keyboard backlight, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB video card for a good gaming experience.

The display of the 330S 15 has a sharp Full HD resolution and IPS wide viewing angles.

Although the IdeaPad 330S 15 isn’t a gaming notebook, the GTX 1050 mid-grange video card enables excellent graphics performance. It is suitable for all the latest game titles, but in some of them you’ll have to dial down graphics settings for a smooth gameplay. For main computing, the 4.5-pound 330S 15 uses the 8th Generation Intel Core processors – the i5-8250U or i7-8550U. Although they are not as fast as the top-tier Core i5 and i7 H-series chips, they are solid solutions for the daily tasks, gaming, and heavier duties like video editing. Heavier tasks of course consume more energy, but Lenovo has provided a decently capacious 52.5 WHr battery in the IdeaPad 330S 15. It’s good for up to 7 hours of productivity-type use, according to Lenovo.

Here are some IdeaPad 330S 15 configuration examples with prices (as of 08/11/2018), available on Lenovo.com:

  • 81GC000GUS: Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, $682.99
  • 81GC000HUS: Intel Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB Intel Optane, $729.99
  • 81GC000FUS: Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 16GB Intel Optane, $944.99
  • 81GC0001US: Intel Core i7-8550U CPU, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, $1,049.99

Lenovo also offers a 14-inch version of the laptop, but without a dedicated video card.

Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15

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Laptop Type

Standard laptop

Screen Size


Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)



Other Display Specs

Anti-glare coating
IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen quad-core 1.6-3.4GHz 6MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 62)
Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen quad-core 1.8-4GHz 8MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 65)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 29)

System Memory (RAM)



1000GB (1TB) HDD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 128GB SSD
2000GB (2TB) HDD
Intel Optane memory 16GB (boosts storage performance) (optional)

DVD Optical Drive



Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack


HD 720p



Ethernet LAN


Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G LTE)





1 x USB-C
2 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes (SD card reader)


52.5 WHr


4.5 pounds







Windows Version

Windows 10 Home



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Written by Dan Z on August 11, 2018

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15

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5.00 out of 5
(1 user review) Lenovo IdeaPad 330S 15

  1. Mario Pacheco

    Hola amigo gracias por tu información; compre una similar pero solo viene con disco HDD de 1T, mi pregunta es puedo al mismo tiempo instalar una disco SSD y de este ultimo cual modelo soporta. Por otro lado mi laptop trae 8 GB de Ram DDR 4 y 16 GB de memoria intel optane que sumando ambas dan 24 GB, puedo yo añadirle otra memoria de 8 GB DDR4 para aumentar el rendimiento, en caso negativo me gustaría saber cual es el maximo de RAM que permite esta motherboard, el modelo que tengo es 81GC0060UA, espero atentamante su respuesta.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Hey. I really appreciate your article. Do you mind if i ask what are the maximum ram, hdd and pcie ssd upgrades on core i5 variant of these laptop? Thanks in advance.

    • Danijel Z

      Hi, here’s info I was able to gather from the Lenovo’s official site (and update this page with the new info):
      – The IdeaPad 330S 15 has 4GB of soldered on-board RAM and a single RAM slot with up to 8GB RAM. So, it’s a total of 12GB as a maximal size offered by Lenovo. But since 16GB RAM modules are also available on the market, you can insert one in the slot for a total of 20GB.
      – The laptop supports the largest available HDD size on the market, which is 2GB.
      – As for the PCIe SSD, I was able to find that the notebook comes with up to 512GB of SSD storage. I assume it supports larger PCIe SSD sizes such as 1GB, but Lenovo doesn’t offer that.

      • Yes

        I have the 330s 15ikb and I have 20gb of ram installed

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