Lenovo Announce IdeaPad 330, 330S, And 530S

Lenovo announced 3 new Windows 10 notebooks today, all in their Windows 10 IdeaPad series and they're called Lenovo IdeaPad 330, 330S, and 530S. Lenovo's IdeaPad series actually consists of as much of 6 undercategories already, with these new ones announced today belonging to the 300 and 500 series.

At Lenovo, the 300 series is built after the principle “affordable all-purpose laptops” while the 500 series is built after the principle of “mainstream, multimedia laptops.” Even though there stores on the Amazon Marketplace that takes orders for them, Lenovo have yet to list them in their own store, though Lenovo says these notebooks will be released in May.

The price range is from $249 for the 15-inch IdeaPad 330, while the IdeaPad 530S begins at $799.

IdeaPad 330 comes in 14, 15, and 17-inch sizes, ranging from HD to Full HD resolution screens with touchscreens on some, with color options of black, grey, white, green, blue, or brown. Power ranges from Intel Celeron N4000 processors to Intel Core i7 (8750H) processors with Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 GPU. Fingerprint reader and DVD drives are optional.

IdeaPad 330S is a slimmer version, and the S actually stands for slim says Lenovo. It comes in the sizes 14 and 15-inch, and adds backlit keyboard, 2 watt spears, and same hardware power as the entry level 330.

IdeaPad 530S comes in 14 and 15-inch sizes, with considerably higher display resolution at 2560 x 1440. And while it packs Intel Core processors and SSD storage, it has more choices on the GPU front, with both Nvidia MX130 and Nvidia MX150 being available. The Dolby audio is also optimized by Harman speakers.

Rapid Charge also promises that a short 15 minutes charge will power the notebook for 2 hours. It also has 300 nits bright screens, but that's still nothing compared to the current iPad Pros with their 600 nits of outdoor readability.

– Tom Bowen