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Lenovo - 330S-15IKB 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Platinum Gray-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lenovo A Decent Machine

    Posted
    FlashJeff

    I was in the market for a laptop, and, even though I've been an Apple devotee for nearly 25 years, I simply couldn't justify spending a grand or more for a MacBook, so I opted for a Windows machine instead. After several weeks of shopping around, I decided on the Lenovo laptop, with 8GB of memory and a 128GB solid state drive for just $449.99, it was a steal since a comparable MacBook Air would've cost over twice as much, and I got a larger screen (15.6" versus Apple's 13.3") to boot. Set-up out of the box was a breeze, and since I use Windows 10 at work, the learning curve wasn't all that great. Even after an initial upgrade, I still had nearly 90GB of storage space free and clear, more than enough for my needs, and because it's SSD, the machine is speedy when it comes to bootup and saving files while the 8GB of memory makes multitasking a good deal easier. At a hair under four pounds, the machine is comfortable in my lap, isn't at all bulky despite the large screen and is easy to carry around, I used one of its two USB ports to plug in a dongle for a wireless mouse (never been a fan of trackpads) and it worked instantly. The keyboard has a nice solid feel, and while the screen can't touch the MacBook Retina Display, it's suitable for me. The lone negative was battery life, I only managed little under 4 hours on a full charge, a far cry from the advertised seven hours. Hardly a dealbreaker, but rather disappointing. All things considered, I can't complain about the Lenovo machine (other than battery life) which works and so far has been dependable. I'd say it's worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This system has a battery life of up to 7 hours, depending on the work that the device is performing. Be sure there are no unwanted programs running in the background, draining the battery. Here is a link to some tips for finding out what is draining your battery:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/battery-saver-windows-10. If there are no unwanted programs running, to maximize battery life, try changing your power management setting to a more conservative one. You can do this in the control panel, in the power management category on your system. Select a more conservative power management setting to extend battery life. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A laptop that is a fantastic value for the money.

    Posted
    TrainCarFan
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have owned this laptop for a few weeks now and I have to say that I am liking this a lot. First the good. The build quality is good with a relatively stiff plastic body and an aluminum lid. The screen bezels are also really thin. So while the screen is 15.6 inches, the overall size and weight are closer to that of a 14 inch laptop. The keyboard is great to use with nice, clicky keys, and no mushiness. It is also backlit, which is a nice surprise for the price. However, there is a number pad, meaning the majority of the keyboard is offset to the left. For me, this was annoying at first, but I got used to it. The trackpad is also fine if you turn up the sensitivity and speed on it. The best part of this laptop though is the performance. With a Core i5 processor, 8gb of RAM, and an SSD, this thing is lightning fast. I mainly use this for web browsing and with this power, I can have a ton of tabs open and Youtube videos can play in 4k without any slowdowns. I'm sure some light gaming would also work fine on this. However, there are 2 issues. First, the battery life is iffy. I average anywhere from 4 to 5 1/2 hours on a charge. This is ok, but I feel they could have put in a bigger battery. This is not a good laptop if you plan to travel a lot or need something for on the go. In addition, the screen is not too good. It's a 768p TN panel and it's as bad as you would expect. On an 11.6 inch screen, this resolution would be fine, but on a 15.6 inch, it's not good with nothing being sharp whatsoever. If you need something for video or photo editing, this is not the laptop for you. But in the end, for the price, you're getting powerful performance and a good typing experience. If you can overlook the small battery and low-end screen, then this a great laptop to buy. You're getting near $1,000 dollar performance for 1/2 the price, or less if you get an open-box model like I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 ships with a powerful Quad-Core/Eight-Thread Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM and a 128GB solid state hard drive. This configuration has a 15.6" (measured diagonally) 1366 X 768 (HD) resolution screen, with a brightness level of 220 nits. This configuration can handle many of today's most demanding programs and is good with multi-tasking. The IdeaPad 330-15 ships with a 2CELL 30WH, Lithium Polymer battery, with a battery life of up to 7 hours, depending on the work that the device is performing. If you are getting substantially less battery life, be sure there are no unwanted programs running in the background, draining the battery. Here is a link to some tips for finding out what is draining your battery:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/battery-saver-windows-10. Additionally, to maximize battery life, try changing your power management setting to a more conservative one. You can do this in the control panel, in the power management category on your system. Select a more conservative power management setting to extend battery life. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Price

    Posted
    kaz3320
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is one of the better budget laptops within the price range. I've checked the specs of all the other laptops (6/15/18) and this one was the better of the bunch. Thanks to AMD's competitive Ryzen processors, Intel was forced to step up their game so now this i5 is a quad-core processor. The display is essentially similar to a 720p screen which is a bit disappointing. It contains 8GB of ram so it can handle a fair amount of concurrent applications running. It also has a 128GB SSD so the computer is able to boot up as well as load applications really fast. The only downside to this is the storage size since it's a small 120GB. The operating system takes up about 30GB so you're left with around 90GB of storage to use. Processor: 4/5 Screen: 3/5 RAM: 4/5 Storage size: 3/5 Performance: 4/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This model ships with a anti-glare, 1366 X 768 (HD) resolution screen, with a brightness level 0f 220 nits. If you need additional storage for files, this device has a 4 in 1 SD card slot, compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC smart cards. You can also use a USB Flash Drive for added storage space. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for price, missing some things though

    Posted
    Jason
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Snappy laptop with some solid specs for the price. Did not come loaded with bloatware which was a big plus to me. It's quite a bit thicker/heavier than I was expecting based on the photos but that's not a huge deal. If you're only going to be browsing the web and watching content online You're probably going to be better off with an i3 model and saving some cash. Do be warned however this does NOT have the fingerprint scanner as shown in the photos. I was rather vexed when I got home and opened up the box to find it was not there. Update your photos Best Buy so other people don't buy something expecting it to be what's shown and get something different. That was a feature I planned on using, but honestly it's not worth the hassle of returning it and finding a new laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. With regard to a fingerprint reader, you are correct, this model does not have a fingerprint reader. We will pass this information along to Best Buy. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap but usable

    Posted
    JohnL

    This is my first Windows machine in 10 years. I reluctantly bought it to run trading software, which does not do so well on a virtual machine. I was able to remove what little bloatware was on the machine. Windows 10 works fine, with updates every few hours. The machine itself has a couple problems. The hardware that holds the trackpad in place is cheap. An semi-forceful click in the lower right corner will collapse the trackpad further into the case momentarily. The bigger problem is that the Bluetooth radio is unreliable. It drops my mouse again and again, at critical times. I bought a new mouse and it's doing the same thing. Both mice work perfectly on my 5 year old MacBook Pro. I don't have time to send this brand new computer in for repairs, so I switched to a separate USB radio for the mouse, and will be gentle on the trackpad when using it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      With regard to the touchpad, you can make adjustments to the touchpad in your system settings. You can get there by clicking on the magnifying glass at the bottom left of your Windows 10 screen. Type "touchpad" in the search window. Select "Mouse & touchpad settings" from the list of choices. You can make general adjustments to the touchpad there. You can also select "Additional mouse options" for more detailed adjustments to the touchpad sensitivity by increasing the delay of the touchpad. By adjusting the sensitivity of the touchpad, you may remove the need to press hard to make a selection. The IdeaPad 330s-15 uses Bluetooth 4.1 version. Be sure the wireless mouse you are using is compatible with Bluetooth 4.1. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Mid-Range Laptop

    Posted
    Brian
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a laptop that has too much for a regular student or child, but doesn't have enough frills for business or enthusiasts. Consider the core of what you need, and if that is: a fast processor, at least 8GB of RAM, and NVMe SSD... then this laptop could be for you. There are some compromises that you have to make. First, I think the market price is a little too high, so consider waiting for a sale or going for the Ryzen 5 version. Second, the screen resolution is 1366x768 which is not ideal for work that requires lots of vertical space. If you think you can handle these things, consider purchasing the laptop. It also has nice battery management software, which can conserve battery capacity but also allow for fast charging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Budget Laptop

    Posted
    a777

    For around $500, this laptop provides excellent value for the money to everyday computer users and students. The 8th gen i5 and 8gb of ram are perfect for email, web browsing, typing documents and basic apps/ basic games. The real star of this laptop is the SSD which boots quickly and is much more durable and less noisy than a traditional hd. For a 15 inch laptop, it is relatively light, portable and gets decent battery life for mixed use. Has a great selection of ports including USB A and USB C. ONly downsides are the display is very low resolution with narrow viewing angles but has great color reproduction. If you don't have a large media library but want a budget laptop with better than average performance, Lenovo made this laptop for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This system ships with an anti-glare screen with a 1366 X 768 (HD) resolution and a brightness level of 220 nits. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    zkdr

    8 GB of RAM, latest generation i5 mobile processor, SSD, a great keyboard (I have no idea what people are talking about when they say it feels "cheap". I use a mechanical keyboard at my home desk and this thing feels responsive and well-made), good touchpad, and plays games at lower settings at decent framerates without getting too hot. And overall, feels very well built - everything you touch is either metal (the top), rubber (the screen bezel), the keyboard (soft plastic), or non-cheap-feeling plastic (the bottom/wrist wrest area). Screen is BAD though. TERRIBLE screen. Low res and TN panel. Maybe that's battery efficient, though? Guess you gotta weigh your pros and cons when you're making a $500 laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This system has a 1366 X 768 (HD) resolution screen with a brightness level of 220 nits. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fine Laptop

    Posted
    Teacher
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this laptop after my Toshiba Satellite (ancient) gave out. I really like Lenovos after using one for work at my previous job. This one has everything I need. I use the USB ports and HDMI almost daily. For internet connection it's a bit slower than I'd expected. It often needs updates, so check that regularly. It's not much of a bother, but sometimes when things don't work right, you'll know it's because there's another update. It's very sleek and I love that it is lightweight. I would recommend this laptop to students, teachers, and anyone that wants a good working laptop for everyday and regular use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This device uses 5G 802.11AC WiFi. It is the latest version and the fastest frequency available. Although it is backward compatible to older b/g/n frequencies, be sure your router has the latest firmware updates available from the router manufacturer's web site. Regarding updates, you can check and install new updates easily by using the Lenovo Utility software installed on this device. This system has Lenovo utilities installed to help maintain the health of the device and keep the operating system software up to date. Type "Lenovo Vantage" in the Cortana Search window (if Lenovo Vantage is not installed on your device, you can download the APP and install it now). Select Lenovo Vantage from the list. In the window that opens, click on "Health and Support". In the expanded menu, select "Hardware Scan" In the window that opens, select "Run Quick Tests". This will scan your entire system for errors. Follow any directions that may pop up. If the problem continues after this scan, now click on "System Update". First select Windows update from the menu. Scan your system to be sure you have the latest version of Windows 10. Once that scan is complete, select "Additional Updates". This will scan your device to be sure there are no new BIOS/Driver updates needed. Follow any instructions that may pop up. If the issue still continues after these updates, we recommend you call Lenovo Tech Support at: 877-453-6686 for additional help. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent laptop

    Posted
    Sandy

    It is a decent laptop. I bought this about 2 weeks back and have been using it daily. The only con is the battery. The battery lasts for only 4.5 hours on moderate usage, which is really sad, that is why I deducted one star. I got this laptop for $388 during the July 4th deal and additional coupons I had. Apart from the battery, the laptop is performing well enough, for the price I bought it for. However, I do not think that this laptop is worth $529, which seems to be the current price (last checked on July 7, 2018). I would recommend this laptop for under $400 laptops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This system has a 2CELL 30WH, Lithium Polymer battery, with a battery life of up to 7 hours, depending on the work that the device is performing. Be sure there are no unwanted programs running in the background, draining the battery. Here is a link to some tips for finding out what is draining your battery:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/battery-saver-windows-10. If there are no unwanted programs running, to maximize battery life, try changing your power management setting to a more conservative one. You can do this in the control panel, in the power management category on your system. Select a more conservative power management setting to extend battery life. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop for HW, Gaming, and Twitch Streaming.

    Posted
    SaucyAlphonseTTV
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This Laptop is great for Gaming, doing my Homework, and Editing without any problems. I do hw using Google Docs, Slides, and Gmail, with no problems. The i5 and Intel UHD 620 is not the best for Gaming but I ran Fortnite at 60 FPS at low/ >65% 3D resolution. I also run Adobe Illustrator for editing and use OBS for streaming to Twitch at 720p. The only complaint I have which is why I give it 4 stars is the 1366 x 738 HD screen. I would recommend buying this model in the 1920 x 1080 p screen and AMD ryzen core on Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lenovo Light

    Posted
    HGPhillies
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I always have at least one Lenovo. They are great laptops. Usually, they do not come with a lot of bloatware and the few programs--courtesy of Windows 10--are easy to remove. The keyboard is light and nimble and it comes backlit--which is great at this price point. I picked the 330S as a home office companion to my work laptop and it has been great. I will note, Best Buy had to swap my initial Lenovo purchase due to a battery issue. I wanted to just switch out the batteries; however, Best Buy preferred to give a brand new laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. We are pleased to hear that the IdeaPad 330s-15 meets your computing needs so well. We are sorry to hear that your initial purchase had a battery issue that required you to return to the store. We appreciate your loyalty to the IdeaPad 330s-15 and the Lenovo Brand. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Computer

    Posted
    Dannyboi694

    For the price you can't go wrong with this computer. The i5 and 8gb of ram is plenty fast. The 128gb of SSD storage is enough for me since I'll only be using this computer for school and the occasional league of legends/ CS GO. The only thing I'm not sure of is that when my speaker volume is up there is cracking sound that is not pleasant to the ears. Not sure if my speakers are defective or what. I'll try to get to the bottom of this and possibly exchange it if I need to. Overall great laptop. 8/10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. There may be audio drivers that can help with the issue you mention. This system has Lenovo utilities installed to help maintain the health of the device and keep the operating system software up to date. Type "Lenovo Vantage" in the Cortana Search window (if Lenovo Vantage is not installed on your device, you can download the APP and install it now). Select Lenovo Vantage from the list. In the window that opens, click on "Health and Support". In the expanded menu, select "Hardware Scan" In the window that opens, select "Run Quick Tests". This will scan your entire system for errors. Follow any directions that may pop up. If the problem continues after this scan, now click on "System Update". First select Windows update from the menu. Scan your system to be sure you have the latest version of Windows 10. Once that scan is complete, select "Additional Updates". This will scan your device to be sure there are no new BIOS/Driver updates needed. Follow any instructions that may pop up. If the issue still continues after these updates, we recommend you call Lenovo Tech Support at: 877-453-6686 for additional help. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good lightweight computer

    Posted
    elmo
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    I like this computer a lot, but can only give it 4I*because of the battery life. You only get about 3 hours battery life, less if u are doing more than just surfing the web. Also when the power gets under 10% the computer will not stay on. Laptops to me sjhould have better battery life. I believe when i was researching computers, the battery life was said to be longer, Everything this else is great, so if battery doesn't bother you, I think thisnis a great computer for the price

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This configuration ships with a 2CELL 30WH, Lithium Polymer battery, with a battery life of up to 7 hours, depending on the work the device is performing. If you are getting substantially less battery life, be sure there are no unwanted programs running in the background, draining the battery. Here is a link to some tips for finding out what is draining your battery:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/battery-saver-windows-10. Additionally, to maximize battery life, try changing your power management setting to a more conservative one. You can do this in the control panel, in the power management category on your system. Select a more conservative power management setting to extend battery life. Regarding your device not staying on when the battery level falls below 10%, this critical battery level is set at 10% by default. You can change it. Here is a link to instructions for doing this:  https://www.thewindowsclub.com/change-critical-low-level-battery-action-windows-8-7 lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its good, but.....

    Posted
    Wael
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Here's the thing. I love the touchpad, I love the keyboard, I love the size, I love the slim design. However, The graphics of this laptop is not acceptable. It has such a low resolution that takes me back to the early 2000 where you could barely see anything on the screen. To see a laptop this beautiful with such bad graphics is heartbreaking. I'm not sure if Lenovo will actually respond to this but if they do I hope they provide costumers with a way to improve graphics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    xCasas

    I just returned an HP x360 14', with i3 and 8 of ram, can not be more satisfied with my exchange, since I don't care about the touch screen and I just want it to media consumption and for the university, 128 SSD is more than enough The battery is meh, average, 3-4 hours (more if you do a good configuration), the screen is not the best, but not bad, It is for people who want a thin laptop and big screen to consume media or for college. (Very fast)

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. This model ships with a 1366 X 768 (HD) resolution screen with a brightness level of 220 nits. This system has a battery life of up to 7 hours, depending on the work that the device is performing. Be sure there are no unwanted programs running in the background, draining the battery. Here is a link to some tips for finding out what is draining your battery:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/battery-saver-windows-10. If there are no unwanted programs running, to maximize battery life, try changing your power management setting to a more conservative one. You can do this in the control panel, in the power management category on your system. Select a more conservative power management setting to extend battery life. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

    Posted
    Adalberto

    Like everybody , I did my research first, even I have IT knowladge , Pros: I considered this Model due to the i5 - 8th generation processor, amount of memory (8GB in my case) and is expandable to 16GB, so in the future I can add more memory, has SSD, Backlight keyboard and Bluetooth. Cons: I would like to have better screen resolution, this one have 1366 x 768 (HD). In nutshell, Great Laptop!.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. We are pleased to hear that the value, features and performance of the IdeaPad 330s-15 meets your computing needs so well. Please keep in mind, this model is not user upgradable. A certified technician must do all of the work, so as to not void the warranty. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A quality product for a great price.

    Posted
    Nando
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    To date the laptop has performed commendably. This is my first purchase of a Lenovo product and I am impressed with it's overall quality and features. If you're looking for an affordable laptop for home and office, check this product out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great option for this type of laptop

    Posted
    briangardnerstl
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    We are very happy with the selection of this laptop to be our basic-use, home laptop. We do not store much on our hard drive and we don't do much with graphics and gaming on this machine so it's perfect for the basic functioning we do. It's very lightweight and fast. I haven't honed in the display preferences yet to make it display the way we fully want but we'll get there too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15 laptop. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the IdeaPad 330s-15 meets your computing needs so well. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Laptop

    Posted
    prattmama
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    My previous laptop died at a time I really didn't have a ton of money to invest in a new one. I found this one in the "open box" section. It was a better computer than I was expecting to get. I love everything about it, but wish it had a touch screen like my previous laptop. I wasn't expecting to miss the touch screen so much.

    I would recommend this to a friend