Review Lenovo V330-15IKB. Cheap laptop performance CPU speed


Lenovo V330-15IKB

The Lenovo V Series are laptops for those who want the latest technology experience, but don’t have the money to buy an Ultrabook or a new 2-in-1. The low-cost high-performance machine that was once famous, will the Lenovo V330-15IKB make a difference?

CPU Intel Core i5-8250U
GPU Intel HD 620
RAM 4GB
Memory 500GB HDD
Screen size 15-inch
Resolution 1920×1080
Mass 2.05kg
Size 500GB

The default version of the model is sold for about 10 million VND, with the highest configuration version priced at about 18 million VND, equipped with Core i7 processor chip and SSD drive. The Lenovo V330-15IKB version that we used to review is equipped with a mid-range configuration, including a high-speed processor chip, but a not-so-high-speed hard drive.

Lenovo V330-15IKB has competitors in the same segment including Acer Aspire 5, Asus VivoBook S15, HP ProBook 450 G5, Acer Swift 3. These models are all sold at the same price as the V330-15IKB, and All have similar Intel chips, so what are the strengths of the Lenovo laptop to make it stand out?

The Lenovo V330-15IKB has an outer shell finished in a glossy “Iron Gray” color. The machine has a diagonal size of 15 inches, with enough space to be equipped with a large keyboard, large area touchpad and many ports on the side.

Design Lenovo V330-15IKB

The machine has a weight of 2.05 kg, although it is not the lightest laptop in the segment, but you can still bring the laptop to work or use it on your lap.

Cheap laptops are often not equipped with many types of ports. The good news is that the Lenovo V330-15IKB is not on that list.

The machine is equipped with many connection ports with diverse types, including HDMI output port, VGA port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, RJ-45 Ethernet port, SD card reader slot, headphone/microphone jack, 2 USB ports Type-C.

One of the device’s USB Type-C ports has Thunderbolt 3 high-speed connectivity standards, DisplayPort connectivity and PowerDelivery fast charging capabilities.

Lenovo V330-15IKB

Open the laptop screen to reveal a keyboard with medium sized buttons, with a spacious layout. The buttons of the machine, although the tactile feedback is a bit thin, but it is of acceptable quality for a low-cost laptop.

The touchpad of the device is placed just below the keyboard, slightly to the left, placed in the left corner is a fingerprint scanner, allowing users to log into the system via biometric code.

Passmark 1961
CPU-Z 380.2 (single core)
1735.5 (multi-core)
GeekBench 3396 (single)
10824 (multicore)
Cinebench OpenGL: 40.49 fps
CPU: 530 cb
CrystalDiskMark 107.8 MBps (read)
115.8 MBps (copy)
Novabench 1218
Sisoft Sandra (kPT) 5.04
Benchmark test results

The machine gives a not very smooth working experience, most of the reason can be because our version is equipped with an HDD hard drive instead of an SSD with faster data reading and writing speed.

This component makes the laptop take longer to turn on, and makes Windows 10 updates take hours to complete.

Lenovo V330-15IKB

If equipped with a faster hard drive, the laptop will have much better performance than most low-cost models on the market, thanks to its fast Intel Core i5-8250 chip. height.

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Lenovo V330-15IKB has the same benchmark test results as models equipped with the same processor. However, the laptop struggled a bit in tests related to the speed of reading and copying data.

The HDD of the machine version we use is called Western Digital 500GB Blue (WD500LPCX) speed to allow the laptop to operate at its optimum level of performance.

If you do not choose the version that uses an SSD, then the laptop using a Core i5 or Core i7 chip becomes redundant, because this version will be slowed down by the slow data reading and writing speed of the HDD. degree.

The machine did quite well in the overall performance test with Geekbench 4.3″, with a score of 3396, beating the segment average of 3215. The machine’s competitors, the Aspire 5 and Swift 3, have lower results in this test, measuring 3215 and 3117 points, respectively. The HP ProBook is the winner in this test, with an impressive overall performance score of 3712 points.

Battery life is another weak point of this Lenovo laptop. According to Lenovo, the device can run for 6 hours on a single charge, but the actual battery life test results of the device are much lower.

Use PCMark 10 to test the battery life of the device, the laptop can stand 3 hours 14 minutes, only half of the battery life that the company promises. A careful user can extend the maximum battery life of the device up to 4 hours.

Lenovo V330-15IKB

Unfortunately, the V330 has a few build quality issues. The biggest problem to mention is that the screen of the machine uses a TN panel, has a light leak, has the ability to show a limited color range and does not have a very wide viewing angle. The screen of the machine is the biggest weakness of the laptop’s external design, because this is where you look continuously every time you use the laptop.

The machine’s finish is not very consistent. Specifically, some details are meticulously machined, scientifically designed, while a few other details are not so elaborate. One of them is the touchpad of the machine, with the response is not very accurate and sensitive.

5

Salient features

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Despite the major limitations, the machine still has some strong points that appeal to users. One of them is the ability to upgrade the laptop’s SSD easily.

All you need to do is remove the 11 screws located on the back of the camera body. After removing the chassis, you can disassemble the machine’s slow HDD and upgrade to an SSD if you want. The machine also has an empty RAM slot, allowing users to upgrade RAM with a maximum capacity of 16GB.

Lenovo V330-15IKB is equipped with a 15.6-inch screen, 1080p resolution, and the image quality is not very impressive.

Using a colorimeter to check screen color coverage, the Lenovo laptop showed 71% of the sRGB range, lower than the segment average of 101%. Its competitors possessing much more vivid on-screen color rendition, including the HP ProBook 450 G5, Acer Swift 3 and Acer Aspire 5, with measured results of 81, 75 and 81, respectively. 105% sRGB color gamut.

The V330’s display also doesn’t have an impressive brightness index, with a measured result of 245 nits, again below the segment average of 290 nits. The V330’s screen brightness results are more vibrant when compared to its competitors, the Aspire 5 and Swift 3, with measured results of 235 and 240 nits, respectively. The HP ProBook 450 G5 is the laptop with the most brilliant screen brightness in this test, with a measured result of 295 nit.

Lenovo V330-15IKB

The Lenovo V330-15IKB has a fair amount of heat dissipation during our actual use. To check the temperature of the machine, we let the laptop run 1 HD video for 15 minutes, then measured the temperature in different locations. The touchpad of the device now has a measured temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. The center of the keyboard and the chassis area have a slightly higher temperature, measured at 31 and 34 degrees Celsius, respectively. The overall temperature of the laptop. In the test, it was within a comfortable working temperature of 35 degrees Celsius, allowing users to comfortably use the laptop for a long time.

The Lenovo V330-15IKB is a pretty good quality mid-range laptop. The machine is equipped with a comfortable keyboard, fast CPU processing performance, allowing users to work quickly and efficiently. However, limitations such as slow hard drive speed, mid-range screen quality and insensitive touchpad make the laptop difficult to compete with other laptops of the same price range.

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8.5
total score

Lenovo V330-15IKB is a cheap segment laptop. The machine has fast CPU performance, with Thunderbolt connection standard.

Strength

  • Speed ​​CPU performance
  • Thunderbolt connection standard
  • Easy upgradeability

Weakness

  • Poor quality screen
  • Hard drive slow speed
  • Short battery life

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