New Laptop Lenovo V330 8GB Intel Core I5 HDD 1T

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New Laptop Lenovo V330 8GB Intel Core I5 HDD 1T
New Laptop Lenovo V330 8GB Intel Core I5 HDD 1T
It’s quite forgivable not to know that ThinkPads aren’t the only corporate laptops from Lenovo. In fact, an alternative branch of the manufacturer’s business machines has been around for quite some time. The first members of the line were called Lenovo 3000, but for many years they have been known as Lenovo V-series laptops. And this is not just an alphanumeric designation, these models really differ from both the austere ThinkPads and the popular IdeaPads. Today we have a review of the newest representative of the line – Lenovo V330-14IKB.
The name of the model tells about belonging to the budget class (300), the next three indicate that this is the third model of the V-series. The prefix “14IKB” means that we have a 14-inch laptop. With these characteristics, the V330-14IKB finds itself in a highly competitive market segment. The main competitors are the HP 14, HP ProBook 440 G5, Dell Latitude 3490 and Lenovo ThinkPad E480.
The sample we tested is part number 81B0004MGE. This configuration is represented by an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a Full HD display (1920 Г— 1080). All this beauty is available for some 650 euros (580 for some sellers).
Test device courtesy of cyberport.de
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Lenovo V330-14IKB-81B0004MGE (V330 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 – 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
14.00 inch 16: 9, 1920 x 1080 pixels 157 dpi, NT140FHM-N41, LED, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Note: Different samples of the same model often use different components! (Matrix AUO instead of BOE, Hynix memory instead of Samsung, SATA storage instead of PCIe, …) https://jiji.co.ke/nairobi-central/computers-and-laptops/new-laptop-lenovo-v330-8gb-intel-core-i5-hdd-1t-diK9m5fEVOYHs7OrnxrQCLrW.html
While Lenovo’s ThinkPads are always strictly black, the V330-14IKB is dark gray. The laptop’s design is simple and minimal, but not as conservative as the ThinkPad. The deck and lid feel metal, while the older corporate siblings use all sorts of carbon fiber alloys. We can’t say for sure whether aluminum is here or is just stylized foil-coated plastic, but there are suspicions that the second option is still. The specifications on the manufacturer’s website indicate that the body is made using plastic, but which body parts are plastic, of course, is not specified. It feels like only the display bezel and bottom cover are made of this material.
Let’s say right off the bat that the V330’s design won’t compete with the ThinkPad in terms of strength and build quality. For example, the display bezel does not adhere perfectly to the display surface in some places; the joints between the body parts are visible both to the touch and to the eye. The hinges are not tightened too tightly, so the lid dangles slightly. The lid of the laptop sags, while waves and spots appear on the display, the base is also quite easy to deform. It is good at least that the deck does not squeeze in the keyboard area.
Opening the laptop with one hand will not work, despite the hinges are not tight enough. But the screen can be opened 180 degrees, which will be very useful in many situations.
Weighing in at 1.7 kg, the Lenovo V330-14IKB can hardly be called very light, but the ThinkPad E480 already weighs 1.8 kg. In general, all competitors are either lighter or similar in weight. In terms of dimensions, there are more differences and it turns out that the V330-14IKB is the largest among them. It’s all about the large display frames, which make the laptop look very outdated.

New Laptop Lenovo V330 8GB Intel Core I5 HDD 1T
New Laptop Lenovo V330 8GB Intel Core I5 HDD 1T
It’s quite forgivable not to know that ThinkPads aren’t the only corporate laptops from Lenovo. In fact, an alternative branch of the manufacturer’s business machines has been around for quite some time. The first members of the line were called Lenovo 3000, but for many years they have been known as Lenovo V-series laptops. And this is not just an alphanumeric designation, these models really differ from both the austere ThinkPads and the popular IdeaPads. Today we have a review of the newest representative of the line – Lenovo V330-14IKB.
The name of the model tells about belonging to the budget class (300), the next three indicate that this is the third model of the V-series. The prefix “14IKB” means that we have a 14-inch laptop. With these characteristics, the V330-14IKB finds itself in a highly competitive market segment. The main competitors are the HP 14, HP ProBook 440 G5, Dell Latitude 3490 and Lenovo ThinkPad E480.
The sample we tested is part number 81B0004MGE. This configuration is represented by an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a Full HD display (1920 Г— 1080). All this beauty is available for some 650 euros (580 for some sellers).
Test device courtesy of cyberport.de
Save copyrighted image with final rating in PNG / SVG format
Lenovo V330-14IKB-81B0004MGE (V330 Series)
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 – 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
14.00 inch 16: 9, 1920 x 1080 pixels 157 dpi, NT140FHM-N41, LED, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Note: Different samples of the same model often use different components! (Matrix AUO instead of BOE, Hynix memory instead of Samsung, SATA storage instead of PCIe, …) https://jiji.co.ke/nairobi-central/computers-and-laptops/new-laptop-lenovo-v330-8gb-intel-core-i5-hdd-1t-diK9m5fEVOYHs7OrnxrQCLrW.html
While Lenovo’s ThinkPads are always strictly black, the V330-14IKB is dark gray. The laptop’s design is simple and minimal, but not as conservative as the ThinkPad. The deck and lid feel metal, while the older corporate siblings use all sorts of carbon fiber alloys. We can’t say for sure whether aluminum is here or is just stylized foil-coated plastic, but there are suspicions that the second option is still. The specifications on the manufacturer’s website indicate that the body is made using plastic, but which body parts are plastic, of course, is not specified. It feels like only the display bezel and bottom cover are made of this material.
Let’s say right off the bat that the V330’s design won’t compete with the ThinkPad in terms of strength and build quality. For example, the display bezel does not adhere perfectly to the display surface in some places; the joints between the body parts are visible both to the touch and to the eye. The hinges are not tightened too tightly, so the lid dangles slightly. The lid of the laptop sags, while waves and spots appear on the display, the base is also quite easy to deform. It is good at least that the deck does not squeeze in the keyboard area.
Opening the laptop with one hand will not work, despite the hinges are not tight enough. But the screen can be opened 180 degrees, which will be very useful in many situations.
Weighing in at 1.7 kg, the Lenovo V330-14IKB can hardly be called very light, but the ThinkPad E480 already weighs 1.8 kg. In general, all competitors are either lighter or similar in weight. In terms of dimensions, there are more differences and it turns out that the V330-14IKB is the largest among them. It’s all about the large display frames, which make the laptop look very outdated.