• CPU: Intel Core i5-8300H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 20GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)

Pros

  • Adequately priced
  • The screen doesn't use harmful PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N156HGA-EAB)
  • Good keyboard

Cons

  • Bad viewing angles and contrast ratio (Innolux N156HGA-EAB)
  • Weird CPU thermal policy
  • All-plastic build
  • Keyboard lacks backlight

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #56
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ 5.5%
  • Intel Core i5-8300H
GPU Performance #48
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop, 50W) 4.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 1.2%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) 1.5%
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (Laptop, 4GB GDDR5) 2.5%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
Innolux N156HGA-EAB
Color accuracy 12 -> 3.7
HDD/SSD
256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
20GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
45Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
378 x 260 x 22.9 mm (14.88" x 10.24" x 0.90")
Weight
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4a
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 1.5W
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name Innolux N156HGA-EAB
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 220 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency 26000 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 500:1
dE Color Checker 12 3.7
PWM Rating 8.1: (acceptable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

 

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 in-depth review

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 is a budget mobile assistant which offers you a wide variety of hardware configurations. The unit we got our hands on today is called IdeaPad 330 15-ICH. It features the most powerful hardware offered for this device - an Intel Core i7-8750H processor as well as the budget low-mid level GPU GeForce GTX 1050 with 4GB of memory. However, you can get it with an integrated Intel Graphics HD620 or the energy efficient NVIDIA GeForce MX150. It is one of the cheapest devices t[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8300H

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
102 fps
65 fps
31 fps
20 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
77 fps
40 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
48 fps
45 fps
39 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144 fps
99 fps
90 fps
80 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
122 fps
109 fps
89 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
57 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
138 fps
66 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
112 fps
69 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
83 fps
63 fps
58 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
57 fps
49 fps
41 fps
26 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
71 fps
40 fps
37 fps
23 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
121 fps
74 fps
63 fps
58 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
144+ fps
134 fps
115 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
72 fps
49 fps
31 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
75 fps
64 fps
55 fps
46 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
82 fps
52 fps
44 fps
34 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
77 fps
56 fps
47 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
90 fps
67 fps
55 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
GAMEPLAY VIDEO
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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