• CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD
  • RAM: 20GB DDR4
  • Weight: 1.87 kg (4.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Adequately priced
  • IPS option available, despite the very low price
  • The screen doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (AUO B156HAN02.1)
  • Aluminum lid cover

Cons

  • Absurd battery life
  • Wobbly keyboard
  • Just 53% coverage of sRGB (AUO B156HAN02.1)

Lenovo Ideapad 330S 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #82
  • Intel Core i7-8550U 3.8%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 0.6%
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
GPU Performance #204
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 0.4%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630 0.3%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Intel UHD Graphics 615 1.3%
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 0.9%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAN02.1
Color accuracy 4.4 -> 3.7
HDD/SSD
256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 500GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 slot See photo
RAM
20GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
358 x 244 x 20.9 mm (14.09" x 9.61" x 0.82")
Weight
1.87 kg (4.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Web camera HD
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Dolby Audio
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B156HAN02.1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 290 cd/m2
sRGB 51%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1310:1
dE Color Checker 4.4 3.7
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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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

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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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8250U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$3999.11+215%
price
774.00+9.8%
performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3999.11+215%
price
14455.00+14.5%
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
$3999.11+215%
price
11.63-11.9%
performance

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1305.00+3%
price
1234.00-9.4%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1305.00+3%
price
229.00-21%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1305.00+3%
price
178.00-37.1%
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$1305.00+3%
price
315.00-18%
performance

Some games you can play on this laptop

DOTA 2
quality
average
86 fps
39 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
61 fps
33 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
129 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
35 fps
30 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
117 fps
90 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
31 fps
20 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
67 fps
28 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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