Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US (14 Inch (1366×768) 60Hz/MediaTek MT8173C/Integrated GX6250 Graphics/4GB RAM/32GB eMMC/Chrome OS) (UK)
- CPU: MediaTek MT8173C | 4 Core | 4 Thread | 2.4 GHz |
- RAM: 4GB RAM | LPDDR3 1866 MHz | Single Channel
- Storage: 32GB eMMC |
- GPU: Integrated | Integrated GX6250 Graphics
- Display: 14 Inch | 1366 X 768 | N140BGA-EA4 | 60 Hz
- Battery: 45 Watt Hour
- Operating System:Chrome Os, Windows 11
- Ports: 1x USB 3 (Type C) | 1x USB 3.0 (Type-A) | HDMI | SD Card Reader | 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
- Other Features: Keyboard: Chicklet Style | Weight:1.47 Kg | Additional Features: Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth 5
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Laptop Review: Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US
The Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US is powered by the MediaTek MT8173C and Integrated with Integrated GX6250 Graphics. Other key specs include 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC. The Display here is a 14 Inch 1366 X 768 Panel.
The Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US is powered by quad-core MediaTek MT8173C which in terms of performance is similar to Intel Celeron N3350 while on the GPU end of the spectrum the Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US comes integrated with PowerVR GX6250 being a mobile GPU is only capable handling games of the same caliber. This paired with 4GB of ram and 32GB of eMMC memory which happens to be slightly faster than HDD the performance here is mediocre at best but since its running chrome os, you will still have a smooth experience while browsing the as long as you don’t open a lot of tabs. Now since are no options for upgradability once the device starts to slow down you won’t be left with a lot of options.
Design and Build Quality
The Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US has a plastic chassis and weighs in at 1.5Kg or 3.3 lbs though its relatively light we expected a little more considering its specs. The hinge of the Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US has an opening angle of 180 degrees which is great if want to work while lying on bed.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The keyboard here has chicklet style keys with 5 rows of full-size small arrow keys and functions with a missing keyboard. There is no backlight so you won’t be able to type in the dark.
The trackpad on the other hand is of average size and functions just fine with the gesture working just fine with no dedicated keys.
The Display here is a 14-inch (1366×768) display with a 60 Hz (N140BGA-EA4) panel with a brightness of 220 nits with a contrast ratio of 500:1 and an sRGB rating of 66 percent.
Battery life on the Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US according to lenovo is supposed to last up to 10 hours however realistically you will get about 6.5 hours of battery life which is below average for a Chromebook.
However, the Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US does have USB Type-C port for charging and takes roughly 2 hours to charge with a 45 watt charger.
Specification: Lenovo Chromebook S330 81JW0001US (14 Inch (1366×768) 60Hz/MediaTek MT8173C/Integrated GX6250 Graphics/4GB RAM/32GB eMMC/Chrome OS) (UK)