While most of us look for laptops that offer reasonable performances, others look for nothing but the best in hardware. The 81F5018TUS model from the Lenovo 330S lineup offers amazing hardware for the price and you do not only get a very powerful Intel i5 processor that is capable of handling the most intensive of applications, but you also have a dedicated AMD Radeon GPU for graphics processing. The quad-core i5 processor is a cut above most other processors you will find on mainstream laptops and the full HD display included in the laptop heightens your media streaming experience. All of the brilliant hardware comes together in Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS. Unlike budget laptops, you get access to the full Windows experience instead of S Mode, which is a stripped-down version of the OS.
Processor: Intel i5
- The i5 variant of the 330S laptop by Lenovo packs powerful hardware with an 8th generation i5 processor by Intel under the hood along with an AMD Radeon 535 GPU which is more than capable of running intensive apps.
- Intel Optane technology is available to boost the storage speeds and lower boot times.
- Built-in media reader lets you manage all of your media files from other storage devices all in one place.
- Battery life is subpar due to the powerful hardware.
- No DVD/CD drive.
Verdict While the Lenovo 330S-15IKB 81F5018TUS might not be ideal for those looking for a basic laptop, if you want the extra performance and can’t live without powerful hardware, this is one of the best laptops you can get right now. While battery life might not be its strongest suit, the Lenovo 33S i5 offers better performance than most mainstream laptops available right now and it can definitely handle any app you throw at it.