September 24, 2023

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It seems to be like tech companies are realising that laptops with a mixture of glossy constructed, highly effective innards and a not-so-heavy price ticket are the wedge that’s required to push them above others in a aggressive market like India. For a lot of manufacturers, this implies upgrading the present line up that already suits the price-bracket and making it an all-rounder. You can do mild gaming on it, use it as a multimedia gadget, edit movies and carry it round simply. And rightfully, the demand for such laptops is anticipated to shoot up given the completely different utility choices. Lenovo has performed on the identical thought, revamping its IdeaPad laptop computer sequence with the IdeaPad 530S.

Lenovo IdeaPad 530S, because the Chinese language laptop computer maker places it, is made for day by day customers who’re a bit into all the things, from modifying movies to binge-watching content material and play video games. It’s being marketed as a laptop computer that blends-in all of the aforementioned parts and prices barely greater than typical. We’re not speaking about any breakthrough know-how heralding what future has in retailer for us, however Lenovo for certain appears to be betting massive on this.

The bottom value of IdeaPad 530S is Rs 67,990 for the bottom mannequin. Now we have been utilizing the gadget since previous couple of weeks. Does this piece of equipment show to be an ideal proposition for you, an on a regular basis laptop computer consumer? Right here’s our evaluate of Lenovo IdeaPad 530S.


Lenovo IdeaPad 530S isn’t a serious departure from the design ethos seen with the remainder of the laptops within the lineup, nor it brings a radically new {hardware} characteristic onboard. You may have in all probability seen sufficient of this already. We reviewed the IdeaPad 520S final 12 months and it is exhausting to distinguish it with this 12 months’s mannequin however the 530S undoubtedly has minor tweaks lending it a ‘recent’ look.

The ability button has now been moved on the highest proper nook of the keyboard, which we expect is a greater place and simpler to entry. The touchpad would not have a visual separator for left and proper clicks, the keys now are inside a devoted pit as an alternative of the one mixing with the remainder of the floor on the higher aspect and naturally the display with lesser bezels on all three sides. All of those can solely be found out when saved side-by-side and can in all probability gained’t have an effect on you in any means however it certain is an enchancment.

This time the laptop computer is lighter by a number of grams (1.49kgs) and thinner (16.4mm) as nicely. What’s excellent news is that each one the ports from 520S stick with the 530S as nicely. These embrace USB Sort-C (3.1), USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, 4-in-1 card reader and an audio jack.

The whole laptop computer has a single color tone with a cultured aluminium look working by way of the again aspect of the display, keyboard space and the underside. The corners may be seen with a shining rim, giving the required ‘premium’ look to it. Our evaluate unit was the Copper color variant although you will get it in Onyx Black, Copper and Mineral Gray as nicely. It no less than doesn’t look as conventional as different laptops within the sub-Rs 70,000 vary.

The twin audio system may be discovered on the underside and so does the warmth vent. There’s one other hidden vent proper the place the display hinge is positioned, one thing that’s now a norm with many laptops. Three rubber lids hold the gadget a number of millimetres up from the floor.

However what Lenovo talked about at size in the course of the launch was the display.


Lenovo IdeaPad 530S’ display is healthier this time round. It has thinner bezels on the high and on both aspect. These usually are not as skinny as what you might even see in high-end Yoga sequence or the Dell XPS sequence. However thumbs as much as Lenovo for bringing this at a relatively cheaper value level. As we talked about above, the unit we obtained had a 15.6-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) show that can be fortunately anti-glare. The color saturation stage was not as a lot however contemplating the display measurement and the viewers it goals, we are able to’t name it as a deal breaker. You may see the contents on the display from an angle as nicely, holding the textual content and pictures sharp.

The spotlight, nonetheless, stays with the skinny bezels on the edges that raises the bar of immersive-ness whereas viewing films or every other content material for that matter. One minor disadvantage right here is that the display attracts fingerprints. Nonetheless, the brightness and dimness ranges are nice. It manages to make the display shiny sufficient when working in ample mild situations.


Lenovo IdeaPad 530S works flawlessly once we discuss its efficiency. It blends the ability of the processor, Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU and 8GB DDR4 RAM fairly nicely to ship a balanced output it doesn’t matter what are you might be working upon. It not simply boasts of an Eighth-gen Intel Core i7 or Core i5-8250U processor (the variant which we acquired) but in addition makes certain you get an identical efficiency in actual life working situations too. You may simply have streaming apps, Chrome, e mail and different apps working with none hiccups on the gadget at any cut-off date.

Whereas engaged on a number of apps we didn’t witness extreme warmth signatures from the IdeaPad 530S. It doesn’t get heated up however at nerve-racking ranges can go barely heat, one thing that’s in acceptable limitations. Like we talked about above, the vent is positioned cleverly on the interior aspect of the hinge so all the warmth is directed in direction of it as an alternative of the underside. You can really feel the followers venting out the warmth however they’re fairly.

Aside from the processor-centric efficiency, different facets of the laptop computer are fairly spectacular. The IdeaPad 530S options Harman Audio system optimized with Dolby Audio, which staff as much as ship loud but clear audio. Taking part in a video at most quantity can be an above-average expertise.


Lenovo IdeaPad 530S’s battery may be termed as one of many components that’s nearly common as in comparison with others in the identical value bracket. The piece of equipment is backed by a battery that based on the agency is claimed to run for 8 hours straight on a single cost and in a super situation. Nevertheless, in a real-life utilization, this was not the identical. The laptop computer ran for round 6 hours together with heavy looking, modifying pictures and dealing on a number of light-weight apps. This isn’t the perfect battery life efficiency we now have seen however it could possibly nonetheless be prolonged by no less than a few hours if working with diminished display brightness and utilizing different less-power hogging modes.

Though the battery efficiency isn’t the perfect on the market, what comes as a sigh of reduction is the quick charging functionality of the laptop computer. The gadget is claimed to ship as much as 2 hours of battery life inside quarter-hour of cost. Nevertheless, the efficiency could differ relying on the utilization.

All in all, the Lenovo IdeaPad 530S is a mean performer with regards to battery life. A little bit extra battery capability could have been appreciated provided that Lenovo is pitching the gadget as a ‘highly effective’ one apart from being ‘fashionable’ and ‘glossy’.


Lenovo IdeaPad 530S is certainly an replace over the past 12 months’s IdeaPad 520. Chances are you’ll not discover any main modifications within the {hardware} aspect of issues till until regarded carefully. On the within, the gadget is one highly effective computing machine that may deal with most of your day by day duties like modifying paperwork, looking with a number of tabs open and may even allow you to play light-weight, not-so-graphic intensive video games. Nevertheless, a slight disappointment may very well be there for the battery efficiency.

At Rs 67,990 because the beginning value, Lenovo could discover it barely tough to pitch it available in the market as you will get higher alternate options on the similar value and even decrease from rival manufacturers. Nevertheless, if you wish to strive one thing new or are a fan of Lenovo machines, this may very well be your finest guess. If cash isn’t any situation, we might suggest you to get the Core i5 mannequin that’s highly effective sufficient to sail your boat and has Nvidia GPU to work on heavy graphics and animations. The show too is spectacular but immersive and so is the general glossy design.


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