We’ve previously seen companies unveil Gemini Lake laptops but at price points ($400 to $600) that did not seem right, considering Gemini Lake (GLK) processors should cost about the same as the ones from the previous generation (Apollo Lake).
Lenovo has now introduced IdeaPad 330 laptops based on Intel GLK processors with pricing more in line with expectation, as the device will sell for as low as $250 with an Intel Celeron N4000 dual core processor.
I won’t list all detailed Lenovo IdeaPad 330 specifications, since it’s actual a family of laptop with a long list of different models with Intel Celeron N4000/Pentium N5000 Gemini Lake processors, but also more powerful Core i3/i5/i7 processors.
The company still provided some key features for the laptop, as they will comes in three anti-glare screen display sizes at 14, 15 and 17″ respectively in HD, HD+ and full HD resolution options.
Let’s pick the UK model (81D1000QUK) with a 15″ display and Celeron N4000 processor to check out the specifications:
- SoC – Intel Celeron N4000 (2C, 1.1 / 2.6GHz, 4MB) with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600
- System Memory – 4GB DIMM DDR4-2400
- Storage – 1TB 5400rpm HDD
- Display – 15.6″ HD (1366×768) anti-glare display (non-touch)
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac, 1×1 + BT4.1
- Camera – 0.3MP
- Audio – Monoaural microphone
- Non-backlit keyboard
- Battery – 2-cell (30Wh)
- Power Adapter – 45W
The laptop runs Windows 10 Home 64-bit and comes with 1-year warranty. All the data comes from Lenovo website, so in theory it should be reliable, but some of the specs appear unusable such as the Fast Ethernet, and the lack of eMMC flash or SSD.
Pricing listed in the press release is also a little confusing:
- 14” model starts at $349.99 available starting May 2018.
- 15” model starts at $249.99 available starting May 2018.
- 17” model starts at $499.99 available starting May 2018.
So I guess that may mean the 14″ model may not come with the cheapest Celeron N4000 processor, which would explain why the 15″ laptop is the most affordable.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.