The Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB is a compact 14-inch subnotebook with a modern and simplistic design in four different colors.Full HD screen that is large enough to work on spreadsheets and presentations; it sports a polished aluminium finish and is also light enough to carry around.
Despite its lower price, the processor can handle the playback of 4K video and advanced photo editing with software like Photoshop and Gimp. It can even be used to convert video footage between different formats. In fact, it even performs better in some processing tasks.
You get a backlit keyboard and a touchpad that is very responsive to swipes, taps and gestures. And its webcam works well along with its Harman-branded speakers for Skype calls.
That said, there are some trade offs: Movies are better enjoyed with earphones rather than its speakers that tend to sound harsh at times.
The IdeaPad’s connectivity is decent. One HDMI and two USB 3.0 Type-A and one USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port. An SD card reader can be found on the right-hand side.
the IdeaPad 530S does not support dual-band Wi-Fi and Windows Hello-based Face/fingerprint ID authentication. On the flip side, it comes with a fast charger that can give you an hour’s worth of service after a 20-minute recharge.
Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Windows 10 Home in S mode
14” WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS
NVIDIA® MX 150
NVIDIA® MX 130
8 GB DDR4
512 GB PCIe SSD
256 GB PCIe SSD
Up to 8 hours*
Rapid Charge (Power-off mode; 65 W power supply required)
USB Type-C 3.1
2 x USB 3.0
4-in-1 card reader
Fingerprint reader with Windows Hello (optional)
2×2 AC; 1×1 AC
Dimensions (W x D x H)
323.4 mm x 226 mm x 16.4 mm / 12.7” x 8.9” x 0.65”
1.49 kg / 3.3 lbs (non-glass edition); 1.85 kg (glass display)