This year Jack turned 9 and he has been asking for a laptop for awhile. He wanted something with a larger screen than his 7inch tablet and that would last longer. Talking with Mark we thought it would be a good idea. We wanted something he could use for school and help encourage him to develop his technology skills. Jack is really considerate of his things so we knew it would be something he would look after. When AO got in touch to ask if Jack would like to review a Lenovo Ideapad 330-151GM 15.6″ laptop, I said yes.
Lenovo Ideapad 330-151GM
As soon as the laptop arrived Jack was eager to open and play. After going through the windows set up, which is all rather straight forward, it was up and running within 10 minutes. The first thing Jack wanted to do was to see what it would be like to play his favourite games; Roblox and Minecraft. Jack was super impressed with the screen! It was a stark difference to playing on a 7inch tablet. The 15.6 inch screen was crisp and clear. The games looked great and he couldn’t be happier.
The Lenovo Ideapad has 1TB hard drive which for him is more than enough for what he needs! It also runs with a 4gb Ram memory, which again for him is more than sufficient. The laptop was not built to withstand gaming, that is a whole different ballgame when it comes to laptops however it runs the games Jack likes without a problem. I thought we may struggle a little with Minecraft however I was happily proved wrong.
As Jack will mainly be playing games and browsing the web for school it was important for their to be some sort of virus protection. I can’t imagine he will run into any issues however the protection is simple to add. The Lenovo Ideapad comes with 1 free month of Mcaffee Anti Virus Software so all we needed to do was just install to activate.
- Processor Family – Intel Premium
- RAM – 4GB
- RAM Speed – DDR4
- Resolution type – HD
- Screen Size – 15.6 inches
- Sound System – Dolby Audio
- Graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 605 – Integrated
- Operating System – Windows10
more specs can be found on the AO.com website.
The Lenovo Ideapad doesn’t come with a CD/DVD disk drive but has a dummy drive so it appears to look like it does. There are also Micro SD and SD memory card slots, so they can go straight into the laptop without a specific holder. The battery life is also up to 5 hours but of course with intense use that will decrease.
We use the Lenovo Ideapad as a first laptop for a child and for everything he needs, it is more than sufficient.
*We received the Lenovo Ideapad 330-151GM in return for an honest review