Lenovo IdeaPad 530S: Thin & Light Metal Notebook Under $800

The Lenovo IdeaPad 530S is a thin and light notebook designed with power users and users who always want their laptop with them in mind.

Starting at $799, the IdeaPad 530S is the most expensive of the new IdeaPad models announced for early 2018, but for the added cost users get a metal body, a thinner design and a notebook that weighs in at 3 pounds. For comparison the IdeaPad 330 is 4.6 pounds and the IdeaPad 330S is 3.5 pounds.

This is the top of the line IdeaPad for 2018, and it’s the best option of the three for users who travel often or who plan to work from coffee shops and classrooms every day.

Lenovo IdeaPad 530S: What’s New

What's new on the IdeaPad 530S for 2018.

What’s new on the IdeaPad 530S for 2018.

The IdeaPad 530S starts at $799 and comes in 14-inch and 15-inch sizes. Users can choose from Onyx Black, Copper, Liquid Blue, and Mineral Grey colors for the aluminum body. These notebooks start with a bright 14-inch or 15-inch display in 1920 x 1080, but you can upgrade the 14-inch model to 2560 x 1440 if you need more space on your screen.

Inside you’ll find 8th Gen Intel Core i processors, SSD storage and you can pick from NVIDIA MX130 or MX150 discrete graphics cards if you need more power for video and photo editing, or light gaming. Battery life is rated at 8 hours, and you can get 2 hours of added power with 15 minutes of charging thanks to Lenovo Rapid Charge.

The 530S comes with a Precision Touchpad and a backlit keyboard. There is an optional fingerprint reader for easy login. Harmon speakers round out the entertainment capabilities. Ports include USB Type-C 3.1, USB 3.0, HDMI, and a 4-in-1 card reader. The notebook also includes WiFi and Bluetooth.

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  • The IdeaPad 530S 14” starts at $799.99
  • The IdeaPad 530S 15” starts at $849.99

New IdeaPads are available this month at Lenovo and at retailers online and in store.

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