The Thinkpad series from Lenovo has undergone many changes over the years. These have always taken into account current technology trends and at the same time been considerate enough to help transition from the old to the new. The V330 is another product that embraces this which becomes very obvious when you get it into your hands.
Encased in quality plastic with an Iron Grey colour scheme, the display lid along with palm rest have a texture emulating brushed metal which feels nice to touch and looks contemporary. Upon opening the laptop, you will be greeted with a very decent keyboard layout although we wish the touchpad could be somewhat closer to the center. The backlit keys shine enough to be quite visible even in well-lit areas making it perfect for late night work sessions. It would have been preferable to have regular sized ‘Up’ and ‘Down’ arrow keys especially since they are used often but this is a common problem with many laptops. Nearby is a touch-type fingerprint reader that accurately detected our login although sometimes it failed to either register or outright rejected it. Still, better to have it than not as security is treated as an important aspect here. There is a physical camera shutter that can replace those numerous post-it notes used to hide the w