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Lenovo Edge E530c
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Lenovo Edge E530c 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.2GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Edge E530c has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Edge E530c which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other brands.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Edge E530c has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Edge E530c.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Edge E530c supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this spec and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of this spec and age ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo Edge E530c has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Edge E530c.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Edge E530c have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Edge E530c which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Six Battery Cells

The Edge E530c is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Edge E530c has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Edge E530c is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Edge E530c which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Edge E530c have a front camera, however the Edge E530c does not have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Edge E530c is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo Edge E530c has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Edge E530c.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Edge E530c has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. The best processor family of all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Edge E530c is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Edge E530c that we have assessed the hard drive capacity of, the Edge E530c's hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between two and three processor threads, including the Edge E530c which has two processor threads.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 2 megabytes, the Edge E530c has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Edge E530c. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Edge E530c the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The average cache memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 3MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Edge E530c has a fairly small cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Edge E530c.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo Edge E530c has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Edge E530c. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Edge E530c is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Very Small L2 Cache

The Edge E530c has a fairly small L2 cache (only 2,048 kilobytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average L2 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Edge E530c is 2.9MB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Edge E530c does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Edge E530c

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Edge E530c has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Edge E530c.

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Average Screen Size

The Edge E530c has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Edge E530c.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Edge E530c has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Edge E530c.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Edge E530c has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X75A[plb_2440533_price] (6GB).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5.7 hours, the Edge E530c has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Edge E530c.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (5.75h).

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Specification

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Display
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Audio
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Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
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DVI Port
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VGA Port
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 10 June 2013 by Just Luna

I work in computing and have used a variety of different laptops/netbooks made by other top brands. If you want a no nonsense laptop with a good build quality, long warranty, cracking keyboard,... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2014 by Mr James McKenzie

I bought this computer for my wife who was taking a computer course. She loves it...

Reviewed 10 January 2014 by Ms Vee
(Verified Purchase)

This machine does not work with windows pro 8. spending your money on something better and avoid this like the plague...

Reviewed 14 August 2013 by Cristian P Petrecca
(Verified Purchase)

Is a good computer in general, I really find de keyboard annoying cause it only can activate the f1, f2 f3, f4 etc with the fn key and as I use Linux is quite a bother. Is not the perfect computer... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 64, lenovo 64b, lenovo 64bi, lenovo e530, lenovo nzy4, lenovo e530c, lenovo nzy4c, lenovo 64bit, lenovo nzy4cu, lenovo nzy4cuk
Barcodes 00887619911275, 00887619911848, 00887619911893, 00887619912012

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