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Lenovo Edge E531 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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17 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz. The Lenovo Edge E531 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Edge E531.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Edge E531 is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Edge E531 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Edge E531.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Edge E531 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Edge E531 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Edge E531 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Edge E531 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Edge E531 also have a front camera.

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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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Edge E531 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The maximum internal memories of portable PCs of this type and age range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Edge E531 is 1.7W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Edge E531 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Edge E531.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Edge E531 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Edge E531 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Edge E531 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Edge E531 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Edge E531 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Edge E531 have between one and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Edge E531 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 Lenovo notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this spec and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Edge E531 has one of the smallest internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Edge E531 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Edge E531 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². The Edge E531 has one of the dimmest display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Edge E531 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Edge E531 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Edge E531 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Edge E531.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Thick

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the Edge E531 is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. The Edge E531 is one of the thicker notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Edge E531 (35.3 millimeters) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Edge E531

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Edge E531.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Edge E531 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Edge E531.

We compared all the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B590 is also worth considering.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 650 (£804.00) (2.5GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (£449.90) (2.5GHz).

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Edge E531 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Edge E531.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Asus X552CL (£465.95) (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Edge E531.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Edge E531.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

Expert Reviews

(3)
10 September 2013

Al met al ben ik erg tevreden over deze laptop. Hij is goed gebouwd, wordt niet warm en is vloeiend. Het scherm is niet geweldig, maar ook weer niet slecht. Er zit wel veel bloatware op naar mijn...

4 October 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E531 to doskona?e rozwi?zanie dla osób szukaj?cych laptopa do biura/pracy. Praca przy nim b?dzie z ca?? pewno?ci? niezak?ócona i bardzo wygodna. Na jego korzy?? pod k?tem...

Stevig gebouwd
Goed toetsenbord
Lange accuduur
Blijft koel
Start snel op met SSD
Scherm van mindere kwaliteit
Scherm buigt ingeklapt een beetje door
Onverklaarbaar ventilator-gedrag
Onhandige combinatie pointing stick en touchpad
Niestandardowy touchpad mogcy dawa si we znaki
8 July 2013

Kilka lat temu, gdy na rynku pojawi?a si? seria ThinkPad Edge, podobnie jak wielu mi?o?ników klasycznych ThinkPadów uzna?em, ?e Lenovo rozmienia na drobne swoj?, legendarn? ju?, mark?. Dzi?...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo e531, lenovo e531c, lenovo i33120, lenovo i33120m
Barcodes 00888440154626, 00888440155036, 00888440155326, 00888440155456, 00888440155531, 00888440155562, 00888440155678, 00888440155685, 00888440155791

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