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Lenovo Edge E531 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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16 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Edge E531 is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Edge E531 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo Edge E531 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the T440p (£665.28) (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Edge E531 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Edge E531.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Edge E531 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Edge E531, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo Edge E531 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Edge E531. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the Edge E531 is 25GB.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Edge E531 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The speaker power of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Edge E531 range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Edge E531 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Edge E531 that we have assessed the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of, the Edge E531's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops that have been around for more than two years have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Edge E531 which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also 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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Edge E531 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Edge E531 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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7 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 Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Edge E531 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Edge E531.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 17 (£838.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo Edge E531 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Edge E531 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Edge E531.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP Probook 650 (£445.00) (2.5kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Edge E531 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Edge E531.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Edge E531 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Edge E531.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Edge E531 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops that came out 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
Motherboard Chipset
Processor 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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out 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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
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 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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo e531, lenovo e531c, lenovo i33120, lenovo i33120m
Barcodes 00887770691528, 00887770691542, 00887770699920, 00887770700015, 00887770700053, 00887770700145, 00887770700299, 00887942460761

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