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Lenovo L530 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Apr 2013
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
The ThinkPad L530 brings a balance of value, productivity, mobility and reliability to any business as well as a clean conscience. Thanks to even greener features than past L Series laptops, you... More
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12 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the L530 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo L530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L530.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo L530 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the L530 is 2.1GHz.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo L530 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo L530 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs of this type and age is 15".

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo L530 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo L530 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L530 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the L530.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type 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 notebook PC is too bad 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 the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L530 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo L530 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L530

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo L530 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo L530 has a fairly average weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Portable PCs 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

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo L530 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this Lenovo portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7.5 hours, the Lenovo L530 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L530.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T520 (7.7h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo L530 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the L530.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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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 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 Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(6)
28 February 2013

Lenovo's business laptops range from big, powerful machines to small, portable devices. The standard options available on these business laptops, unfortunately, leave a lot to be desired, and the... Read more…

17 July 2012

Lenovo Thinkpad L530: A lot of ThinkPad for a little money Based on our testing and experiences with the ThinkPad L530, we found that the differences between the L530 and the more expensive...

7 August 2013

Cho? na papierze konfiguracja nie wywo?uje g?siej skórki, a wygl?d jak to w biznesowych Lenovo jest raczej zgrzebny, ThinkPad L530 to kawa? porz?dnego sprz?tu. Mo?e nie tak dobrze wykonany jak...

7 August 2012

Cho? ThinkPad L530 jest ta?szy od modelu T530, ró?nice mi?dzy nimi s? mniejsze, ni? mo?na by oczekiwa?. Pewna ró?nica wyst?puje w jako?ci obudowy, która w przypadku L530 nie jest wybitna, ale...

29 October 2013

? ??????? Lenovo ??? ?????????? ????? ?????? ???? ? ??????? ???????? ?????????????? ????????? ??? ???????? ????? ?????????????. ??????, ???????? ?????? ThinkPad L530, ???????????? ?????? ???????... Read more…

USB 3.0, mini display port and docking port
Matte, bright screen
Extensive configuration options
Low system noise
Long battery life possible
Moderate quality impression
No backlit keyboard
Wobbly battery
Keyboard needs familiarization for switching users
Brak podwietlenia klawiatury, kolebicy si akumulator, klawiatura moe nie pasowa uytkownikom starszych ThinkPadw
2 September 2013

Die Highlights des Lenovo ThinkPad L530 sind das hochwertige Gehäuse und die vorbildliche Verarbeitung, die ihm im Test eine sehr gute Ergonomiewertungen bescheren. Daneben überzeugt es durch...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo n2s52, lenovo n2s52u, lenovo n2s52uk
Barcodes 00887770812275, 00887770812374, 00887770812398, 00887770812428, 00887770813104, 00887770813166, 00887770813401, 00887942001926, 00887942001933, 00887942524845, 00887942564261, 04053162293755

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