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Lenovo L530 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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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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23 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo L530 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L530.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo L530 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst laptops of this age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the L530 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo L530 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the L530. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L530 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo L530 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L530.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the ProBook 650 (£427.85) (2.7GHz), or the 2570p (2.7GHz) both from HP.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo L530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this 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 laptops of this age and type.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the L530 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Lenovo L530 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the L530.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo L530 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the L530.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo L530 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the L530 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo L530 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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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 a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the L530 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo L530 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo L530 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the L530. The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the L530 is 3GHz.

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Very Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The Lenovo L530 has a very fast processor front side bus (1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the L530. The processor front side bus of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the L530 range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2,600 megahertz, the Lenovo L530 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 800MHz, the fastest is 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo L530 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the L530 is 23Wh and the biggest is 100Wh. At 57 watt-hours, the Lenovo L530 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L530.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo L530 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the L530 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo L530 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. 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 you want a portable PC with a better storage medium 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo L530 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the L530 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the L530 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. The Lenovo L530 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the L530 (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo L530 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the L530 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo L530

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo L530 has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo L530 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 7.5 hours, the Lenovo L530 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the L530.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T520 (7.7h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo L530 has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Processor
SMP Processor (max)
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
Width
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Quantity
L2 Cache
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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 apple i53210, apple i53210m
Barcodes 00887037754775, 00887037868885, 00887456168443, 00887456168498, 00887619975901, 00887619975925, 00887619975956, 00887770689440, 00887770813326, 00887770813432, 00887770813555, 00887770813746, 00887770813807, 00887770813890, 00887770813913, 00887770813951, 00887770814309, 00887770814415, 00887770814545, 00887770814606, 04053162293731

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