The S531 shell combines aluminum and magnesium alloy for both durability and lightness. A single unified hinge adds strength, while also enabling 180-degree opening so the Ultrabook lies flat or...
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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the S531, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Lenovo S531 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the S531 range from 8GB to 32GB.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Lenovo S531 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the S531 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
Laptops produced by Lenovo generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the S531 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Lenovo S531 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the S531.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo S531 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo S531 has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo S531 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
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 ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the S531.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Quite Big Screen Size
Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have screen sizes of between 11" and 16". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo S531 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the S531.
Quite Long Battery Life
At 10.5 hours, the Lenovo S531 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The shortest battery life of laptops of this age and spec is 3.5h and the longest is 18h.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
The hard drive speeds of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the S531 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo S531 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
The Lenovo S531 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the S531 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.
Very Big Battery Capacity
When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age, the battery capacity of the Lenovo S531 of 62.8 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Across all the laptops of this age and type the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 70Wh.
7 Reasons Against
Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of the this laptop are Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Lenovo S531 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.
The lightest ultrabook that was released around the same time as the S531 is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 2.6kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo S531 is one of the heavier ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years amongst laptops of this age.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo S531 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the S531 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Only Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo S531 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the S531 processor families range from Intel Core i3-2xxx (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
Notebook PCs with a better processor family that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung 900X4D (Intel Core i5-3xxx) which is also higher rated.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
When compared to other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the S531 that we have assessed, the display brightness of the Lenovo S531 of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. Ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the S531 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m².
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo S531
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this Lenovo notebook PC was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo S531 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the S531.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo S531 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the S531.
Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15 7537 (6GB).
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Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo S531 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo S531 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. 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.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM76, Intel HM76 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
On-board, On-board + SO-DIMM, SO-DIMM
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 2
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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