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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB May 2013
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The rock-solid build and high productivity of the T530 make it the perfect laptop for any business. It's reliable, durable, and designed to work hard in every business environment. - Up to NVIDIA... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T530 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T530.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T530 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T530.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo T530 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T530. The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 250 G1 (£355.00) (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£972.00) (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 that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of this type and age is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530 that we have checked, the hard drive capacity of the Lenovo T530 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

The Lenovo T530 is quite heavy (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the T530 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

We compared all the other 2.5kg heavy laptops to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T530 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T530 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo T530 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (£349.00) (2.5GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T530 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T530.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3" and higher rated).

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the T530.

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Specification

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L3 Cache
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Conflict Free Processor
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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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Audio
Audio System
Networking
Cabling
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
ExpressCard Slot
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 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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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
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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
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Expert Reviews

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28 February 2013

Lenovo business laptops are all notably powerful and long lasting. The T530 model in the T series of Lenovo machines is no different, featuring a fast processor and outstanding battery life.... Read more…

17 September 2012

Lenovo's 15-inch ThinkPad T530 combines exceptional performance, a gorgeous display and a comfortable keyboard in a top-notch business notebook...

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13 July 2012

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 Lenovo clearly wants its ThinkPad line to take a step forward . While the notebook's basic design was left untouched, the very familiar keyboard was completely revised and...

22 December 2012

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 18 April 2013 by Kelly F.
(Verified Purchase)

I've ordered at least a half a dozen of this exact model over the last 3 months...

Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Adrian L.

I've owned lots of Dell Inspirons, and Toshiba laptops over the years. This is my first Lenovo. Although I paid a lot more than I would like to spend on a laptop, I decided I wanted a replacement... Read more…

Incredible reliability, speed, performance, beautiful display, great battery life
Fast laptop with good specs
Contrary to the other review, I've not had a problem getting with getting to point of factory restoration with its pre-installed Windows 7 Pro. You can create recovery disks if you wish, which are for
If you wish to get back to factory settings without creating a set of disks, boot into the recovery prompt perform a factory reset restoration. The recovery partition is assigned a Q: drive mapping wh
Bloatware is minor in my opinion. Less than the HPs Dells, Samsungs, etc that I typically come across. You can remove whatever you wish
Comes pre installed with Windows 7 and ALOT of bloatware. Cannot do a clean install of Windows 7, have to use the 'bloatware' image it comes with (which broke when I uninstalled the Lenovo Power meter
Comes with a Windows 8 license embedded in BIOS . .. Windows 7 product key CANNOT be activated
Not so much a con, but I wish Lenovo made a 15" model laptop running an 7 chip with Win 7 Pro with a number pad. Obviously not a required for most purchases, but it is desired for some
Reviewed 7 March 2013 by Derek L.
(Verified Purchase)

False advertising, this laptop is only licensed for Windows 8 (the windows 7 image it comes with is BLOATED and buggy and you cannot use an OEM copy to reinstall a clean copy. Wasted and entire... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo n1b39, lenovo i32370, lenovo n1b39u, lenovo n1b39uk, lenovo i32370m

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