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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T530 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Good Brand

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T530.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 12.8 hours, the Lenovo T530 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T530 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T530 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo T530 is a nine battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago only have between one and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T530 is 25GB. The Lenovo T530 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories (32,768 megabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that were launched 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have a front camera, however the Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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 want to look at 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 typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched 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 commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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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Heavy

The Lenovo T530 is fairly heavy (2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530. The weights of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the T530 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530.

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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 spec and age. Most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T530.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T530.

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Specification

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Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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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)
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Processor
SMP Processor (max)
Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Slot
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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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
Processor Code
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Battery
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height At Front
Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Connector Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Floppy Drive Installed
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
Wake-On-LAN Ready Feature
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Expert Reviews

(10)
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo n1, lenovo n1b, lenovo n1ba, lenovo n1bah, lenovo n1bahu, lenovo n1bahuk
Barcodes 00887619166507

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