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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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Incredible reliability, speed, performance, beautiful display, great battery life
Fast laptop with good specs
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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
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