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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jun 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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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T530 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T530.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530, the Lenovo T530's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T530. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the T410[pl_1629753_price] (2.53GHz), or the T440p[pl_3682866_price] (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops that are a comparable age to the T530 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T530. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops of a similar age and type to the T530 range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. The Lenovo T530 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T530.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo T530 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T530 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do have a front camera.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T530 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T530. The average weight of laptops of this age and type is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

There are a number of other 2.5kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T530[plb_1526497_price].

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T530 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T530.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in Port
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DVI Port
VGA Port
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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 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
Intel Trusted Execution 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
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
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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 intel i53320, intel i53320m
Barcodes 00887456407870, 00887619522297

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