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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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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. More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo T530's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC 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 across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo T530 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of laptops that are a comparable age to the T530 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530 which 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 portable PCs of this spec and age do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook 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 medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T530, the Lenovo T530's maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum graphics adapter memory capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.38GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo T530 of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest amongst similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum graphics adapter memory of between 380MB and 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T530 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T530 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The lightest laptop of this type and age is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is one of the heavier medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T530 amongst laptops of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 15 (2.6kg).

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the T530 over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the Acer Aspire E5 (£399.97) (2.6GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T530.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T530 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7.7 hours, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T530 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C55-B (6GB), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (6GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
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)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) 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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 0a65683, 0a65685, lenovo 4in1, lenovo n1e7, lenovo n1e7t, lenovo n1e7tu, lenovo i53210, lenovo i53210m, lenovo n1e7tuk, lenovo 1366x768
Barcodes 08877707535096

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