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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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The new precision island keyboard with improved ergonomic design is the best ThinkPad keyboard yet. With integrated Intel HD Graphics you'll enjoy stunning visuals on the T530. Move data between... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T530. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T530 the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T530 range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo T530 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T530 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T530 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T530.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 57 watt-hours, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of this type and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T530 is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². At 270 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook 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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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T530 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T530 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium 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 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T530 is 510MB, the biggest is 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo T530 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Heavy

Portable PCs of this type and age have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra A50 (2.6kg), or the Lenovo G500 (2.6kg).

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Very Low Speaker Power

Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T530 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T530 has one of the lower speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T530.

If this Lenovo notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-70 (£314.00) (17.3").

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T530.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the YOGA 500 (£349.99) (1TB), or the G70-70 (£314.00) (1TB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7.7 hours, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 7.7h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T520.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Average Internal Memory

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

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor 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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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 Size
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
Intel Trusted Execution 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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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 lenovo n1e7, lenovo 4in1, lenovo n1e7t, lenovo i53210, lenovo n1e7tu, lenovo n1e7tuk, lenovo i53210m, lenovo 1366x768
Barcodes 00887456748188, 08877707535096

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