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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
+6 More reasons against
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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").
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.
+4 Other reasons
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.
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).
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.
Carbon fiber, Carbon, Glass, Glass fiber
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
2560 x 1600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA NVS 5400M
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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