Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo T530 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
The PCI Express slot versions of similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 2 to 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo T530 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo T530 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.
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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed
When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T530 that we have checked the processor clock speed of, the Lenovo T530's processor clock speed of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T530 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.
If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 650 (£852.45) (3GHz).
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530 the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T530, the Lenovo T530 has a full-size keyboard.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T530 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The Lenovo T530 has a fairly big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£2,116.07) (512GB).
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the T530. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3GHz.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T530 is 2.9MB. The Lenovo T530 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years do have a front camera.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
If the storage medium of this Lenovo notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Low Speaker Power
At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T530. The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530
Released Over Four Years Ago
This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo T530 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T530.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T530.
If this Lenovo portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus X550CA (£548.00) (6GB).
Carbon fiber, Carbon, Glass, Glass fiber
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x8, 1x16, 1x1, 2x4, 2x8
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
2560 x 1600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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 Base Frequency
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
802.11b, 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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
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)
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