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Lenovo T530 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Oct 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. - Up to NVIDIA... More
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T530. Portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T530 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the T530 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 22h, and the average battery life is 6.9h. At 12.8 hours, the Lenovo T530 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T530.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2471953_price] (13h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T530.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T530, the Lenovo T530 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo T530 is a nine battery cell count notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo T530 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T530 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 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|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T530 range from 30Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 59Wh. At 94 watt-hours, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

Many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T530 have widths of between 13" and 17". With a width of only 14.68 inches, the Lenovo T530 is quite narrow compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T530.

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Very Shallow

The Lenovo T530 is quite shallow (only 9.65 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T530. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T530 the depths range from 9.6" to 11".

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The Lenovo T530 is fairly narrow (only 372.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The narrowest notebook PC of this spec and age is 240mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo T530 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the T530. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 45mAh to 9,300mAh. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T530 that we have checked the battery capacity of, the Lenovo T530's battery capacity of only 56.1 milliamperes * hour is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530, the Lenovo T530 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T530 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 8.2GB.

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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size

This laptop has a 4.1GB internal memory size, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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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 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T530.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Medion Erazer X7821[plb_1533620_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical weight (2.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the T530.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T530.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec 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.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
Width
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
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…

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 5400, lenovo n1e6, lenovo 5400m, lenovo n1e6j, lenovo n1e6jg, lenovo n1e6jge
Barcodes 00887619177619, 00887619177657, 00887619177725, 00887619177886, 04053162293458

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