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Lenovo T530 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Nov 2013
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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

Unlike most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the T530 which do not have a front camera, the Lenovo T530 has a front camera.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Lenovo T530 has one of the longer battery lifes (24 hours) amongst laptops of this age. The shortest battery life of laptops that are a comparable age to the T530 is 3h, the longest is 50h, and the average battery life is 8.8h.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Laptops that are a similar age to the T530 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 14". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T530 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Y70 (£315.00) (17.3").

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo T530 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T530.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 220 cd/m². When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T530, the display brightness of the Lenovo T530 of 220 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T530 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T530 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the T530. Laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the T530 have weights of between 210g and 4.5kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus PU551LA (2.5kg).

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T530 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo T530 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the T530.

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T530.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook 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

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Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Battery
Battery Life
Battery
Power
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Expert Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo n1e7, lenovo w7p8, lenovo n1e7t, lenovo w7p8p, lenovo n1e7tu, lenovo n1e7tuk

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