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Lenovo ThinkPad E531

Lenovo ThinkPad E531 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint pointing device. And now it's optimized for Windows... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad E531 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad E531.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years, the ThinkPad E531 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad E531 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad E531.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad E531 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. 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 portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad E531 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad E531 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t[plb_2654704_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad E531 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad E531 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the ThinkPad E531 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad E531

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad E531 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the ThinkPad T540[pl_2746459_price] (2.5GHz), or the T440p[pl_2625194_price] (2.5GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad E531 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad E531 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad E531 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad E531 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6 hours, the ThinkPad E531 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad E531.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Processor Codename
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
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Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
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 Identity Protection 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
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
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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo e531, lenovo e531c, lenovo i33120, lenovo i33120m
Barcodes 00887942890032, 00888440154497

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