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Lenovo U530 Touch
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Lenovo U530 Touch 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Whether you're on the road, at the cafe, or on the way to class, at just 5.07 lbs and 0.87" thick, the U530 Touch won't weigh you down. Interact with your U530 Touch by using simple, intuitive... More
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Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch Ultrabook Review
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo U530 Touch has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the U530 Touch.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The U530 Touch supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the U530 Touch.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops that are a comparable age to the U530 Touch is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the U530 Touch has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U530 Touch.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo U530 Touch has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. The Lenovo U530 Touch has a quite long battery life (10 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the U530 Touch.

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 X230[plb_2862187_price] (10.3h and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo U530 Touch has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the U530 Touch also have a front camera.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the U530 Touch which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a touch sensitive screen.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the U530 Touch is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. The Lenovo U530 Touch has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the U530 Touch has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2649039_price] (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The U530 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U530 Touch is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. The U530 Touch has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire S3[plb_2647566_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops that are a similar age to the U530 Touch have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the U530 Touch which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the U530 Touch has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the U530 Touch. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U530 Touch the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the U530 Touch have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U530 Touch

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The U530 Touch has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the U530 Touch.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the U530 Touch has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 HD Audio 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 ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 December 2014

Das Lenovo IdeaPad U530 Touch (59427145) kann im Test nur in den Disziplinen Ausstattung und Leistung punkten – dank flottem Core-i5-Prozessor, dedizierter Nvidia-Grafik und...

Good performance
Very quiet
Excellent battery life, mSATASlot
Backlit keyboard
De bonnes performances
Small storage space
Dark and reflective display
Workmanship flaws
Only single channel RAM possible
Petit espace de stockage

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00000059421687, 00888772069018, 00888965245229

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