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Lenovo U530 Touch 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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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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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the U530 Touch the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the U530 Touch has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the U530 Touch.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U530 Touch.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The U530 Touch has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the U530 Touch the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the U530 Touch the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the U530 Touch has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the U530 Touch.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite L50-C, the Lenovo G70-70, or the MSI PE70 2QE.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Satellite L50-C (£499.99) (1TB), or the Satellite L50-C (2TB) both from Toshiba or the Acer Aspire E5-571 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the U530 Touch the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The U530 Touch has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the U530 Touch.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the X250 (£779.99), or the E550 both from Lenovo or the Asus S200E.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo U530 Touch has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U530 Touch range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo U530 Touch has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the U530 Touch.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The U530 Touch has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to look at include the Latitude 15 5000, or the Latitude 12 7000 both from DELL or the Asus S200E which has better reviews.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the U530 Touch have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the U530 Touch which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

Notebook PCs of this type and age have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 9.4GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 16 gigabytes, the U530 Touch has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the U530 Touch has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the U530 Touch.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The U530 Touch has a fairly big battery capacity (52 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the U530 Touch is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review site Chip.de scored this portable PC 60%. This puts this laptop in the bottom 3% of all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The U530 Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 290MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the U530 Touch range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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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 similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus S200E, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550, or the Acer Travelmate TMP455-M which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to 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.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The U530 Touch is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The U530 Touch has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the U530 Touch. Across all the notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the U530 Touch range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo U530 Touch has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

At only 1.5 Watts, the U530 Touch has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average speaker power of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U530 Touch is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U530 Touch

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the U530 Touch over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the U530 Touch has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the U530 Touch.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the ProBook 11 (£526.35), or the ZBook 14 both from HP or the Lenovo E450 (£259.90) which has better reviews.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Travelmate TMP257-M (2.1GHz), the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (2.1GHz), or the Asus X555LA (2.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the U530 Touch has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Yoga, and the L450 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the T450 (£986.69) (12GB), or the T450 (12GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire E5-571, the Lenovo ThinkPad T550, or the MSI CX61 2QF (£630.00) which has better reviews.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 470 G2 (17.3"), the Asus R752LB (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (£321.00) (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

The U530 Touch has a pretty typical battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the U530 Touch.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B5400 (£599.00), the Fujitsu LifeBook A555, or the Acer TravelMate TMP6.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the LG 13Z940 (£587.71) (8.5h), the Acer Aspire S7-393 (8.5h), or the Lenovo T440 (£665.28) (8.6h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the U530 Touch has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available including the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B, the Acer TravelMate TMP2, or the Asus X554LJ which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
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Colour
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Active Management 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 FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
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
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 November 2014 by Mark
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

Extremely small form factor
13.3 inch screen somehow fit in
Very very well built
Great screen
Mind-bogglingly long battery life
Hard to open
Weird webcam placement
Only 4gb of ram
Touchscreen requires a 400 upgrade with an overkill screen resolution upgrade
When I received it, I opened up the case and a power chord was preventing the video card fan from spinning. The video card does run a little hot when its stressed and it only has one fan. I've seen it

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