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Lenovo W530 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jan 2013
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Even your most demanding PC work needs to happen away from your desk sometimes. This laptop gives you the power, performance and battery life you need to tackle all of your graphics-intensive,... More
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28 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

The Lenovo W530 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W530 is 2.2.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W530 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo W530 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the W530. Portable PCs of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W530 that we have checked, the Lenovo W530's battery life of 22 hours is one of the longest.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (£651.20) (25h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo W530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the W530.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Laptops of this type and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W530 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17 (£512.70) (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W530 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W530 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the W530, the Lenovo W530 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 were launched more than two years ago.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W530 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 28MP. The front camera resolution of the Lenovo W530 of 1,280 megapixel is one of the highest amongst notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W530 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W530 is a nine battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the W530 only have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the W530. The maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530's maximum internal memory (64-bit) is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the W530. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo W530 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the W530 is 3GHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the W530, the Lenovo W530's battery capacity of 94 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo W530 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W530 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2,600 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W530 is 800MHz, the fastest is 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the W530 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Lenovo W530 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 were released more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Narrow

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the W530, the width of the Lenovo W530 of only 245.1 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo W530 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable 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.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite L50t (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 more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W530 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo W530 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W530 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Lenovo W530 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the W530 range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W530

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo W530 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo W530 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W530.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
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
SMP Processor (max)
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
Cabling
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery 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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Expert Reviews

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10 June 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad W530: ThinkPad at its best During its reign, IBM set the standards with ThinkPad series, when it comes to business computers. When Lenovo bought the PC division of this company,... Read more…

28 March 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad W530 is a professional business notebook for demanding applications such as graphic or video design and other professional software. You can put it in a docking station and you...

5 March 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2447 is packed with useful ports and high-specification components. Build quality is more than adequate, but more bendy than we remember of ThinkPad workhorses. The...

4 March 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2447 is packed with useful ports and high-specification components. Build quality is more than adequate, but more bendy than we remember of ThinkPad workhorses. The...

28 February 2013

Cadalyst.com

It has been more than two years since Cadalyst reviewed a mobile computer from Lenovo. In our Summer 2010 issue, we evaluated the ThinkPad W510. It was well received, and earned a Highly... Read more…

24 November 2012

After all is said and done I think this would work as a portable workstation. It is powerful enough to accomplish all your tasks. With its powerful processor and graphics chip, the HD screen, and...

22 August 2012

Overall, the W530 is an extremely solid mobile workstation and is a sound investment. It is able to handle very demanding programs and is able to be user upgraded with ease, furthering its ?future...

17 August 2012

Lenovo, with the W530, has again managed to present a competitive workstation . The performance section boasts an increase in output and delivers this without throttling. The small "hiccups" such...

20 July 2012

Lenovo updated its 15-inch workstation with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia graphics and a new keyboard, making it more formidable than ever...

7 September 2012

Ce Thinkpad a beaucoup d'arguments pour convaincre les travailleurs mobiles qui ont besoin d'avoir sous la main une machine puissante, ergonomique et ouvrant un maximum de possibilités. En...

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