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Lenovo W530 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2012
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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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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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the W530 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the W530.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the W530 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo many processor core portable PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W530 is 1GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. The Lenovo W530 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W530 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W530.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 12.8 hours, the Lenovo W530 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average battery life of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the W530 is 6.9h.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 (13h).

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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 most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the W530.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the W530, the Lenovo W530 has a front camera.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W530 is a nine battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type only have between two and eight battery cells.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W530 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W530. The hard drive speeds of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W530 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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4x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo W530 is 4x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 2x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (4x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo W530 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W530 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of this type and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Three Available Memory Slots

The Lenovo W530 has more available memory slots than most of the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W530. This portable PC is a three available memory slot notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W530 which only have between one and two available memory slots.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the W530 the processor clock speeds range from 1,300MHz to 2,600MHz. With a processor clock speed of 2,600 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the W530.

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Very Shallow

Portable PCs that are a similar age to the W530 have depths of between 9.6" and 11". At only 9.65 inches, the Lenovo W530 is quite shallow compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the W530.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W530 range from 240mm to 430mm. With a width of only 245.1 millimeters, the Lenovo W530's width is one of the narrowest amongst laptops of this age and type.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W530, the Lenovo W530 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly slow processor front side bus compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The processor front side bus of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the W530 range from 400MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz.

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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size

This notebook PC has a 4.1GB internal memory size, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Thick

The Lenovo W530 is one of the thicker notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years (35.6 millimeters) amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The thinnest laptop of this age and spec is 8.6mm thick, the thickest is 180mm, and the average height is 29mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W530

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the W530.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Medion Erazer X7821 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo W530 has a fairly standard weight (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the W530.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Asus N56 which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the W530.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the W530.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP ENVY m6 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
Cabling
Networking Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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
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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
HDD Recovery
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
Width
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ddr3, lenovo n1k2, lenovo n1k4, lenovo n1k2b, lenovo n1k4j, lenovo ddr3s, lenovo n1k4ju, lenovo i73720, lenovo ddr3sd, lenovo n1k2bu, lenovo n1k2buk, lenovo n1k4juk, lenovo i73720q, lenovo i73720qm
Barcodes 00887037791169, 00887037791268, 00887037791329, 00887037791657, 00887037884328, 00887263168971, 00887263169114, 00887263169176, 00887263169213, 00887263169275, 00887263169312, 00887456300225, 00887456300362

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