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Lenovo W530 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 532GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Oct 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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19 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. Laptops that were launched more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the W530. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the W530 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W530. The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar age and type to the W530 range from 1GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo W530 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the W530.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the W530, the Lenovo W530 has a front camera.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo W530 has more battery cells than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W530. This portable PC is a nine battery cell count portable PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between two and eight battery cells.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo W530 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the W530.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo W530 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W530 have between one and two 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 a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W530. Many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the W530 have processor clock speeds of between 1,300MHz and 2,600MHz.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Narrow

With a width of only 372.8 millimeters, the Lenovo W530 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The average width of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the W530 is 380mm, and the widths range from 240mm to 430mm.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo W530 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the W530 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo W530 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo W530 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The speaker power of laptops of a similar age and spec to the W530 range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W.

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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size

This portable PC has a 4.1GB internal memory size, which is the most commonly found internal memory size on notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo W530

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W530 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the W530.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the W530.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 15 (2.6kg), or the Acer Aspire V3-551 (2.6kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo W530 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (532 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W530.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110 (£553.00) (750GB), or the HP ZBook 17 (750GB).

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo W530 has a pretty average battery life (7.7 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the W530.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire Switch 10 (£150.00) (8h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the W530.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R n5110 (£553.00) (6GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 64, lenovo 64b, lenovo 3720, lenovo n1k4, lenovo 64bi, lenovo 64bit, lenovo 3720q, lenovo n1k4j, lenovo 3720qm, lenovo n1k4ju, lenovo n1k4juk
Barcodes 00887619169232, 00887619169249, 00887619169584, 00887619169744, 00887619169829, 00887619169959, 08876191692322

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