This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Fairly 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 notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar type and age to the W530 is 430MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 300MHz to 650MHz.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the W530. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the W530 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,400MHz.
Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its many processor core laptops.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo W530 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the W530. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the W530 is 2.2GHz.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo W530 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all many processor core laptops that are a similar age to the W530.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many many processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Nine Battery Cells
The Lenovo W530 is a nine battery cell count notebook PC.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 3.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo W530 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the W530. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the W530 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.2GHz.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on many processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo W530 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11b WiFi standard. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo W530 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2,600 megahertz) amongst many processor core laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1,300MHz, the fastest is 2,700MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,100MHz.
Quite Big Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
The average maximum graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2.2GB, and the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 1.6GB to 4.1GB. The Lenovo W530 has one of the bigger maximum graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
The narrowest laptop that has been available for a comparable time to the W530 is 240mm wide and the widest is 430mm. With a width of only 372.8 millimeters, the Lenovo W530 is one of the narrower laptops of this age and spec amongst many processor core laptops of this age.
HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
500:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This laptop has a 500:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo W530 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.
Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Asus U500VZ (£649.99).
Only HDD Storage Medium
This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus N56VJ which has a better Rating.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most laptops that have been available for 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.
Only 32 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Lenovo W530 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.
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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size
This laptop has a 4.1GB internal memory size, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This notebook PC was released over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 17 (17.3" and higher rated).
At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo W530 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the W530.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung NP350V5C (2.5kg).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The Lenovo W530 has a pretty average total storage capacity (532 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo W530 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the W530.
Average Battery Life
At 7.7 hours, the Lenovo W530 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the W530.
Intel Segment Tagging
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x8, 1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Size
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
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
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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