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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T530.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 12.8 hours, the Lenovo T530 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T530. The average battery life (max) of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T530 is 31h.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T530 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age only have between one and eight number of battery cellss, however the Lenovo T530 has nine number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T530.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the T530 have a front camera, however the Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo T530 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T530 also do not have a touchscreen.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the T530.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the T530.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C50-A (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T530.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the Lenovo T530 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T530.

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Specification

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Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Second Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Optional Operating System Supplied
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Connector Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Floppy Drive Installed
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HD-Ready
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Display

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Expert Reviews

(10)
28 February 2013

Lenovo business laptops are all notably powerful and long lasting. The T530 model in the T series of Lenovo machines is no different, featuring a fast processor and outstanding battery life.... Read more…

17 September 2012

Lenovo's 15-inch ThinkPad T530 combines exceptional performance, a gorgeous display and a comfortable keyboard in a top-notch business notebook...

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13 July 2012

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 Lenovo clearly wants its ThinkPad line to take a step forward . While the notebook's basic design was left untouched, the very familiar keyboard was completely revised and...

22 December 2012

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 18 April 2013 by Kelly F.
(Verified Purchase)

I've ordered at least a half a dozen of this exact model over the last 3 months...

Reviewed 28 April 2014 by Adrian L.

I've owned lots of Dell Inspirons, and Toshiba laptops over the years. This is my first Lenovo. Although I paid a lot more than I would like to spend on a laptop, I decided I wanted a replacement... Read more…

Incredible reliability, speed, performance, beautiful display, great battery life
Fast laptop with good specs
Contrary to the other review, I've not had a problem getting with getting to point of factory restoration with its pre-installed Windows 7 Pro. You can create recovery disks if you wish, which are for
If you wish to get back to factory settings without creating a set of disks, boot into the recovery prompt perform a factory reset restoration. The recovery partition is assigned a Q: drive mapping wh
Bloatware is minor in my opinion. Less than the HPs Dells, Samsungs, etc that I typically come across. You can remove whatever you wish
Comes pre installed with Windows 7 and ALOT of bloatware. Cannot do a clean install of Windows 7, have to use the 'bloatware' image it comes with (which broke when I uninstalled the Lenovo Power meter
Comes with a Windows 8 license embedded in BIOS . .. Windows 7 product key CANNOT be activated
Not so much a con, but I wish Lenovo made a 15" model laptop running an 7 chip with Win 7 Pro with a number pad. Obviously not a required for most purchases, but it is desired for some
Reviewed 7 March 2013 by Derek L.
(Verified Purchase)

False advertising, this laptop is only licensed for Windows 8 (the windows 7 image it comes with is BLOATED and buggy and you cannot use an OEM copy to reinstall a clean copy. Wasted and entire... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo n1, lenovo n1b, lenovo n1ba, lenovo n1bah, lenovo n1bahu, lenovo n1bahuk
Barcodes 00887619166507

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