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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T530 that we have assessed, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Lenovo T530 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T530 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T530 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the T530. The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Lenovo T530 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the T530 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of laptops of a similar age and spec to the T530 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T530 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The Lenovo T530 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo T530 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Lenovo T530 is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo T530 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T530 have a front camera, however the Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo T530 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The hard drive capacitys of laptops of this age and spec range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is quite heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T530. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T530 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo T530 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T530 also do not have a touchscreen.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the T530 over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T530.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T530 has a relatively average total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers intel i53320, intel i53320m
Barcodes 00887456407870, 00887619522297

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