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This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
Quite New PCI Express Slots Version
The average PCI Express slots version of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.2, and the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3. The Lenovo T530 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T530.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.
Fairly Fast Processor Frequency
Across all the laptops of this spec and age the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo T530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC 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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T530.
Amongst 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 laptops that were released around the same time as the T530, the Lenovo T530 has a front camera.
Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed
The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 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 laptops of this type and age.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.
Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
At 57 watt-hours, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T530. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 49Wh.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots
This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.
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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo T530 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T530, the Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Media
This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on 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.
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 spec and age to it.
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Does Not Have a Touchscreen
Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo T530 does not have a touchscreen.
The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that was launched more than two years ago is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T530 amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.
Very Low Speaker Power
Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T530.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.
6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530
Released Over Three Years Ago
Lenovo released the T530 over three years ago.
Average Display Diagonal
The Lenovo T530 has a relatively average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 Total Storage Capacity
The Lenovo T530 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the T530.
Average Battery Life (max)
With a battery life (max) of 7.7 hours, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T530.
Average Internal Memory
The Lenovo T530 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the T530.
Carbon fiber, Carbon, Glass, Glass fiber
Colour of Product
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Contrast Ratio (typical)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
2560 x 1600
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA NVS 5400M
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
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