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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Nov 2012
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The rock-solid build and high productivity of the T530 make it the perfect laptop for any business. It's reliable, durable, and designed to work hard in every business environment. More
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530 range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the Lenovo T530 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Lenovo T530 has a quite fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T530.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T530 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most laptops of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T530 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T530 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo T530 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T530 does not have a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530 do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T530, the Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T530 the maximum graphics adapter memorys range from 0.12GB to 5.9GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.8GB. The Lenovo T530 has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memorys (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1,024 megabyte, the Lenovo T530 has a quite small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T530. The smallest maximum graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 5.9GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530, the Lenovo T530 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T530 range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T530.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable 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 around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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 Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T530.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T530 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T530.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo T530 has a pretty average battery life (max) (7.7 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the T530.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T530.

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Specification

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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)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Battery Life (max)
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Intel Visual Technology
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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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8 October 2012

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User Reviews

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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 0a65683, 0a65685, lenovo 4in1, lenovo n1e7, lenovo n1e7t, lenovo n1e7tu, lenovo i53210, lenovo i53210m, lenovo n1e7tuk, lenovo 1366x768
Barcodes 08877707535096

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