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Lenovo T530 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Round-the-Clock Performance & Portability. Up to Windows 7 Professional operating system; up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors with Turbo Boost+ technology The 15.6-inch T530 laptop... More
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15 Reasons For

Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version (3) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T530 have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo T530 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most of the laptops of this age and spec only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this Lenovo laptop has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T530.

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

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T530 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T530.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Very Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a very fast processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T530 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo T530 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7) is actually the best processor family amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

An AMD C processor family is the worst processor family across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T530, the Lenovo T530 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T530 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the T530.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of a similar age and type to the T530 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T530 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 56.1 watt-hours, the Lenovo T530 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5Wh and the biggest is 100Wh.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The lightest similar spec notebook PC that came out more than two years ago is 240g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo T530 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the T530 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T530. The average speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T530 is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T530.

If this notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B[plb_2471097_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the T530.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical battery life (max) (7.7 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T530.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T530.

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Specification

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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
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Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
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Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Maximum Resolution
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
LightScribe
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
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Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
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Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
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Headphone Connectivity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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Keyboard Layout
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Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front) (imperial)
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Height (rear) (imperial)
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Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Floppy Drive Installed
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology
Compliance Industry Standards

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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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