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Lenovo T530 4 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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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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14 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T530 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. 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 many processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 5,057 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its many processor cores notebook PCs range.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the T530 the battery life (max)s range from 2.5h to 22h, and the average battery life (max) is 6.7h. With a battery life (max) of 12.8 hours, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T530.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T530, the Lenovo T530 has a front camera.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this type and age is 4.7MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB. At 6 megabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the many processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T530 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T530.

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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 many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo T530 has more number of battery cellss than most of the similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the T530. This notebook PC is a nine number of battery cells laptop compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T530 which only have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo T530 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T530 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 30Wh and 2,700Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 65Wh. The Lenovo T530 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (94 watt-hours) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T530.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At 300 megabits per second, the Lenovo T530 has a quite fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T530. The average wi-Fi data rate (max) of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T530 is 300 Mbit/s, and the wi-Fi data rate (max)s range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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AC Cables Included

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

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 56.1 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo T530 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T530. The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 45mAh, the biggest is 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,300mAh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other many 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T530

Released Over Three Years Ago

This many processor cores portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the HP 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the T530.

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Medion Erazer X7821[plb_1533620_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.8 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T530 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T530.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the AORUS X3 Plus[plb_2441342_price] (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T530 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T530.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP ENVY m6[plb_2321038_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on portable PCs of a similar 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.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NP905S3G[plb_1609044_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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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 (available)
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
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
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Interface
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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® 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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
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
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
NVIDIA Optimus Technology
Floppy Drive Installed
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 5400, lenovo n1e6, lenovo 5400m, lenovo n1e6j, lenovo n1e6jg, lenovo n1e6jge
Barcodes 00887619177619, 00887619177657, 00887619177725, 00887619177886, 04053162293458

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