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Lenovo T530 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Nov 2013
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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its portable PCs.

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T530 has a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T530 which do not have a front camera.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 3h and the longest is 50h. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T530, the Lenovo T530's battery life (max) of 24 hours is one of the longest.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 14". The Lenovo T530 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Y70[plb_2964651_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo T530 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11b wi-Fi standards found on most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC also has an 802.11g wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the T530.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo T530 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T530, the Lenovo T530's display brightness of 220 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest. The average display brightness of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 220 cd/m².

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T530 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T530 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T530, the Lenovo T530 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 210g and 4.5kg. At 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T530 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T530.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo T530 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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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.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T530 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the T530.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable 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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Expert Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win10, lenovo i53210, lenovo i53320, lenovo win10p, lenovo win10pr, lenovo i53210m, lenovo i53320m, lenovo win10pro
Barcodes 00021111446921, 00071040205953, 00163120525966, 00168141540943, 00172302754421, 00881314942541, 00887619156386, 00887619156508

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