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Lenovo U530 Touch 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Lenovo U530 Touch U series Laptop Full Review®
Lenovo U530 Touchscreen Laptop Ultrabook (intel i7, 500GB HD + 8GB SSD, 1920x1080, mult Quick Review

19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the U530 Touch has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 4,876 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The U530 Touch has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the U530 Touch has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U530 Touch. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the U530 Touch range from 32GB to 2TB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Toshiba Satellite L50-C, the DELL Inspiron 15, or the Lenovo G70-70 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Satellite L50-C (1TB), or the Satellite L50-C (2TB) both from Toshiba or the Acer Aspire E5-571 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo U530 Touch supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the U530 Touch has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the U530 Touch.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B, the DELL Inspiron 15 7000, or the HP 15.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the T450 (12GB), or the T450 (12GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the U530 Touch is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo U530 Touch has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the X550CA, or the K501LX both from Asus or the Toshiba Z30.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the U530 Touch is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the U530 Touch has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the U530 Touch.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the U530 Touch range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. The U530 Touch has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.1 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the U530 Touch which do not have a touchscreen, the U530 Touch has a touchscreen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu LifeBook S904, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250, or the Toshiba Z30t.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the U530 Touch which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of the U530 Touch of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U530 Touch the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 9.6GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the U530 Touch has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U530 Touch is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the U530 Touch range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh. At 52 watt-hours, the U530 Touch has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Portable PC expert review website Chip.de scored this portable PC 60 out of 100. Experts don't rate this notebook PC very highly.

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U530 Touch have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the U530 Touch which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The U530 Touch has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U530 Touch is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U530 Touch that we have assessed, the U530 Touch's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The U530 Touch does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Asus X550CA, the DELL Inspiron 15 3542, or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released 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.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The U530 Touch is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U530 Touch have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U530 Touch. Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the U530 Touch have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the U530 Touch. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the U530 Touch have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the U530 Touch has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst portable PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U530 Touch is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo U530 Touch

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the U530 Touch has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the U530 Touch.

Other 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17 5000, the Lenovo L450, or the Toshiba Satellite Z30.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the X555LA (2.1GHz and higher rated), or the P2520LA (2.1GHz and higher rated) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (2.1GHz and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the U530 Touch has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the U530 Touch.

There are a number of alternative 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Inspiron 15, or the Latitude 15 both from DELL or the Asus X550CA which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Probook 470 G2 (17.3"), or the 17-g161us (17.3") both from HP or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo U530 Touch has a fairly typical battery life (max) (8 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 8h battery life laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13 3340, the Toshiba Z30, and the Fujitsu LifeBook A555 is also worth considering.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire S7-393 (8.5h), the LG 13Z940-GT68K (8.5h), or the Lenovo T440 (8.6h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo U530 Touch has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the U530 Touch.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available including the X550CA, or the P550LAV both from Asus or the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Maximum Resolution
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
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Bluetooth Version
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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Windows Keys
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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
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
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
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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)
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Power
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Security
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Password Protection
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Power Cord Included
Manual
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RoHS Compliance
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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