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Lenovo ThinkPad T530

Lenovo ThinkPad T530
alaAverage 4.8

2 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T530. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews.

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Consumer review by: Kelly (newegg.com)

Solid laptop

 

I've ordered at least a half a dozen of this exact model over the last 3 months.

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 Windows 7 Pro. This laptop also ships with Windows...

Not so much a con, but I wish Lenovo made a 15" model laptop running an i7 chip with Win 7 Pro with a number pad. Obviously not a required for most purchases, but it is desired for some

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Nick (rakuten.com)

Nick

 

The laptop is awesome. Performance is on high level when to upgrade it to 16GB RAM. Just one thing: the laptop has 2 RAM slots, one is under on the bottom, BUT another one is under the KEYBOARD. Don't know why architect decided about such design... But...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Battery

Battery life (max):12.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:9

Camera

Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1250
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard number of keys:84
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):29
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-3520M
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64893
Processor code:SR0MU
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.65
Depth (imperial):9.65
Height (front):1.25
Height (front) (imperial):1.25
Height (rear):1.4
Height (rear) (imperial):1.4
Weight:6.11
Width:14.7
Width (imperial):14.7