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Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530
alaScore 83

363 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y530. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas the image quality and size get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the touchpad.

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81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Laptop (Dark Chocolate) - (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, IntegraLenovo IdeaPad Z500 15.6-inch Laptop (Dark Chocolate) - (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integra

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the usability and screen are generally positive. The durability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality and design, and many are negative about the size and portability.

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reliability, portability, size

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Y530-7343U 15.4-Inch Laptop (2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) BlackLenovo IdeaPad Y530-7343U 15.4-Inch Laptop (2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 Review

 

With the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11, we've got the smaller cousin of the IdeaPad 13, this 11-inch display-toting machine working with a size that's not just smaller physically. Inside this device we've got the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor paired with...

You’ll have to think this one through – unlike the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, you’ve not got a full-powered PC on your hands here. This device is made to be a traveler, and certainly not your one single machine if you’ve got a computer-based job. Should...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Konrad Krawczyk (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad A2109A

 

The IdeaTab A2109A is a 9-inch Android tablet that provides good sound quality and lots of useful apps for the price, but there are better options.

Above-average performance and battery life; Good sound quality; Robust selection of bundled apps

Some stuttering at times; Poor front-facing camera

Click to EnlargeThe $299 Lenovo IdeaTab A2109A has a few things going for it for tablet shoppers on a budget. We like the sound quality and the multitude of useful apps Lenovo bundled. You also get decent battery life. However, if you can live with a...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: A Solid Mobile Entertainment PC

 

The all new IdeaPad Y480 is a 14-inch multimedia notebook designed to give you a perfect balance between serious performance for work and multimedia power for play. Whether you're editing HD video or playing video games this laptop has you covered.

Good performance ; Appealing design ; Impressive audio from JBL speakers

Weak keyboard surround ; Unimpressive display ; Average battery life

May, 2012

Expert review by: Anthony Gallegos (pcworld.com)

Ideapad Y530

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 isn't exactly made for kids, but it sure can kick out the tunes. You can tell it was designed to be a sleek all-purpose laptop that knows how to get down to business and play around a little without costing a fortune (our review...

Awesome audio output Good power/performance ratio

Annoyingly Glossy screen Needs better DVD playback software

With the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530, "You get what you pay for" isn't a bad thing. The Y530 is a good laptop built for anyone who needs to work and to sneak in a little play time on the side. And, for under a thousand bucks, it is a solid counterpoint to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Anthony Gallegos (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Laptop Review

 

Awesome audio output ; Good power/performance ratio

Annoyingly Glossy screen ; Needs better DVD playback software

The Y530 isn't going to break any speed records, but for everyday work and rocking out in the off-hours, it's a solid choice.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 tested in every way imaginable

 

Lenovo's 15.4-inch IdeaPad Y530 has been around the block a time or two, but if you've been putting off a buy as you wait for someone to test this puppy out g...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Review

 

The IdeaPad Y530 has a very low-key design with an all-black shell similar to the ThinkPad notebooks. On closer inspection the black surface has a crosshatch pattern for mild styling and easy gripping. Inside the notebook the black exterior changes to...

Good build quality ; Excellent sounding speaker system ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad

Weak NVIDIA 9300M graphics card ; Super glossy "frameless" display is very reflective

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 has a durable chassis and great sounding sound system, but could be improved in the graphics department. Limited to the NVIDIA 9300M dedicated graphics card which can be found in some netbooks, the Y530 doesn't perform that well...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 (40512AU) Review

 

As a sub-$1,000 entertainment notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 is a serious contender. The integrated Dolby sound system and subwoofer set it apart from the pack, and the Y530 offers significantly better performance than its predecessor. For the...

Excellent speakers and subwoofer, Sleek frameless LCD, Responsive facial recognition software, Good performance for the price

Polarizing design, Screen prone to glare, No Blu-ray option

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Ken Sander and Joanna Stern (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Review

 

A fairly strong multimedia notebook that won't break the bank.

Excellent speakers and subwoofer, Sleek frameless LCD, Responsive facial recognition software, Good performance for the price

Polarizing design, Screen prone to glare, No Blu-ray option

Above the keyboard you'll find the IdeaPad's multimedia control keys. You can change which buttons appear on the touch panel by pressing the Shuttle key to the right; one setting shows all the standard music controls, while the other lets you tweak the...

Oct, 2008

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Expert review by: HH Editor (hothardware.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Notebook

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad series of notebooks is quite different than the company's popular line up of ThinkPads. Ideapads are currently available in three series of products. The "U" series designates an ultraportable style with 11.1" or 13.3" widescreen...

Hitachi 5,400 RPM Drive ; HDMI Output ; Build Quality ; Excellent Value ; Great Battery Life ; Built-in WebCam ; Tons of Features

Gaming Performance

In Futuremark's PCMark Vantage test suite, the Lenovo Y530 performed quite well in comparison to the more powerful reference systems. In the CPU tests, with its 2.0GHz CPU, the Y530 fell in line just below the slightly faster 2.1GHz processors. The...

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 comes with a 15.4" widescreen. Now experience larger-than-life home entertainment ideas. Bring blockbuster entertainment home with a 15.4" frameless widescreen and Dolby Home Theater 4.1 Surround Sound. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 also comes with features like Blu-ray and a TV tuner card, in addition to VeriFace face recognition technology.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/3hour(s)/4.5hour(s)/4hour(s)/5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 0.92 / 1 / 1.3 / 2
Rear camera: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.3in/9.5in
Height:1.4in/1.5in
Weight:5.3lbs/6.4lbs/6.6lbs
Width:13.1in/14.2in

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD+ / No / QHD+
Panel Type:IPS / TN

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in/15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2 / 4
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x1616 / 0x161E / 0x166 / 0x416 / 0xA16 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):2560 x 1600 / 3200 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3200 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:2781/4051
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo IdeaPad Y430/Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

4G: No
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / WiMAX/802.11a/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-Writer

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 6

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.16GHz/2.26GHz/2.2GHz/2GHz
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 3.5 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10 / 12 / 16 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3 / 21.32 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600 / 2133,1333,1600,1866 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type: / L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Bay Trail / Broadwell / Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Merom / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Number:P7350/P7450/P8400/T3200/T3400/T5800/T5900/T6400
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series / Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium 900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium T3000 series for Mobile
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5 / 4.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35 / 37 / 4.5 / 45 / 47 / 7.5
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium/Pentium Dual Core

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:35581 / 35583 / 42104 / 49020 / 49021 / 49664 / 50175 / 50179 / 52219 / 52220 / 52224 / 52231 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 59836 / 5Y71 / 64899 / 64901 / 65697 / 65708 / 67194 / 71142 / 71459 / 72055 / 72056 / 72057 / 75104 / 75105 / 75107 / 75460 / 76348 / 78931 / 81016 / 82103 / 82105 / 84669 / 84672 / 84695 / 84699 / 85212 / 85214 / i7-6700T
Processor package size:25 / 30 / 31 / 34 / 35 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023) / 40
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015A
UART: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/4MB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino/Intel Centrino 2

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500M/Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GS