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Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530

Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530
alaScore 85

279 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The durability and screen are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the keyboard.

performance, screen, durability, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. The sound and durability get mixed opinions, and there are some negative views about the reliability.

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reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 6272-4GU 15.6-Inch LaptopLenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 6272-4GU 15.6-Inch Laptop

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 (NZQBQGE) Notebook

 

Consumer laptop for business. Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E530 is trying really hard to make an attempt at being a representative of the “ThinkPad” brand for the masses. This review will evaluate whether the offering will cut it in a market looking for...

Good system performance, Good upgrade options, Bright and matte screen, Cool case, Successful fusion of the consumer and business category with balanced qualities

Contrast weak, viewing angle dependent and course resolution screen, Partly fluctuating fan, GPU's performance throttling on battery, A better screen, intelligent interface distribution and predictable fan behaviour in some situations

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Attractive price, Good performance, Fingerprint reader, Comfortable keyboard, Accurate touch pad and pointing stick

Display, Webcam, speakers are all subpar, Insufficient graphics processing for gaming

Overall, this ThinkPad has some respectable business acumen, but it's one of those products that you should consider with your eyes open. When thinking about buying this model, evaluate how you plan to use it. For some applications, such as multimedia...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: studentbuyingguide.com (studentbuyingguide.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Review

 

The ThinkPad Edge E530 is a 15.6” screen business laptop that's targeted at small business buyers and students that might not quite have the budget for the more expensive ThinkPad T530 or simply prefer the options and design that feature a hybrid of...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Priya (technostall.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Notebook Specs and Price

 

A new laptop of ThinkPad series from Lenovo had came out by the name, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530. The latest series of Lenovo has the attributes of the subsequent generation Mini dock extension and sliced battery by the ...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Ivy Bridge laptop

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E530 has a high-end Ivy Bridge CPU, good graphics performance and a matte screen

Great performance ; 1TB hard drive ; Keyboard ; Battery life

Creaky build quality ; Touchpad could be better

May, 2012

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Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Ivy Bridge laptop

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E530 has a high-end Ivy Bridge CPU, good graphics performance and a matte screen

Great performance ; 1TB hard drive ; Keyboard ; Battery life

Creaky build quality ; Touchpad could be better

The Thinkpad Edge E530 is one of the first third generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7-based laptops on the Australian market, and it's a good one. You get fast CPU and graphics performance, heaps and RAM and hard drive space and very good battery life...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Thinkpad E530 33661G0

 

The Lenovo Thinkpad E530 33661G0 laptop runs on DOS OS and has Intel Core i3 (3rd generation) 2.4 GHz processor. It has a 500 GB HDD, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, SuperMulti DVD RW Drive and has Intel HD Graphics. This laptop is ideal for personal and professional...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Lenovo 15inch thinkpad

 

none

Laptop was a lemon out of the box. Very poor return and repair of laptop. Will never buy another Lenovo for the business

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not "Thinkpad" quality

 

Its hardware matches the description. Worked well for about 6 months

This computer is slowly driving me insane. I've never had a machine with the types of problems this one is having ; It stutters when I'm trying to play videos ; I can't press a single button in MS word without the program freezing for 3 seconds ; Web...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: SYS (newegg.com)

Satisfied (has 16GB SSD for cache, but not advertised) yet disappointed

 

Battery life is realisticly about 6 hours.

Fast ; Comes with 16GB Sandisk SSD for ExpressCache Boot ; Comes with Windows 7 Pro ; Comes with Windows 8 Pro (DVD Recovery Set) ; 12800 4GB DDR3 Single stick

NO Windows 7 COA (BOOOOooo!) ; NO Windows 7 Recovery Media ; Picture is wrong, the laptop looks nothing like it ; No numeric keypad

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Rear camera: No

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+ / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:2.048
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed: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 ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / L3, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel�� Secure Key: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52229 / 53434 / 53438 / 53442 / 53452 / 59836 / 63915 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 70927 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)

Software

Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro