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Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530

Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530
alaScore 85

227 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and keyboard. The durability and usability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the sound.

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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: ( review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and portability. The performance and screen are also appreciated, but there are mixed comments on the sound and durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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


Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

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

Contrast weak, viewing angle dependent and course resolution screen ; Partly fluctuating fan ; GPU's performance throttling on battery

Consumer notebooks and elite business devices offer more for the money in their respective categories. However, if you cannot opt for one or have been looking for an amalgamation of features, you will not find an alternative to the Edge E530

Jul, 2012


Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530


What do you do if you want something like a ThinkPad, but don't have the money– or think the normal models are too ugly?

Excellent keyboard and touchpad ; Matte display ; Outstanding endurance (with upgraded battery) ; Inexpensive

Thick and bulky ; Poor audio quality ; Not the best performance value

The ThinkPad Edge E530 is an excellent entry into the mainstream laptop market.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Priya (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

Lenovo 15inch thinkpad



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: SYS (

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

Consumer review by: sergioadh (

Windows 7 Activation Problem


Very nice laptop

I bought 5 of these laptops and all came with issues trying to activate Windows 7, with an invalid key. Newegg sent me to Lenovo, Lenovo sent me to Microsoft which sent me back to Lenovo. Lenovo is asking that the computers be sent to their warehouse...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Jake (

work horse laptop


I have purchases over 30 of these laptops with no issue.

We use these laptops in a package with a product we sell, they have great features for the price and thus far I have not had any issues. 4 USB ports is a major boon for this laptop

I am not a huge fan of the flat black finish lenovo/ibm uses, fingerprint marks are a major issue

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Pawel (

Last 2 Had Problems


I did call Lenovo support, they were absolutely useless. I got bounced around to some guy clearly in another country when the call center said I was being transferred to Georgia. He argued with me that I didn't have windows 7 instead had windows 8...

I ordered 10 of these in the last year with no issues. I've been recommending these laptops to everyone and when they get them they love them (when they work WITH windows 7)

The last 2 had major problems. The first laptop came with windows 7, which is what we wanted. The newegg site said the operating was windows 7 (they changed the top of their specs to windows 8 while I was on the phone with them with my issue but the...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530c 336632U 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel - Core i3 i3-2328M 2.2GHz - Black Textured


Remove all Lenovoware and this machine runs smooth and starts fast.

Great laptop for a great price

I wish the packaging would be a little better. That is not NewEgg's fault. That is a Lenovo issue

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Brian in CA (

Good value for money


This notebook is exactly what is described - a base model business system. Not sure what the other reviewer expected. 2GB of RAM on a 64-bit Windows 7 box means upgrading for $25 to 6GB of RAM is a reasonable cost. The video and processor performance...

Good overall design, indicator light on lid, reasonably light

The 500 and 530 vary by the latter having an integrated 10-key, some of my users have objected to the offset keyboard and trackpad. A minor issue at best

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT630M / GEFORCE GT635M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2328M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I3-2370M / i3-3110M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I7-3632QM