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Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the sound and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability. The battery and keyboard get negative reviews.

price, performance, usability, screen, sound

touchpad, reliability, keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

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Awesome deal


I added an 8 gig stick of RAM to give me 12 to play. It's great for all my work paperwork and some light to moderate VS2010 programming. I travel with it and sometimes covet having a smaller lighter version while on those long plane rides. The big...

Very fast for the price. I7 awesome ; Great RAM expansion. 16 gigs ; Decent size hard drive. 500 gigs. It was tempting to look at the ssd competitors, but not worth the price difference ; Came with windows 7, and a windows 8 restore disc

I hate manufacturer versions of OS's. I don't like the bloat ; I am buying it with company money and it's a company asset for a while. When it is mine, I will put a reasonable OS on it without all the trash. It really does great for a Lenovo spin on...

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Lenovo E531


I do not prefer the springy touchpad for myself but it can be gotten used to, or one could use a mouse. All in All, Lenovo does a good job

I was not happy with the touchpad on the first unit I ordered. It seemed flimsy but I was living with it though I ended up returning it because it died after delivery to a client in San Diego. (I wonder if the Border Patrol scanned/zapped it at a...

I got a second E531 a few days later (Win7 is important to me) and the 2nd touch pad was much better. Seemed the first one had a sizeable gap between the touch pad and the recess the touchpad sat in which seemed to be a bit sloppy. The second one...

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Awkward Right Click


so we have to make it a special point to TRAIN our students "how to right click" each time because they immediately complain that they don't have a right click function. Please don't buy this laptop unless you like things that are...

Sufficient tech specs for the price point

The secondary/right click function is horrible and ruins the product. It's unintuitive, awkward, and you will need to compensate and change the way you interact with it in order to actually use it. This is the worst "feature" we've ever seen, and makes...


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Killer Value


Stupid fast. Reliable chipset and hardware. Thinkpad quality

Work got this for me and I was less than thrilled. It took me a moment to get used to the keyboard feel, but now I prefer it to my home laptop

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Not a fan


I would not recommend this computer, unless you aren't able to find anything better in this price range and price is your main constraint.

Newegg has the lowest price on this laptop, trust me - I checked everywhere since this was a school required computer

When you open the laptop the screen does not feel stable enough to me. It wobbles back and forth under its own weight, and simply seems flimsy. The bottom of the laptop involves several plastic components that fit together, and after two weeks of use...

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good laptop, weird mousepad


good laptop but i\'m not comfortable with the mousepad. It\'s hard to control at times.


Poorly Designed Keyboard

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Buy Beware!


1st of all, the fact this pc is a lemon & so many of them are-is NOT a Best Buy issue! If you go to the Support Forum @ Lenovo's site, you'll find many many customers upset and angry with the lack of support from Lenovo with the battery and charing...


Battery/Charging Issues

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Purchase Laptop for office


Very happy with the quick shipping and the call in service I needed during the purchase. has been wonderful since I started using it. I have one more PC to purchase next month and I will only go to one web site to get it, bestbuy.comThis...

It was availible with the Windows 7 Pro that we wanted

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Disappointed, hhd died in <2 weeks


I bought this laptop for school. I was excited when I saw the great price. The trackpad took a bit to get used to. It is a bit sensitive and does not have individual buttons for clicking the mouse. I found that it is slightly difficult to get used to...


trackpad, hard drive quality

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great comp for the value


I bought this computer for my husband as a present, He likes it. No complaints so farThis product is... Good sound quality, Big screen size, A nice compact size, easy to set up, lightning fastAbout me... Parent with kids

easy to use

no complaints so far

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / 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 / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / FreeDOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT710M / GEF GT740M / Geforce 710M / GeForce GT 740M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3230M / I7-3632QM