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Lenovo Thinkpad L530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad L530. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability. The price is also appreciated, but the durability and battery get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad L530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Quick Review Lenovo Thinkpad L530 2479-3BG Notebook

 

Prize fighter. According to Lenovo, people should switch to the ThinkPad L530 in order to reduce their carbon footprints. While we are unable to truly test this claim for each individual user, in this review we closely examine the budget ThinkPad and...

USB 3.0, mini display port and docking port, Matte, bright screen, Extensive configuration options, Low system noise, Long battery life possible, A lot of ThinkPad for only a little money

Moderate quality impression, No backlit keyboard, Wobbly battery, Keyboard needs familiarization for switching users, The feeling that we are holding a robust and tough workhorse in our hands

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Quick Review Lenovo Thinkpad L530 2479-3BG Notebook

 

Prize fighter. According to Lenovo, people should switch to the ThinkPad L530 in order to reduce their carbon footprints. While we are unable to truly test this claim for each individual user, in this review we closely examine the budget ThinkPad and...

USB 3.0, mini display port and docking port ; Matte, bright screen ; Extensive configuration options ; Low system noise ; Long battery life possible

Moderate quality impression ; No backlit keyboard ; Wobbly battery ; Keyboard needs familiarization for switching users

The L530 gets dangerously close to its higher-end T530 colleague depending on the configuration

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Ekta Jalan (technostall.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L530 Ivy Bridge: Specs, Features and Price

 

Besides Lenovo ThikPad L430 Notebook, it has also come up with Lenovo ThinkPad L530. This new notebook by Lenovo is again L-series computer. This device has a lot of impressive advanced features as followed. The notebook ...

3rd generation Intel ‘Ivy Bridge’ Core processor, i5 core CPU, 8GB RAM, 1 TB and (256 GB SSD optional) hard disk, Windows 7 Professional 64 bit or 32 bit/ Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS, 15.6 inches HD (220 NITS) with1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900px...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

Lenovo Thinkpad L530

 
Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio 2.0 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 5200 / 57 / 94
Battery capacity (Watt hours):57 / 94
Battery life (max):12.3 / 2.6 / 7.5 / 8 / 8.1
Battery performance:2600 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220 / 250
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard language: / CHE / Dutch / English / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 6 / 8 / 8, 4
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor: / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, WWAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150 / 300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7 / 0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85 / 20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85 / 20 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / 5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface: / SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±R / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby / Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio 2.0 / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Chassis type:
Compatible operating systems:Windows 8 Pro\nWindows 7 Professional
Display: / LCD
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot-swap: No
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Quantity:1
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: / No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N / No
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB port:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:N / Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
L2 cache:0.5 / 3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1000M / B820 / B970 / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3230M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3360M / I7-3520M
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor front side bus:1333 / 1600
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1000M / B820 / B970 / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3360M / I7-3520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52229 / 53442 / 63915 / 64893 / 64895 / 64896 / 65700 / 65708 / 67193 / 71465 / 72056 / 72060
Processor code:SR048 / SR0DP / SR0J2 / SR0MU / SR0MW / SR0MY / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Power on, Supervisor, HDD / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Power on, Supervisor, HDD / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Office Professional Plus 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Preload / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows Embedded Standard 7
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II, SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II, SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 180
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA III / mSATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA III / mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 16 / 180 / 320 / 500 / 516

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Hot-swap:
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.72 / 9.8
Depth (imperial):9.72
Height:1.18 / 1.31
Height (front):1.25
Height (front) (imperial):1.25
Height (rear):1.31
Height (rear) (imperial):1.31
Weight:3.2 / 5.4 / 5.69 / 6.06
Width:15
Width (imperial):15