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Lenovo Thinkpad L530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad L530. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the usability and price are generally positive. The image quality and battery also get good feedback. The sound and portability get negative comments, while there are some mixed views about the design and durability.

screen, battery, image quality, price, usability

performance, keyboard, portability, sound

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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 (

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: Siggy Moersch (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG Tablet/MID


Business slimline. This 10-inch tablet with IPS display, 1280 resolution, wifi, GPS and 3G modem, and 64 GB SSD should delight Lenovo's ThinkPad customer base. The price: 666 Euros. Matt display? Sadly not. But: a digitizer pen! ...

IPS display; Good screen contrast; Large viewing angles; Corning Gorilla Glass; Capacitive 6-finger multi-touch panel; Good battery life; Large hard drive

Glossy display; Extremely long charging time; Case sometimes creaks; Gets very warm in places; Heavy; Only one loudspeaker

The IPS display has very large viewing angles, vibrant colours and good contrast

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Michelle Mastin (

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 review: A thinner, lighter Windows tablet with a high-res display


Windows tablets are getting nicer all the time. This 10-inch model is a solid performer, and its optional accessories are useful (with one notable exception).

Strong performance ; Good battery life ; Beautiful 1920x1200-pixel display ; Very thin and light

Ultrabook keyboard dock allows just one angle ; Can run warm to hot with demanding apps

Lenovo's latest productivity and business-oriented ThinkPad tablet checks all the right boxes on paper and is a joy to use in real life, but it suffers from a few ill-conceived design decisions.

Jul, 2014

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Lenovo ThinkPad 10


The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 is a pen-friendly Windows 8 tablet with strong battery life and a comfy keyboard dock, but the touchpad needs work.

Active stylus included; Helpful utilities; Above-average battery life

No pen-friendly software included; Inaccurate touchpad

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Brittany A. Roston (

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Review


Lenovo is back with another Windows tablet similar to its ThinkPad 8 , the aptly-named ThinkPad 10. With this tablet comes a QuickShot cover and screen just as beautiful as its smaller sibling, as well as a couple docking stations, one with and one...

Lenovo's Thinkpad 10 is a wonderful little Windows tablet, and the keyboard and dock accessories expand its usefulness ten-fold, allowing it to double as a workstation of sorts when needed. The display is exceptionally crisp and bright, and the...

Jul, 2014

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet review


The ThinkPad Tablet's pen input, port selection and security features don't quite make up for its poky performance and not-so-responsive display.

Full-sized USB port and SD slot, 1080p outputOffers remote control features for IT managersAccepts pen input -- a rarity for Android tablets

Bulky design, display isn't always responsiveSluggish performance, long boot timeHandwriting recognition software isn't very precise

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet


For connectivity, you get 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, and there's that aforementioned SIM slot to add cellular connectivity. Lenovo says the tablet will work with AT&T and Sprint's 3G networks here in the U.S., and also supports global GSM roaming.

Full-sized USB 2.0 port. Optional 3G. Excellent, though optional, keyboard folio case and accurate stylus pen

A bit chunky. Frequent app crashes in our tests. Occasionally unresponsive screen. Subpar battery life

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet boasts excellent accessories that can transform the tablet into an on-the-go business machine. But short battery life and some stability issues make it a questionable choice for casual and corporate users alike.

Expert review by: Ekta Jalan (

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: William Harrel (

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet


These two tablets are pretty accurate representatives of the state of business slates today, so it's clear that getting the best of both worlds (a consumer-like tablet experience, with all the versatility and security you need for business) hasn't been...

Wide range of ports and expansion options ; Great-looking display ; Good mix of business features

Occasional quirky behavior ; Hefty ; Unacceptably long boot time

This sturdy tablet packs most of the features businesses need in an Android-based tablet. It has a few small quirks, but it's a solid tablet pick.

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / 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:2D / No / Yes


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


Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA / WUXGA / WUXGA+ / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / WIN8 W. BING / WIN8.1 W. BING / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 405 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter: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)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:No / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / SOC / Unknown
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-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:ATOM / ATOM X7 / Atom™ / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-2370M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2520M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I7-3520M / X7-Z8700 / x7-Z8750 / Z3770 ATOM / Z3795
Processor Series: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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes


Operating System Language:
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: / Yes