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Lenovo Thinkpad S531

Lenovo Thinkpad S531
alaScore 86

11 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad S531. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery. The durability is also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad S531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook

 

Think Slim! Business notebooks are usually conservative and rathe

Build quality; Case; Keyboard; Background illumination; System performance; Switchable graphics; Docking port; System noise; Battery runtimes

Heat development under maximum load; Performance difference of the GPUs; Warranty period

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Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:48.8 / 62.8
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48.8 / 62.8
Battery life (max):10.5 / 5.9 / 6 / 7.2 / 9
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio: / 16:9
Display brightness:200 / 300
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8670M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR2 / GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Pointing Stick / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:10 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:10
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):10
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor: / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Operational Conditions

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD
Display:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Thunderbolt technology:N

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:i3-2375M / I3-3217U / I3-3227U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: 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: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 72054 / 72055 / 72057 / 74259
Processor code:SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0U4 / SR0XF / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface: / SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 24 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / mSATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 524

Technical Details

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Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.92 / 9.96
Height:0.815
Weight:5.05
Width:14.9