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Lenovo Thinkpad T530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T530. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and keyboard. The battery and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the touchpad.

screen, durability, battery, keyboard, reliability

touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad T530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 85 reviews)

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG Notebook

 

Old acquaintance? The latest member of the ThinkPad T Series, the T530, features one major change from its ThinkPad heritage – a chiclet-style keyboard. Aside from some hardware updates and the implementation of an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, the...

Stable case, USB 3.0, docking port and ultra-bay, 3 year warranty, Keyboard also with backlight, Matte, bright screen, Extensive configuration options, Low system noise, Extremely long battery life possible, The good workmanship and the quiet,...

Wobbly battery, Keyboard needs getting used to, High temperature development, A better fitting battery and more USB 3.0 ports

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Lenovo ThinkPad T530

 

Lenovo's 15-inch ThinkPad T530 combines exceptional performance, a gorgeous display and a comfortable keyboard in a top-notch business notebook.

Excellent performance; Long-lasting battery; Exceptional keyboard; Sharp display with good viewing angles; Business-friendly software suite

Below-average display brightness; Lacks dedicated number pad

Click to EnlargeWe probably sound like a broken record, but in the ThinkPad T530, Lenovo has once again created an excellent notebook that gives users more than enough power to meet their business needs in a durable design. Impressive battery life, a...

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ThinkPad T530

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T530 is a basic laptop computer. The 15.6-inch screen, high-definition webcam and long battery life are some of the perks that come with this laptop. Lenovo also offers excellent customer service. However, despite the features this...

The large 15.6-inch display makes viewing multimedia on this device enjoyable

This laptop has only has 320GB of hard drive space

The Lenovo ThinkPad T530 is well suited for a student or businessperson, but it lacks the features and power to handle more advanced computing tasks.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T530

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T530 is a basic laptop computer. The 15.6-inch screen, high-definition webcam and long battery life are some of the perks that come with this laptop. Lenovo also offers excellent customer service. However, despite the features this...

The large 15.6-inch display makes viewing multimedia on this device enjoyable

This laptop has only 4GB of RAM and 320GB of hard drive space

The Lenovo ThinkPad T530 is well suited for a student or businessperson, but it lacks the features and power to handle more advanced computing tasks.

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Great Product Fast Shipping, Windows 7 included!

 

Package Windows 7 disks with a Windows 7 installed laptop, Duh..

I have worked with other PC distributors who no longer offered the T530 Lenovo laptop. The new laptop that is offered now is the T540 (from the other distributor) It is frustrating to use mouse pad. I will not buy a product for my company that I have...

Lenovo Drivers can be tough to find for the right product if you don't have the right install disk (Windows 8 recovery disks come with the laptop). You have to call Lenovo 800-IBM-SERV, and ask for the disks for Windows 7 if you have to re-image....

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Good Value But lots of bundled software

 

Good Price looks and feels like a durable product, but lots of bundled software that in a business environment is not needed or desired. Can not speak to the reliability being this product was just purchased and too soon to tell if it can last.

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bundled software

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Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2359 - 15.6" - Core i5 3210M - Windows 7 Professional

 

I had a hard time letting go of my trusty Dell Latitude D630, but this laptop is doing the trick. It's very fast, the touchpad is responsive, the keyboard is very nice, and of course it's built like a truck.

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Strong Performance, and yet...

 

On an otherwise great laptop, Lenovo could have included a better keyboard on the T530. That would have made it a "10" for me. But it's still a strong "8".

Weight, Wireless card, Screen size, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, Storage, runs surprisingly cool

Keyboard/peripherals

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Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2359 - 15.6" - Core i5 3210M - Windows 7 Professional

 

We have a few floating around still. TWO issues since purchase. Both user induced and both dealt with VERY quickly and painlessly by Lenovo.

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Worst Keyboard Ever

 

The guts of this laptop are top rate. But the keyboard is the worst I have ever seen. This was very surprising for me, since Lenovo has traditionally had the best keyboards in the industry. Not any more. If you want a Lenovo, make sure it has the...

Keyboard/peripherals, touchpad

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
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:No / Yes

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 730M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / NVS 5400M / QUADRO NVS 5400M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / QM77 / QM87 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:2020M PENTIUM / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I7-3520M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3740QM / I7-4700MQ
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