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Lenovo Thinkpad W530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W530. 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 reliability and portability. The screen and durability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the image quality and battery. There are some mixed comments about the size.

performance, durability, screen, portability, reliability

battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad W530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad W530 N1K43GE Notebook


Revolutionary Refresh. The ThinkPad W series has always been one of the top choices for a portable workstation and this year, we see a number of changes incorporated into the design with an upgrade to the latest hardware from Intel. The legendary...

Good keyboard with backlighting, High system performance, Good CAD performance, Very good upgrade capabilities, Very good display, 36 months warranty, Very good battery runtimes, Optimus works without problems and very reliably even with Nvidia's...

Performance throttling when used on battery, Wobbly battery, Partially increased emissions, No miniDisplayPort adapter in the accessories package, Optical drive whistles, A well planned interface distribution, lower emissions and a firm-fitting battery

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: esotericdesignstudio (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 User Review


The 15-inch ThinkPad W530 promises to be one of the best mobile workstations available for businesses. Find out what one owner thinks.

Sturdy Build ; Many Configuration Options ; Excellent Performance

New Keyboard Style (Purists) ; Screen is non-IPS ; No Thunderbolt or eSATA ports

Overall, the W530 is an extremely solid mobile workstation and is a sound investment. It is able to handle very demanding programs and is able to be user upgraded with ease, furthering its “future proofing” value for a business or consumer. However,...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 Review


If you're looking for a productivity powerhouse and don't mind a little bulk, the $1,599 ThinkPad W530 could be your best choice with its powerful processor, speedy discrete graphics and industry-leading keyboard and pointing devices. However, to get...

Industry-leading keyboard, Accurate touchpad, Strong performance, Good audio playback

Bulky, High-res screen not standard, Dim display, Mediocre webcam

Jul, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Art Liddle (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530


First Look Review: Lightweight mobile workstation offers heavyweight power at a midrange price.

As configured for this review, the price of the ThinkPad W530 mobile computer is $2,593 — nearly $200 less than the previously mentioned competitor's model. This price includes Lenovo's three-year limited warranty, which covers parts and labor. Thanks...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W530 Mobile Workstation Laptop


Laptops are an important part of our work environments, so it is important to make sure we get the right one. There are a lot of laptop builders and sometimes it is hard to know which ones are good. Today I will be looking at the Lenovo ThinkPad W530....

After all is said and done I think this would work as a portable workstation. It is powerful enough to accomplish all your tasks. With its powerful processor and graphics chip, the HD screen, and screen calibration capabilities it is setup to be a...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 review


For many office types, the combination of Lenovo, ThinkPad, and 15in screen will be the sweet spot for a business laptop.

The Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2447 is packed with useful ports and high-specification components. Build quality is more than adequate, but more bendy than we remember of ThinkPad workhorses. The out-of-the-box software experience is quite laughable but...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Techworld (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 review


The Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2447 is packed with useful ports and high-specification components. Build quality is more than adequate, but more bendy than we remember of ThinkPad workhorses. The out-of-the-box software experience is quite laughable but...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: James2111 (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2438


the i7 version is a great tough reliable Laptop. Sticking to the T series standards. We have had the T family as our preferred laptop in the company for 6 years. Comes with backlit keyboard which is a nice.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Nick42 (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2438


Just a couple of these beasts in the field. Just like the T520, they are solid, easy to maintain, run until the non-Lenovo parts give out, and are back on the street in no time when repair is needed, either by us (out of warranty), or under warranty.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter6660 (

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2438


Great laptop for Administration and IT development. This laptop is good out of the box but great once it is upgraded to it's full potential. i7 core is great especially with turbo boost enabled!!

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 2
Rear camera: No


Intel segment tagging:Professional


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2.084
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.002 / 2.048
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
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) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes


3G standards:EVDO, HSPA / EVDO, HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: 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 / DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3900 Mobile Extreme Edition series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45 / 55

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
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Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 64887 / 64889 / 64891 / 64893 / 64896 / 64899 / 70846 / 70847 / 71459 / I5-3320M / I7-3820QM
Processor package size:31 / 37.5


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Operating System Language:
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: / Yes