Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Lenovo Thinkpad W530

Lenovo Thinkpad W530
alaScore 88

36 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the build quality and value for money are overall positive. The keyboard and battery are also appreciated.

screen, battery, keyboard, value for money, build 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

See all Lenovo Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 33 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 33 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (3)

Expert review by:

Review Lenovo ThinkPad W530 N1K43GE Notebook


Revolutionary Refresh. The ThinkPad W series has always been one

Good keyboard with backlighting; High system performance; Good CAD performance; Very good upgrade capabilities; Very good display; 36 months warranty; Very good battery runtimes

Performance throttling when used on battery; Wobbly battery; Partially increased emissions; No miniDisplayPort adapter in the accessories package; Optical drive whistles

Lenovo is ahead of the competition and is the first manufacturer to updates its workstation. Those who prefer HP, Fujitsu or Dell must either wait or grab last year's models.

Expert review by:

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,...

Expert review by:

Lenovo ThinkPad W530


Lenovo updated its 15-inch workstation with an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia graphics and a new keyboard, making it more formidable than ever.

Click to EnlargeIf 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....


Highly Recommended

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

Amazon review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad W530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Consumer review by:

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.

Consumer review by:

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.

Consumer review by:

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!!

Consumer review by:

Lenovo ThinkPad W530 2438


The best laptop i've ever had, it even manages a sneaky bit of gaming every now and again :) The only downside on mine is i didnt get the 1080p screen.

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: Yes


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


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Quadro K1000M / Quadro K2000M


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Core™ i7 Extreme
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3320M / I7-3520M / I7-3610QM / I7-3630QM / I7-3720QM / I7-3740QM / I7-3820QM / I7-3840QM / i7-3920XM