Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo G530
Lenovo made a great budget laptop with the G530. Technique performance was fine for normal use, & could even handle HD content. Gaming is out of the query, but given its intended market that is not very a concern. Compared to a Vostro or ProBook I reckon the G530 feels sturdier & given the price & configuration, the G530 is a better deal. Overall I reckon Lenovo should be pushing this laptop to small & medium businesses instead of the ThinkPad SL500, since the G530 feels like a much better machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Source: PC World
It's far from a barn-burner and will obsolete itself faster than a slightly beefier and more expensive notebook, but we keep coming back to that low, low price tag and all that it implies. If you crave long battery life, but you're okay with poor performance, a netbook like Toshiba's NB205-310 could be a better use of your cash. Trying to find a good deal for a general-purpose machine for under $500, though, can be tricky. Heck, as of late, the most affordable all-purpose laptop we've tested is another Lenovo: The IdeaPad Y450--and its list price is about $300 more. In the end, home users looking for a back-to-school notebook or a replacement for an aging computer can do better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 65% features: 73%
Source: Hot Hardware
All told, we think you'll be hard pressed to find a more well-rounded, solid machine for under $500. We see the target market for the G530 as twofold. First off, it's aimed at business-people looking for a no-nonsense notebook to handle basic tasks without breaking the bank. Then, there's the crowd who is thinking about a netbook, but are worried over the underwhelming Atom N270/N280 CPU and the tiny display. Indeed, Lenovo's G530 starts well below the MSRP of some of today's hottest netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Source: Comp Reviews
Lenovo may have found a configuration that will be very attractive to those looking for a bargain. With a price just below $500, the G530 is very inexpensive for a 15.4-inch laptop system. Even with its low price tag, its features are too restricted as one might expect as long as your aren't planning to do much beyond basic computing (internet, productivity and light multimedia). Where the G530 does sacrifice is in the battery life that is well below average and an older wireless that does not support the faster 802.11n draft standards.
60, Preis 90, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% mobility: 40%
Lenovo really made a great budget notebook with the G530. It feels solid and well built, something that isn’t usually the case when it comes to low-cost notebooks. Styling is very basic, similar to the Dell Vostro or HP ProBook line, and just like the ThinkPad comes in an all-black color scheme. System performance was fine for normal use, and could even handle HD content. Gaming is out of the question, but given its intended market that is hardly a concern. Compared to a Vostro or ProBook I think the G530 feels sturdier and given the price and configuration, the G530 is a better deal. Overall I think Lenovo should be pushing this notebook to small and medium businesses instead of the ThinkPad SL500, since the G530 feels like a much better machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2008
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Laptopy.info.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 30% display: 86% mobility: 50%
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 63%
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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
63%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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