Lenovo IdeaPad Y530


Lenovo IdeaPad Y530Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 (IdeaPad Y Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 73.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 52%, features: 76%, display: 52% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

IdeaPad Y530
Source: Star Techcentral English

Everything on the Ideapad is great except for the screen which I just felt was a mismatch for HD videos and great sound system. Aside from that, the Ideapad is a powerful and durable machine for entertainment and work. If you’re not into top-of-the-range performance desktop machine, the Ideapad could even make a nice replacement for your desktop.

Display 50, Verarbeitung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2009
Rating: display: 50% workmanship: 80%
85% Lenovo Ideapad Y530
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 isn't exactly made for kids, but it sure can kick out the tunes. You can tell it was designed to be a sleek all-purpose laptop that knows how to get down to business and play around a little without costing a fortune (our review unit was $829 as of 2/26/09). Though the Y530 can't run modern games at a screaming pace, it still packs a decent amount of power for its sub-$1000 price tag. With the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530, "You get what you pay for" isn't a bad thing. The Y530 is a good laptop built for anyone who needs to work and to sneak in a little play time on the side. And, for under a thousand bucks, it is a solid counterpoint to Gateway's MC7803u series.

85, Leistung 74, Ausstattung 83
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 74% features: 83%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
In Futuremark's PCMark Vantage test suite, the Lenovo Y530 performed quite well in comparison to the more powerful reference systems. In the CPU tests, with its 2.0GHz CPU, the Y530 fell in line just below the slightly faster 2.1GHz processors. The Y530 had its poorest showings in the memories and gaming tests. However, it held its own by shadowing the front runners in the Hard Disk Drive Test, Communications Test, Music Test, and TV and Movies Test. The Hitachi drive in the Lenovo Y530 proved to be a powerful addition for a 5,400 RPM drive and was surely a factor in the strong test results. The Y530's 15.4" screen, with its native resolution of 1280x800, was bright, and sharp, with good color reproduction and a quick response time.
Verarbeitung gut, Leistung schlecht, Preis exzellent, Mobilität gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/30/2009
Rating: price: 95% performance: 40% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
62% Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Review
Source: Laptop Logic English
At a price under $1000 the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 definitely covers your basic needs and looks pretty while doing so. It has some cool features like the ability to look at yourself every time you login or lock your computer - and isn’t too heavy or big to carry around. If you want a laptop for basic browsing and nice media displays this Laptop is worth the dough. If you want something that processes quickly and can handle a lot of computing this may not be the laptop for you. The 15.4 inch widescreen Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 is a fun, unique laptop that overall looks nice and has some fun features.
von 5: 3.1, Ausstattung 3, Mobilität 3, Leistung 3
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 62% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 60%
72% Lenovo IdeaPad Y530
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530is a capable multimedia laptop with exceptional sound and a nice frameless display. But aside from adding an HDMI port, Lenovo has done little to address the problems that plagued this laptop’s predecessor.
7.2 von 10, Display mangelhaft, Preis gut, Leistung schlecht, Verarbeitung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 50% workmanship: 40%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Review
Source: English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 has a durable chassis and great sounding sound system, but could be improved in the graphics department. Limited to the NVIDIA 9300M dedicated graphics card which can be found in some netbooks, the Y530 doesn’t perform that well in games compared to other competing notebooks. For consumers the main use of the dedicated graphics would be for HD video decoding and digital audio out over HDMI for watching movies on your home television. For movies on the go the Y530 has a good surround sound system, which is a good step above what we usually see on most notebooks.

Verarbeitung gut, Display schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: performance: 50% display: 40% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y530
Source: CNet English
Though its subdued design may strike some as square, but the midsize Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 delivers a decent media experience for less than $1,000.
(von 10): 7, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 6, Mobilität 6, Preis gut, Verarbeitung gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 40% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 (40512AU)
Source: Laptop Mag English
As a sub-$1,000 entertainment notebook, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 is a serious contender. The integrated Dolby sound system and subwoofer set it apart from the pack, and the Y530 offers significantly better performance than its predecessor. For the price, we prefer the Gateway MC Series. It’s not as portable, but it offers a bigger 16-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a more attractive design for $999. If you can live with its reflective screen and orange accents, however, the $949 Y530 is a solid mainstream laptop.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 15.4-inch Budget Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The IdeaPad Y530 has some amazing features to offer consumers in a budget laptop systems. It uses the Intel GM45 chipset that gives it some amazing features one wouldn't expect in a low cost PC such as speedy DDR3 memory, draft-n wireless support and newer integrated graphics. This would all be great if Lenovo didn't use an older 32-bit Intel Pentium Dual Core processor that limits the system to 32-bit software. If users can accept this slower processor, they do end up with a very feature packed laptop for the money.
4 von 5, Leistung schlecht, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 40%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.

T3200: Entry-level dual core processor with a slow performance due to the old Merom core and a small level 2 cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

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 %

Lenovo reviews

73.17%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)