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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-NZQHLGEProcessor: Intel Core i3 2350M, Intel Core i3 3110M, Intel Core i5 2450M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.4kg, 2.43kg, 2.5kg, 2.8kg
Price: 500, 600, 720, 1000 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
: - %, performance: 72%, features: 72%, display: 80%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 88%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Ivy Bridge

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Ivy BridgeNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Ivy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i7 3612QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Ivy Bridge laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Thinkpad Edge E530 is one of the first third generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i7-based laptops on the Australian market, and it's a good one. You get fast CPU and graphics performance, heaps and RAM and hard drive space and very good battery life for such a big and powerful laptop. It's build quality is a little creaky though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Czarny
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 73% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy BridgeNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i3 2350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 15.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E530 offers a good choice for those looking at a business class laptop for under $600 that still has good performance. It sets itself apart from the competition thanks to its excellent keyboard and the fact that it includes three USB 3.0 ports. Of course the lower cost means it doesn't have the same level of feel as the more expensive ThinkPads and it lacks an ExpressCard slot that its competitors do have.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
Many small business buyers and students are on a budget and can’t afford the $1,000+ ThinkPad T530. If that’s the case for you, the ThinkPad Edge E530 is a nice alternative. You still get great build quality and a top notch keyboard. Granted, it’s not quite on par with the more expensive enterprise focused T530, but it’s better than an average consumer grade laptop. You might even prefer the design of the E530 over the T530 as it’s less boxy, using curved edges and having different lid color options. You also get an HDMI port, something not offered in the T530, and yet it’s a port that many people look for when buying a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy BridgeNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge
Processor: Intel Core i5 2450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.43kg
Price: 720 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 (NZQBQGE) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Consumer laptop for business. Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E530 is trying really hard to make an attempt at being a representative of the “ThinkPad” brand for the masses. This review will evaluate whether the offering will cut it in a market looking for leaner and meaner machines.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
The ThinkPad Edge E530 isn’t the sexiest or slimmest notebook available, but it does deliver the tools small business users and owners need to keep business flowing while out of the office. The matte display, great keyboard and good battery life make the ThinkPad Edge E530 a good companion for small businesses. The notebook is too thick and heavy for frequent travelers, but for users that need an affordable notebook that stands up to work outside the office the ThinkPad Edge E530 is an option worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2012
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
We're open-minded about our laptops here at Computer Shopper. That said, when we're offered a Lenovo ThinkPad for review, our mind can't help but shift to a specific preconception: "relatively expensive business laptop.This under-$700 laptop is a classic get-what-you-pay-for proposition. It performs well, but many business users will prefer the better-looking screens and richer-sounding speakers of higher-end ThinkPad models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The ThinkPad Edge E530 is an excellent entry into the mainstream laptop market. It has a number of advantages that you won’t find on most competitors — including a wonderful user interface, a matte display, long battery life, and useful pre-installed software. Performance is the only issue, but it’s an important one. Consumers can find much quicker laptops for a similar price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-NZQ4CYA

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-NZQ4CYANotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-NZQ4CYA
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo ThinkPad EDGE E530
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Good quality; well-balanced formula; decent autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-N4F27GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-N4F27GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-N4F27GE
Processor: Intel Core i3 3110M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 — совмещаем приятное с полезным
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-NZQHLGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-NZQHLGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530-NZQHLGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 – стилен лаптоп за бизнеса ви
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Rugged and high quality workmanship; slot for mSATA SSD; budget price. Negative: Relatively thick; mSATA slot is SATA II.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2013

 

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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 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3612QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.1 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller. The speciality of the i7-3612QM is the low TDP of 35 Watt compared to 45 Watt of the other Ivy Bridge quad core CPUs (e.g. 3610QM).

Intel Core i3:

2350M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card.

3110M: Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, 2.4 GHz core clock (no turbo), includes HD 4000 GPU

Intel Core i5:

2450M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.8-3.1 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1300 MHz Turbo).

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz


15.6: 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. However 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.


2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.8 kg:

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


78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 6 (Update: 2012-07-18)