Notebookcheck

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XGNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG (ThinkPad T530 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5400M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 86%, features: 85%, display: 86% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG

85% Review Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG Notebook | Notebookcheck
Old acquaintance? The latest member of the ThinkPad T Series, the T530, features one major change from its ThinkPad heritage – a chiclet-style keyboard. Aside from some hardware updates and the implementation of an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, the familiar ThinkPad style and quality have been maintained.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T530 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
We probably sound like a broken record, but in the ThinkPad T530, Lenovo has once again created an excellent notebook that gives users more than enough power to meet their business needs in a durable design. Impressive battery life, a gold-standard keyboard and gorgeous display help round out a winning formula.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad T530 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Matte black surfaces, huge hinges, completely overhauled innards – the new Lenovo ThinkPad T530 means business. And it’s moving with the times – the ThinkPad has finally ditched adjacent-style keys in favor of a chiclet keyboard. Yet most of the changes to the latest iteration of the ThinkPad are under the hood.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/11/2012

Foreign Reviews

レノボ ThinkPad T530の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Negative: Viewing angle is not good; a little warm on the left palm rest part; no HDMI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2012

Comment

NVIDIA NVS 5400M:

Business-oriented graphics card based on the 40nm GeForce GT 630M with slightly higher base clock speeds than a GeForce GT 435M.

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

» 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.  


3520M: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based Dual-Core, 2,9 - 3,6 GHz core clock» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


2.7 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.


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


82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad T530
Core i7 3610QM

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad T431
Core i5 3320M, 14", 1.6 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Lenovo Y50-59432235
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E540 20C60071BM
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M
» HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» HP Envy 15-k050sr
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire E5-571PG-624L
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
» Asus GL551JM-DH71
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Toshiba Satellite P50-A-14F
GeForce GT 745M, Core i7 4700MQ
» MSI GE70 2PC Apache-289HU
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Fujitsu LifeBook E554
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4210M
» Asus R510JK-DM009H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 4200H
» Asus NX500
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4702HQ
» Asus N56JR-CN181H
GeForce GTX 760M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus N551JK-CN112D
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Acer Aspire E5-571G-611H
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
» Asus X555LN-XO113H
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» HP Pavilion 15-p006tx
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» Schenker XMG P505
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4870HQ
» Acer Aspire E5-521-63U8
Radeon R4 (Beema), A-Series A6-6310
» Dell Inspiron 15-3542
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Dell Inspiron 3541
Radeon R5 M230, A-Series A4-6210
» Asus X555LD
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4030U
» Lenovo B50-45
Radeon R4 (Beema), A-Series A6-6310
» Lenovo ThinkPad T540p-20BFA0AVPB
GeForce GT 730M, Core i5 4200M
» Lenovo IdeaPad S510P-59-405720
HD Graphics (Haswell), Pentium 3556U
» HP Envy 15-j151sr
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702MQ
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Lenovo > Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-15 (Update: 2012-08-15)