Lenovo ThinkPad T530 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 (N1BATPB)Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M, Intel Core i7 3520M, Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.7kg
Price: 1400, 1500 euro
Average Score: 82.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: 88%, features: 85%, display: 83%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XGNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 2429-5XG
Processor: Intel Core i7 3520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5400M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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
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

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T530

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T530Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T530
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Geschäftlich unterwegs
Source: c't - 7/13 German
Mobility and office performance very good, 3D gaming performance bad. noise emissions good, display satisfying
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2013
Lenovo ThinkPad T530
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Top quality workmanship, carbon fibers used in the chassis; glossy formula; excellent performance; very good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 (N1BATPB)

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T530 (N1BATPB)Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 (N1BATPB)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

82% Lenovo ThinkPad T530 (N1BATPB)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90%

 

Comment

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 NVS 5400M:

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

» 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

3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

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.


2.5 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.

2.7 kg:


82.33%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12- 5 (Update: 2012-12- 5)