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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge (ThinkPad Edge E530 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-2450M 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M - 2048 MB, Core: 660 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, Nvidia Optimus with Intel HD Graphics 3000, nvlddmkm 8.17.12.9056 (Forceware 290.56)
Memory
4096 MB 
, 1x 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800, 1 empty slot
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LEN40B0 LTN156AT24401, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM77 (Panther Point)
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT-08HXZT1, 750 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined in/out audio jack, Card Reader: 4 in 1 (MMC, SDHC, SDXC, SD), 1 Fingerprint Reader, powered USB 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth Centrino Wirless Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 35 x 377 x 245 ( = 1.38 x 14.84 x 9.65 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Weight
2.43 kg ( = 85.72 oz / 5.36 pounds), Power Supply: 450 g ( = 15.87 oz / 0.99 pounds)
Price
720 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 72%, display: 69% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530, Sandy Bridge

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%

Comment

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.

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.


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).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.43 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


76%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-21 (Update: 2019-04-30)