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Lenovo ThinkPad S531

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad S531
Lenovo ThinkPad S531 (ThinkPad S Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 8670M - 2048 MB, Core: 825 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, 12.102.0.0, AMD Switchable Graphics mit Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory
10240 MB 
, 1x 2GB soldered + 1x 8GB (slot), PC3-12800 Hynix (Hyundai), dual channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, LEN40B4, B156HTN03.4, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Storage
Samsung SSD 840 250GB MZ7TD256HAFV, 250 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined headphone and microphone port, Card Reader: 4 in 1 card reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Brightness sensor
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Broadcom BCM43228 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 378 x 252 ( = 0.91 x 14.88 x 9.92 in)
Battery
63 Wh Lithium-Ion, 14.8V, 4.25Ah, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 540 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Windows 8 Professional 64 bit
Weight
2.05 kg ( = 72.31 oz / 4.52 pounds), Power Supply: 340 g ( = 11.99 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
1100 Euro

 

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 67%, display: 76% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad S531

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Think Slim! Business notebooks are usually conservative and rather bulky working devices. Lenovo’s ThinkPad S531 is one alternative that wants to eliminate this prejudice. It combines typical business features with a slim ultrabook design. We checked if the attractive specifications are convincing.
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad S531 – ултра тънък, ултра здрав
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: High performance; slim and rugged; battery life; Full HD screen; loud and clear sound; fast SSD; good cooling system. Negative: GPU performance; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2013

Comment

AMD Radeon HD 8670M: Lower mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture. 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.  
3537U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.1 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1200 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
2.05 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, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. 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.


84%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-12 (Update: 2013-10-12)