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Customer reviews for Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530

15.6” powerhouse with up to 3rd gen Intel® processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, & USB 3.0

Average customer rating:
2.889 out of 5
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5 of 9(56%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Thinkpad Edge E530
Review 1 for Thinkpad Edge E530
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
vkrishna
Location:Brighton, United Kingdom
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Awesome laptop with some naive usability flaws

Date:02 October 2012
Pros: Weight, Durability, Software compatibility, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
Cons: Included Software, camera
"Firstly this laptop gives you one of the best spec Vs cost ratio. The performance is really good, awesome boot up time and response. I am impressed with the performance so far except in very rare occasions. My Lenovo has core i7 +Nvidia GEForce GT630 M; 8GB RAM (Configured for 4GB and upgraded to 8GB once I got it). Very steardy looking laptop too. Only glitch I could see is the naive issues like no led on the front to say whether its charging or not. Also the placing of CTRL key. Apart from that I am pleased with the Lenovo E530. Also an issue worth noting is the camera is not good enough. It does saturates colurs and some how it is not very clear. I am still crossing my fingers thinking that its an issue with my camera alone but do check with your friends before buying.
Performance, reliability and responsiveness is really good. Infact pricing too. Some minor usability issues and camera are the ones to look out for."
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Review 2 for Thinkpad Edge E530
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
MapSoft
Location:Somerset, United Kingdom
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

The E530 is Quality and Performance combined

Date:13 July 2012
Pros: Weight, Warranty, Security Features, Durability, Software compatibility, Bluetooth, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Support, Included software, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
Cons: Video card, Display resolution
"I spent sometime looking at many laptops and notebooks before purchasing Lenovo's excellent ThinkPad Edge E530. Apart from its speed with the latest 3rd Generation i7 processor, the build quality of the unit is the most solid I have found, so don't be fooled into thinking that its low price means less quality with Lenovo. The keyboard has an excellent and professional feel - probably the best I have found on any laptop. The machine is absolutely silent in operation and the sound quality of the speakers is second to none. The boot time is super fast with use of the Seagate Momentus and programs load in no time at all. Battery life is also good and charges extremely fast too. My reason for a 4 Star rating being that I would like a higher screen resolution but love the screen size, and wish I had added the GeForce graphic card as the onboard Intel HD Graphic 4000 is the only thing reducing this machine getting a higher Windows Performance of 5.3 with Aero. But everything has room for improvement! Great stuff Lenovo, keep it up!!"
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Review 3 for Thinkpad Edge E530
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Marc
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 8 Pro
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Best laptop ive owned

Date:27 March 2014
Pros: Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Weight, Warranty, Processor, Security Features, Support, Included software, Durability, Software compatibility, Memory, Bluetooth, Video card, Wireless card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Build Quality, Storage, Display resolution, Display performance
"Highly recommend. Takes getting used to as some buttons are in different places like having to use fn to trigger F keys and ctrl in diff place. other than that I cannot fault!"
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Review 4 for Thinkpad Edge E530
OverallOverall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Bahramks
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 8 Pro
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Disappointing for the price

Date:30 August 2013
Pros: Processor, Security Features, Video card, Screen size, Build Quality
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software, Software compatibility, flimsy trackpad, integrated camera, bloatware, no extra ram slots, missing ssd cache software
"My machine:
EDGE E530 NZQM3GE 3259M3G
i7, 8GB RAM, HDD 750GB, Nvid 635M 2GB, 16GB SSD, 15.6", 1600x900 LED,
The positive:
(+)The build quality is good. Body feels sturdy and well made.
(+)The monitor is also fine, it is a 15.6" LED backlit, had not problem up to now, no dead pixels or uneven illumination.
(+) Performance is fine as expected from an i7 machine, although Win8 has had numerous hiccups already.
The Negative:
(--)There is a LOT of bloatware from Lenovo.
(-)The integrated camera is not giving an image.
(-)In the device manager, there is a USB device
(--)There is a 16GB SSD cache-drive installed in the laptop, but the piece of software which has to enable it is not!!!
(---)The trackpad is unbelievably awful; it is supposed to be clickable, but this makes it "loose".
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Review 5 for Thinkpad Edge E530
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
jacobpro
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 8 Pro
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Cheap, poor quality

Date:06 March 2013
Pros: Battery, Processor, Video card, Keyboard/peripherals, Display resolution, Display performance
Cons: Wireless card, Memory, Support, Weight, Build Quality, Durability, touchpad
"I bought the high end model, i7 Geforce GT630, the performance was good. However the build quality although not terrible certainly was not to the Thinkpad Standard, was fairly heavy, but the case was still stronger than many other laptops. The Trackpoint and Keyboard was of very good. Annoyingly the 1600x900 screen option was limited to blue or red, I wanted black, and the RAM is limited to 8GB. I also paid an extra £20 for a wireless card that turned out to be slower than the standard intel! The main problem for me is the Touchpad is hurrendous, due to the built in buttons. Also with my model I have had a intermittent charging problem, for these reasons I will be sending mine back. I expected better for the £830 it cost me!"
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Thinkpad Edge E530
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating 
1.8 out of 5
1.8 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 2 out of 4
Performance 
1.8 out of 5
1.8 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
2.3 out of 5
2.3 out of 5
Reliability 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5