"I live on my laptop, and I could not ask for better. It runs smoothly and has a great camera and mic. I wish the battery had a little more life in it. I am overall pleased with yet another great device from Lenovo."
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software, Screen size
"Lenovo is not IBM.
Pro: Computer runs well, nothing to say about performance. Baterry life is rather on the good side.
Cons: But at this size of a desktop replacment i would have expected the option to get a FULL size keyboard with numpad. The wide pseudo 15inch display is actually very small. If compared to true 15inch display, it would hardly reach 13inches. No external mic jack.
Everything else in not worth mentioning - average.
"I have a student edition L530, a sale through my college, that is running a socket g2 Celeron 1000m instead of the i3 or i5 chip. It runs the same 4gb ddr3 1600 and the same 320gb hard drive as listed. Even with the cheaper processor (1.8ghz dual core 22nm) it is fast and stable, runs win7 and Office `13 with ease. Construction is VERY solid, heavy screen hinges, keyboard feels light to the touch, but keys are smooth when pressed. Speakers have decent sound, positioned in front, below the wrist pad, so setting the unit on a table or stand improves sound quality immensely. Overall, I would recommend this unit to others."
"I bought this computer for personal and professional use, as well as some gaming. I am very impressed with the speed of the 3rd gen i5, as well as the integrated HD4000 graphics which runs most everything I've thrown at it, but not any brand new games(as of 1/1/2013).
The upgraded screen is excellent, great picture and brightness. Keyboard is well designed and comfortable to use. Battery life is great, and I like how it varies its performance based on it being plugged in or not. The touchpad takes a little getting used to and is not that great, but the red nub mouse is great after a little getting used to. Product is well designed and seemingly well built.
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Software compatibility, linux
"We have the old model Lenovo ThinkPad L520 and we must say it is far better in any way than the new L530. The new keyboard of L530 is not that good. The light indicators are less. No light indicator for CapsLk. It is not running that well with Linux too."