Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Display resolution, Display performance, much longer boot up time
"After reading a lot of reviews regarding Edge E530 and its price i decided to purchase it but my experience was avg(Satisfactory) not good. As per my opinion its boot up time is much longer while my machine is i5 3210 with 6GB ram. It is major drawback of this machine. Over all performance is good."
"I got this laptop 2 days ago,This is not portable laptop,It is good if you work only at home or in office, I mean you can't carry this laptop every where like as T series.This is not strong likeas T series. I recommend this laptop for people that they are not travelling with laptop and They like bright screen. The Screen is too bright , I don't like this too bright screen."
"If you require the NumLock to be on when your computer starts DO NOT buy this computer. It is very annoying to have to always turn the NumLock on. Other Windows 7 Pro programs I have can be turned on at start up. Not this one. I get madder and madder very day. May just have to return and get a different computer that can do what I require."
""I got this 3259 10 days ago,This is not portable laptop,It is good if you work only at home or in office, I mean you can't carry this laptop every where like as L/T series.This is not strong likeas L/T series.
There is drawback of Battery performance. facing problems with the battery..
"I have been an IBM laptop user for many years - 480 then 600E, then thinkpad 700, T40, X50 - too numerous to mention. Got given this laptop by the company I work for. Trackpad is extremely poor design - keeps on highlighting and erasing/overtyping text whilst typing. Surely after this many models they can get these things designed better? Back to the drawing board Lenovo?"
"I bought this laptop thinking it would be a Thinkpad in slightly cheaper packaging. By that I mean good performance and reliability but less compact and a non-neodymium case.
I have owned this computer for about a year and it's starting to have major performance issues. Programs (including Windows Explorer) frequently hang, videos do not play back smoothly, and forget about running 3D applications. I am extremely disappointed by the fact that it takes several minutes for Word to become usable after the program launches."
"I got this computer to replace a 6 year old Dell Studio laptop. I wish I didn't. The worst thing about it is the touchpad. It is terrible. It moves when you try to click on things and you end up either not clicking or in the wrong place. Sometimes it seems like you have to try a few times before it works. It is not very good at connecting to the internet. I have wifi and my Dell works much better when online. Every other computer I have bought comes with some sort of office software, so I assumed this would too, but no. Also while this is no fault of lenovo, I hate windows 8!! It is a very frustrating computer to use."
"I have been using IBM notebooks for about ten years now. Two models which satisfied me. good built, stable. but this E 530 Think Pad is nothing like them at all. Has been the most expensive so far but has the slowest performance when working on pictures and is instable with the 7 Home Premium. It´s ok though for the non working part like watching video. But I needed it to edit and send pictures, to write and surf the internet. I guess this will be my last IBM notebook. If it wasn´t just 5 months old I´ld trash it for it is slow and hangs itself up often. So for some parts of my work with pictures I use my old z60m which has developed a fan problem after 5 years of use"
"This E530 is a replacement for a 3-1/2 year old G530 that refuses to boot. I was very happy with the G530, so the E530 was an easy transition which I have own for a little over a month. I consider the E530 to be better built and performance is increased. My E530 is a quieter running machine and is the absolute basic model in the E530. The only thing that I'm not sure about is the touchpad. It has a textured surface and has the capability to right and left click. This is a feature I am not use to at this point and tend not to use. I was happy to be able to purchase a Thinkpad at a very reasonable price. I was able to get Windows 7 on the E530 which was very important in my decision to purchase it."
"Really it can only handle 8 gb ram and has the worst touch pad in the industry. the only redeeming feature is that you can upgrade it to windows 8 and get some functionality. I use a laptop for virtual systems practice and had always trusted Lenovo but this time they failed me and they failed big. The documentation on the outside of the box was inconclusive and misleading."
"I purchased the Thinkpad E530. I got the fingerprint reader, Windows 8, 8GBmemory, 500GB harddrive, 3rd gen i5 processor up to 3.3 GHz. I love almost everything about this machine. Windows 8 was weird at first, and I did think it would be pointless w/o a touch screen, but I really do like it now.The computer starts up quickly too. The fingerprint reader is such a cool feature as well-- I can sign into anything with a swipe of a finger. The only downside to this computer is the touchpad. If you click it and your finger is not at the very bottom, the mouse jumps. But, I dont even use the touchpad anyways. I use the little pointer thing all the time now. Its much easier/convenient. The touchpad really isnt even needed. The keyboard is also very nice too."