45 of 66(68%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad T530
Review 1 for ThinkPad T530
Owned Product:Just got it
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
It's all about the keyboard.
Date:July 24, 2012
"I have been a Thinkpad owner for over a decade. And with every release the they seem to get a little worse. A laptop is all about the keyboard and the monitor. Something the new R&D folks seem to forget. The new keyboard layout on the T530 is worse then the T520. Instead of expanding the keyboard size and leveraging the wasted speaker space they shrunk the keyboard further making the esc key a non-key like the Dell products. Why would you intentionally frustrate those folks that use the esc key. Yes old programers exist, and yes they like a boring keyboard with a big esc key. If I wanted to buy a machine to play games on them I could do without the esc. Either way each year I find it harder and harder to defend my purchases of Thinkpad laptops. The new design is just another nail in the coffin."
"I was never getting anything but a Thinkpad because of the trackpoint. The keyboard's best feature is the built in light - a great improvement over the overhead light. The machine is fast, the audio works well, the screen is great even in bright light.
BUT my T530 has the new Lenovo keyboard. The keyboard feel is not quite as good as the old version - causing more mistyping. The keyboard is smaller, missing some keys and rearranging others to make room for the speakers. I'm mostly OK with that.
BUT BUT - the landing marks on F and J to help touch typists stay home are just not adequate. I've just stuck tape on the keys - we'll see if that helps.
And of course, it has the now universal silly 16x9 screen - great as a TV, weak for actually working on information."
"Purchase this laptop last november , did not purchase the top of the line customization, boot up was the same as other laptop, i got a dell xps 17 crashed reboot works great, then upgrade the lenovo and now it is fast got a few software that loads in second rather than my xps, keyboard not that bad , tried to do a backup just in case my system crashed, hard to get support from lenovo support , so i just got a recovery disk back-up, not a lot of apps to get rid off still trying preloaded software if needed or not, if you want your laptop win prem or pro go pro, it is worth the upgrade, this is my first lenovo laptop so still trying to make it work a lot.One of the thing im looking for is to make my battery last longer , my dell got a software will disconnect your laptop if the battery is full this does'nt. Some of my software dont want to work on my dell thats why i got this and just install with no problem ."
"I've had this T530 for two months. I5 chip, 500 GB drive, 8 GB ram, 1600x900 screen, 6 cell battery. Windows 7
I don't do heavy graphics, just business type stuff. Performance is excellent, boot time is 30 sec, login longer because of all the stuff I load. I am a very experienced computer guy but don't stretch the system performance-wise.
Screen is GORGEOUS. I am very surprised and happy at how sharp and vivid it is. No glare, sharp, great colors, etc.
Keyboard is great. I didn't have the old one that people pine for so I can't compare to that. The keys feel great in all respects, I have no complaints.
Battery life -- about 2 hours at full brightness. Battery meter is laughable -- very innacurate. But it lasts 2 hours, no matter what the meter says. I consider 2 hours to be average"