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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad T530

15.6” powerhouse equipped with high productivity features, leading wireless options to keep you powered & unplugged round-the-clock.

Average customer rating:
3.701 out of 5
3.7
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(67 Reviews) 63
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46 of 67(69%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad T530
Review 1 for ThinkPad T530
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
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Design 
1 out of 5
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Features 
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Value 
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BackToBasics
Location:Washington DC
Owned Product:Just got it
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional

It's all about the keyboard.

Date:July 24, 2012
Cons: keyboard
"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."
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Review 2 for ThinkPad T530
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
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Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Millwood
Location:Millwood, NY
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Fine overall but keyboard is weak

Date:December 16, 2012
Pros: Wireless card, Build Quality, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Memory, Storage
Cons: Weight, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size
"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."
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Review 3 for ThinkPad T530
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 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
bryanmbg
Location:Rye, New york