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The 15.6” ThinkPad T530 is durable, secure, portable, and packed with features to enhance productivity. From its ultra-long battery life to its advanced wireless technology, the T530 helps you take your business to the next level.

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ThinkPad T530 Features

Precision Keyboard
The new precision island keyboard with improved ergonomic design and optional backlight is the best ThinkPad keyboard yet.
Enhanced Graphics
Whether you choose integrated Intel® HD Graphics or discrete graphics featuring NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology, you'll enjoy stunning visuals on the T530.
Fast Data Transfer
Move data between the T530 and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 — it's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies.
Up to 24 Hours Battery Life
Combine a 9-cell battery with a slice battery to enjoy up to 24 hours of productive work between charges.
3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth®
Wherever you are you will be able to get connected with a complete suite of wireless technology — and Lenovo Mobile Access means you don't need an expensive contract.
Integrated 720p HD Webcam and Dual Digital Array Microphones
Crystal clear video and audio, face tracking and keystroke noise suppression technology will help you web conference or chat like you're really there.
15.6-inch HD, HD+, or FHD Display
HD , HD+, and FHD display options deliver bright, crisp visuals and a wide viewing range. Anti-glare technology makes the T530's screen comfortable to look at over the long haul.
Dolby® Speakers With Advanced Audio™ v2
Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether listening to a presentation or kicking back with a movie.
The T530 meets eight rugged military-spec tests against extreme environmental variables, including temperature, pressure, dust, humidity, and vibration testing. Premium durability standards and Active Protection System™ provide a rock-solid machine.
Lenovo ThinkVantage® Technologies
With easy to use, practical and secure software solutions including Password Manager, Rescue and Recovery, and Access Connections™, Lenovo has got you covered.
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Precision Keyboard
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ThinkPad T530 Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

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Description ThinkPad T530 Laptop
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3.10 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (3.30 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3360M (3.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (3.60 GHz, 4MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3720QM (3.60 GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM (3.70 GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
Operating System
  • Windows 8 64
  • Windows 8 Pro 64
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
  • Up to 16GB DDR3
  • HDD
  • 500GB/1TB (5400rpm)
  • 320GB/500GB (7200rpm)

  • SSD
  • 128GB SSD SATA3
  • 180GB SSD SATA3
  • 256GB SSD SATA3
  • 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) (220 NITS)
  • 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) (220 NITS)
  • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) (95% Gamut) (270 NITS)
  • 6 cell (56.1 Wh) removable
  • 9 cell (93.6 Wh) removable
  • 9 cell slice (93.6 Wh) removable
  • Low-light 720p HD camera with face-tracking
Battery Life
  • Up to 24 hours with 9-cell and bottom slice battery
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 9.65" x 14.68" x 1.25" - 1.40"
  • 5.56lbs
  • 1 MiniDisplayPort with audio
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone/MIC
  • 2 USB 3.0
  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 Always on USB 2.0
  • 1 4-in-1 SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC slot)
  • 1 Express Card 34mm
  • 1 Smart Card Reader
Optical Drive
  • DVD Recordable
  • 500GB (7200rpm) HDD with Bay Adapter
  • 1TB (5400rpm) HDD with Bay Adapter
  • Island-style six-row keyboard
  • Optional backlit island-style six-row keyboard
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
  • NVIDIA® NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus™ Technology
WIFI/Mobile Broadband
  • Gobi 3000 Sierra Wireless EV-DO/HSPA WWAN Minicard
  • ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN
  • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
ThinkPad T530 Laptop
Enhanced Features for Better, Round-the-Clock Performance.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T530 is a lightweight and feature-rich laptop built for mobile professionals. The laptop is best suited to professionals completing tasks on the go, running between meetings, or travelling frequently. The 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors give the power to unlock high performance. The Intel® HD4000 and NVIDIA® Optimus™ graphics provide stunning visuals as well as longer battery life.

Work with great comfort, anywhere, anytime, without straining your eyes on the HD, HD+, or Full HD anti-glare screens. Get ahead and stay ahead of your competition with an extensive portfolio of features and options geared to increase productivity. The ThinkPad T530 is durable with reinforced carbon fiber cover and tested against military specifications. In addition, the laptop is reliable with the latest technology for data security along with the industry’s best service and support.

The ThinkPad T530 is a complete enterprise-ready laptop with powerful performance, mobility, and reliability that businesses need.

Best in Performance.
Faster processing, faster performance with up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors
Better Performance with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
Improved processor performance with increased processing speed using Turbo Boost+ technology
Stunning visual experience with up to 100% graphics performance improvement with Intel® HD4000 graphics
All-day battery life − up to 24 hours with external battery pack

Best in Connectivity.
High data transfer on USB 3.0 with a transmission speed up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0
External media and data connectivity with VGA, mini DisplayPort with audio, USB, 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, and 34mm ExpressCard

Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows® 7.
Optimizes data security with robust features like:
Self-encrypting drives that protect data on the hard disk drives in case of loss or theft
Hardware Password Manager for central security management of self-encrypting drives
Built-in Fingerprint Reader1 to switch on the laptop and log on in one swipe
BIOS Port Lock to disable all input and output ports remotely without any additional hardware
USB Blocker2 to identify and block different types of USB devices connected to the system
Provides superior web conferencing with:
Keystroke noise suppression, high-quality webcam, and superior dual digital array microphones

Best in Communication.
Polycom ready for video conferencing, voice conferencing, data and online communication
Noise cancelling dual-array microphones with automatic optimization eliminates background noise
Talk and type keyboard noise reduction technology suppress key strokes when on Internet calls
Easy microphone, speaker, and camera mute buttons provide faster user controls
720p HD camera with face tracking allows you to multitask and stay in frame
Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0 for greater surround sound and enjoyable audio quality

Best in Reliability.
Rugged design that passes eight MIL-SPEC tests and ThinkPad torture testing
Best enterprise-class security with enhanced Fingerprint Reader, Lenovo Hardware Password Manager for BIOS, and Intel® vPro™ support
Legendary ThinkPad reliability backed by a wide variety of onsite warranty upgrades and accidental damage protection

Software offerings

Supported Lenovo Tools Preloaded Applications
  • Access Connections
  • Lenovo Solutions for Small Business
  • Password Manager 4.0
  • Power Manager
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
  • Intel® Learning Series Software Suite
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (requires purchase of product key for activation)
  • Microsoft Windows® Live™ Essentials 2011
  • Norton™ Internet Security (30-day free trial)

Service offerings

Lenovo offers a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support and protect your ThinkPad investment. Succeed with substance, and let Lenovo’s Service support you all the way.
  • Priority Technical Support*
  • Makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management services.
  • Warranty Upgrades - Onsite and Next Business Day
  • Maximizes PC uptime and productivity by providing convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.
  • Warranty Extensions (1 to 5 Years Total Duration)
  • This fixed-term, fixed-cost service helps accurately budget for PC expenses, protect your valuable investment, and potentially lower the cost of ownership over time.
  • Accidental Damage Protection
  • Avoid the hassles of unexpected repair costs. Provides coverage for non-warranted damage incurred under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, or damage to the integrated screen.
  • Keep Your Drive
  • Retain your drive if it should happen to fail, giving you the peace of mind to know that your valuable data is secure.
  • Asset Tagging
  • Systems come equipped with a professional, flexible asset tag based on your exact specifications. PCs are easily identifiable and trackable right out of the box.
  • 1. Fingerprint reader is as an optional feature available on most configurations.
  • 2. Only available on select ThinkPad Classic machines.
  • 3. 32GB mSATA SSD is in addition to other Hard Drives and fits in the WWAN Slot. As a result it is not available with WWAN.
  • 4. Special Bid.
  • 5. Select Models.
  • *
    Not available in all regions.
  • **
    Available on certified models with Intel® Core™ i3, i5 or i7 processors. Claim is calculated by taking the average of Lenovo EE3 laptops and desktops, and compares it with averaged data from 49 competitor products of similar configuration (Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 PCs only). Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in December 2011, using the independent VTS tool to measure start-up time and other performance measurements. Performance will vary by model and configuration.

ThinkPad T530 Accessories & Services

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Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33970)ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188) Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)
Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 (0A33970)ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188) Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

Everything you need. Nothing you don't. Snap into the ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3 with USB 3.0 and get connected to your Local Area Network/Internet and workplace accessories such as a VGA monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer.

Offering exceptional audio performance and comfort, the ThinkPad in-ear headset with in-line microphones lets you switch seamlessly between music and calls. The noise isolating design with integrated microphone also includes small, medium, and large silicone sleeves, as well as a flexible 3.5mm Y cable that allows you to easily connect your headset to your PC.

The portable, ambidextrous Lenovo Wireless Laser Mouse is perfect for anyone looking for a compact mouse to use every day and while on-the-go. Scroll through documents, spreadsheets, and more with increased accuracy and control – plus, an advanced power management system, a high-efficiency laser sensor, and an off switch help to maximize your battery life.

The Lenovo Security Cable Lock allows you to help reduce theft and manage physical security access wherever you need it. One piece design for easy use. Lightweight  (130g / 0.29 lbs) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling.  

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Why Lenovo Services?

  • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
  • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
  • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

  • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

  • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
  • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

  • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

Ultimate Data Security

  • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
Standard on the T530:
Battery Life
Up to 9.1 hours with standard removable 6-cell battery
Starting at 5.56 lbs
Mini DP, VGA, 2 USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Always-on USB 2.0, Combo jack, 4-in-1 SD card reader, Express Card
Dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2


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Battery: These systems do not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. Systems will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use. Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors, including system settings and usage.

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