ThinkPad W530


This portable 15.6-inch workstation is under 6 lbs, yet can plow through graphics-intensive, ISV-certified applications with lightning-fast processors, advanced graphics, cutting-edge technology and the rock-solid reliability you expect from Lenovo and the industry’s fastest and lightest mobile workstation.

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    ISV Certification

    Because photographers, light CAD/CAM users, digital content creators, and other industry pros require proven performance and software stability more than 120 applications are tested and certified by industry-leading independent software vendors.
    Learn more about ISV-certification >

    Integrated Color Calibrator

    95-percent color gamut LED display in FHD. Optional X-Rite® PANTONE® color calibration for greater image accuracy, more precise color matching, and a consistently true display. 2012 sensor size 45% smaller and calibration of each individual sensor uniquely calibrated to each individual display at the factory.

    OpenGL (Open Graphics Library)

    Up to 1GB of dedicated video memory enables graphic-intensive applications.

    Up to NVIDIA® Quadro® K2000M

    Professional-class graphics card with 2GB VRAM, featuring at least double the count of NVIDIA CUDA® cores of previous generations, with high-performance computing capabilities with advanced visualization techniques.

    Dolby® Home Theater® v4

    Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion — enjoy a crisp, clear immersive surround sound experience over built-in stereo speakers. Plus mini DisplayPort and mini HDMI enable quick and easy hook up to external monitor, TV, or projector.

    Lenovo Cloud Storage

    Protect your critical data, while also making access to information and file-sharing quick and convenient. Automatically back-up and synchronize data across the organization, while enabling access from multiple devices.  Data is encrypted on transfer for an extra level of security.

    SuperSpeed USB 3.0

    Enables up to 10 times faster file transfer, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals.  backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

    Superior Web Conferencing / Voice-Over IP (VOIP)-Optimized

    Low-light sensitive 720p HD webcam with wide-angle viewing and face-tracking, dual noise cancelling microphones with configurations for crystal-clear private and conference mode VoIP meetings. Plus, convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.

    ThinkPad Precision Keyboard With Optional Backlight

    Legendary spill-resistant, full-sized, ergonomic keyboard with optional backlight, to make working effortless even in dark environments. Convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.

    Military-Specification Testing

    Validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust.

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    ISV Certification
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    Description ThinkPad® W530 Laptop
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (3.60 GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM (3.30 GHz, 6MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3720QM (3.60 GHz, 6MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM (3.70 GHz, 8MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3920XM (2.90 GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    Operating System
    • Windows 8 64
    • Windows 8 Pro 64
    • Windows 7 Professional 64
    • Windows 7 Home Premium 64
    • Up to 32GB DDR3 1600MHz
    • HDD
    • 500GB/1TB (5400rpm)
    • 320GB/500GB (7200rpm)

    • SSD
    • 128GB SSD SATA3
    • 180GB SSD SATA3
    • 256GB SSD SATA3
    • 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) (220 NITS)
    • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) (95% Gamut) (270 NITS)
    • 6-cell (57 WHr) removable
    • 9-cell (94 WHr) removable
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    • 9.65" x 14.68" x 1.25" - 1.40"
    Battery Life
    • Over 20 hours (with optional 9-cell battery)
    • Low-Light 720p HD Camera
    • 5.95lbs
    I/O Ports (Input/Output)
    • 1 Mini DisplayPort 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 ReaderOnly available on select models.
    Optical Drive
    • Multi-Burner/DVD CD Multi-Rec
    • ThinkPad Precision Keyboard: island-style, six-rows, spill-resistant with optional backlight
    • Ethernet RJ45
    • Dolby® Home Theater® v4
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® K2000M 2GB VRAM
    • NVIDIA® Quadro® K1000M 2GB VRAM


    • ThinkPad b/g/n Wireless (1x1)
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN)
    • Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN)
    Wireless WWAN
    • Qualcomm® Gobi™ 3K 14.4Mbps/HSPA + /EVDO HSPA + 21Mbps (Half Size MC)
    ThinkPad® W530 Laptop
    Power and Reliability of a Workstation,
    Quality of a ThinkPad.
    In raw performance, the Lenovo ThinkPad® W530 is a class apart combining the power of a workstation with the portability of a laptop. The ThinkPad® W530 offers a wide choice of the latest 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Dual, Quad, and Extreme processors—for those who want more done in a day with great precision and quality. NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology for optimized graphics performance and long battery life. Large capacity HDD of up to 1TB and SSD of up to 180GB increase storage capability and provide fast performance.

    The ThinkPad® W530 is fully equipped to work out of the box with ISV certifications for CATIA, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, 3Ds Max, Maya, Revit, Pro/E, Creo, and more! The ThinkPad precision backlit keyboard, Dolby® Home Theater® v4 sound system, Full HD screen with 95% color gamut and wide viewing angle provide the best operational experience. The integrated color calibrator enhances the viewing experience with vibrant true color consistency.

    The ThinkPad® W530 is the best in performance, graphics, user experience, and usability—designed for those who need the power to outdo.

    Incredible Performance.
    High-performance mobile computing from the latest 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Dual, Quad, and Extreme processors
    Better productivity with Windows® 7 Professional
    Best leadership in application performance and display quality from NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics for CAD, DCC, and 3D visualization
    Exceptional graphics performance and longer battery life using NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology
    Increased memory support of up to 32GB and enhanced data reliability with support for RAID configurations

    Enterprise Ready.
    Automate time consuming and expensive deployment tasks with Lenovo Transition Services
    Available legendary ThinkPad reliability backed by a wide variety of warranty upgrades and damage protection

    Engaging User Experience.
    Work comfortably in dim-lit or dark environments with backlit ThinkPad Precision Keyboard
    15.6" HD+, or Full HD wide viewing angle display with 95% color gamut
    Improved color quality with brighter and clearer display using the integrated color calibrator
    Engrossing surround sound and high-quality audio from professionally tuned Dolby® Home Theater® v4

    Boundless Productivity.
    Increase storage capacity with up to 1TB HDD and 180GB SATA SSD
    Expand your workstation's display with multiple monitor support for VGA, DP1.2, and DVI output
    Work with a wide range of ISV certified professional high-end graphics and 3D applications
    Connect to the internet anywhere, anytime with the WiFi, WiMAX, and WWAN wireless connectivity

    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 ReaderFingerprint reader is optional and available on most configurations. 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 BlockerOnly available on select ThinkPad models. 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

    Software Offerings

    Supported Lenovo Tools Preloaded Applications
    • Access Connections
    • Password Manager 4.0
    • Power Manager
    • Adobe® Reader®
    • Microsoft Office 2013 (requires purchase of product key for activation)
    • Microsoft Windows® Live™ Essentials
    • Norton™ Internet Security™ (30 day free trial)

    Service Offerings

    Lenovo offers a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support and protect your ThinkPad W530 investment. Lenovo Services lets you focus on your customers and business, not your IT.
    • Priority Technical SupportNot available in all regions.
    • Makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, rapid response and resolution.
    • Warranty Upgrades (On-Site and Next Business Day)
    • Maximizes PC uptime and productivity by providing convenient, fast repair services at your home or office.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad W530Accessories & Services

    • Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 14" LCD monitor with Plastic Cover (1452DS6)

      Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 14" LCD monitor with Plastic Cover (1452DS6)

      ThinkVision LT1421 gives mobile professionals a second screen for on-the-go use in displaying spreadsheets and making presentations. At under two pounds and less than an inch thick, the 14-inch ThinkVision LT1421 mobile monitor makes the perfect traveling companion. Great for ad hoc meetings when a projector’s not available. Just plug into laptop via USB port and prop it up with its photo frame stand. Tilt the display to the desired angle and choose from 16 brightness levels to get presentations looking their best.

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    • Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      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.

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    • ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)

      ThinkPad In-Ear Headphones (57Y4488)

      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.

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    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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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 W530:
Battery Life
Up to 7.4 hours with standard removable 6-cell battery
Starting at 5.76 lbs.
Stereo with Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
1 Mini DisplayPort with audio, 1 VGA port, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 (1 always-on), 1 3.5mm combo mic/headphone jack
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