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ThinkPad E531

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Optimized for Windows 8, the 15.6" ThinkPad E531 small business laptop features improved graphics support, enhanced multimedia, and robust security. Plus, Lenovo OneLink technology simplifies connectivity and expands power through a single cable.

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    ThinkPad E531Features

    Award-Winning Keyboard Further Enhanced for Windows 8

    Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device.  And now it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons,  function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration can be configured multiple ways through Settings. E531 includes numeric keypad.

    Up to 6 Hours of Battery Life

    Nearly all-day computing unplugged lets you get a full day of work in on a single charge.

    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.

    Lenovo Solutions for Small Business

    Built on the Intel® Small Business Advantage platform and includes unique security and productivity features to keep your small-to-mid-sized business up and running: after-hours maintenance, software monitoring, USB blocker, energy savings, and the ability to backup and restore applications.

    Integrated Fingerprint Reader

    Get quick, convenient access and secure login with one swipe.

    Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2

    This suite of audio technologies enables your ThinkPad to deliver a crisp, clear surround sound experience over its built-in stereo speakers. The technology increases audio clarity for VOIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos.

    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.

    New Lenovo OneLink Technology

    Get more from your power cable! OneLink technology is a unique interface that simplifies connectivity through a single cable to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock. The OneLink dock  provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio — all while charging your notebook. ThinkPad E531 is one of the first laptops to debut this innovative technology.

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    DescriptionThinkPad E531
    Processor
    • Intel® Core™ i3-2348M Processor (2.30GHz, 3MB Cache, 1333MHz)
    • Intel® Core™ i3-3120M Processor (2.50 GHz, 3MB Cache, 1600MHz)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-3230M Processor (2.60 GHz, 3MB Cache, 1600MHz)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM Processor (2.20 GHz, 6MB Cache, 1600MHz)
    Operating System
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8 Pro
    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Display
    15.6" HD Antiglare Display (1366 x 768) (200 NITS)
    Graphics
    Intel HM77 - Intel HD 4000 Integrated Graphics (WWAN or mSATA capable)
    Webcam
    720p HD face-tracking technology, low light sensitive
    Memory
    Up to 16 GB Max DDR3 (2 DIMM Slots)
    Battery / Battery Life
    Up to 6 hours (with standard removable 6-cell battery)
    Dimensions (W X D X H)
    14.84" x 9.84" x 0.98"
    Weight
    5.4 lbs
    Keyboard
    Windows 8 optimized Island Keyboard with numeric keypad
    Audio
    • Dolby® Advanced Audio with Stereo speakers
    • Built-in dual array microphone (combo jack)
    Wireless
    • ThinkPad bgn Wireless BT Combo (1x1 BGN & BT4.0)
    • Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230 (2x2) BGN +BT BLE
    • ThinkPad abgn Wireless BT Combo (2x2 ABGN & BT4.0)
    Ethernet
    Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth®
    Yes
    Navigation
    5-button TouchPad
    Optical Drive
    Yes
    I/O (Input/Output) Ports
    • (1) MiniDisplayPort with audio
    • (1) VGA
    • (1) HDMI
    • (1) 3.5mm Combo Jack Headphone/MIC
    • (2) USB 3.0
    • (1) Always on USB 2.0
    • (1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
    • (1) Express Card 34mm
    • (1) Smart Card Reader
    • (1) Lenovo OneLink Technology
    Storage
    • HDD
    • Up to 1 TB 5400rpm (9.5mm)
    • SSD
    • 128 GB
    • MICRO
    • 24 GB NGFF Memory for Win8

  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad E531Accessories & Services

    • ThinkPad OneLink Dock

      ThinkPad OneLink Dock

      Enables a clutter-free desktop with single cable management, plus OneLink Dock lets you get more from your power cable! Docking provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audio — all while charging your notebook.

    • ThinkPad Battery 75+ (6 cell) (0A36311)

      ThinkPad Battery 75+ (6 cell) (0A36311)

      Stay unplugged longer with the ThinkPad Battery 75+. This rechargeable six-cell battery uses Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) technology and can be used as a replacement for aging system batteries or as a convenient spare battery.

    • 90W Ultraslim AC/DC Combo Adapter (41R4493)

      90W Ultraslim AC/DC Combo Adapter (41R4493)

      This combo adapter can power your notebook, cellphone, MP3 player, or other peripheral devices, when plugged into a standard AC wall outlet or the DC outlets available in automobiles and airplanes. It’s Lenovo's smallest and lightest combo power adapter yet, so it tucks easily into your carrying case for travel.

    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      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 ( 130 g / 0.29 lbs ) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling.

    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 E531:
Battery Life
Up to 6 hours with standard removable 6-cell battery
Weight
Starting at 5.4 lbs
Speakers
Stereo with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
Microphone
Dual-array with VOIP enhancement
Ports
2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 powered, VGA, HDMI, RJ45, 4-in-1 card reader, audio/headphone combo jack, Lenovo OneLink technology

DESIGN.

Lenovo has won more than 100 international awards for forward-thinking design.

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