ThinkPad L530


The 15.6" ThinkPad L530 brings a balance of value, productivity, mobility and reliability to any business. And the abundance of ports, military-spec durability, superior web-conferencing, and long battery-life — up to 13 hours with a 9-cell battery — are not sacrificed to keep costs down.

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  • Features

    ThinkPad L530Features

    Security Features

    Encrypted hard disk drive, integrated Fingerprint Reader, BIOS port locking, Trusted Platform Module, and more.

    Integrated HD Graphics

    Intel® HD integrated graphics provide 100% increase in 3D and visual performance from previous generations.

    Advanced Thermal Design

    Dual vents and new 2012 fan blade design deliver 28% increase in airflow, plus dust collection is minimized. As a result, select ThinkPad models provide better processing performance and system reliability by minimizing system temperatures, as well as promoting a longer lifecycle.

    Active Protection System

    For models with traditional hard drives, an accelerometer detects movement and stops the drive when a fall or similar event is detected. Rubber mounts are used for the hard disk drive (rather than rails) and the HDD connector is not rigidly attached to the board, so the connector absorbs shock and impact and protects against system damage.

    MIL-SPEC / 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.

    EPEAT® Gold, ENERGY STAR, ULE Gold Sustainable Product Certification, Low Halogen

    Save energy and lower power consumption costs – good for the planet and your bottom line.

    Lenovo Solution Center

    A simplified dashboard that reflects total system health. This hardware diagnostic tool allows quick and convenient access to frequently-used system management tools, including backup and restore, antivirus and firewall settings, system/software updates, internet connections, and service and support.

    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.

    ThinkPad Precision Keyboard

    Legendary spill-resistant, full-sized, ergonomic keyboard. Convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.

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    ThinkPad Precision Keyboard With Optional Backlight
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  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad L530Tech Specs

    PDFThinkPad L430/L530 User Guide

    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
    Operating System
    • Windows 8 Pro 64
    • Windows 7 Professional 64
    4GB, 8GB (DDR3)
    • HDD: 500GB, 1TB (5400rpm)
    • HDD: 320GB, 500GB (7200rpm)
    • SSD: 128GB, 160GB, 256GB SATA3
    ThinkPad Precision Keyboard: six-rows, spill-resistent
    • 6-cell removable
    • 9-cell removable
    Video Graphics
    Intel® HD graphics 4000 (integrated)
    Battery Life
    • 6-cell: Up to 8 hours
    • 9-cell: Up to 13 hours
    Low-light 720p HD (with face-tracking)
    • 14.0" HD (1366 x 768) (200 NITS)
    • 14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) (250 NITS)
    • 15.6" HD (1366 x 768) (220 NITS)
    • 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) (220 NITS)
    Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
    • 5.0lbs with 6-cell battery and ODD
    • 5.69lbs with 6-cell battery and ODD
    I/O (INPUT/OUTPUT) Ports
    • 1 VGA port
    • 1 USB 3.0
    • 3 USB 2.0 (1 always-on)
    • RJ45
    • 4-in-1 SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC slot)
    • 1 MiniDisplayPort with audio
    • 1 3.5mm combo mic/headphone Jack
    • Express Card 54mm (configurable)
    • Smart Card Reader (optional)
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • 13.94" x 9.57" x 1.17-1.24"
    • 14.96" x 9.72" x 1.25-1.31"
    TrackPoint® and TouchPad™
    Bluetooth 4.0
    • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
    • ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
    • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN
    • Gobi 3000
    • Ericsson HSPA
    Optical Drives
    • DVD ROM Read-Only
    • Multi Burner/DVD CD Multi Rec

  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad L530Accessories & Services

    • Shared Docking

      Shared Docking

      L Series laptops share common docking stations with select models from the ThinkPad X, T, and W Series, which can save on equipment costs and make managing parts numbers easy. Plus, manage cables easily, get additional USB ports, and monitor ports. ThinkPad Mini Dock with USB 3.0, 90W (4337-15U) or ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus with USB 3.0, 90W (4338-15U).

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    • ThinkPad Ultraportable Case (41U5062)

      ThinkPad Ultraportable Case (41U5062)

      For protection and easy transport.

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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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    • 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.

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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 L530:
Battery Life
Up to 8.1 hours with standard removable 6-cell battery
Starting at 5.69 lbs.
Stereo with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
Noise-cancelling digital microphone
USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 (one always-on), Mini DisplayPort, VGA, 4-in-1 card reader, configurable ExpressCard 54mm reader, optional smart card reader
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