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Lenovo G530 15.4-Inch Laptop (Black Matte)

by Lenovo
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  • 2.0GHz Intel T4400 Dual Core Processor
  • 3GB 204 Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM); 802.11 b/g; Dual Layer DVD Recordable Drive
  • 15.4" 1280x800 ccfl Display (16:10); Intel GMA 4500M Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

From the makers of the award-winning ThinkPad notebook, the Lenovo G530 notebook is a stylish widescreen notebook combining excellent features at a great price. The full-featured, widescreen Lenovo G530 notebook provides not only the functionality to run a small business but also the features to enjoy computing at home. The new Lenovo G530 notebook comes with a 15.4" widescreen.It’s powered by an Intel T4400 Dual Core Processor with plenty of memory and storage to handle all your everyday computing needs. Complete Connectivity: Download and save photos, music and other media with the 4-in-1 media card reader. The Lenovo G530 notebook offers four side accessible, high-speed USB 2.0 ports as well as VGA, RJ11 and RJ45 connections. These provide broad compatibility with many consumer devices such as digital cameras, digital camcorders, USB storage devices, game controllers, MP3 players and more. The new Lenovo G530 notebook offers a standard ExpressCard/54 slot to support the latest high performance, high bandwidth peripherals like a mobile broadband card. Preloaded Software Tools: The Lenovo G530 is loaded with a comprehensive suite of preloaded software to help you maximize your productivity, including: • ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery 4.21, • Product Recovery, • ThinkVantage Access Connections 5.02, • Presentation Director, • Adobe Acrobat Reader, • Sun JRE, • Roxio Creator Small Business Edition (Record Now & DLA), • Intervideo WinDVD; Legendary Keyboard: The same engineers that brought you the legendary keyboard design on ThinkPad notebooks now give you great tactile feel with intelligent layout and performance on other Lenovo notebooks. Thoughtfully designed, the keyboard has specialized keys and buttons for easy access to the Presentation Director application and LenovoCareSM tools, as well as multimedia controls for stop, play, forward, rewind and pause.

Product Information

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Screen Size15.4 inches
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 768 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Hard Drive160 GB mechanical_hard_drive
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameLenovo
SeriesLenovo G530
Item model number4151-A2U
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight21.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.10 x 14.10 x 1.46 inches
Color Black Matte
Processor BrandIntel Pentium
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #36,405 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2010
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Northrip VINE VOICE on February 15, 2010
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We have noted various other computers while both shopping and helping solve our family's various computer issues, so I knew about what I wanted when it came time to replace our 10 year old IBM T23 Think Pad. Price was also a factor in our selection and frankly I simply wanted a Lenovo having had a long and very good experience with my T23. Lenovo is continuing the tougness of the past generation of IBM laptops.

The Lenovo G530 is really a fantastic laptop. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the $1200 laptops have, but it is extremely quick in doing everything I need when I go online. There is tons of storage space with a 165 gig Hard Drive, plus tons of memory-- and I am even starting to like Windows 7. I may eventually go back to Linux Ubuntu distro which is my OS of choice.

The Lenovao G530 has a very bright wide screen moniter. All functions are responding well. Lenovo has continued the IBM PC and Laptop appearance, and I chuckle at the black matte finish and think: "something only a mother could love." Don't worry about appearances, they still have the toughness that I enjoyed for years with my T23. Imagine going from 30 gig hard drive up to 165 gigs, and the same relative improvements on the processor speeds and memory capacity. This unit literally flies from on web page to another. The visual properties of the 15.4 inch monitor as well as the more than adequate sound card give good performance for enjoying videos as well as extended listening to your favorite audios through Windows Media which is included in the Windows 7 Premium OS.
I plug in my Koss PortaPro Headphones and hear every detail of the music. The sound card gives crisp digital audio performance that you will really enjoy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patricia G. Johnson on April 29, 2010
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Love this computer... its having Windows 7 doesn't hurt either. It's fast, and feels good & solid (not like some of the cheaper models that almost feel like toys that'll break at the drop of a hat). We have another laptop we recently purchased at a local store - this other one, besides feeling 'cheaper' has a dvd/cd tray that doesn't have the button to open the drive. This Lenovo has that simple feature I never appreciated before.
It runs nice & cool (amazingly cool, actually), great picture quality (gotta catch the recent NCIS episodes!) and the keyboard feels good to use.
The black matte finish keeps it looking nice (without fingerprints, etc) too.
Probably my only very minor complaint is that the place to plug-in the earphones (and microphone/alt audio-in) are at the very front which makes them inaccessible when I use my laptop cradle (which sets the laptop at an angle, resting against something on that bottom/front).
Oh, and I absolutely love the feature that allows me to physically turn off the wireless card!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tyler Forge on April 15, 2010
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This system is much easier to deal with than I had anticipated. I bought is based on screen size, price, and knowing that lenovo used to make IBM's laptops. Figured I'd buy it and then cope with all the new system joy.

Well, it did NOT come loaded up with crapware. I'm a real fan of that! I had planned on spending an hour or two removing unwanted bloat, but didn't need to. It works just fine for what I bought it for - running some light weight stuff like word processing, spreadsheets, finance and a tiny bit of web surfing. At the price of this thing, I can afford to keep it dedicated to those business type tasks while I use my other machines for gaming, heavy web surfing, etc.

All in all, I'm very impressed with this, my first Lenovo. I'm fairly certain I'll go to them for my next machine as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shoji Kumagai on March 2, 2010
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I bought this laptop for my wife's birthday. So far, she loves it and has no complaints at all. It's not a fully loaded computer, but for the price, it's a great choice. One thing I noticed, though, is when you plug or unplug the power while the laptop is on, it makes rather loud beeping. It may be embarrassing when that happens if you are in a meeting. Does anyone know if the beep can be turned off?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nathaniel Allen TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 13, 2011
I probably ought to have researched this purchase just a little bit more than I did, but I do like this laptop. It's bare bones, but otherwise meets the standards of quality of earlier IBM-manufactured ThinkPads. For web browsing, internet video playback, Inkscape, GPS map unpacking / updating, Skype/Google video chat and telephone calls, and photo uploading (the types of tasks I routinely perform on my G530), it's fine. More than enough storage, speedy Windows 7 operations and boot / standby recovery times.

I use it regularly with HP's WiFi Mouse, Siig's USB to HDMI Converter, Sandisk's MicroMate SD/SDHC Reader, Belkin's Mini Bluetooth Laptop Adapter (for tethering to my Blackberry Storm2 9550, and Belkin's USB 2.0 4-Port Mini Hub.

The keyboard is first rate for laptops. Likewise, no problems with the trackpad (which features a scroll function along the right side). Operation is quiet, even when the cooling fan is on. And the unit never gets too hot. No problems with the mic or web cam to report.

But I do have a list of either "dislikes" or "things I should have considered before purchasing" that I think are worth mentioning.
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