Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • Good build quality

Cons

  • Mediocre screen

At A Glance

The IdeaPad G530 is functional and durable enough for an very inexpensive business laptop, but that's about it.

Manufacturer’s Description

3000 G530 Notebook engineered for value, designed to suit any budget, lenovo's G530 Notebook offers well-equipped, smartly configured notebook for your home or home office.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 444624U
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Storage
Storage Size 250 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 444624U
UPC Code 884343908601
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name 3000 G530 Notebook
Marketing Information

3000 G530 Notebook engineered for value, designed to suit any budget, lenovo's G530 Notebook offers well-equipped, smartly configured notebook for your home or home office.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line Essential
Product Series G530
Memory
Standard Memory 3 GB
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • 3000 G530 Notebook
  • Lithium - Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Broadcom
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Pentium Dual-core
Processor Model T3400
Processor Speed 2.16 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 1 MB
Bus Speed 667 MHz
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 32-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 82.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:37:30 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 386.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 389.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 274.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 498.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 626.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 751.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 272.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 392.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 239.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 8.04   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 6.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 6.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 5.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 492.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0