Pros

  • Awesome audio output
  • Good power/performance ratio

Cons

  • Annoyingly Glossy screen
  • Needs better DVD playback software

At A Glance

The Y530 isn't going to break any speed records, but for everyday work and rocking out in the off-hours, it's a solid choice.

Manufacturer’s Description

Now experience larger-than-life home entertainment ideas. Bring blockbuster entertainment home with a 15.4" frameless wide-screen and Dolby Home Theater 4.1 Surround Sound. The IdeaPad Y530 Notebook also comes with features like VeriFace face recognition technology.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 59018790
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 3 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/150
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
UPC Code 884343673851
Manufacturer Part Number 59018790
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name IdeaPad Y530 Notebook
Marketing Information

Now experience larger-than-life home entertainment ideas. Bring blockbuster entertainment home with a 15.4" frameless wide-screen and Dolby Home Theater 4.1 Surround Sound. The IdeaPad Y530 Notebook also comes with features like VeriFace face recognition technology.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line IdeaPad
Product Series Y530
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Elite Pro Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • IdeaPad Y530 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 14.2"
Depth 10.3"
Weight (Approximate) 105.12 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model P7450
Processor Speed 2.13 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GM45 Express
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54, Mini PCI Express

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 82.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:13:47 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 307.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 331.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 530.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 411.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 777.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 264.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 693.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 248.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 25.99   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 20.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 23.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 18.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 16.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 23.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 17.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 24.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 68.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 46.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 392.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0