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Lenovo Ideapad 530S-15IKB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad 530S-15IKB. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the size, and many are less positive about the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Ideapad 530S-15IKB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Nathaniel Mott (

Lenovo IdeaPad 530S


Lenovo's IdeaPad 530S is a meat-and-potatoes, middle-of-the-road laptop that's elevated by a slim chassis and long battery life.

Lean chassis. Long battery life and fast recharge. Dependable (if not hair-swept-back) performance.

Dim display, even at the brightest settings. Fan kicks on at unpredictable times. Intrusive bloatware, security trials.

Bottom Line: Lenovo's IdeaPad 530S is a meat-and-potatoes, middle-of-the-road laptop that's elevated by a slim chassis and long battery life.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (

Lenovo Ideapad 530S-15IKB (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review


Premium for less? With the IdeaPad 530S, Lenovo has further slimmed down and improved the model in addition to adopting the latest generation of components: a Core i5-8250U, 8 GB RAM, and an FHD anti-glare display. Is this the XPS for the rest of us?

sleek design with great build quality that belies its price point ; relatively stable chassis ; very good general system performance ; mostly straightforward maintenance ; nearly silent operation in most cases ; good temperatures under load ; decent...

somewhat disappointing CPU and GPU performance ; port selection is a bit thin (and ports are somewhat crowded) ; case rigidity pales in comparison to pricier rivals ; only a single internal storage port ; no options for dual-channel RAM ; slow card...

For those interested in an attractive, relatively sturdy, mostly well-rounded entertainment laptop that won’t empty the wallet, the $699 IdeaPad 530S is absolutely worth a look. Thanks to its capable quad-core i5-8250U CPU, plenty of RAM, and fast NVMe...

Aug, 2018

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Lenovo Ideapad


"So far I'm really pleased with this laptop, boots up quickly, is elegant and quiet. I would definitely get a Lenovo next time."

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Best one i have ever owned.


" Needed a new laptop as my one was getting old so checked out the AO site and this one jumped straight out at me and I'm glad I chose it very fast and a massive hard drive, Also wanted All-aluminium laptop not a fan of plastic laptops. Great service...

Jan, 2019

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Excellent laptop with nice features


I bought this laptop on the recommendation of the guy who provides me with computer know how and assistance. I am not disappointed. It I still fast, has good screen resolution and the keyboard is easy to use. I was pleased with the service I received...

Nov, 2018

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Love it!!


"Super fast and the sleek metal frame makes it feel like a much more expensive, super luxurious laptop. The Screen resolution is amazing and the sound is really clear and true :) I definitely recommend this laptop - and due to family members having...

Nov, 2018

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Great light laptop


"Purchased to do coursework and study from. Great to get started on straight away."

Nov, 2018

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Light, thin and great for every day use


"I am on a computer or laptop a lot of the time due to the fact that I work from home so I need a machine that can cope with my needs. I'd had my old Lenovo for years and it was time for an upgrade. The Lenovo 530S was set up in a matter of minutes...

Nov, 2018

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New Laptop


"Haven't had a new laptop in years, but as my old faithful HP finally collapsed thought it was best to upgrade. Did some research, read some reviews and decided on the Lenovo 530s and man am I pleased I did! It's quick, responsive is capable of more...

Solid Casing; Responsive; Fast

Fingerprint Sensor

Oct, 2018

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Great Laptop


"I chose this laptop after seeing that Which recommended the 14 inch version of its predecessor as a best buy. It was easy to set up and using File History it was easy to copy files from my old laptop. My previous laptop was 8 years old and it is...

Fast start up; i5 processor is fast; Looks good; Well built

No Ethernet port; No CD/DVD drive

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:N
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Quick Charge:Y


Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y


Colour name:Mineral Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Product colour:Grey
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX130 / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


Antenna type:1x1 / 2X2
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50 - 60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.40 / 4.00
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.80
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967
Processor code:SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
SSD capacity:256
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:256
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16.8
Weight:1.69 / 1.95