Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by LikeMyThinkpad Strong Performance, and yet...
On an otherwise great laptop, Lenovo could have included a better keyboard on the T530. That would have made it a "10" for me. But it's still a strong "8".
Rated 1 out of 5 by Scott Worst Keyboard Ever
The guts of this laptop are top rate. But the keyboard is the worst I have ever seen. This was very surprising for me, since Lenovo has traditionally had the best keyboards in the industry. Not any more. If you want a Lenovo, make sure it has the standard keyboard, not this cheap knock-off. The touchpad is also a piece of junk.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrPalancar Lenovo T-530 (First Lenovo)
I did a lot of research before buying my newest laptop, a T-530. I ALSMOST didn't buy it because of all of the negative reviews on the changing of the keyboard.
So I have to admit, I never experienced this older version keyboard with the blue enter key, so perhaps I don't know what I missed, but with that said, this is the absolute best laptop I've ever owned! I like this keyboard and have noticed my typing errors have decreased because of the widely spaced keys and good feel of the keyboard in general.
This unit feels solid and I just really like working on it.
I can already say for sure, when our other poorly made company laptops fall apart, we will definitely be replacing with these Lenovo T-530's.
I guess I'm sold on this product.
I'll write another review after I've punished this one in the field for a year.
Rated 4 out of 5 by BackToBasics It's all about the keyboard.
I have been a Thinkpad owner for over a decade. And with every release the they seem to get a little worse. A laptop is all about the keyboard and the monitor. Something the new R&D folks seem to forget. The new keyboard layout on the T530 is worse then the T520. Instead of expanding the keyboard size and leveraging the wasted speaker space they shrunk the keyboard further making the esc key a non-key like the Dell products. Why would you intentionally frustrate those folks that use the esc key. Yes old programers exist, and yes they like a boring keyboard with a big esc key. If I wanted to buy a machine to play games on them I could do without the esc. Either way each year I find it harder and harder to defend my purchases of Thinkpad laptops. The new design is just another nail in the coffin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by IthinkthereforeIam Allaround Winning Investment
If there are 50 ways to lose your lover, 50 ways to love your liver there are at least 50 ways to love Lenovo, the Think Pad that does just that. It practically thinks for me. I was apprehensive about switching from my usual brand of computer/laptop (I even felt a bit of a traitor) until I made this purchase. From the support on initial purchase to the use of this incredible work of technology I LOVE my Lenovo. I have had no problem using it, right from the start. As a published author I pound away 8 days a week on all sorts of projects. The keyboard is so comfortable I was hooked right off the bat. The services and other customized perks cannot be beat. The built in overhead light; brilliant! To me it's just the overall way the computer almost anticipates my needs. So easy to use. Techies will go crazy for it and so will novices such as myself who are often frightened into getting what they've been comfortable with. I'm glad I went out on a limb for this investment. I'm glad the NAPW showed me the way to THINKING clearly about my choice in a new laptop. I absolutely LOVE IT! It is now my new best friend. Thanks Lenovo!