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Lenovo ThinkPad T530


This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop. If you have the Lenovo ThinkPad T530 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad T530 specifications page.

NameLenovo ThinkPad T530
Processor3rd Generation Intel Core i3-2370QM (2.40 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3210M (3.10 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3320M (3.30 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3360M (3.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3520M (3.60 GHz, 4MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3720QM (3.60 GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3820QM (3.70 GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)

Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
15.6” 1600×900 Widescreen
15.6“ 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
DisplayPortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Smart Card ReaderNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Track PointNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo ThinkPad T530 works with Linux here.


David Vincent-Jones, 2014/01/09 23:56

Built-in microphone is not working. I had the problem with Windows-7, with Ubuntu 13.10 and now with Fedora-20.

There is a problem with the mic. muting button that may be the culprit.

Don Peterson, 2013/09/25 22:46

Laptop works great with CentOS6.3. Tried Ubuntu and had problems with Unity or display drivers. Can't remember.

Still have annoying problem with screen saver freezing and cannot get display to come back about once a month. I think even under CentOS it has display driver problems. Was hard to get it to work with dual external displays, but did get it to work.

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