Lenovo ThinkPad W530 Detailed eBay Pricing Guide

Ah the Lenovo ThinkPad W530, the 15″ ThinkPad that some people hate because of the chicklet keyboard, you are able to install the old keyboard using a mod…


This is probably the last ‘good’ W-Series ThinkPad, this was before the haslel touchpad.



Lets check out the specs of this machine.
Lenovo for some odd reason includes the T530/i in it too, so some of those low specs are probably not available on the W530.

Dual core i5 and i7 models have only two RAM slots, quadcore i7 have 4 RAM slots in the motherboard. This only works if the unit was originally set like this from the factory, that 4 slot mobo is expensive.


Hard Drive Options:

  • 320GB, 5400 rpm
  • 500GB, 5400 rpm
  • 1TB,      5400 rpm
  • 320GB, 7200 rpm
  • 500GB, 7200 rpm

Solid State Options:

  • 16GB mSATA
  • 32GB mSATA
  • 128GB 7mm SSD
  • 180GB 7mm SSD
  • 240GB 7mm SSD
  • 256GB 7mm SSD

Some of those might be from the T530, but I do know you may get a 5400RPM unit.

mSATA was still in its infacy, I think it was introduced from the T510, these 32GB units are probably some sort of cache hybrid with a HDD…

15.6″ Screen Options:

  • HD+ 900 x 1600
  • FHD 1920 x 1080p
  • No 2K, 4K mods…

W530 – $230 – 435 // 840 ~ 156 v 310

W530  – $300 – 620 // 800 ~ 82 – 231 – Outdated post long time ago

So it looks like there are more in the market, the price went down but kinda went higher…

7 Risky    – $120 – 280 // 320 or 350

54 HDD   – $280 – 400 // 700

80 SSD    – $300 – 430 // 1020

99 S-Furb – $315 – 390 // 680

32 M-Furb – $470 – 665 // 940 (some questionable ‘manufacturer refurbished’)

New/other   – $680 – 900 // 1200 (very questionable, more like mint condition refurbs)

NEW     – NONE! 🙁

Ok most of these are not ‘new or manufacturer refurbished’ kinda disappointing but this laptop I guess all got bought out! Also initially I had gotten 310 results but then it went down to 190… I put 350 in risky in face of an XM cpu.

93 AUC – $220 – 350 // 700

136 BIN – $280 – 450 // 1000

i5 – None! 🙂

80 i7 QM – $300 – 420 // 700

40 i7 XM – $570 – 730 // 1020

16GB       – $330 – 420 // 690

32GB       – $400 – 545 // 990

Have fun getting an XM CPU. I was surprised that the price difference for 32GB models wasn’t much in the low end.

60 Keys – $19 – 30 // 62 (backlit and non-backlit)

8 FHD LCD $40 – 52 // 80

9 Mobo – $50 – 90 // 220

31 Battery – $32 – 45 // 70+

60 Charger – $15 – 25 // 50

The most expensive keyboard was a backlit Croatia model <3

And it looks about to be it. Very surprised that this model goes up high… but this is the first out of many, I am sure the 8770W and M6700 will be more pricey thanks to its IPS 1080p 17″ displays.

Lets see!

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