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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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WITH ENHANCED FEATURES FOR BETTER, ROUND-THE-CLOCK PERFORMANCE.The ThinkPad T420 and T520 notebooks offer the best combination of thin and light mobility and top performance features a business... More
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15 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo T520 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops that have been around for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T520. Notebook PCs of this type and age have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (£314.97).

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Quite Long Battery Life

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T520 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h. At 11 hours, the Lenovo T520 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T520.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T520 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the T520 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520 is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the T520.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo T520 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 2 megapixels, the Lenovo T520's megapixel count is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T520. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T520 the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo T520 is a six battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the T520 have between one and eight battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520 is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the T520 that we have checked, the Lenovo T520's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo T520 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo T520 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T520 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T520 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. The Lenovo T520 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T520.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 440 (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the processor family ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520. The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T520. Laptops that are a similar age to the T520 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T520, the Lenovo T520 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

The Lenovo T520 has one of the slower processor front side bus (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor front side bus of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the T520 the speaker power range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo T520 supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 2.1 Bluetooth version is actually the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520.

A 4.0 EDR Bluetooth version is the best supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Very Heavy

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Lenovo T520 is fairly heavy (2.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Lenovo released the T520.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T520 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(10)
5 March 2012

The 15.6-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T520 is a business workhorse, offering solid performance and graphics, excellent battery life, and a great keyboard...

15 April 2011

Lenovo Thinkpad T520 As could be seen in the T420 , many things have remained untouched, apart from the performance increase that was to be awaited with the new processor generation. This is just...

11 April 2011

The Lenovo ThinkPad T520 proved itself to be worthy notebook for business-users and enthusiasts alike. Featuring the latest Sandy Bridge components, the T-series offered excellent battery life...

6 October 2012

Deze laptop is, mits voor zakelijk gebruik, zeker een aanrader. Mocht je echt meer behoefte hebben aan mobiliteit en accuduur ga dan voor de W of nog beter de X series van de thinkpad. Dit is echt... Read more…

Fast boot time
Great keyboard
High-resolution display
Extra-long battery life
Good application performance
No USB 3.0
Small touchpad
Bulky design
Vertical viewing angles
Lage schermresolutie

Zoals we al zagen bij de T420 zijn er veel dingen onveranderd gebleven, afgezien van de verbeterde prestaties door de nieuwe generatie processoren. Dit geld net zo goed voor het ontwerp en de...

21 February 2012

HDMI yuvas? ve USB 3.0 gibi yeni nesil ba?lant?lara üzerinde yer veren cihaz, di?er donan?msal özellikleri ile kullan?c?lar için iyi bir seçenek gibi görünüyor...

26 May 2012

Powoli zmierzamy do ko?ca tego wielkiego testu dwunastu laptopów przeznaczonych dla pracoholików. Ka?dego notebooka szczegó?owo opisali?my, przetestowali?my, a wi?c przyszed? czas na ostateczne...

6 February 2012

Das Lenovo ThinkPad T520 ist der große Bruder des T420 und bringt neben einer höheren Leistung nur wenige Neuigkeiten mit - doch das muss auch nicht sein, denn auch gegen die starke Konkurrenz... Read more…

26 January 2012

Lenovos aktuelles Vorzeige-Business-Notebook ThinkPad T520 (NW95JGE) gleicht seinem Vorgänger T510 äußerlich wie ein Ei dem anderen. Dennoch hat Lenovo ein paar Verbessrungen eingeführt, die... Read more…

Business-User mit prallem Portemonnaie waren ursprünglich die Zielgruppe der IBM ThinkPads. In den letzten Jahren haben sich die Preise auf dem Notebookmarkt aber stark nach unten korrigiert und...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo nw65, lenovo nw65f, lenovo nw65fu, lenovo nw65fuk
Barcodes 00886605681819

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