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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.4GHz 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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T520 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Big Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Lenovo T520 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M (£314.97) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 11 hours, the Lenovo T520 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T520 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This laptop supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T520 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T520.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo T520 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Big Megapixel Count

When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T520 that we have assessed the megapixel count of, the Lenovo T520's megapixel count of 2 megapixels is one of the biggest. The average megapixel count of laptops of this age and spec is 0.95MP.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo T520 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this spec and age.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops of this spec and age range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo T520 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 portable PC 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.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type 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 comparable spec and age to the T520.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC 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.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T520 range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T520 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Heavy

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that came out around the same time as the T520 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly slow processor front side bus compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the T520. The average processor front side bus of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T520 is 1,400MHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

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 have been available for around the same time as the T520. The speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T520 range from 1W to 11W.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo T520 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than the 4 Bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T520.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450 G1 (2.5GHz), or the Toshiba Satellite C55-A (£349.00) (2.5GHz).

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Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the T520.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T520 has a relatively average total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T520.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 440 (500GB).

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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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
Operating System Architecture
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Weight & Dimensions
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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...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win7, lenovo win7p, lenovo i52520, lenovo win7pr, lenovo i52520m, lenovo win7pro
Barcodes 00886605671827

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