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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB May 2011
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T520.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M (2.6GHz).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo T520 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T520 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 11 hours, the Lenovo T520 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The battery lifes of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo T520 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo T520 is a nine battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec only 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 the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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10 Reasons Against

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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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years which have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo T520 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T520 range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M (500GB), or the DELL Inspiron 17 (£585.00) (500GB).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 180GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Lenovo T520 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) 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 very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T520. The slowest memory clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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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 have been available for more than two years.

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Heavy

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T520 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Lenovo T520 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520 (2.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the T520 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo T520 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Colour
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Key
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
Intel Trusted Execution 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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
Width
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Graphics Adapter Family
LAN Controller
Display

Expert Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win7, lenovo win7p, 424329gbundle, lenovo i52520, lenovo win7pr, lenovo i52520m, lenovo win7pro
Barcodes 00645743449244, 00885976977835, 00885976978078, 00885976978450, 00886843390504, 00886843567685, 00886843710791, 04260346970047

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