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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.8GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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25 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T520. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T520 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo T520 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T520 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has an Intel Core i7-2xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The battery lifes of portable PCs of this type and age range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T520 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Lenovo T520 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB).

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T520 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this age and spec. Most laptops of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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Nine Battery Cells

The Lenovo T520 has more battery cells than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T520. Most of the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T520 only have between one and eight battery cells, however this portable PC has nine battery cells.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo T520 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T520 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and type is 5,900 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2,200MHz. With a processor clock speed of 2,800 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a very fast 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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Quite Big Megapixel Count

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have megapixels counts of between 0.3MP and 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.95MP. The Lenovo T520 has one of the bigger megapixels counts (1.3 megapixels) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

The L3 caches of laptops of this spec and age range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. The Lenovo T520 has a fairly big L3 cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T520 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T520 is 28MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The Lenovo T520 has a fairly high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo T520 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth 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 slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 17GB/s and the fastest is 32GB/s.

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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. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T520 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo T520 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520. The average memory clock speed of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the T520 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T520.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M[plb_1453625_price] (2.5kg).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time 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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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T520 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T520. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T520 have speaker power of between 1W and 11W.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo T520 supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T520 the bluetooth version ranges from 2.1 (worst) to 4.0 EDR (best).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T520 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T520.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly average 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 you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus X550CA[plb_2093287_price] (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
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
Processor
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
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
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo nw93, lenovo nw93z, lenovo i72620, lenovo nw93zu, lenovo i72620m, lenovo nw93zuk
Barcodes 00885976979495, 00886605673074, 00886605673753

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