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Lenovo T520 4 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Apr 2011
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The ThinkPad T420 and T520 notebooks offer the best combination of thin and light mobility and top performance features a business class user would require. Top performing features include Second... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable 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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of many processor core portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T520.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520, the Lenovo T520's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo many processor core portable PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings.

L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T520 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T520. The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this type and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo T520 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. This laptop is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC compared to most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T520 which only have between one and two 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 typical of many many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Narrow

The Lenovo T520 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this type and age (only 373 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average width of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T520 is 380mm.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

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 portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T520 have a front camera, however the Lenovo T520 does not 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. Most of the other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T520 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T520, the PCI Express slot version of the Lenovo T520 of only 2 is one of the oldest. The PCI Express slot versions of many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520 range from 2 to 3.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T520. Across all the many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T520 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.4GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Laptops of this age and type have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this type and age that we have assessed, the Lenovo T520's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have assessed the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the Lenovo T520's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T520 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

The slowest processor front side bus of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T520 is 400MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz. With a processor front side bus of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a quite slow processor front side bus compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T520 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB.

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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size

This portable PC has a 4.1GB internal memory size, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520.

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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 the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops of this age and type.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over five years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the T520.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

The Lenovo T520 has a pretty standard weight (2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo T520 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T520.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on many processor core portable PCs that were launched 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Type
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Power Requirement
Compliance Industry Standards
Type

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 nw93, lenovo nw93z, lenovo i72620, lenovo nw93zu, lenovo i72620m, lenovo nw93zuk
Barcodes 00885976979495, 00885976980750

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