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Lenovo T520 4 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Jun 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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14 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

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

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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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T520 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC also support 1, 066MHz and 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all many processor core portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T520.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 6 megabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520 have processor caches of between 2MB and 8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Lenovo T520 is a eight processor thread portable PC.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T520 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the T520 is 5,900 RPM. The Lenovo T520 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo T520 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Narrow

At only 373 millimeters, the Lenovo T520 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 240mm and 430mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of this spec and age use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo T520 which 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 many processor core portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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 were launched around the same time as the T520 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of only 2, the Lenovo T520 has one of the older PCI Express slot versions amongst many processor core portable PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T520 is 2.9, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T520, the Lenovo T520 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T520 range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of many processor core portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T520 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB. The Lenovo T520 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of many processor core portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T520 range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo T520 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP ZBook 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (2.5GHz), or the Acer Aspire V Nitro 17[plb_2548266_price] (2.5GHz).

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Intel Core I7-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-2xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price] (17").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Aspire V3-551G[pl_1540242_price] (2.6kg), or the Aspire V3-551G[pl_1477480_price] (2.6kg) both from Acer.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been available 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.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
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 Identity Protection 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 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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

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