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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T520.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Lenovo T520 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo T520 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (11 hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 11h battery life laptops currently available including the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo T520 which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

Most of the other laptops of this age and spec only have between one and eight number of battery cellss, however the Lenovo T520 has nine number of battery cellss.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. The Lenovo T520 has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s (1.3 megapixels) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Lenovo T520 is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo T520 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520 do have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo T520 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this type and age the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the T520, the Lenovo T520's hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520 is 250GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of laptops of this spec and age range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520's memory clock speed is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo T520 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T520. The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo T520 has one of the lower speaker powers (only 1 Watt) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520 the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo T520 supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most portable PCs of this type and age support a 4 bluetooth version. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T520 the best bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T520.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] (2.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T520 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the T520.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the T520.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the MSI CX640MX[plb_2376153_price] (500GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System Direct 3D Sound
Audio System Full Duplex
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
Modem (RJ-11) Ports
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
ESATA/USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Voltage
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front) (imperial)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear) (imperial)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Keyboard Illumination
Worldwide AC Compatibility
Simultaneous External Display
Modem Speed
Internal Modem
Audio Adapter Type
Hot Keys
External Display
Indication Light
Plug and Play
TV in Port
Antenna
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
HDD User Password
Memory Description
Display
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 nw65, lenovo nw65f, lenovo nw65fu, lenovo nw65fuk
Barcodes 00886605681819

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