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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 250GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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

The Lenovo T520 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast processor frequency (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The slowest processor frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520 is 3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to 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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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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

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

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T520 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo T520 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 does not have a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years do have a front camera.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 250 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the T520 the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T520 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age 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.

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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 frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 250 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Laptops of this age and spec have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 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 spec and age to the T520. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T520 the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo T520 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of this type and age range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] which has better reviews.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the T520.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T520.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T520 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T520.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Display Resolution
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Networking
Cabling Technology
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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LAN/VGA Combo Port
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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Operating System Installed
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
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Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
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Fingerprint Reader
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AC Adapter Included

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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