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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T520 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speed of the Lenovo T520 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest amongst laptops that are a similar age to the T520. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo T520 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the Lenovo T520 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the T520. Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the T520 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Lenovo T520 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (57 watt-hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520 is 5Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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

The Lenovo T520 is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T520 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520 range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T520, the Lenovo T520 does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The Lenovo T520 is fairly heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T520 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T520. The speaker powers of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 11W.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo T520 supports a 3 bluetooth version which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 4 bluetooth version. The worst bluetooth version of all laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the T520 is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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5 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

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

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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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 most portable PCs of this type and age. Most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 7.7 hours, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the T520.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T520.

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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
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
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
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System Direct 3D Sound
Audio System Full Duplex
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Data Network
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Line-in
Modem (RJ-11) Ports
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
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
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
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
Cable Lock Slot
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
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Power Supply Type
Modem Speed
Internal Modem
Hot Keys
Indication Light
TV in Port
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
LAN Controller
HDD User Password
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win7, lenovo win7p, 424329gbundle, lenovo i52520, lenovo win7pr, lenovo i52520m, lenovo win7pro
Barcodes 00645743449244, 00885976977835, 00885976978078, 00885976978450, 00886843390504, 00886843567685, 00886843710791, 04260346970047

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