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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 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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12 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo T520 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This notebook PC is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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

When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T520, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Lenovo T520 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T520 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T520 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T520.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 5,057 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the T520 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T520.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 14 hours, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Notebook PCs that have been around for 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 26h.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The slowest processor boost frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time 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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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T520 only have between one and eight number of battery cellss, however the Lenovo T520 has nine number of battery cellss.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Lenovo T520 has one of the biggest battery capacity (Watt hours)s (94 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh.

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10 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T520 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, including the Lenovo T520 which uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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

Like most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the T520, 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 notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T520 is 180GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Lenovo T520 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo T520's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to 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 laptops of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The average weight of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 240g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the T520.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M is also worth considering.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo T520 supports a better bluetooth version than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This laptop supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 4 bluetooth version. The best bluetooth version of all laptops of this type and age is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

If this Lenovo portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite C70D-B (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T520 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T520.

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Specification

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Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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 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
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Networking
Cabling Technology
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Modem (RJ-11) Ports
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Internal Modem
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display

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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win7, lenovo win7p, lenovo i52520, lenovo win7pr, lenovo i52520m, lenovo win7pro
Barcodes 00885976571750

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