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Lenovo T520 2 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.7GHz 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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20 Reasons For

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo T520's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T520. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a similar type and age to the T520 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the T520 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings as do all notebook PCs built by Lenovo.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo T520 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the T520 is 2.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T520 has an Intel Core i7-2xxx processor family which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago processor familys range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T520 is 2h and the longest is 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of 12.8 hours, the Lenovo T520 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T520.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (13h).

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T520 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". The Lenovo T520 has a fairly big display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T520.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_2497643_price] (17.3").

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo T520 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo T520 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of laptops that are a comparable age to the T520 is 3GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T520.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo T520 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average hard drive speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 is 5,900 RPM.

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Very High Speaker Power

The speaker powers of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T520 range from 1W to 11W. At 11 Watts, the Lenovo T520 has a very high speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar 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)

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T520 that we have assessed, the battery capacity (Watt hours) of the Lenovo T520 of 94 watt-hours is one of the biggest. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T520 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have checked, the Lenovo T520's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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8 Reasons Against

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. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the T520 use 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 Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T520 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age 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 the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of a comparable 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T520. The average memory clock speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T520 is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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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 laptops that have been on the market 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T520 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The weights of laptops of a similar age and type to the T520 range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 is one of the heavier portable PCs of this spec and age amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T520[plb_1500745_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

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

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

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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
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)
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Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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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
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
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Microphone Connectivity
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows 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
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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)
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
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
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
Indication Light

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo nw93, lenovo nw93z, lenovo i72620, lenovo nw93zu, lenovo i72620m, lenovo nw93zuk
Barcodes 00645743450295, 00885976979495

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