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Lenovo T520 4 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.2GHz 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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T520 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz. The Lenovo T520 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,300 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the T520.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst many processor cores laptops of this age. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T520 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Many processor cores laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just many processor cores laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo T520 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the T520 have between one and three 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 many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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12 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 many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for more than two years use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T520 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T520 which have a front camera.

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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 a comparable spec and age to the T520 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

At only 2, the Lenovo T520 has a quite old PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the T520. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T520 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.9.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the T520 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T520. Many processor cores laptops that were launched around the same time as the T520 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most many processor cores laptops that have been available for more than two years do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo T520 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of many processor cores laptops that are a similar age to the T520 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 18GB. The Lenovo T520 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores laptops of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of laptops of this spec and age range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W. The Lenovo T520 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T520.

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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size

The biggest internal memory size of the Lenovo T520 is 4.1GB. That's 50% less internal memory size than a 8.2GB laptop, which is the most common internal memory size.

This portable PC's internal memory size (4.1GB) is in fact the worst internal memory size across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T520.

The best internal memory size amongst comparable types of portable PC is 8.2GB.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T520

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo T520 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the T520.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo T520 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo T520 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the T520.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo T520 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the T520.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable 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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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Front Side Bus
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Type
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
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
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
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
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
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
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Power Requirements
Compliance Industry Standards
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 nw93, lenovo nw93z, lenovo i72620, lenovo nw93zu, lenovo i72620m, lenovo nw93zuk
Barcodes 00885976979495, 00885976980750

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