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Lenovo ThinkPad E520

Lenovo ThinkPad E520
alaScore 86

337 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the sound.

price, usability, performance, keyboard, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad E520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad E520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, keyboard, build quality, portability

energy

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LENOVO NZ3K9UK ThinkPad Edge E520 (15.6 inch) Notebook Core i3 (2350M) 2.3GHz 4GB 320GB DVD RW DL WLAN BT Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (Intel HD 3000 Shared)Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E520 1143K9G Intel ® 2300 MHz 320 GB Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad E520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, performance, keyboard, portability

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ThinkPad Edge E520 11433FU 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2410M 2.3GHz - Matte BlackLenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 1143 - Core i3 2.1 GHz - 15.6 - 4 GB Ram - 320 GB HDDLenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 15.6" Notebook PC

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 Notebook

 

The Golden Balance? The Chinese notebook manufacturer, Lenovo, ai

Acceptable connectivity; Well-sized chiclet keyboard; Separate numeric pad; Matt 15.6 inch screen; Amazing Office performance; Quiet when idle; Good battery life and low power consumption

No USB 3.0 or Docking-Port; Battery sits loosly; Standard warranty lasts 12 months; Average display values; DVD drive is loud when in use; High temperature emissions under load; Average stereo speakers

From Lenovo: the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15 and L520. Laptops from other manufacturers include: HP ProBook 6560b, Samsung 200B5B, Toshiba Tecra R850 and Dell Vostro 3550 Notebook.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Review

 

'The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 is a 15\x94 screen business laptop that offers the latest range of Intel Core i3 to Core i7 processors and starts at $549 on Lenovo.com.\xa0 The E520 is targeted at budget buyers such as small businesses or students, the...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 review

 

A portable powerhouse that's as good for work as it is for play

Good office and graphics performance ; Battery life ; Usability ; Features

Ctrl and Fn keys swapped

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Lenovo ThinkPad E520 review

 

Business laptops don't usually fall into the budget end of the price spectrum, but the Lenovo ThinkPad E520 costs just over £500 and has a fairly decent set of components, including an Intel Core i3 processor, a 500GB hard disk and Windows 7...

The E520's relatively low weight and long battery life make it ideal for travellers, but its dull screen and lack of 3D power means that the E520's all work and no play

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 review

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge range of mid-range laptops might mainly target business customers, but that's no reason to write them off – the good-value E520 combines the power of Intel's Core i5 processor and a discrete 3D graphics chipset.

A great all-round laptop that works for both home and business – if you can look beyond the average screen, there’s plenty here for your money

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Lenovo ThinkPad E520 review

 

Dedicated graphics cards are the exception, rather than the rule, for most business laptops. Tom Morgan goes hands on with Lenovo's latest ThinkPad Edge, to see if its AMD Radeon GPU is a perfect accompaniment, or more of a third wheel.

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A good laptop for work

 

For the price (under $600) this is a great laptop for work. The cpu is plenty fast for the business programs I use (PPT, Word, spreadsheets). The screen is not super high res, but it's got a matte finish that I love and it seems very clear and crisp...

i3 CPU is plenty fast for most programs ; beautiful keyboard, with no flex and good side number pad ; nice matte screen ; includes single 4 gb ram chip; easy to upgrade to 8 gigs ; nice faux rubber finish ; seems well built, esp. hinges ; light enough...

strange placement of Ctrl and Delete keys ; IBM red nipple doesn't work well ; average battery

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Fantastic!

 

We use Lenovo for a lot of our laptops and they perform very well, This laptop was no exception. We purchased this, took out the slow HDD and dropped in a SSD and this thing FLYS! Can't go wrong with this one!

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Not so good

 

Buy something else.

Worked for four months

Died after four months, won't power on. Looking around the web I read stories about bad configuration memory. Wife not happy. Not worth the hassle to get "fixed", trash canned it after removing the hd and memory - no more Lenovo for me

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Good product

 

I like the weight and quality of the product. Runs great.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / 7 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD Graphics 3000 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Radeon HD6630M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / HM65 / QM65 / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:B800 / B810 / B940 / B960 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M
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