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Lenovo Thinkpad L520 785953G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad L520 785953G. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and sound are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the durability and battery.

keyboard, performance, price, sound, design

screen, battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad L520 785953G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB53GE Notebook

 

ThinkPad-Discounter. A real ThinkPad available for less than 600 Euros? Lenovo's low-cost ThinkPad L520 makes it possible. Included are good input devices and a Docking Port. Perfect business style in a casual black?

Good application performance, Very quiet and cool, Matte display, Very good Trackpoint and mouse, ThinkVantage software, Low power consumption, Docking Port, Helpful ThinkVantage Tools, As usual, the complete omission of a sensitive glossy finish. A...

Unfavorable location of the ports, Partially unfavorable key layout, Weak viewing angle stability, Low contrasts, Bendable lid, Battery is a bit wobbly, No USB 3.0, A high quality WXGA++ display. The lid could be a bit more rigid

May, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad L520 review

 

The ThinkPad L520's styling will appeal to those who prefer function over form, and its fast processor, great keyboard and long battery life make it a sound business buy.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB52UK

 

Laptop arrived with a faulty screen - there was no display on the screen.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB52UK

 

Laptop arrived with a faulty screen - there was no display on the screen

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio:Mute Button, Speakers (integrated)
Audio included:Mute Button, Speakers (integrated)
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 2800
Battery life (max):6.6
Battery performance:2600 / 2800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.8
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance: / Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor: / Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:250GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 7200

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: / No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 565v / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:250GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 7200

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:80
Keyboard type:6 row 80 key 85% ISO Fullsize / AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: / No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor: / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:1Gb Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, WWAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 120000 / 0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85 / 8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 85 / 8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface: / SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Access Time:140
Antenna:UltraConnect II
Audio quality:24
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Average latency:4.7
Battery Type:6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Chassis type:
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Data Transfer Rate:15.7
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 9.72 x 1.42
Display:LCD / LED
Drive bays:Fixed Ultrabay Enhanced
Ethernet interface type:
External display:Y
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111D(L)
Manageability features:Client Security Solution, ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Active Protection System, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Memory description:4 GB / 8 GB
Modem Type:N
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power consumption (typical):65
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V AC / 100-240V / 130/230 V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:16.3 x 9.25 / Client Security Solution, Hard disk drive password, Power-on password, Security lock slot, Supervisor password\nFingerprint Reader
Service included:Depot Repair
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Warranty note:One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Weight:0.32-0.32 / 0.705 / 5.73
Wireless Technology:LAN / LAN; WAN / LAN; WAN; PAN / WAN; LAN / Wi-Fi / WWAN; LAN
Worldwide AC compatibility:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: No
Orientation sensor: No
Proximity sensor: No
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel GM965 / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 21 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y / Yes
L2 cache:3 / 4
L3 cache:3 / 4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM965 / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8, 2x16, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i5-540M / i7-2620M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.07 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.6 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:B950 / I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i5-540M / i7-2620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium B900 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 105 / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43544 / 50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452 / 55627
Processor code:SR041 / SR046 / SR048 / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023) / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, SSD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, SSD / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

CAS latency:
Hot-swap:
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Power supply type:AC/DC
Seek time:9

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.7 / 9.72
Depth (imperial):9.72
Height:1.26
Height (front):1.26
Height (front) (imperial):1.26
Height (imperial):1.26
Height (rear):1.42
Height (rear) (imperial):1.42
Weight:11.3 / 5.73 / 5.75
Width:15
Width (imperial):15