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Lenovo ThinkPad T500 - Core 2 Duo T9400 / 2.53 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - DVD-Writer - Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / GMA 4500MHD - Gigabit

Lenovo ThinkPad T500 - Core 2 Duo T9400 / 2.53 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - DVD-Writer - Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / GMA 4500MHD - Gigabit
alaScore 85

194 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and portability. The value for money and design also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the connectivity, while there are some less positive views about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T500 - Core 2 Duo T9400 / 2.53 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 2 GB - HDD 160 GB - DVD-Writer - Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / GMA 4500MHD - Gigabit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Update Lenovo Thinkpad W500 Notebook

 

W500, Part 2. After we had reviewed a pre-release sample in our f

Flexural rigid, stable base unit; Very robust display; Modular Ultrabay drive slot; Many communication modules available; Handy ThinkVantage software; User-friendly keyboard; High-quality touchpad/trackpoint combination; High-resolution WUXGA display...

Nearly all ports are at the left side of the case; Display is only moderately bright; Average battery runtime

Depending on the load the possible battery life is relatively short to rather useful. Thanks to optional battery solutions, like bigger main battery and ultra-bay battery, the runtime can be increased. According to the benchmark results the Lenovo...

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad W500 Notebook

 

Pure performance. Until now the Thinkpad T-Model from Lenovo, whi ...

To be fair, in all the points that have been spoken to, it must be said that the tests on this device have dealt with a pre-sample that is not specified for retail sale. Therefore, the possibility certainly exists that changes to the notebook will...

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad SL500 Notebook

 

Thinkpad for Everyone. Lenovo intends to attract attention of the

Robust Case; HDMI Port; Blu-Ray optionally available; User-friendly input devices; Integrated UMTS module; Lenovo Care Tools; Additional service and security solutions available; Bright display; Very user-customizable; Low emissions

Badly visible ports; Lid sensitive to signs of wear and tear; Moderate viewing angles

The performance of this notebook is average. Depending on the selected configuration the SL500 is either more an Office (Intel 4500HD Grafik) notebook or, if equipped with more powerful components, a multimedia notebook. The available Intel Centrino...

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T500 Notebook

 

One for all. The models of the T-series made by Lenovo were alway

Base unit very flexural rigid; Display very robust; Modular Ultrabay drive slot; Extensive communication modules; Helpful ThinkVantage software; High quality trackpoint; Bright high resolution display; Good performance/mobility ratio due to graphics...

Case deforms sometimes under pressure; Almost all ports are concentrated on the left side; Keyboard has small weaknesses; Modest viewing angle stability; Battery doesn't fit neatly into the case

The Lenovo Thinkpad T500 is a good office notebook, because its emissions are very low. It is quiet and its surface doesn’t get very warm. The Lenovo Thinkpad T500 can thus be recommended to professional or private office users, who want to be mobile,...

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Lenovo ThinkPad R500 User Review

 

While I looked for a new laptop, I focused primarily on low-cost business notebooks. The reason for this decision is grounded in the desire for a well-built, long-lasting notebook with solid customer support. Furthermore, I did not need a laptop with a...

Great cooling system ; Nice screen ; Overall build quality ; Good value

Too heavy and big ; Keyboard flex is disappointing coming from a Thinkpad

Despite its problems, the Lenovo Thinkpad R500 is an easy recommendation for anyone desiring a laptop for basic tasks. It delivers more than enough performance for these programs and runs Vista without any problems. The overall build quality would make...

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Lenovo T500 ThinkPad Review

 

The T500 Thinkpad is the latest 15.4" refresh of the longstanding T-series out of Lenovo. Combining the latest generation of Intel goodies, ATI Hybrid graphics, and DisplayPort connection this notebook has many new things to offer over the previous...

Very powerful ; Cool and quiet under normal conditions ; Great battery life for a 15.4" notebook (5.25 hrs with dedicated graphics, almost 7 hours with integrated) ; Impressive switchable graphics, would you like gaming or battery life

ThinkPad with keyboard flex ; Screen could be brighter

Overall the Lenovo ThinkPad T500 is a fine notebook worthy of a spot on many office or dormroom tables, but it could have come closer to perfection if Lenovo didn't mess with the keyboard

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Lenovo ThinkPad R500

 

Speedy performance, extra-long battery life, and top-notch ergonomics and build quality make the R500 an excellent bang-for-your-buck business notebook.

For all the comforts of a desktop in a machine that can travel when duty calls, the Lenovo ThinkPad R500 fills the bill. We wish it were a bit more svelte (and stylish), but we have no quibbles with its performance, endurance, security features, and...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T500 First Look

 

The T500 Thinkpad is the latest 15.4" refresh of the longstanding T-series out of Lenovo. Combining the latest generation of Intel goodies, ATI Hybrid graphics, and DisplayPort connection this notebook has many new things to offer over the previous...

Unlike the T400 which saw a massive jump in battery life over the previous generation 14" notebook as a result of the LED-backlit screen, the T500's battery life was in line with the 15.4" T61. While the 9-cell battery in the T400 gave 7-8 hours of...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Laptop

 

Today were going to be taking a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T500, a laptop which is said to withhold the qualities the industry has come to expect from the ThinkPad series.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T500 may not be as stylish or as fashionable as say, a Sony Vaio but what it does offer is practicality and usability with capable all round performance.

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Lenovo ThinkPad SL500

 

The ThinkPad SL500 is an affordable version of Lenovo's popular business notebook that doesn't skimp on features.

Good business features; excellent keyboard; HDMI port

Heavy; no media control buttons

The Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 offers a wealth of business-centric features--as well as a few nice multimedia components--at a budget-friendly price. If you've always wanted a ThinkPad but found them too expensive, this system is for you

Product Specifications

Configuration

Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Flexible Keyboard: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Integrated Cursor Control:Not Applicable
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
TV Card: No
USB: No
USB Hub: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Voice Control: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:WSXGA+ / WUXGA / WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino Duo / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino Duo / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Platform:PC / Mac
RAM Type:DDR SD / DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type:Keyboard / Portable
Type of Connection:Cable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):9300MGS / FireGL V5700 / GeForce 9300M G / GeForce N10M-GE1 / GMA 4500 / GMA 4500M / GMA 4500MHD / GMA X4500 / GMA X4500HD / GMA X4500MHD / k.A. / Mobility Radeon HD3470 / Mobility Radeon HD3650

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:40GL / 45GM / 45GS / 45PM / Unknown
Processor:Celeron / Celeron Dual / Celeron M / Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:900 / M575 / P7370 / P7570 / P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / P8800 / P9500 / T1600 / T3000 / T3100 / T5670 / T5870 / T6570 / T6670 / T9400 / T9500 / T9550 / T9600
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