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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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of 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. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and portability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency. Views are divided on the battery.

performance, screen, design, portability, usability

touchpad, energy, sound

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of 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 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the price and image quality.

performance, usability, keyboard, battery

portability, image quality, price

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad T500 2243 - Core 2 Duo P8600 / 2.4 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 2 GB - HDD 250 GB - DVD-Writer - GMA 4500MHD - 3G Mobile Broadband - GigabitLenovo ThinkPad T500 2243 - Core 2 Duo P8600 / 2.4 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 2 GB - HDD 250 GB - DVD-Writer - GMA 4500MHD - 3G Mobile Broadband - Gigabit

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of 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 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The reliability and portability are also appreciated.

performance, portability, reliability, durability, design

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Thinkpad T500 15.4-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 6.3 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP Pro)Lenovo Thinkpad T500 15.4-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 6.3 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP Pro)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of 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 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - Core 2 Duo - T9400 2.53 Ghz - 2 Gb DDR3Lenovo Thinkpad W500 - Core 2 Duo - T9400 2.53 Ghz - 2 Gb DDR3

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

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,...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

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

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

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...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Laptop

 

IBM are one of the oldest members of the electronics industry with the roots of the company having been around since the 1880s thanks to a man called Herman Hollerith who worked on developing certain tabulating machine technologies. After passing...

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Christian Harris (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad W500

 

The wholly-black W500 (356x255x35mm, 2.78kg) is a typical ThinkPad laptop in terms of build and appearance―some will love its retro and understated appearance while others will want to put it in a museum. I've been a ThinkPad user for years and I've...

At just over £2200 (ex. VAT) for a top-end specification, the ThinkPad W500’s asking price is steep. You also need to ask yourself whether you are going to use all its features. Having said that, the base model (£974 ex. VAT) is very appealing....

Oct, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (alphr.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T500

 

Set amongst notebook style icons such as Dell's Adamo or Apple's Macbook Pro 13, the Lenovo T500 looks strikingly out of place. Indeed, like a time-traveller from the 1980s shot unceremoniously into 2009, the T500's dowdy, textured black physique could...

All work and no play makes the Lenovo a happy laptop indeed. A business classic

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad W500

 

Lenovo's workstation laptop - the W500 - is aimed at creative professionals and power users. Jonathan Bray finds out how fast it can go.

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business / Professional

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384 / 0.5 / 0.51
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2

Optical Drive

Labelflash: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P9000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:33918 / 35562 / 35563 / 35566 / 35568 / 35569 / 37005 / 37006 / 37117 / 37130 / 37266 / 39312 / 40380 / 42841 / 47341 / P8400 / T9400 / T9550
Processor package size:35 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes