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Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and build quality. The battery and keyboard also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the sound and touchpad.

screen, keyboard, battery, build quality, performance

value for money, touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook (Optimus)


Optimus Update. To increase its battery life, the Lenovo Thinkpad

Time-tested Thinkpad design; Trackpoint pointing stick; Keyboard; Excellent office performance and up-to-date hardware; Longer battery life under light use thanks to Optimus; Full-HD screen with broad color space; Matte, bright screen; Excellent...

Touchpad; No recovery DVD or manual

15" notebooks with up-to-date hardware with good features necessary for office use and a full-HD screen with a broad color space are a rare find. Good alternatives are the Dell Latitude E6510, the HP Elitebook 8540p as well as the Workstation version...

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T510 - 4349-4JG Notebook


The Thinkpad's 15 incher Arrandale Upgrade. Following the T410, t

Proven ThinkPad design; Trackpoint; Keyboard; Very good office performance and up-to-date hardware; ThinkVantage tools

Not very bright display with a standard color range; Touchpad; No recovery DVDs or manual; Energy manager offers unimplemented functions

15 inchers with state-of-the-art hardware and business configuration.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Review


The ThinkPad T510 is the 15.6 notebook from Lenovo that competes head-to-head with the HP EliteBook 8540p and the Dell Latitude E6510. The T510 offers optional NVIDIA NVS 3100M dedicated graphics, a full line-up of display options, and Intel Core i5...

Great build quality ; Excellent HD+ display ; Over 8 hours of battery life

Minor NVIDIA Optimus glitches ; Touchpad sensitivity problems


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Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Disassembly


As Lenovo ThinkPad T510 sports the latest Intel Core i3 370M processor, which can even compete with Core i5.   The difference is that Lenovo T510 Core i3 370M processor has raised its frequency to 2.4GHz which is higher than the previous two...

Lenovo T510‘s cooling system is  only a single copper tube design. In addition to using copper for heat conduction, we found GPU and memory use copper cooling fan. And Lenovo ThinkPad T510‘s processor is inlaid with copper metal in Lenovo ThinkPad T510...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Review


As a high-end processor, besides the entertainment features, it may be perform better for business uses. Lenovo ThinkPad T510 is typical of the business notebooks; it comes with a built-in Core i7 core platform, as well as a wide screen. Although...

Lenovo ThinkPad T510 will start with the price off $13,988 dollars. With so strong performances, you will love ThinkPad T510.

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Series


alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Series from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

keyboard, performance, build quality, portability, battery

value for money

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo ThinkPad 43149DU Notebook - Core i5 i5-540M 2.53GHz - 15.6-Inch - Black - Centrino 2 vPro - 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM - 160 GB HDD - DVD-Writer - Gigabit

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I bought a used computer


OK, I don't ever write reviews - too busy. I just buy parts and equipment for our IT company so that our engineers can turn them into solutions. When a customer asked us to source some laptops on the cheap, we suggested looking into refurbished...

It powered on

Filthy, scratched up, battery life not nearly spec

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Nice Laptop - not a good way to buy


I purchased a similar model direct from Lenovo, and was able to use the configurator to get exactly what I wanted. I upped the cpu to a core I7, took the $50 upgrade to HD+ graphics, and just tipped the $1000 price point I was trying to meet. The 2...

Thinkpads are the gold standard ; The only thing more rugged would be a Toughbook at several times the price ; I considered the IdeaPad line - which would be similar to my original Lenovo, but after my coworker left his out in the rain over the weekend...

I love the Egg - truly I do ; But if you are at all picky about configuration, this is not the place to get your new Thinkpad

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Solid but trackpad shortfall


Wish it had a numeric keypad; purchased for durability, speed, W7 Pro software, anti-glare screen; trackpad is not smooth (bumpy surface)and not as responsive as my macbook pro

Lightweight","Long Battery Life","Quality Display","Quiet

Annoying Trackpad

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A fast, solid workhorse.

Comfortable Keyboard","Fast","Powerful","Quality Display","Quiet

Product Specifications

The ThinkPad T Series is Lenovo's "thin and light" category of data storage-driven laptops for serious and uncompromised computing. The T Series is known for delivering incredible levels of mobility, functionality, and enhanced productivity - while never requiring users to compromise performance in the name of portability.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.7hour(s)/6.2hour(s)/7.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768/1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad T510/Lenovo ThinkPad T510i

Input Device

Type:UltraNav / TrackPoint / Keyboard


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GPRS / CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A / WCDMA / HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Bluetooth / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g/n/802.11b/g/n (draft)/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.67GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:I3-330M/I5-520M/I5-540M/I7-620M
Type:Core i3/Core i5/Core i7


Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:128GB/250GB/320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics/NVIDIA NVS 3100M