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Lenovo Thinkpad T520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T520. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and durability. The price and keyboard also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed reviews on the touchpad and size. There are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and sound.

design, keyboard, price, durability, reliability

sound, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad T520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 44 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and portability are overall positive. The durability and screen also get good comments.

keyboard, screen, durability, portability, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad T520 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2640M 2.8GHz, RAM 4GB,HDD 500GB, DVD±RW, WLAN, WWAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) -Lenovo ThinkPad T520 15.6 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2640M 2.8GHz, RAM 4GB,HDD 500GB, DVD±RW, WLAN, WWAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T520 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the performance and usability are on the whole positive. The reliability and keyboard are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency and portability. The durability and design get mixed opinions.

price, keyboard, reliability, usability, performance

sound, portability, energy

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

This summary is based on the products: Thinkpad T520 15.6" 500GB 4GBLenovo ThinkPad T520 42404EU 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i7 i7-2620M 2.7GHz - Black

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T520 Notebook

 

Timeless. As we've already noticed in the smaller T420, the tested and tried Thinkpad design has practically been left untouched on the outside. However, the new Sandy Bridge hardware will now do its job inside. Moreover, we discover a pro graphics...

Good application performance, Optimus technology, Extensive communication configuration, Pleasant input devices, Keyboard light, Battery options, Display port, sRGB coverage and very good contrast, Known and proven Thinkpad quality

Vertical viewing angles, No USB 3.0, New, well dosed design ideas

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Lenovo ThinkPad T520 Review

 

While it's a bit thick and heavy for a 15-inch laptop, the $1,299 Lenovo ThinkPad T520 offers business users everything they need: good performance, durability, and security. Of course, you also get Lenovo's trademark fantastic keyboard and accurate...

Fast boot time, Great keyboard, High-resolution display, Extra-long battery life

No USB 3.0, Small touchpad, Bulky design

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Lenovo ThinkPad T520 Review

 

Certain notebooks gain a reputation over the years, be it good or bad. The Lenovo ThinkPad-series has been one of those families that has grown for almost 20 years, while still retaining the namesake of being one of the best business notebooks money...

mSATA SSD Compatible and SATA 6.0Gbps speeds; Comfortable keyboard and excellent touchpad; Very good battery life

No eSATA or USB 3.0 connections (eSATA included on T520 with discrete graphics)

The Lenovo ThinkPad T520 has plenty to offer for a wide range buyers. If shopping on a tight budget, a base configuration with integrated graphics and a WXGA resolution screen starts at only $819. For enthusiast buyers with performance in mind, NVIDIA...

Recommended!

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Lenovo ThinkPad T520i

 

Lenovo updates its ThinkPad T Series, and the result is a very solid business laptop

A typical ThinkPad: well built, with excellent design and a fair price, even if the internals aren't quite so impressive

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Use one for work, just fantastic

 

Light, durable, fast, slick. What more do you want in a laptop?

Decent screen, incredible battery life, decent amount of USB ports. I use this for work, as my main machine. I'm a network admin and have to run between datacenters, and it seems to have no issues whatsoever with being mobile and shunted into a cheap...

Runs a bit hot, doesn't have a mic jack (fine if you use a USB headset)

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Solid Laptop

 

I am impressed with this laptop. It feels well built, unlike my old HP which creaked and felt cheap. It comes with relitively little bloatware to remove. It performs well and I haven't had any problems with heat. As another reviewer mentioned the...

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Solid machine solid performace

 

I purchased this laptop for my daughter. She got 6 years of use from the last Lenovo. She tells me that almost all of her friends end up breaking their laptops because of the flimsy plastic construction. This machine is rugged business class machine so...

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Happy so far

 

I've had this unit about a month, so far so good. First thing that struck me was how much lighter this is compared to the T500, if it's just as tough I'll be happy.Pro : Light, fast, minimal bloatware, runs very cool, keyboardCons : Mouse pad is...

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WOW is the word!

 

I have been using this laptop from a year now.. It's super fast, does not heat up, has a pretty good battery life and is totally AMAZING! Not sure how it is going to be for gamers.. Mine is more of personal/work use and I use a lot of huge Excel sheets...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / 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:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / QUADRO NVS4200M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM67 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M / I7-2670QM / I7-2820QM
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