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Lenovo Thinkpad W510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 488 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W510. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and usability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but the sound and size get mixed views. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and image quality.

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image quality, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad W510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the reliability and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the design and portability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 15.6 inch Notebook (Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz, RAM 2048MB, HDD 250GB, DVD±RW Dual ±R, LAN WLAN, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Pro with XP Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 15.6 inch Notebook (Core 2 Duo T5870 2.0GHz, RAM 2048MB, HDD 250GB, DVD±RW Dual ±R, LAN WLAN, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Pro with XP

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad W510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad W510 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and reliability. The usability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the portability, and reviews are divided on the size.

performance, price, usability, reliability, screen


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Laptop Notebook (2847-9UU) Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 2.10 GHzLenovo ThinkPad SL510 Laptop Notebook (2847-9UU) Intel Core 2 Duo T6570 2.10 GHz

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner / H-P Hagm?ller (

Column: Lenovo Thinkpad W510 at Work


(Never)ending story? The possibility to have a notebook for the l ...

Do I have to be satisfied with my "early adopter" woes? A good question, though one can only hope at the least that all of these bugs will be patched via updates. All in all, an early purchase of such a notebook will be something that I will have to...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (

Review Lenovo Thinkpad W510 4319-29G Notebook


Workstation in 15 inches. When searching for an efficient laptop

Very good performance; Classic Thinkpad design; ThinkVantage tools; Comprehensive communication configuration; Good input devices

Temperature development; Short battery life; Performance loss in battery mode (high-performance profile)

The courage to stick to the tried and tested, and stay up-to-date in terms of technology, anyway.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Notebook


Brilliant Prospects? Security, productivity but also multimedia i

Good input devices; Display lid and keyboard bezel of metal; Simple and stable design; Unobtrusive and cool

Keyboards yields strongly in two places and creaks; Average display, reflective in a few models; No UltraBay, no docking port

If the ThinkPad's design is too simple for you but you don't want to forgo on metal, you'll find Sony's Vaio BZ26. Smart spenders will be well-served with Acer's Extensa 5230E. A better graphic card and a more eye-catching design are found in the MacBook.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Loyd Case (

Lenovo ThinkPad W510


Sometimes size does matter. You'd never describe Lenovo's Thinkpad W510 as "thin and light." It's a bulky, heavy beast--a laptop with a 15.6-inch, LED backlit display that weighs as much as some 17-inch laptops. What you get with that bulk is a...

Auto color calibration for workstation graphics ; Excellent CPU performance for a laptop

Touch interface is wonky and difficult to use ; Surprisingly poor 3D performance

Lenovo's 15.4-inch workstation-class laptop offers excellent an CPU and a good display, but the Windows 7 touch interface and 3D performance aren't great.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo ThinkPad W510 Review


The ThinkPad W510 is Lenovo's 15.6-inch workstation notebook offering an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphics. New to this years model is an optional 1080P multi-touch screen with a 95% color gamut and built-in huey PRO color...

Beautiful FHD multi-touch display ; Great build quality ; Excellent performance

Pricey when you add the options

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Patrick Joynt (

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 (2847-22U)


Sturdy, business-orientated machine ; Great keyboard and choice between touchpad and nub

Not suited for graphics-intensive work (or play) ; Lackluster style

The SL510 is an excellent choice for business users or students who don't goof around much.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Review


When most people think of the Lenovo ThinkPad brand, they think of the T-series notebook with the alloy unibody chassis, rubberized black paint, and boxy looks. What most people don't realize is Lenovo offers a small business line, called the...

Good keyboard ; Good build quality ; Low starting price for a ThinkPad

Few power-saving screen options ; High power consumption

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Daniel S. Evans (

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510


If you are a fan of Lenovo's classic ThinkPad design then the SL510 is the SMB laptop for you.

Multitouch trackpad. Comprehensive feature set.

On the heavy side. Resolution tops out at 1,366-by-768.

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Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 review


Without proceeding any further, I am about to make a guess: you have already decided whether or not you're buying a ThinkPad. The iconic brand, the unending combination of professional respect, solid features, and unabashed blandness, combine to make a...

Solid construction; matte 16x9 screen; flexible configurations and pricing.

Bland, boxy design; somewhat bulky frame.

Lenovo's Windows 7 upgrade to the ThinkPad SL500 keeps the price affordable, and features a consumer-friendly 16:9 display.

Oct, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510


This sturdy and comfortable small business notebook performs well, and offers smart tools to protect your data.

The Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 is a solid notebook for business users. While it may be too bulky for road warriors (the 14-inch SL410 is a better choice for that crowd), this system is a good solution for workers looking for a sturdy laptop to use in and...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Faster than a speeding bullet, W Series is Lenovo's most powerful, responsive ThinkPad ever! Plow through computationally and graphics-intensive applications with lightning-fast Intel processors, advanced nVIDIA graphics, cutting-edge technology and the durability and rock-solid reliability you'd expect from Lenovo's ultimate mobile workstation. Powerful Intel processors give you more power when you need it most and make multitasking even easier. Spacious Hard Drives with Full Disk Encryption (FDE) offer maximum security and storage. High-performing DDR3 memory lowers power consumption. Intel Turbo Memory helps speed boot time, loads applications faster and saves power. nVIDIA graphics solution on W Series mobile workstations are stable, compatible and optimized for all professional applications. OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) with up to 1GB of dedicated video memory enables graphic-intensive applications. High-resolution, premium WSXGA+ or WUXGA panels provide an improved viewing experience. DisplayPort technology provides clearer, crisper images and a larger viewing area. ThinkPad W510 mobile workstation offers X-Rite PANTONE color calibration for greater image accuracy, more precise color matching and a consistently true display. It also features a 95% NTSC gamut, multitouch panel for enhanced true-life 2-D and 3-D images and easy-to-use touch-screen technology. ThinkPad W700 mobile workstations offer a 120mm x 80mm Wacom palm-rest digitizer and pen, ideal for digital content creation and CAD/CAM applications. The digitizer can be configured to map to the entire screen or a user-defined area, and is compatible with a wide range of applications, from Windows Paint to Adobe Photoshop. The ThinkPad W700ds features a second, retractable 10.6" screen that expands the display area by 39%. Dual-screen functionality lets you work in multiple applications simultaneously without switching views or compromising your workspace. Enhance your productivity and enjoy a more desktop-like computing experience! Photographers, light CAD/CAM users, digital content creators and other industry pros require proven performance and stability with today's demanding applications. An extensive independent software vendor testing and certification process verifies that your ThinkPad W Series can run some of the most demanding, graphics-intensive workstation applications. Power and portability mean little if you can't get - and stay - connected. So ThinkPad W Series mobile workstations offer a wide range of connectivity options.

Audio Input

Type:Stereo microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)/4.9hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB/8MB


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


Intel segment tagging:Professional

Dimensions & Weight



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

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768/1600 x 900/1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.256 / 0.384 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad W510

Input Device

Multi-Touch Display: Yes
Type:UltraNav / TrackPoint / Keyboard/UltraNav / TrackPoint / Touch-screen / Keyboard


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Penryn
Processor Number:I7-720QM/I7-820QM/I7-920XM
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-800 Mobile series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35 / 45
Type:Core i7/Core i7 Extreme Edition

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / No / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:37034 / 37251 / 37253 / 37258 / 40738 / 40739 / 42104 / 42109 / 42167 / 42841 / 43122 / 43124 / 43560 / 47341 / 49653
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:16GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type: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


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB/640GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M