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Lenovo IdeaPad 520 (15-inch, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 520 (15-inch, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and screen. The keyboard and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo IdeaPad 520 (15-inch, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad 520 (15-inch, 2017) from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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Oct, 2020

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Lenovo Ideapad 520 review – a big design and hardware overhaul


When Lenovo first launched the Ideapad 510, we were pretty impressed by the performance and features it has for the asking price. Luckily, the new Ideapad 520 hasn't steered away from this co…

Decent build;Good input devices;IPS panel with high contrast;The screen doesn’t use PWM for regulating screen brightness

The M.2 SSD slot is unusuable unless you remove the optical drive;The screen has limited sRGB coverage and relatively low maximum brightness;Poor battery life

Feb, 2018

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Pretty Awesome Laptop.


Overall a solid piece of hardware. I have to see any real downsides. But, that could change after some use. However, as a game designer, and someone who runs many far so good. While this is not by any stretch a gaming provides...

This is a solid laptop. Graphics performance is even better than I expected. This laptop didnt even break a sweat running Portal 2. The extra RAM is nice, and the overall feel of the keyboard and such is great

Lenovo is starting to get as bad as Dell when it comes to Shovelware. But, only took about 3 reboots to clean it all up and out ; Try as I might, I cannot seem to find out why I get no on screen indicator when using the volume/brightness keys. Other...

Feb, 2012

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Very pleased, great laptop


Great laptop, Lenovo has always made a great computer. (Lenovo merged with IBM years ago, IBM has been around since before Microsoft) I would recommend this for anyone. The graphics work very well for pretty much any modern game. Super fast. It's hard...

Smooth metal finish, very fast, lightweight, thin, great graphics for gaming, great battery, superior sound, instant factory restore button

Wider than I would like, no other cons

Feb, 2012

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Great thing they made a back up/recovery section!


I think Lenova needs to have better support, period. there was a point where Java didn't want to install properly... and then I lost the program for the touchpad and it was all over, I couldn't switch the touch pad of... I think it's a good computer, I...

Not every computer comes with fresh from start back-up space put aside. This one does ; It's got nice functions and it's pretty good ; Easy to set up ; Works great and hasn't blown out ; Function keys work great now

When I originally loaded this baby it didn't work right... from the get-go ; When I found that I had lost the driver to the tablet and I tried to recover it directly from the lenova website... well, let's just put it this way... It's just EASIER to...

Jan, 2012

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Excellent Buy


All in all this is truly an excellent computer. This is my first Lenovo and it certainly won't be my last. This computer was the same price as my old HP G-Series that I bought 2 years ago and this is such a huge improvement. The i3 processor while not...

The speakers are great on this system and the overall graphics performance is really good for this price point. The GT520 while not the biggest thing on the block is allows it to run Skyrim on High settings, and Star Craft 2 on High as well. The screen...

Hard drive speed. It's a minor upgrade but I did throw in a Seagate Monentus XT to speed things up quite a bit. The one that was in there was fine, but at 5400 it just ran too slow and the boot times and load times for programs just felt to slow. Also...

Jan, 2012

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Really happy with this.


This is my first laptop ever, unbelievably - and I work in tech - but I did a bunch of research first, and picked this on NewEgg without ever touching one. Did spend a lot of time at stores and other places, trying to find one that was comfortable...

Light and solid widescreen ; Enjoying the keyboard. I'm a developer and didn't want spongy keys. These feel great, solid, take very light pressure, and spring back satisfyingly, for those who type a lot. Keys are slightly separated enough that I don't...

Easy for your thumbs or palms to slide into the trackpad when your hands at the home keys. Probably a common problem on laptops, and still training myself to elevate a bit ; Angle viewing leaves a little to be desired. Side to side is passable, but the...

Jan, 2012

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Not Bad!


laptop is great exactly what i needed for day to day gaming and traveling. for a good cost!

nice metal finish. fast processor. decent Nvidia graphics ; (plays most modern games great at medium settings ; Amazing Price tag

lots of bloat ware

Jan, 2012

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Great and cheap


The gfx on my main pc died so i had to used this laptop as my main tower and it did the job without any issues, no lag...

Good perfomance for a really low price compare to other Laptop


Jan, 2012

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Great Product


Keyboard has a nice "feel" for me. I also like the texture of the touch pad and the sensitivity of it. Until this lap top I used a mouse all the time because I didn't like the touch pads or found them cumbersome. Face recognition is quick and the LED...

Dedicated graphics, 6 GB memory, keyboard and touch pad

Haven't found one yet

Jan, 2012

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buyer beware


tl;dr user unfriendly, graphics card sucks for Skyrim and it died at 2 months. Not recommended. Buyer beware.

Clear screen, alright speakers, nice keyboard. Light use allows enough power for 5 hours

The wireless card throws the occasional hissy fit. This can be fixed by restarting it with the activate/deactivate button directly underneath the right hand. A permanent fix comes from manually tweaking settings in the wireless card icon at the bottom...

Jan, 2012

Price comparison for Lenovo IdeaPad 520 (15-inch, 2017)

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