Lenovo ThinkPad SL510

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad SL510Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 (ThinkPad SL Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6670
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 75.47% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 61%, features: 78%, display: 67% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad SL510

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Brilliant Prospects? Security, productivity but also multimedia is what Lenovo promises customers who buy the ThinkPad SL range. To the disappointment of many ThinkPad purists, a few notebooks have been equipped with a glare display. And what about the other ThinkPad SL510 qualities in office and multimedia routine? Find out more in our review.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the ThinkPad SL510 is a solid Windows 7 machine. Its wide screen gives ample room to work without a full jump up to a monster-size model. The defining ThinkPad reliability is very much present, and its speed is admirable. True, battery life could be a bit better, and Lenovo really should have given the SL510 a bit more punch - you certainly won't want to try to play anything graphically demanding - but it's a surprisingly light, remarkably quick notebook. In short, it's a ThinkPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 proved to be a reasonable compromise between price and quality. While it doesn't offer the nicer touchpad or rugged build quality of the T-series, it retails for almost half the starting price. The SL-series is a good option for users looking for only basic qualities in a notebook like a standard WXGA screen or integrated graphics. It still offers a great keyboard and extended batteries if you plan on typing documents all day without breaking the wallet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: price: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 (2847-22U)
Source: PC World English
Overall, the ThinkPad SL510 is a solid Windows 7 machine. Its wide screen gives ample room to work without a full jump up to a monster-size model. The defining ThinkPad reliability is very much present, and its speed is admirable. True, battery life could be a bit better, and Lenovo really should have given the SL510 a bit more punch--you certainly won't want to try to play anything graphically demanding--but it's a surprisingly light, remarkably quick notebook. In short, it's a ThinkPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Review: Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 laptop
Source: Geek.com English
When Lenovo introduced the SL series last year, not everyone was thrilled with what they saw. Any changes to the venerable ThinkPad lineup come along with scrutiny, but this small business series was seen by many as a watering down of the brand. Ultimately the SL510 is a good buy in a highly competitive space where there are not really any clear standouts. It is a thoughtful evolution of the SL series as well as a step up from the SL500. The $499 starting price is there just to attract buyers, but for well under $1000 you can have a Windows 7 productivity machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's ThinkPad SL510 is a refresh of their budget 15-inch ThinkPad lineup that coincides with the Windows 7 launch. The laptop retains a very business-like appearance with a bulky, boxy design that could really use some updating. Beyond the looks though, the system does perform extremely well thanks to a higher end Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a fast hard drive. It would be nice to see a dedicated graphics standard in the system but it is designed for small to medium-business users on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510
Source: PC Mag English
In many ways the Lenovo ThinkPad is the Model T of laptop computers. You can have any color you want, as long as that color is black and they pretty much all look and act the same. This lack of choice isn't so bad with systems like the new SL510 ($889 direct), a durable, solid performer of a laptop that's built for the long haul. Lenovo's new small business laptop, the ThinkPad SL510, is a no-frills business system that gets the job done but not much more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510
Source: CNet English
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 product that has surprising appeal across the board, yet remains, literally, a black box. The newest update to the line, the ThinkPad SL510, is part of Lenovo's Windows 7 product launch. Like many companies, Lenovo is taking the 7 launch as an opportunity to tweak and improve some of the features in their existing line, and so it is with the SL510. Lenovo's Windows 7 upgrade to the ThinkPad SL500 keeps the price affordable, and features a consumer-friendly 16:9 display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 around the office. Its combination of above-average performance, a comfortable, spill-resistant keyboard, and business-friendly services make it a strong value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510
Source: Computer Shopper English
Of late, a lot of refugees from the corporate fold have found themselves among the swelling ranks of consultants and independent contractors. But that doesn’t mean they have to do without one of the perks of the mother ship: a ThinkPad notebook. In the ThinkPad SL510, Lenovo delivers a mainstream 15.6-inch entry for the small-business market with some of the familiar ThinkPad comforts—namely, the comfortable keyboard and dual pointing devices—though with some corners cut to hit a $549 starting price for the line. The SL510 offers decent performance for productivity apps for small-business users, but some ThinkPad niceties have been jettisoned to keep the price low.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 82%

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 NSL7QGE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
72% Test: Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 (NSL7LGE)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 100% performance: 60% features: 82% display: 78% mobility: 58% ergonomy: 85%
Lenovo Thinkpad SL510 im Test: Treuer Begleiter
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90%
84% Test Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 66% display: 80% mobility: 81% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 91%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad SL510
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad SL510
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad SL510
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 36% display: 65% mobility: 45% emissions: 74%
Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 - praktický společník
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2010
Rating: emissions: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T6670: Entry level Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core. Similar to the C2D T6600 but with VT-x Virtualization and higher temperature specification.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.6 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


75.47%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)