Lenovo ThinkPad W520-428426M

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad W520-428426MNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad W520-428426M
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 2200 euro
Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad W520-428426M

80% Lenovo - ThinkPad W520 review
Source: IT Reviews English
It doesn't come cheap, and the Lenovo ThinkPad W520 is really designed for graphics professionals and others who need a powerful portable with a super high-resolution screen. If you need these things, this is a superb computer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (428426M) mobile workstation
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the ThinkPad W520 is a beast. Whether it's worth the high asking price is questionable, but if you require a semi-rugged notebook with plenty of speed, then it certainly needs to be considered. It feels solid and comfortable to type on and its screen quality is excellent. That said, we think its lid could stand to be a little more rigid, we wish its screen resolution was a little higher, and we wish its touchpad was better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Lenovo W520 review
Source: Techradar English
A potent combination of strong performance, excellent features and a sharp, ultra-bright screen make the ThinkPad W520 a worthy business machine. Portability is restricted by the weight and average battery life, so you're best leaving this laptop on your desk.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (NY54KGE)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%

Comment

NVIDIA Quadro 1000M:

Fermi based entry to middle class mobile workstation graphics card (probably based on the same chip as the GeForce GT 540M).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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


78.33%: 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, 2011-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)