Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520


Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520Notebook: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 (Thinkpad Edge E520 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.46kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 81.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 59%, display: 48% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520

81% Review Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 Notebook | Notebookcheck
The Golden Balance? The Chinese notebook manufacturer, Lenovo, aims its new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 at "Small-and-Medium-sized-Businesses" (SMB) as well as areas like "Small Office and Home Office" (SOHO). The new model entices buyers with its well-known exterior, the latest hardware, a matt 15.6 inch screen, and a price tag of 650 Euros. An alternative to cheap mainstream plastic laptops?
83% Lenovo ThinkPad E520 review
Source: It Pro English
The dedicated graphics card adds to its price and won’t be necessary for a lot of people, but the ThinkPad Edge E520 is still a very well-rounded laptop that costs less than you might think for its specification.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
If you’re on a budget, as many of us are, then the Edge E520 with its quality build and latest Intel processor technology is a great buy in the mid $500 range. The E520 is a practical laptop for those on a budget but who still want something that’s going to last and won’t be outdated technology wise in two years. The base level configuration should be ample performance for the average buyer, I found that the Intel Core i3-2350m processor was a nice bump in performance over the former Core i3-2310m that used to come with the ThinkPad E520. Even though the E520 is a little more modern with its design than the classic ThinkPad, it’s still probably not going to turn heads. The lack of a screen resolution upgrade from 1366 x 768 is unfortunate too, the more premium T520 has 3 screen resolution options, the E520 should at least have gotten 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 review
Source: Techradar English
The ThinkPad Edge E520 is a mobile machine that's as good for work as it is for entertainment. If you need something to keep you busy on the move, this is one of the best laptops here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 (i5)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
81% Test Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 78% display: 70% mobility: 81% workmanship: 74% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 87%
Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 (NZ37UGE)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 20% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Die Universalisten
Source: c't - 1/12 German
battery runtime very good, office performance satisfying, 3D-games-performance bad, display good, noise emissions good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 12/01/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520
Source: - 9/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 08/01/2011
Đánh giá Lenovo ThinkPad E520
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2011
Test: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2012
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Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2012


AMD Radeon HD 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.

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.


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» 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.

2.46 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

81.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)