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Lenovo Thinkpad L Series

Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S3RGEProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700, Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.255kg, 2.3kg, 2.34kg, 2.5kg, 2.57kg
Price: 750, 766, 800, 900, 1200 euro
Average Score: 76.53% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 74%, features: 72%, display: 72%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 91%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VGNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.57kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

85% Review Lenovo Thinkpad L512 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A Green Starter Thinkpad? A relatively inexpensive business notebook with a good performance, long battery life and even environmentally-friendly: Who could resist that? We've checked if Lenovo can keep its promotion promises.
Lenovo ThinkPad L512 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad L512 offers some cool perks over the average notebook. It has one of the highest percentages of post- consumer plastic and a new environmentally friendly packaging. That said, it would have been nice to see the same things applied to one of the upper ThinkPad models instead of the SL-series from which the L-series is built. Being eco-friendly and offering high performance would be a big draw for a lot of consumers and companies as long as the price is right. While it's great that Lenovo has managed to increase their use of eco-friendly materials without significantly increasing the price, the more important goal might be applying the new philosophy to their entire lineup.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2010
Rating: price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% ergonomy: 70%
85% Test Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 78% display: 72% mobility: 81% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad L412 0530-5ZG

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad L412 0530-5ZGNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad L412 0530-5ZG
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.34kg
Price: 766 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

85% Review Lenovo Thinkpad L412 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A Unique Specimen.The L-series is a brand-new addition to the Lenovo Thinkpad notebook portfolio. Apart from the previously tested L512 there is also a more compact 14-incher with the designation L412. Being similarly equipped as its brother, it should score similarly in the mobility department.
Lenovo - ThinkPad L412 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad L412 could well meet your needs, and if it does then the green credentials could give it the edge over whatever else is on your shortlist. Note, though, that the base specification might require tweaking before you can turn the ThinkPad L412 into the laptop of your dreams.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: features: 60%
Lenovo - ThinkPad L412 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad L412 could well meet your needs, and if it does then the green credentials could give it the edge over whatever else is on your shortlist. Note, though, that the base specification might require tweaking before you can turn the ThinkPad L412 into the laptop of your dreams.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: features: 50%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad L412 review
Source: Techradar English
While the ThinkPad L412 may lack the wow factor of rival corporate machines like Sony's VAIO Z-Series, its stunning usability, ample power and commendable green credentials easily compensate. All in all, this is another success for Lenovo and a great business machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad L412 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Lenovo ThinkPad L412's only real drawback appears to be the keyboard, which is so loud that you should really think twice about toting this laptop to conferences and meetings. Other than that annoyance, however, the L412 delivers- it's quick, sturdy, and professional-looking, and even has decent multimedia playback for those long business trips.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Notebook Review: Lenovo ThinkPad L412
Source: Hardware Central English
In reviewing the ThinkPad L412, we couldn't help feeling that while there wasn't much one could say is wrong with it, neither was there much to make it stand out from the bunch. It's not the most portable 14-inch notebook we've come across, but it isn't the bulkiest, either. And if the L412 isn't the most fully featured notebook we've reviewed, neither is it the least.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad L412
Source: Laptop Mag English
An inexpensive alternative to the ThinkPad T series, the L412 has more than enough power for students or workers who are looking for the comfort and reliability of a Lenovo system, but desire something more economical. While we wish its battery life was a bit longer, the L412 has plenty of power for everyday office or classroom tasks, and its security and durability is on a par with more expensive systems. For less than $900, the L412 delivers plenty of value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Test Lenovo Thinkpad L412 0530-5ZG Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 78% display: 74% mobility: 83% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L412-440333U

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L412-440333UNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L412-440333U
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo ThinkPad L412
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L420

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L420Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L420
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad L420 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo ThinkPad L420 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad L420 is an above-average offering in the value business notebook segment. It succeeds in barely enough areas to get our recommendation, however. Highlights first: very good build quality, an excellent keyboard and touchpad, a good selection of input/output ports, and good overall performance. Now for the downsides; the first is battery life. Four and a half hours is average at best; ideally we were looking for another hour. Secondly, the 1366x768 screen resolution is too low for office productivity and makes multitasking difficult. Lastly, the $969 asking price is a bit high; Lenovo should either knock $100 off the price or include at least a two-year warranty standard. In the end, the Lenovo ThinkPad L420 is a very well-built machine and meets most of our expectations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad L420 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $898 ThinkPad L420 falls somewhere between the high-powered T series and the more small-business focused Edge lineup. As such, it borrows the security features and docking capability of the former line, but the more affordable pricing of the latter. Regardless, this laptop's great keyboard, snappy performance, and reasonable price make it a compelling option for professionals who aren't willing sacrifice quality. We wish the sound quality were better, but if a solid typing experience, good performance, and a budget-friendly price are what you're after, the ThinkPad L420 fits the bill.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L410

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L410Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L410
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8700
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo ThinkPad L410 - Big and Outdated
Source: Tech2.in.com English
We can’t compare this laptop to the vast majority of others on the market today, which use Core i3 and i5 CPUs. It’s clear that ordinary consumers and well-heeled road warriors should stay away from this, but considering that this is the cheapest full-sized ThinkPad, businesses on an extremely tight budget might find it an attractive, utilitarian option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L430

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L430Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L430
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.255kg
Price: 750 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad L430 (Model)

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

85% Review Lenovo ThinkPad L430 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Worker of the Month. The Lenovo ThinkPad L430 is a true office notebook. Lenovo has paid special attention to making this model practical and giving it clever extras. So do these make everyday office work easier, or is a coffee machine the better investment of the 840 Euros (~$1089)? Find out in the following review.
88% Lenovo ThinkPad L430 (N2L3RGE)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 5 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Lenovo ThinkPad L430 - seriózně do práce
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Extra built-in LCD color rendering; full terminal equipment, including minor interface; minimal noise at low load; space for a second hard drive. Negative: Low quality speakers; Unnecessarily intense light of a series of blue LEDs; processor temperature at maximum load; small margin control backlight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2012
レノボ ThinkPad L430の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S3RGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S3RGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S3RGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

75% Solides Notebook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 59% performance: 56% features: 81% display: 65% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 95%

 

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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 %

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

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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


Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz

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.

P8700:

Mid-range dual core processor with 3 MB level 3 cache and a TDP of 25 Watt.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

14.1: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.

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.


2.255 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.57 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.


76.53%: 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, 2010-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)