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Lenovo Thinkpad L Series

Lenovo Thinkpad L450 20DS0001GEProcessor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 2540M, Intel Core i5 3230M, Intel Core i5 3360M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i5 5300U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.3kg, 2.5kg, 2.6kg, 2.63kg
Price: 850, 900, 999, 1000, 1600 euro
Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
: - %, performance: 57%, features: 77%, display: 81%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L412-NVU4KGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L412-NVU4KGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L412-NVU4KGE
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Das günstige Schwarze
Source: c't - 22/10 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L512

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L512Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L512
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L512
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
excellent keyboard, silent fan, bad speakers, deficient workmanship
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L421-7826K13

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L421-7826K13Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L421-7826K13
Processor: Intel Core i5 2540M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

换芯不换壳 联想ThinkPad L421商务本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2011
SL系继承者 ThinkPad L421新品评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2011

 

Lenovo Thinkpad L530 2479-3BG

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad L530 2479-3BGNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad L530 2479-3BG
Processor: Intel Core i5 3360M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.63kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

86% Quick Review Lenovo Thinkpad L530 2479-3BG Notebook | Notebookcheck
Prize fighter. According to Lenovo, people should switch to the ThinkPad L530 in order to reduce their carbon footprints. While we are unable to truly test this claim for each individual user, in this review we closely examine the budget ThinkPad and determine its office capabilities.
レノボ ThinkPad L530の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Price; the keyboard is easy to hit.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S4YPB

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S4YPBNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L530-N2S4YPB
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

79% Lenovo ThinkPad L530 (N2S4YPB)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 20% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad L450 20DS0001GE

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad L450 20DS0001GENotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad L450 20DS0001GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 5300U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

84% Lenovo ThinkPad L450 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Changing of the guards. Lenovo's new Thinkpad L450 now sports ULV processors instead of standard mobile CPUs. Unfortunately, the Thinkpad doesn't benefit that much from the more frugal processor-series.
Test: Lenovo ThinkPad L450 - odolně a s velkou baterií na dlouhé pracovní cesty
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Quiet and efficient cooling system; durable mechanical design; hilarious TrackPoint; good Wi-Fi signal. Negative: Poor battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2015

 

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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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v: Renamed HD 5145 GPU (which is a slightly high clocked HD 4570) and therefore an entry level graphics card with DirectX 10.1 support.

AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.

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.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP). 

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


Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 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:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). 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.

2540M: Fast Dual-core processor clocked from 2.6 to 3.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.0) based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

3360M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, 2.8-3.5 GHz, includes HD 4000 GPU

3230M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.6 - 3.2 GHz

5300U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.63 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


83%: 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, 2010-11-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)