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Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG
Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG (Thinkpad L Series)
Processor
Intel Core i3-330M 2.13 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR3
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, Chi Mei N156B6-L0A, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM55
Storage
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B HTS545025B9A300, 250 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Soundcard
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH
Connections
1 Express Card 34mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Audio combo, Card Reader: 7-in-1 cardreader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E GBE NIC (10/100/1000MBit), Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (b/g/n), Note: 1 USB Por is made as an eSATA/USB combo, one powered USB port
Optical drive
Matshita DVD-RAM UJ890
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 40 x 380 x 242 ( = 1.57 x 14.96 x 9.53 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8 V; 5.2 Ah
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0 MP
Additional features
ThinkVantage Tools, MS Office 2007 Trial, InterVideo WinDVD, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.57 kg ( = 90.65 oz / 5.67 pounds), Power Supply: 370 g ( = 13.05 oz / 0.82 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 75%, features: 72%, display: 72% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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.


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.57 kg:

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


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


85%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2010-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)