Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51UNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U (Thinkpad W Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.76kg
Price: 2000 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: 63% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U

Review Lenovo Thinkpad W500 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Pure performance. Until now the Thinkpad T-Model from Lenovo, which was enhanced after the short ending -p, set the standard for professional users with high performance demands. After a complete overhaul of the Lenovo product lineup, coincident with the launch of the Intel Centrino 2, Lenovo is now starting a few new notebook series. Among them are the new mobile workstations with the labels W500 and W700, which are meant to replace the Thinkpad Txxp models.
Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Lenovo has engineered a fantastic breed of mobile workstation with the ThinkPad W500. No other PC manufacturer has a mobile workstation that delivers the power, performance and productivity tools that Lenovo has packed into this beast. The mobile workstation flat out delivers the performance demanding users require at the desk as well as in the field, in a solution that’s comfortably portable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2009
performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

85% Test Update Lenovo Thinkpad W500 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 89% display: 75% mobility: 76% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 88%
Test Lenovo Thinkpad W500 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2008
Rating: display: 50% workmanship: 80%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.


T9400:

The T9400 is a fast middle class dual core CPU for laptops and basically a Core 2 Duo P9500 with a higher TDP of 35 Watt.

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


15.4": 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. 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.


2.76 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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 %

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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.


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

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Core 2 Duo T5800
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Core 2 Duo P8600
» Asus M51T
Turion X2 RM-70
» Lenovo Thinkpad T500
Core 2 Duo P8600
» Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D
Turion X2 RM-70
» Asus M51VA
Core 2 Duo P9500
» Toshiba Satellite A300D
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Toshiba Satellite A300
Core 2 Duo T8100
» Asus M50SA
Core 2 Duo T9300

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Extensa 7630G
Core 2 Duo T6570, 17.3", 3.44 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350-205
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944
Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 16.0", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 8530G
Turion X2 RM-72, 18.4", 4.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E
Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Gateway MD7826u
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y730
Core 2 Extreme X9100, 17.0", 4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A350D-10O
Turion X2 RM-70, 16.0", 3 kg
» Asus F8VA
Core 2 Duo P8600, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote SL81
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Dell Studio 1735
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.0", 3.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa3530
Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Dell Studio 17
Core 2 Duo T8300, 17.1", 3.47 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)