Lenovo Thinkpad W510 4319-29G
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad W510 4319-29G (Thinkpad W Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 820QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 2100 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad W510 4319-29G
Workstation in 15 inches. When searching for an efficient laptop for the business field, you'll sooner or later likely end up by Lenovo's Thinkpad W models. They have also been upgraded to state-of-the-art with the Thinkpad W510. To be precise, we'll now be looking at a W510 model with an Intel Core i7-820QM processor, an Nvidia Quadro FX 880M graphic card and a four gigabyte RAM.
ThinkPad W510 overall is a nice notebook that is built very well and does play well with Linux for the most part.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
Overall, the Lenovo Thinkpad W510 is a compromise. Packing workstation-class components into a 15-inch class chassis results in a system with overall solid CPU performance and reasonably good graphics performance, all built into a sturdy, if somewhat heavy, chassis. The addition of features like colour calibration and USB 3.0 are a plus, but those are mitigated by other limitations, such as the lack of Blu-ray burner. It's not inexpensive, either. In the end, the Lenovo Thinkpad W510 offers an excellent alternative for workstation users on the go who are looking for overall good performance and are willing to live with its minor shortcomings.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC World
Lenovo's 15.4-inch workstation-class laptop offers excellent an CPU and a good display, but the Windows 7 touch interface and 3D performance aren't great.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: performance: 92% features: 90%
The Lenovo ThinkPad W510 offers great performance, excellent build quality, and a beautiful 1080P multi-touch display with a 95% color gamut. The notebook offers a wide range of high-end features including four DDR3 memory slots to allow a total of 16GB of RAM, an optional Intel Core i7-920XM Extreme Edition processor, an optional multi-touch 1080P display, and an optional built-in color calibrator.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 100% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2010
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 94% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 80%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 95% workmanship: 80%
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%
NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M: Professional middle class workstation graphics card that is based on the GeForce 330M core but features lower clock rates.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
The Core i7-820QM is a high-end quad core CPU for laptops that clocks due to the Turbo Mode from 1.73-3.06 GHz. Therefore, the processor combines the advantages of fast single core CPUs and slow quad-core CPUs. Hyperthreading allows the simultaneous use of 8 Threads in parallel.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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 %
90.2%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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