Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB53GE


Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB53GE
Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB53GE (ThinkPad L520 Series)
Intel Core i3-2310M 2 x 2.1 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
15.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, CMO N156BGE-L11, glossy: no
Intel HM65
WDC Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 5400rpm S-ATA II
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 Express Card 54mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Line-out, microphone combination, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel WiFi Link 1000 BGN (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 3.0+HS
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 36 x 380 x 247 ( = 1.42 x 14.96 x 9.72 in)
57 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4680mAh 10.8V 6-cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: 1.3MP
Additional features
36 Months Warranty
2.604 kg ( = 91.85 oz / 5.74 pounds), Power Supply: 242 g ( = 8.54 oz / 0.53 pounds)



Average Score: 79.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 66%, features: 79%, display: 67% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB53GE

86% Review Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB53GE Notebook | Notebookcheck
ThinkPad-Discounter. A real ThinkPad available for less than 600 Euros? Lenovo's low-cost ThinkPad L520 makes it possible. Included are good input devices and a Docking Port. Perfect business style in a casual black?
86% Test Lenovo ThinkPad L520 NWB53GE Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 72% display: 73% mobility: 81% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 96%
67% Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad L520
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 53% display: 54% mobility: 43% emissions: 68%


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).

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.


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

» 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.

2.604 kg:

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

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

79.67%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-24 (Update: 2019-04-30)