Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG
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Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad L512 2597-5VG
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.
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%
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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%
CommentIntel 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.
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.
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 ( "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, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. 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.
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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