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Lenovo Thinkpad T500

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad T500
Lenovo Thinkpad T500 (Thinkpad T Series)
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - 256 MB, Core: 600 MHz, Memory: 700 MHz, GDDR3, Hybrid Graphics (GMA 4500MHD), 6.14.10.6822/XP
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR2 RAM, 1x2048MB, max. 8GB
Display
15.4 inch 16:10, 1680x1050 pixel, WSXGA TFT, Samsung LTN154P3-L02 Panel, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel PM45
Storage
160 GB - 5400 rpm, 160 GB 
, 5400 rpm, HTS542516K9S
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
1 PC-Card, 1 Express Card 54mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 56k Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Headphones, microphone, Card Reader: 7in1
Networking
Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 255 x 358 ( = 1.34 x 10.04 x 14.09 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8V 5200mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32 Bit
Additional features
ThinkVantage Tools, Acrobat Reader, InterVideo WinDVD, Roxio Creator , 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.73 kg ( = 96.3 oz / 6.02 pounds), Power Supply: 440 g ( = 15.52 oz / 0.97 pounds)
Price
1370 Euro

 

Average Score: 84.29% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 77%, features: 68%, display: 69% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad T500

87% Review Lenovo Thinkpad T500 Notebook | Notebookcheck
One for all. The models of the T-series made by Lenovo were always the solid base of the complete product range. With display sizes of 14.1" and 15.4", equipped with current and if desired also powerful hardware, the current T-models can cover a wide range between mobility and performance. Combined with typical Thinkpad qualities, they are still serious contenders among business notebooks.
83% Lenovo ThinkPad T500
Source: PC Pro English
Set amongst notebook style icons such as Dell’s Adamo or Apple’s Macbook Pro 13, the Lenovo T500 looks strikingly out of place. Indeed, like a time-traveller from the 1980s shot unceremoniously into 2009, the T500’s dowdy, textured black physique could almost be a museum exhibit of how laptops once used to look. A pricier version of Lenovo’s T500 has been our second-choice A-list business laptop for some time now, and this model follows in those footsteps. It isn't stylish, but if you want a practical, comfortable business laptop that’s built to last, you won't be disappointed by the Lenovo T500.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T500 15.4-inch Thin and Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's ThinkPad T series of laptops has been extremely popular with corporations but they also work well for consumers. The New ThinkPad T500 is an updated platform that uses the same durable case and design as previous models. Performance is superb for this platform although it is a bit more expensive. Some users will be really happy of the Windows XP downgrade included because of its corporate focus that still primarily uses the OS.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung exzellent, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% workmanship: 95%
83% Lenovo T500
Source: PC Pro English
A real prizefighter of a laptop: powerful, well-built and reasonably mobile too.
5 von 6, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo T500 ThinkPad Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo T500 as a whole is a great step up from the T61, with a faster processor lineup, much better graphics card, better cooling, larger touchpad, and even a digital video output from the notebook itself. System performance was phenomenal, coming close to workstation or gaming notebook levels. What is not so great is the famed ThinkPad keyboard going floppy on us where they used to be rock solid. No matter if this change was to cut weight or cut costs, Lenovo should have known better not to mess with the most important part of ANY ThinkPad notebook. Don't get me wrong, the keyboard is still much nicer than a budget notebook keyboard, it just isn't as good as what it used to be. Overall the Lenovo ThinkPad T500 is a fine notebook worthy of a spot on many office or dormroom tables, but it could have come closer to perfection if Lenovo didn't mess with the keyboard.
Leistung sehr gut, Emissionen gut, Mobilität gut, Display mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2008
Rating: performance: 90% display: 50% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T500 (NL34DGE)
Source: Chip.de - 2/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 40%
87% Test Lenovo Thinkpad T500 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 87% display: 87% mobility: 77% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 91%
90% Lenovo Thinkpad T500
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 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). 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.
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.
P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.4":

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.
2.73 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, 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.


84.29%: 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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