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Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U
Lenovo Thinkpad W500 2055-51U (Thinkpad W Series)
Graphics adapter
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 - 512 MB VRAM, Core: 600 MHz, Memory: 700 MHz, GDDR3 VRAM, 7.14.10.0583
Memory
2048 MB 
, 2x1024MB, max. 4096MB
Display
15.40 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel, WUXGA TFT, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel PM45
Storage
160 GB - 7200 rpm, 160 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Hitachi HTS722016K9S
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
1 PC-Card, 1 Express Card 54mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Microphone/LineIn, Headphones/LineOut, Card Reader: 7in1 Media Reader
Networking
Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.0
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-U20N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 255 x 358 ( = 1.34 x 10.04 x 14.09 in)
Battery
5616 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6-Cell 10.8V 5200mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Bit
Additional features
Intervideo WinDVD, Roxio Creator, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Thinkvantage Tools, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.76 kg ( = 97.36 oz / 6.08 pounds), Power Supply: 400 g ( = 14.11 oz / 0.88 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro

 

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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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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).

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.


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.


15.40":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.76 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


85%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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

 

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