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Lenovo ThinkPad L520 7859 - Core i3 2310M / 2.1 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 320 GB - DVD-Writer - HD Graphics 3000 - 3G Upgradable - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 - TPM - fingerprint reader - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - 15.6" Widescreen LED backlight TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) - black

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      01.02.2012 00:20



      A good middle of the road laptop.

      Lenovo produce good quality laptops and this isn't an exception, although some things are lacking, but this is to be expected from the lower price point.
      Firstly the resolution on the screen isn't wonderful but is pretty standard, you can of course upgrade it for a price.
      The keyboard is very nice, the keys provide just the right amount of resistance and aren't too loose.
      The hard drive is pretty fast to begin with but even with rapidboot which speeds up windows startup times it will slow down noticeably after a few months, which is why it is definitely worth spending the extra money on a solid state drive.
      The speakers are rubbish to be honest, but you don't generally buy laptops for their sound quality.
      It is nice and light and easy to carry around and fits snugly into all laptop bags etc.
      It has 4USB ports which is pretty standard, an ethernet port, headphone jack, SD cart slot but note that there is not a HDMI port.
      The basic graphics handle HD video and most everyday situations just fine, but if you are planning on playing games on it, then I would recommend getting the graphics upgrade if you can.
      The basic 2GB of RAM isn't really enough considering windows will eat up nearly half of it, 4GB is usually enough for most things.
      The battery life is the same as most laptops, i.e.: rubbish, unless you buy the most expensive battery upgrade, it will probably only last you 4-5hours maximum.
      Lastly the build quality isn't as high as other Lenovo laptops, for example you can bend the screen inwards if you push it from the back (I don't recommend doing this too much...).


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  • Product Details

    The ThinkPad L520 laptop maximizes performance and offers a high level of productivity for today's mobile business professionals. This laptop responses key business needs such as video and voice calling, smart PC features for power and performance management, and an intuitive, easy-to-use computing experience.

    More than just competitively priced, the highly stable, reliable, ergonomic ThinkPad laptop helps you do more in less time while keeping costs low. Its high-performance features deliver unprecedented speed and responsiveness to help employees multitask and get more done.

    Lenovo's ergonomic design yields higher productivity, which translates into real savings. VoIP is optimized to save time and money on communication. Other features include an ergonomic, intuitive keyboard, a multi-touch touchpad for simple two-finger zooming, scrolling and rotating, and LED-backlit anti-glare display for crisper viewing.

    Technical Data

    Product Description: Lenovo ThinkPad L520 7859 - 15.6" - Core i3 2310M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - 2 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD
    System Type: Notebook
    Operating System: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
    Processor: Intel Core i3 (2nd Gen) 2310M / 2.1 GHz / 3 MB Cache
    Memory: 2 GB DDR3
    Storage: 320 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
    Optical Drive: DVD-Writer
    Display: 15.6" LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
    Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    Networking: 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 , Gigabit Ethernet
    Wireless Broadband (WWAN): 3G upgradable
    Battery: 6-cell - up to 6.6 hours
    Security: Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , fingerprint reader
    Colour: Black
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 38 cm x 24.7 cm x 3.6 cm
    Weight: 2.6 kg
    Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.
    Localisation: English / United Kingdom
    Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Gold
    Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty