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I have recently joined a new company and have been given the W510 as a works laptop, having used Lenovo's in previous companies i new what to expect from this machine, here is my review.
My W510 differs slightly from the above tech spec as it has 8GB memory and a 500GB hardrive, this is excellent for setting up my own internal VMWare images which my job often demands. The screen is of a great size which is ideal when running multiple applications.
Having used Lenovo's before my expectation level was fairly high for the W510 and i have to say it does not disapoint. The key board is a great size - often laptops i use the keyboard just does not feel right, i have fairly large hands but i can touch type on this without making errors accidently hitting 2 keys at once. This is my first experience of Windows 7 Pro and i find it is easy to use and intuitive much like Mac OSX but with a windows front end. Being able to pin my favourate apps to the tool bar is great as i can access them with ease. Battery life is great and there are numerous options to pro-long the battery with the internal IBM power saving application meaning i do not always need to find a wall socket to plug into. Perhaps the only down side of the W510 is the weight and dimensions, its certainly not a light weight machine and carrying it in the over shoulder bag provided is quite heavy.
If you are lucky enough to have this laptop as a works machine i highly recommend it the sheer amount of power at disposal to the user is great and although it might not suit everyone its a great laptop if performance is required on the go. However i probably would not buy this laptop as a personal machine purely down to preference as i am a Mac user at heart.
ThinkPad W Series represents a complete lineup of performance mobile workstations certified to run the most demanding graphic intensive industry applications. ThinkPad W Series offers you quality, performance and reliability in a high-performance mobile workstation. Along with meeting the highest performance standards, W Series still offers the legendary ThinkPad design and a full range of technology that include DDR3 memory modules, new DisplayPort technology and a wider Touchpad with improved ergonomics.
The ThinkPad W510 notebook is engineered with Lenovo's Enhanced Experience, which means faster startup and shutdown time, along with increased productivity for business with new hardware and software innovations. The roll-cage protection, spill-resistant keyboard, ThinkVantage Client Security Solution with integrated Fingerprint Reader and Smartcard support are other innovative features that give these notebooks unmatched security.
|Product Description:||Lenovo ThinkPad W510 4389 - 15.6" - Core i7 Extreme Edition 920XM - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD|
|Operating System:||Windows 7 Pro 64-bit|
|Processor:||Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 920XM / 2 GHz ( 3.2 GHz ) / 8 MB Cache|
|Memory:||4 GB DDR3|
|Storage:||320 GB HDD / 7200 rpm|
|Display:||15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 / Full HD|
|Graphics:||NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M - 1 GB|
|Networking:||802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 , Gigabit Ethernet , fax / modem|
|Battery:||6-cell - up to 3 hours|
|Security:||Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , fingerprint reader|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||37.28 cm x 24.51 cm x 3.66 cm|
|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:||3 years warranty|