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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520

15" sleek & powerful on-the-go business tool.

Average customer rating:
3.932 out of 5
3.9
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34 of 44(77%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad Edge E520
Review 1 for ThinkPad Edge E520
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John
Location:San Diego, CA
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:2.5 GB

Manufacturer Defect! Do Not Buy!

Date:November 11, 2012
Cons: motherboard, eeprom
"All you have to do is google "lenovo e520 won't turn on" and you'll see thousands of postings. Faulty EEPROM fries out motherboard, this is a piece of garbage machine. If you buy it after reading this, you get what you deserve."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 2 for ThinkPad Edge E520
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
mbphd

disappointed with keyboard layout

Date:March 2, 2012
"I bought the E520 after owning an IBM Think Pad R52 for many years. I do a lot of word processing. Not much of a tech-y. teh E520 (which I orderred custom-built) is of course much faster, the design is very nice. I wanted something sleeker, which it is.
Two problems with the key board: 1. the placement of the DELETE button: it is now a very thin key in a row above the square keys and next to the INSERT button. so I am constantly hitting the INSERT button instead of the delete. Much time spent correcting a correction. The number pad on the right side is unnecessary and i wish I had noticed that before I bought it.
2. the "r" key seems to stick such that I am always getting 2 r's. I haven't called on this.
3. the size of the laptop is deceiving. I orderred the 15 inch. but it doesn't fit in my computer roller case (for traveling) because it is really 17 inches across, too wide for it.
i always liked the feel of the IBM think Pad keyboard and this one is still good. but I wish I had noticed the layout before I bought. Mine is only 4 months old. the machine itself seems to be very good. so far."
1 People found this review helpful.
Review 3 for ThinkPad Edge E520
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bvprulz
Owned Product:13-18 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Surprisingly Good

Date:November 21, 2013
Pros: Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Weight, Processor, Included software, Software compatibility, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality, Storage, audio
Cons: Display resolution, no backlit keyboard
"I have been using an E520 provided to me by my company. Though I initially did not like it (somehow never thought Lenovo was awesome), I am now a fan of this machine. My particular machine has been reliable, though one of my colleagues laptop (same model) failed to start few times. Guess it is a known fault.
But apart from that, you get all you need from a laptop. The keyboard is sexy, mouse track pad is great (multi-touch), screen is OK, sound is awesome.. Can carry it with one hand and looks very nice.. Never had heating issues which i believe is common on laptops nwdays..
All in all, I love this machine..and respect Lenovo now.."
Review 4 for ThinkPad Edge E520
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1 out of 5
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1veryangry
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor:Intel Core i3
Memory:4 GB or more

Wasted money

Date:November 14, 2013
Pros: Storage, Display resolution
Cons: Video card, Warranty, Included Software, Software compatibility, Build Quality, Durability
"From the start there was no sound. Laptop was not even two months old and they wanted me to send it in for 10 days for repairs! I wanted a replacement and should have had one. I have told everyone I know that product is not worth a cent spent on."
Review 5 for ThinkPad Edge E520
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Jake
Owned Product:18-24 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium

Waste of money

Date:October 27, 2013
Cons: Warranty, Support, Battery, Build Quality, Durability
"Awful, awful computer and a terrible overall purchase. It has been my misfortune to own this laptop for less than 2 years, in which time it has had to be sent in for servicing so many times I've lost count, at least 5 or 6. Now that my warranty is up, and my computer is experiencing another problem that won't allow it to boot (surprise), I am going to have to pay MORE money AGAIN to get it fixed. This is insane and getting to the point where I am simply considering buying an entirely new laptop. And it most certainly will not be a Lenovo."
Review 6 for ThinkPad Edge E520
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Someone
Owned Product:2 years+
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

my first laptop

Date:September 28, 2013
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Durability, Memory, Wireless card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Build Quality, Storage, Display performance
Cons: Video card, Battery, Included Software, Software compatibility, no keyboard led-lighting
"I am a programmer running arch-linux. Keyboard is GREAT! I love its layout mainly page up/down, home/end and the printscreen key between alt gr and right ctrl. However I it would be even beter if there is long left shift instead of extended backslash - but I think this is country-dependent. Even though I love the keyboard, it lacks led-lighting. there is one more think I dislike on this keyboard - F1-F12 keys has larger function icon rather than their labels.
Long story short: This notebook has such a great keyboard with a few features missing, thats wh I bought it. Others functions are working very well. It is ideal for me."