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15.6" workstation-performance with laptop-mobility, ISV-certified for flawless operation of graphically intensive apps.

Average customer rating:
4.214 out of 5
4.2
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59 of 70(84%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad W520 Top Rated
Review 1 for ThinkPad W520 Top Rated
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Student

Wise Purchase

Date:March 11, 2012
"This is by far one of the best purchases I have made. I chose Lenovo after I read many reviews complimenting this company for durable and powerful laptops. As a student who spends a lot of time researching and traveling, I needed a sturdy and durable laptop which was powerful enough to handle the amounts of research I was doing and also be able to handle constant travel via airplane, bus and you name it. I bought the W520 with an i7 processor 8 GB RAM and a 500 GB harddrive. When I placed my order, I was going to start traveling soon after and customer service was able to help me get my customized laptop from Shanghai to the States within 2 weeks. Excellent service! Now, after using this laptop for 8 months I can provide the following with confidence:
Pros: Durable, powerful, travel-friendly, keyboard is the perfect size, battery life is 7-11 hours depending on settings, easy to use, pre-installed programs and features are excellent and useful unlike laptops from other companies, color display on screen is vivid, anti-glare screen so it's easy to use outside and in different lighting, it's a very very quiet machine, time between pressing the power button and opening a browser is less than 30 seconds.
Cons: Black design is prone to fingerprints and sometimes difficult to wipe down, and no number key pad.
This is not a shiny, glittering laptop for showing-off. It's a quality built machine made to be used extensively and it can sure handle anything. I watch my colleagues struggle with their laptops when it comes to extensive use and traveling, and though theirs look silver and sleek, it's obvious that my Lenovo W520 out-performs them all."
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Review 2 for ThinkPad W520 Top Rated
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mobility 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Design 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Heat
Location:taiwan
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

Not at all what I had expected

Date:July 9, 2012
Cons: Weight, Build Quality, Durability, Included Software, overheats, power adapter is a super brick
"Well totally dissapointed by this notebook. Had purchased it for playing games and also coding. Will point out what i dont like:
1. It OVERHEATS: It has a monster grapphic card and a CPU but the intelligent designers forgot to use 2 fans(unlike in many similar counterparts). So whenever i want to play a game on it. The thing overheats.
2. BULKY Poweradapter: Its also referred to as BRICK on many forums. Its around 1-2 kg.
3. Speakers are pretty bad: are not at all loud for the price tag it has
4. Tooooo BULKY: But thats all right if it didnt over heat...
Finally i wont suggest this notebook at all because it cannot handle heavy graphics etc due to overheating. So there is no point of buying such an expensive and heavy notebook if u are using it only for emails."
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Review 3 for ThinkPad W520 Top Rated
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
BigDave

Powerhouse W520

Date:May 26, 2012
"Recently ordered the W520 as a replacement for my T61p which I had for 5 years. I have not been disappointed! Keyboard is as great as ever! Ordered mine with the FHD screen which is fantastic. System is a solid workhorse with 2.4 quad core, 8 gig RAM, bluetooth, WiMAx, and built-in GOBI broadband card. Laptop is solid and powerful. I highly recommend the W520!"
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