Lenovo Black 15.6" ThinkPad W520 Laptop PC with Intel Core i7-2860QM Processor with Windows 7 Professional with Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Option

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The Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad W520 Laptop PC has everything you need to compute on the go. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional allows you to complete any professional task. Connect with friends and family on the built-in webcam.

About this item

The Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad W520 Laptop PC has everything you need to compute on the go. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional allows you to complete any professional task. Connect with friends and family on the built-in webcam.

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Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad W520 Laptop PC:

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Intel Core i7-2860QM processor
    2.40GHz, 6MB Cache

  • 8GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 32GB)
    Gives you the power to handle most power-hungry applications and tons of multimedia work

  • 500GB SATA hard drive
    Store 333,000 photos, 142,000 songs or 263 hours of HD video and more

  • DVD burner
    Watch movies, and read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats

  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
    Connect to a broadband modem with wired Ethernet or wirelessly connect to a WiFi signal or hotspot with the 802.11a/b/g/n connection built into your PC

  • 15.6" Full HD color anti-glare LED-backlit display
    NVIDIA Quadro 1000M Graphics and Intel HD Graphics 3000

Additional Features:
  • Built-in webcam
  • 4-in-1 memory card reader
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB 2.0/eSATA port, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x FireWire (IEEE 1394) port, 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 x VGA port
  • 9-cell lithium-ion battery, up to 10.8 hours battery life

  • Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Edition (To learn more about the features of Windows 7, click here)
  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010: Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel, with advertising. PowerPoint and Outlook are NOT included. Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC. (To learn more about the features of Office 2010, click here)
  • Norton Internet Security 2011 (30 days of virus definitions)
  • Rescue and Recovery

Support and Warranty:
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Restore discs are not included (unless specified by supplier). We recommend you use the installed software to create your own restore and backup DVD the first week you use the computer.

What's In The Box:
  • Power cord
  • 9-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Quick Start Guide

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Platform: PC
Condition: New
Primary Color: Black
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Type: Intel Core i7-2860QM Processor
Processor Speed: 2.40 GHz, 6MB Cache
System Ram: 8 GB
Maximum Memory Expansion: 32 GB
Hard Drive Size: 500 GB
Laptop Screen Size: 15.6 inch
Screen Type: LED
Resolution: 1600 x 900
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro 1000M Graphics and Intel HD Graphics 3000
Multi Media Drive: DVD Burner
Card Reader Type: 4 in 1 Digital Media Card Reader
Battery Life: 10 hours 45 minutes
Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Network Connection: 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN ,  10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ,  Bluetooth 3.0
Connector Type: 1 x USB 2.0 ,  1 x DC-in ,  1 x Ethernet ,  1 x Headphone ,  1 x Microphone ,  1 x VGA ,  2 x USB 3.0 ,  1 x DisplayPort ,  1 x FireWire ,  1 x eSATA/USB 2.0 ,  1 x Firewire ,  1 x USB 2.0/eSATA
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Accessories Included: Power Cord ,  Quick Start Guide ,  9-cell lithium-ion battery
Bus Speed: 1333MHz
Model No.: 42763LU
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 9.88
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 19.0 x 13.0 x 4.5
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported

Customer reviews

Customer Reviews | 63 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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Customer review by Student

5.0 stars 3/11/2012 by Student
by Student

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.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Boot in 30 sec from finger swipe

Customer review by Dave

5.0 stars 10/4/2011 by Dave
by Dave

With CUDA acceleration, this is about 20x as fast at some video encoding tasks as my T61p was. Battery almost always lasts long enough for text editing. Love the mSATA option and BIOS-integrated fingerprint reader; allows boot in about 30 seconds which leaving the HDD bay for a large capacity spinning drive. (UEFI would be even better; not sure if fingerprint works yet there.)

Kingston, RI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes

Customer review by Schulz

5.0 stars 4/18/2012 by Schulz
by Schulz

I am currently running SolidWorks 2012 64 bit design program. What an impressive machine! The NVIDIA 2000 card along with 16GB of DDR3 memory is unstopable. A quality machine. The ThinkPad can handle anything I can throw at it. From veiwing high speed test videos, while converting large assembly CAD models the machine does not flinch. I am very happy with my purchase.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Big, Powerful & Fast

Customer review by NCPhotoBug

5.0 stars 3/23/2012 by NCPhotoBug
by NCPhotoBug

I wanted a machine that was powerful and fast to process photography software and be portable but not a carry all the time. This one fit the needs. I went with extra memory and the best graphics, and the screen is fantastic. Top notch machine. No issues whatsoever. Lenovo config base and tools are easy to understand and manage the HW and SW. Great decision on my part. Would do it again!!!

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Excellent Laptop

Customer review by Split

5.0 stars 1/3/2012 by Split
by Split

The W520 is an excellent laptop. It is fast, quite and has an excellent build quality. The display is amazing with good colors and contrast. Battery life is exceptionally good. Keyboard is the best I worked with compared to other laptops. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on external HDD connected to the USB 3.0 port. Works amazing! Everything was compatible and worked the first time. My problems with the W520 are: (1) No HDMI port: There is a DisplayPort but you need an extra cable to connect to HDMI. (2) Biggest HDD I could choose was 500Gb. I wanted to install Linux alongside the Win7 and 500 GB are not enough for me. I ended up buying an external HDD for the Linux. (3) Power brick is big and heavy. Bottom line: I love this laptop and recommend it to people with high demands of their laptop.

Cleveland, Ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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