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Lenovo Black 15.6" ThinkPad W520 Laptop PC with Intel Core i7-2760QM Processor and Windows 7 Professional

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The Lenovo W520 Laptop PC comes with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition to ensure you a high standard of quality with tried and true performance. With a 15.6" HD+ color anti-glare backlight screen, no matter what you watch on this Lenovo Thinkpad W520, you're sure to get a quality picture. This Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop includes a CD and DVD burner that supports multiple formats, offering you freedom in information storage. This Lenovo W520 Laptop PC comes with a 4-in-1 memory card reader in order to make pulling pictures from your digital camera or cellphone to your PC is easy. A full 4GB of DDR3 RAM comes pre-installed on this Lenovo Thinkpad W520, but it can be expanded out to 16GB for lightning fast processing. Enjoy a new level of digital freedom with the Black 15.6" Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with Intel Core i7-2760QM Processor.

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The Lenovo W520 Laptop PC comes with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition to ensure you a high standard of quality with tried and true performance. With a 15.6" HD+ color anti-glare backlight screen, no matter what you watch on this Lenovo Thinkpad W520, you're sure to get a quality picture. This Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop includes a CD and DVD burner that supports multiple formats, offering you freedom in information storage. This Lenovo W520 Laptop PC comes with a 4-in-1 memory card reader in order to make pulling pictures from your digital camera or cellphone to your PC is easy. A full 4GB of DDR3 RAM comes pre-installed on this Lenovo Thinkpad W520, but it can be expanded out to 16GB for lightning fast processing. Enjoy a new level of digital freedom with the Black 15.6" Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with Intel Core i7-2760QM Processor.

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Lenovo 15.6" ThinkPad W520 Laptop PC:

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Intel Core i7-2760QM processor
    2.40GHz, 6MB Cache

  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 16GB)
    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" 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

Software:
  • 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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Specifications

Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Processor Type: Intel Core i7-2760QM Processor
Backlight Type: Led
Hard Drive Capacity: 500 GB
Color: Black
Display Technology: LED
Microphone Included: Y
Resolution: 1600 x 900
Capacity: Up to 2 GB
Watts: 170 Watts
Processor Speed: 2.40 GHz, 6MB Cache
Contained Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Maximum RAM Supported: 32 GB
Connector Type: 1 x eSATA/USB 2.0 ,  1 x FireWire ,  1 x DisplayPort ,  1 x USB 2.0 ,  2 x USB 3.0 ,  1 x Ethernet ,  1 x VGA ,  1 x DC-in
Operating System: Windows 7
Battery Life: 10 hours 45 minutes
Model: 42763KU
Screen Size: 15.6"
Interface Type: 4 in 1 Digital Media Card Reader
Brand: Lenovo
Is Dark Sky-Compliant: Y
Video Game Platform: PC
Is Energy Star-Certified: Y
Condition: New
Compatible Devices: SD ,  SDXC ,  SDHC ,  MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Has Bluetooth: Y
Manufacturer Part Number: 42763KU
RAM Memory: 4 GB
Recordable Media Formats: DVD±R/±RW
Accessories Included: 9-cell lithium-ion battery ,  Power Cord ,  Quick Start Guide
Features: Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT) ,  Administrator password ,  Hard drive password ,  Built-in webcam ,  EPEAT ,  Power-on password ,  ThinkPad Roll Cage ,  Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately) ,  ThinkVantage Active Protection System
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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews | 63 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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Great Laptop - Would recommend
6/16/2012

Customer review by mthink30

5.0 stars 6/16/2012 by mthink30
by mthink30

I've had this laptop for 6 months and had no problems with it. None of the programs I have opened with it (CGI, Virtualization and Photo Editing) have crashed the machine or slown it down. The ThinkLight has been useful when using the machine in badly lit areas lighting up the keyboard. The graphics card (nVidia Quadro 1000m) and the processor (Intel i5 2520m) have both performed well in benchmarking and in image rendering for animations. RAM changing is a simple manoeuvre, unscrew two screws and the first two RAM slots are available, to get the other two the keyboard has to be removed (easy enough) and the slots are accessible. ThinkVantage Power Manager has proved useful with its easy to change power usage settings and to modify the fine details of system performance and battery life. Any downsides - The battery life is long, but it soon goes down when running graphics intensive applications - this makes you better off to use it plugged in (performance also increases plugged in). Overall - Great Laptop - Would recommend it - and would buy a Lenovo ThinkPad again.

mthink30
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Incredible Disappointment
5/18/2012

Customer review by SecurityTech

2.0 stars 5/18/2012 by SecurityTech
by SecurityTech

16GB mem, dual SSDs, i7... the works. Just under $3K is what my company paid. The positive: It has a button to turn off the mic which is useful during conference calls. The negatives: 1. The speakers are disgusting. Really? This is the cost/benefit compromise on the laptop you feature as the flagship in performance? 2. This system is slower than my Dell XPS 16 (i7/8GB) that's now nearly 2 years old. 3. I used the UltraBay today and it destroyed my perfectly fine SSD. 4. Startup times are SLOW from a hibernate. Several minutes slow. Make coffee slow. Painful in meetings with customers. 5. The keyboard is sub-par compared to my Apple or Dell. 6. The finish/plastic feels cheap. Really cheap. It's not at all like the thinkpads I remember. It's not on the same planet as Apple, Sony, or Dell. Again - on your flagship desktop replacement? Chilling. Stunning. Mind staggering.

SecurityTech
Would recommend to a friend? No
All around, best laptop out today
11/20/2011

Customer review by Daria

5.0 stars 11/20/2011 by Daria
by Daria

Pros: This laptop is an excellent step up from my Macbook Pro. Much better ergonomics, the keyboard is excellent. No sharp edge digging into my wrists. I prefer having a proper right click however the two finger scroll was better on the Mac, so I'd rate the trackpads equal. Stays very cool, I only hit 68C running prime95, which is impressive considering there's 8 threads. The fans are quiet. The bios switch for Optimus means this computer has excellent linux compatibility. Get the Full HD screen - no it's not IPS, but it's easily the best TN panel I've ever seen. Great colors, bright, and 140+ DPI. I get 8 hours of battery life in regular use (web browsing, pdfs, office tasks) and 6 hours running a virtual machine. Cons: Dirt and dust stand out against the black color and the lid scratches a bit more easily than I'd like. ThinkVantage software is kind of clunky.

Daria
Buffalo, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Exceeded My High Expectations
10/4/2011

Customer review by MikeCro

5.0 stars 10/4/2011 by MikeCro
by MikeCro

I use the Lenovo ThinkPad W520 for systems design and development, computationally intensive modelling and data analysis. In an ideal world, I would not have to compromise the twin goals of performance and mobility. The W520 has come very close to the "no compromise" goal. The system has met and exceeded my expectations in making the purchase. W520's fast startup, high processing speeds and fast turnaround time have increased project efficiency substantially. International travel makes long battery operation very desirable. With the slice battery option, the system provided >8 hours of off-current processing time. The 2920XM processor and 16 GB RAM make this a true desktop replacement. The extra weight is a small trade-off for the added performance. The power adapter is heavy duty and this is a positive factor after dealing with undersized adaptors in the past that overheat and fail pre-maturely. As a purchaser, I would have preferred to configure the system with a large electronic disk + hard drive (>500GB), 4G WiFi and more USB ports (2 & 3). The choices and availability were somewhat limited for a high-end unit.

MikeCro
Chicago, Illinois
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
High performance, Good buy
9/27/2011

Customer review by ProUserUtah

4.0 stars 9/27/2011 by ProUserUtah
by ProUserUtah

I have owned a host of Lenovo laptops along with laptops of other manufacturers. I also ran IT for a company of about 200 and we loved the reliability and performance of Thinkpad Lenovos over any other brand. I am nearly equally as pleased with this model. The only thing that sticks out for me as a negative is the size of the power adapter. It's almost like a second laptop. This makes the total system a bit cumbersome for travel. I did purchase the 9-cell battery and use the laptop for 3 to 4 hours on battery without any problems. With some creative power managment I can squeeze 5 hours out of it. So, I don't have to carry the adapter around with me during the day. If the travel adapter is any smaller and you travel a lot (I travel about twice per quarter) then I would recommend making that extra purchase.

ProUserUtah
Pleasant Grove, UT
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Excellent Laptop
1/3/2012

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.

Split
Cleveland, Ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Not at all what I had expected
7/9/2012

Customer review by Heat

1.0 stars 7/9/2012 by Heat
by Heat

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.

Heat
taiwan
Would recommend to a friend? No
A performance beast
7/20/2011

Customer review by jinzunza

4.0 stars 7/20/2011 by jinzunza
by jinzunza

If you are looking for performance, this is one of the best options in the market. I bought a fully loaded W520 for just above $1,900 dlls. 2nd Gen Core i7, 8 Gb Ram, 80 Gb Micro SSD + 320 Gb 7200 HDD. The results are outstanding. I recommend getting the Full HD display. It's just beautiful, and for $200+ it's a no-brainer. Although I got to say that after 2 weeks I already got 2 dead pixels, but they are so tiny I don't notice them anymore. There are a couple of issues to consider: * Keyboard: The fn and ctrl keys have switched their normal positions. If you use the ctrl key a lot, you'll need 2-3 weeks to get used to it. Also very small directions keys. *Speakers: For such a large set of speakers, you'll expect them to sound much better than they do. I know it is a business laptop, but for the price it should sound at least above average. *Touchpad buttons: These are very small. I wish they were the same size as the ones that are used for the trackpoint. *Connections: No HDMI output! I don't think any of these issues mean a deal-breaker, just some areas of opportunity for the next model to address. All in all, it's a great laptop. A workstation that will open any application in a blink. A performance beast.

jinzunza
McAllen, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Clunky Laptop with a Fast Processor.
9/16/2011

Customer review by Mike

3.0 stars 9/16/2011 by Mike
by Mike

I bought the Lenovo W520 427639U because of its impressive list of specifications. There are a few UI features of the W520 that are very annoying. 1. The keys are slippery, small and hard to press. The keys themselves are normal size, but the contact area of each key is smaller than usual. 2. The CD eject button is located exactly where you pick up the laptop. 3. The screen dims for dark images while on battery power. 4. The addition of page forward and page back buttons crowds the cursor keys. 5. The ThinkLight is a cheap alternative to backlit keys. 6. The touchpad mouse buttons are clunky. 7. The Ctrl key should be switch with the Fn key. 8. The Speakers take up a lot of real estate that probably could be better used by making the keyboard larger. This is supposed to be a work laptop. They could mount the speakers on the underside of the laptop for all I care. On the software side of things the W520 comes packed with bloatware. I would prefer a clean install of the OS, and simply supply a CD with "optional" software. I have had problems with my laptop locking up while streaming music (My 5 year old laptop never did). I will probably need to wipe the system to troubleshoot the problem. Overall, I'm a bit disappointed with the laptop.

Mike
Denver, CO
Would recommend to a friend? No
W520 lacking reknown toughness.
2/22/2012

Customer review by RedGreenGeek

4.0 stars 2/22/2012 by RedGreenGeek
by RedGreenGeek

I bought my w520 to replace my T61p. The step up in power is of course great, but that was expected. Pro's: Keyboard is slightly softer than previous TP's which I like, but still far from the flappy key's from other brands. Screen looks great. Onboard mic works really well, and no echo has been experienced using onboard speakers. Con's Build in speakers is far from good and even a bit behind mid range. Lenovo please spend another dollar on the speakers. Headphones jack and LAN cable moved to other side, which I find annoying. Most headphones from good brands has cord on the left side. mSATA is only SATA 2, should have been 3. Imagine Raid 0 on three SSD's in a laptop. :-) Build quality: This would usually be a pro for me, but I have to write a separate note on it. The whole laptop seems to flex a bit more and the plastic seems slightly more elastic. I do not know if I like this or not. I have never had a TP fail on me due to build quality, and I travel a lot. I really hope this will not be my first. The latch to open the screen does not work as well as on previous models, the new system is simply worse. The battery is also more loose than previously. All in all, I love my W520, but I fear that Lenovo has lowered their standards on build quality too much. It may be the death of it.

RedGreenGeek
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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