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Expert reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Series
Review score distribution (out of 23 reviews)
  • 90-100:
    2
  • 75-89:
    11
  • 65-74:
    1
  • 0-64:
    0
  • Unrated:
    9
82
out of 100
  • Wonderful screen, Powerful processor, Fabulous 15.6in. screen with colour calibrator, Good features,
    Highcapacity hard drive, Fast quadcore processor, Good battery life, Great performance, Bright Full HD screen, Excellent keyboard
  • Rather expensive and fairly heavy., Cramped USB 3.0 ports, Bulky and heavy, Battery life, Mobility,
    No integrated mobile broadband
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Testseek.co.uk has collected 23 expert reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Series and the average expert rating is 82 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.co.uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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Excerpt
Award
Score
2011-06-21
Good:  Wonderful screen, powerful processor,
Bad:  Rather expensive and fairly heavy.
Bottomline:  It doesn't come cheap, and the Lenovo ThinkPad W520 is really designed for graphics professionals and others who need a powerful portable with a super high-resolution screen. If you need these things, this is a superb computer. ...
Score
80%


2011-05-27
Good:  Fabulous 15.6in. screen with colour calibrator, Highcapacity hard drive, Fast quadcore processor, Good battery life
Bad:  Cramped USB 3.0 ports, Bulky and heavy, No integrated mobile broadband
Bottomline:  Lenovo's ThinkPad W520 is a fast 15.6in. notebook with a high-quality display whose limited portability isn't helped by a brick-like AC adapter. If you do take the W520 on the road, then its battery performance ought to be adequate. The superb screen,
Score
80%


2011-05-23
Good:  Great performance, Bright Full HD screen, Excellent keyboard, Good features
Bad:  Battery life, Mobility
Score
80%


2011-06-10
Bottomline:  For a road-warrior who demands a lot of performance in a mobile package, the Lenovo ThinkPad W520 won't let you down. Packed with a quad-core Intel Core-series processor that comes standard and paired with either a NVIDIA Quadro 1000M or 2000M dedicat...
Score
-


2011-05-20
Good:  Case, Keyboard, CPU Performance, Graphics Rendering, Video Decoding, ISV Certification, High
Bad:  Battery Life under Heavy Use, Access to Hardware Inside, Reduced Performance on Battery Power, High Price, System Noise, Relatively Heavy, Large, Heavy Power Supply
Bottomline:  With the new ThinkPad W520, Lenovo has brought to the market a truly powerful mobile workstation that can effortlessly perform broad variety of tasks. The weight of the model we reviewed came to 2.7 kg including the 94 Wh Akku— hardly more than typical ...
Score
88%


2011-05-01
Good:  Exceptional Performance, Superb Display With Color Calibration, Very Long Running Times
Bad:  Expensive With Upgraded Features, Very Large Power Adapter, Battery Pack Extends Out Back Of Hinge
Bottomline:  Apr 29 2011 - For anyone that needs a serious laptop with lots of performance for workstation class work on the go, there is no question that the Lenovo ThinkPad W520 is one of the best options on the market. It offers some superb performance thanks to...
Score
80%


2011-04-29
Good:  Excellent allaround performance, Beautiful 95% color gamut FHD display, Solid build quality, Comfortable keyboard with great tactile feedback,
Bad:  Collects dust and grease easily, Below par audio quality, Expensive for some configurations and options,
Bottomline:  The Lenovo ThinkPad W520 workstation most definitely lives up to its ThinkPad name and workstation standards. It provides great all-over performance with its quad-core i7 processor, NVIDIA Quadro 2000M graphics, and 8GB DDR3 RAM. The 95% color gamut FHD display is easily conducive to professionals in the graphics arts or similar industry. It also has a wide range of ports and features, such as th
Score
80%


2011-04-26
Excerpt:  Tablets won't be replacing all notebooks any time soon, at least as long as companies keep producing notebooks like Lenovo's ThinkPad W520. The W520 is one of a new breed of performance-workstation notebooks, and arrived at the CRN Test Center lab buil...
Score
-


2011-04-25
Bottomline:  The ThinkPad W520 provides really strong workstation-level performance in a portable 6.2-pound package with amazing battery life, a gorgeous screen, and the industry's best keyboard. However, the $2,969 configuration we reviewed is pretty pricey for a ...
Score
70%


2011-04-19
Excerpt:  The Lenovo W520 mobile workstation packs nearly twice the compute and memory power into a physical case that retains the characteristics of the previous-generation 15.6-inch W510. However, the W520 is nearly 1 pound lighter. The W520 now comes with a r...
Score
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