Conclusion: Since Lenovo took over the rights of the ThinkPad from IBM in 2005, an increasing amount of notebooks of the ThinkPad family are found that rather aim more at end consumers than business clients. The SL range bids a few known qualities, such as the good keyboard, the trackpoint, the hard disk recovery, the good software and the fingerprint reader. These security features make the ThinkPad SL510 interesting for smaller businesses, too.
Pros: Good input devices, Display lid and keyboard bezel of metal, Simple and stable design, Unobtrusive and cool, That the ThinkPad SL510 includes a few of the traditional ThinkPad qualities.
Cons: Keyboards yields strongly in two places and creaks, Average display, reflective in a few models, No UltraBay, no docking port, The ThinkPad extras which are missing
Summary: Overall, the ThinkPad SL510 is a solid Windows 7 machine. Its wide screen gives ample room to work without a full jump up to a monster-size model. The defining ThinkPad reliability is very much present, and its speed is admirable. True, battery life could be a bit better, and Lenovo really should have given the SL510 a bit more punch - you certainly won't want to try to play anything graphically demanding - but it's a surprisingly light, remarkably quick notebook.
Excerpt: When Lenovo introduced the SL series last year, not everyone was thrilled with what they saw. Any changes to the venerable ThinkPad lineup come along with scrutiny, but this small business series was seen by many as a watering down of the brand. After all, it carried the ThinkPad name, but included a glossy lid with an LED light on it, a new body design, different textures/materials, and other changes from what people have come to expect from a T, X or R series system.
Excerpt: For typical business ThinkPad, display is really appreciable addition. But matte & usual video features make is Plain Jane anyways with lower brightness, glare & colors. It would affect the experience of hi- def or DVD movies & games. But a typical audience of ThinkPad could bother anyways with details like that. So, it does offer pretty comparable features in Video, Audio, Networking and DVD burner.
Excerpt: If the strong & simple look with loads of standard features is for you, then read on for the further details. Thumbs up : Inside the trunk: Latest Lenovo SL510 offers broad range of features in reasonable & smart cost spectrum with the user-comfy 16 x 9 wide screen. The whiz-kid speaks: Lenovo has a broad class appeal with its compact shape & long list of features alluring users. So, its as simple as it gets. Either you are a “Lenovo Think pad” kinda guy or you are not.
Summary: The Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 is a solid notebook for business users. While it may be too bulky for road warriors (the 14-inch SL410 is a better choice for that crowd), this system is a good solution for workers looking for a sturdy laptop to use in and around the office. Its combination of above-average performance, a comfortable, spill-resistant keyboard, and business-friendly services make it a strong value.
Pros: Strong performance, Great keyboard, Good multitouch trackpad, Helpful tools for small business customers,