Summary: Best decision made! Purchased to replaced failing Ideapad Z565
Pros: Besides having to add Bluetooth, upgrade the RAM and swap HDD for a SSD, this is a top of the line computer. Power on by finger print reader, keyboard night light, 4x USB ports (one eSata, one yellow always-on port), speakers sound great, descent webcam.
Cons: Did not come with Bluetooth (60y3199 Daughter Card 2.1). Should have come with the maximum RAM as it's designed to hold (8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V). Should have come with SSD drive to increase overall speed and eliminate noise/heat (Crucial M550 256GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Internal SSD • 550 MB/s Read, 500 MB/s Write)
Summary: Excellent product. It was a steal for the price. It's super fast. I use it for school(excel and word) and for editing(adobe premiere) has not let me down with performance. I'm surprised a laptop could be this powerful.
Summary: OK, I don't ever write reviews - too busy. I just buy parts and equipment for our IT company so that our engineers can turn them into solutions. When a customer asked us to source some laptops on the cheap, we suggested looking into refurbished equipment. Found this ThinkPad from US Micro Corp and placed an order for a sample unit. What arrived shocked me. Hey, USMicro - I think the word you want is USED computer.
Pros: It powered on.
Cons: Filthy, scratched up, battery life not nearly spec.
Summary: At time of writing - Q3 2013 this Lenovo i5 based T510 is a decent robust machine if you are OK with just robust performance and trouble free ownership. If you want wizbangary to do HDMI connectivity Bluetooth 3 etc etc then look elsewhere. Do your home work and opt for the best screen and onboard video combo you can aford as these models come with several options. Do yourself a favor and get the one you cant afford - you wont regret it.
A true desktop replacement and an outstanding value
7 November 2012
Summary: This is an outstanding notebook; a classic Thinkpad with speed, the finest keyboard on the market, with three USB ports and even an eSata port. I recommend it highly. The ability to switch off the WiFi connection is a particularly useful feature.
Excerpt: I am very happy with my purchase of my Lenovo. To be perfectly honest, I am not quite sure which kind of laptop it is other than being a Lenovo. I was heading off to college and I needed to get a laptop in order to be able to get everything done conveniently. I first started off with a Dell that I was borrowing from one of my family members, but during the first semester, I was having numerous problems with it because it had Vista on it, which does not work very well...
Excerpt: The t510 is a workhorse, don't get me wrong, but it certainly lacks some significant things that will leave you wondering what the designers were thinking. Usb slots are first to come to mind. Why aren't there any on the back or opposite sides of the machine. When working in closed spaces, sometimes you can only reach to one side of the laptop. USB slots on each side could oversome this. Also, movement of the ctrl key!
Excerpt: The T510 is a pretty big laptop, Lenovo moved to a much wider version of their normal T61 sized Laptops. The added screen size might be nice for people who just want a laptop or something they can sit at a desk and easily move or have on their laps. But the size is not for people who travel a lot. People may want a big screen to see but the T510 is not only wide but fat (as in tall) This makes it's one of the largest Laptops Lenovo have released.
Excerpt: I bought it at this Janurary. i love IBM so I chose this one. it is very good. it looks so sturdy and professional. My system is windows 7, it is very beautiful and smooth. And the most important, it is silent, I hate the noise. Although it is a little expensive, it is worth the money.