Summary: Great workhorse laptop. Big screen, advantage of having a touch pad and the trackpoint for mouse. I prefer the trackpoint in most cases, but sometimes the touchpad is just better. I did immediately swap out the drive for a solid state drive and this laptop flies, as do most devices with SSD.
Summary: Great machine for a really good price. This machine was touted as being very Linux friendly (ie. stuff just worked with little fuss). It did not disappoint! I put an SSD in it as soon as it arrived, runs super fast!
Unbelievable - People need to know how bad this one is
A J, Amazon
13 November 2013
Summary: I have owned 3 Lenovo's/Thinkpads over the last 8 years. The T43, T510 and finally the T520. I must say, the quality of Lenovo products (especially the T series) has deteriorated over the years to such an extent that the product starts malfunctioning even before the 1 year warranty expires.
The consumer electronics equivalent of a military tank
fawdown "fawdown", Amazon
1 April 2013
Summary: I have been using this laptop in my work for 7 months now. If I were to sum up my experiences in one sentence, it would be this: The Lenovo ThinkPad T520 is the consumer electronics equivalent of a military tank. It is very sturdy and well built.
Summary: This is a sturdy laptop and solid construction. Windows 7 runs smooth and solid. I like it, used other systems and moved back to Windows. Installed Ubuntu Linux also and it also runs great! Not disappointed. Screen, wifi, battery life is all good.
Summary: Since I received this machine on August 2011, it was sent to repair to a Lenovo authorized dealer 3 times already, on Nov 28th. 2011 they replaced the mother board; on Dec 29th. 2011 they replaced the hard disk; on June 6th 2012 they replaced the motherboard again.
Summary: I did a ton of research and finally decided to purchase the Lenovo T520. For the first month all was well, then suddenly the computer crashed and blue screened. Lenovo support sent recovery disks which did not work. Then sent a new hard drive that did not work.
If you plan to listen to music, watch video's, play games....quickly turn and walk away from whatever this thing is...
Shawn Ray Johnson, Amazon
24 January 2012
Summary: This is, by a magnitude impossible to convey with mere words, the absolute worst piece of s*** I've ever seen. First of all, the sound card that is in this thing is a joke. I honestly don't know what the problem is.
You won't be disappointed-Sturdy, Solid Product-Room to Grow
motergray "motergray", Amazon
24 January 2012
Summary: Top of the line, state of the art product. High quality. Sturdy hinges. Nice keyboard feel and touch. I've used Lenovo Thinkpad T60 for years, with minimal problems. My niece needed a computer upgrade. Researched many products. Bottom line, purchased Thinkpad T520 for her.