Summary: 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 laptop that doesn't include a solid state drive, though we highly recommend adding that as an option. The sound could also be better.
Pros: Very strong performance, Bright, full HD screen, Fantastic battery life, Responsive keyboard
Cons: Expensive, Muffled sound, Touchpad gestures not smooth, Big power brick
Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (428426M) review: A semi-rugged laptop that's designed for professionals
Good Gear Guide.au
27 July 2011
Summary: The ThinkPad W520 isn't a typical laptop. It should only be considered if you're a professional in need of a strongly-built and well-performing laptop that can help you get your work done efficiently. It's not perfect, but it has stacks of features and supplies good overall user comfort.
Pros: Excellent screen quality, Chassis is very sturdy, Good performance
Cons: Touchpad could be better, Lid could be more rugged, Only 1-year warranty as standard