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Lenovo-thinkpad-w520.33420322
7.3 out of 10

Lenovo ThinkPad W520

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 The Lenovo ThinkPad W520 is a 15.6-in Read more

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Overall 10
10

awesome

Khoa Minh Nguyen, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I've been using a W520 for over 2 years. Very reliable, have not seen a crash even when it is very hot because of playing game. I upgraded to 32GB RAM and 256GB SSD, awesome, I could simulate a whole server stack for enterprise applications on it. Sometimes I play Starcraft and World of Warcraft, it performs well in High quality graphic + Full HD resolution.
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Overall 2
2.0

Overpriced, totally unreliable machine. The worst computer I've ever owned

Clayton B Thomas III "Techie, Photographer, P..., Amazon
1 September 2014
  • Summary: On paper, this looks like a good computer. The hardware specs make it out to be a solid workhorse, which is probably why my company provides them for its entire consulting team. But in practice, this thing is a piece of junk. In two years of use, I've had to replace the hard drive (bad clusters), the DVD drive (it simply stopped recognizing any discs, most of the time), and I've just gotten off the phone with tech support staff who say that my SD card reader’s failure...
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Overall 10
10

Powerful workstation in size of a laptop.

cubani83, Ebay
15 July 2014
  • Summary: Higher performance than same priced new models, many interfaces, excellent chassis (durable, though light), easy to add/replace parts. Last model (T520, W520...) with the old-style Lenovo keyboard, which has much better layout than following T530 models. The keyboard light is almost useless on this model but this is of no concern to me. This model supports m-SATA SSD, which is great for use as a system drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

An expensive heavy labtop with great specs on paper but in reality it functions really ...

Amazon Customer, Amazon
11 July 2014
  • Summary: An expensive heavy labtop with great specs on paper but in reality it functions really poorly. - I bought this machine two years ago and just 6 months after the battery died. Good that it came with one year warranty so they sent me a new battery. - the mic didn't work well and I could never fix it and I always had problems on Skype and other application as nobody could hear me very well.
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Overall 6
6.0

Lenovo W520

Roy C. Lewis "zzoom", Amazon
20 April 2014
  • Summary: Bought a high end Lenovo W520 directly from Lenovo. It is the best performing computer I've ever had. The graphics and power are great. One reason for purchase was the famous reputation for build quality and the delightful to use "solid" keypad on Thinkpads. The keypad was NOT solidly supported and had flex at one end. Had hopes that maybe "some" of that famous IBM Thinkpad build quality might have been inherited.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this laptop .. this is a piece of crap

HighlyUnsatisfiedCustomer, Amazon
11 October 2013
  • Summary: I bought this laptop 1.5 years back and it was in top of the line back then...it shuts down with no reason..even if you carry it from one place to other.. I called in the technician for help (as I shelled out close to 2 grand buying warranties..)..and he could not figure out.. I hated this laptop every day..I installed a bunch of software on it.. and now I am thinking to throw it in dumpster after taking the backup..what a waste of money..
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Overall 10
10

Excellent laptop

Hichem, Amazon
1 September 2013
  • Summary: All is excellent : the keyboard, the screen, the performance, the design , the battery ... simply perfect.
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Overall 10
10

The Beast

Gustavo Porras, Amazon
18 August 2013
  • Summary: There is a reason the Lenovo people call this w520 thinkpad "The Beast" and is because it is a Beast it can handle anything , the performance is extraordinary and you can go all the way to 32GB of RAM beside all other things and is also a work station so I can go every were and the performance and speed are still extraordinary .
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY LENOVO W520

ihnorton, Amazon
11 July 2013
  • Summary: This laptop is an absolute disaster. It shuts down intermittently during both normal operation and sleep mode. Search for "lenovo w520 shutdown" Search for "lenovo w520 lawsuit" I have returned it to the depot 4 times with no resolution. Every time I call, I point out that this is a known issue with 140 *pages* of postings on the Lenovo support website thread (search for "lenovo w520 shutdown", it will be the first result).
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Computer

Steven Dean, Amazon
8 July 2013
  • Summary: I have had several Lenovo computers over the years and they have always performed well and this one is no exception. It's fast, battery life is very good, and the screen looks great. The power supply is a brick, but I got a nice backpack for the computer and there is plenty of room for it. I have used 2 of these W520's with no problems at all. Get one with a warranty and you should be fine.
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