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7.5 out of 10

Lenovo ThinkPad W520

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

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Reviews and Problems with Lenovo ThinkPad W520

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Overall 4
4.0

Additional nonstandard keys on keyboard F-

milton1234, Amazon
5 March 2013
  • Summary: Yeah, like some others I find this computer to be buggy: -volume buttons get stuck and don't work sometimes -windows search index randomly shuts down (no matter how many reinstalls/reformats) -Not particularly compatible with SSDs -cd randomly pops out -It will wake up inside a bag and discharge sometimes But worst of all, the additional back and forward keys for internet browsing that are near the arrow keys.
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Overall 4
4.0

not impressed

Clayton Jacobs, Amazon
25 February 2013
  • Summary: Likes: 16gb ram, fast hard drive, finger print reader dislikes: small screen, keyboard feel, keyboard layout (no number pad), weight and balance, speakers are junk!, mic doesn't work from the factory, mic/speaker input/output is just a single 3.5mm jack for a headset only (ie no separate speaker out/ mic in) very unattractive design, high resolution monitor = cannot read anything like icon names, loud processor and video card (yes, you can hear it squeak and think while...
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Overall 4
4.0

Rubbish

Steven Nicolaou, Amazon
27 August 2012
  • Summary: I chose Lenovo because of the good name that comes with the ThinkPad legacy. Reviews at the time (about 18 months ago) were very positive and editorial reviews don't tend to focus on build quality much because it's hard to measure. I have come to hate this machine. It does have some positives, which I will include for the sake of fairness. But it is filled with so many hardware / driver bugs that I just want to throw it out the window.
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Overall 4
4.0

touchpad is practically unusable

adamahbz8, Amazon
5 May 2012
  • Summary: Pros: Powerful processor makes daily computing fast. Cons: Dual finger scrolling is basically broken. Worse, it interferes with normal (single-finger) navigation, rendering it extremely unpleasant to use. I searched all over the internet but none of the suggestions fixed the problem. And, there seems no way to disable dual-finger completely. Overall: I owned a W500 before having this W520. W520 is much faster than its predecessor, thanks to the new cpu.
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Overall 4
4.0

When it works it's great, but when it doesn't...

Robert Ziuchkovski, Amazon
6 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased a W520 after researching quite a few laptops. On paper, this laptop has it all...powerful processor, 4 dimm slots and support for 32gb memory, good discrete graphics options, excellent display, great battery. You name it, this laptop has it. That said, I believe Lenovo is skimping on parts, QA, or engineering (perhaps all of the above).
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as tough as it looks

Amy McKenize, Amazon
6 April 2012
  • Summary: With its sturdy lid, excellent keyboard, and hefty hinges, the W520 feels solid and powerful, but in practice, I've been disappointed to find it's a delicate device that seems unusually prone to hardware failures. I use mine for regular computing and video editing. Its NVidia card makes it perfect for working with Adobe CS5, and its built-in screen is superb. It mostly sits on a desk, attached to a second monitor, keyboard, hard drive, and mouse.
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Overall 4
4.0

You're On Your Own !

Yukon Jack, Amazon
19 January 2012
  • Summary: FYI, I have 41 years experience in computers, and have most recently been employed as a Corporate Computer Network Manager... I have owned a Lenovo ThinkPad T61p for several years, and it has performed admirably through all these years, with not a single fault or hardware component breakdown. For the Holidays, I decided to replace it with this newer Lenovo ThinkPad W520 laptop.
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Overall 4
4.0

Touch Pad - Finger print - Wi-Fi Not Working

Ossama, Amazon
5 December 2011
  • Summary: I do not know about the QC of Lenovo; Has the Quality declined after removing the IBM Name? I can understand that nothing is perfect and that when some item has a flaw, it is a single flaw and not THREE: 1- The WI-FI was not working on the initial install as it was missing a driver. 2- The Touch Pad was not working even after installing the correct driver from the internet - The Sales person was more than helpful , yet even after he sent me the original recovery CD's;...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
1 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Ноутбук покупал на ebay в штатах (там он стоил чуть больше 1000$), покупал как замену настольному компьютеру.
  • Pros: - Матовый экран - Приятная клавиатура - Громкие динамики - Лампочка подсветки - Надежное крепление экрана - Международная гарантия 3 года
  • Cons: Поломки: - Спустя год сломалась кнопка питания (по гарантии заменили целиком клавиатуру) - Спустя год сломался винчестер (по гарантии заменили, но данные в сервис-центре восстановить не удалось) Сборка: - Два порта USB находятся очень близко к VGA порту (при подключённом мониторе сложно что-то в них вставить) - всего ТРИ порта USB - нет HDMI - Батарея болтается, экран при открытии скрипит в местах крепления - Кнопки просмотра истории браузера находятся прямо над кнопк...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
29 September 2012
  • Excerpt: За более чем 1000 евро и от шильдика Thinkpad я ожидал гораздо большего.
  • Pros: Как конструктор - не нравится матрица, купил Full HD за 2 тр, не нравится, процессор, купил экстрим на ебэе (soket g) и т.д. 4270 - один из самых дешёвых ноутбуков на четырёх ядрах и с Nvidia Quadro. Наличие 4х слотов для памяти, UltraBay, ExpressCard, DisplayPort. С 9ю ячейками время работы от батареи больше чем у MackBook.
  • Cons: Но всё это хорошо только на бумаге. Качество исполнения - отвратительное. Корпус пластиковый - скрипит, зазоры неровные. Обещанного магниевого каркаса в верхней крышке у моеё модели (4270) не было, только пластик и резиновые прокладки - в результате чего крышка гнётся во все стороны как бумажный лист - сколько проживёт матрица я не знаю, но наверное недолго, т.к. покупал Thikpad именно в рассчёте на их легендарную неубиваемость. Клавиатура! Где моя любимая клавиатура ...
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