Conclusion: The Lenovo Thinkpad W520 is a powerful workstation laptop that packs a lot of punch in a seemingly boring, utilitarian package. Haggling over the price allows a buyer to grab a good deal on this system with a powerful quad-core processor, a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, 12GB of RAM, and a powerful GPU.
Pros: Durability, Matte, 95% color gamut 1080p display, mSATA and Ultrabay drive options, allowing for up to two HDD/SSD and mSATA drives, Thinkpad keyboard, Portable for a 15” system, 7+ hour battery life, Decent price, Great support
Cons: The touchpad isn’t so good, Sound can only be described as “okay”
Summary: Takin' Care of Business. Lenovo ThinkPads of the W series are pure-bred professional laptops that have earned a reputation for powerful performance, above all in the area of graphics and computation-intensive office tasks.
Pros: Case, Keyboard, CPU Performance, Graphics Rendering, Video Decoding, ISV Certification, High-Contrast Display with Large Color Space, Variety of Features, Performance of Ports, Long Battery Life under Light Use, Accessories and Upgrade Options, Variety of Configurations Available, 36-Month Warran...
Cons: Battery Life under Heavy Use, Access to Hardware Inside, Reduced Performance on Battery Power, High Price, System Noise, Relatively Heavy, Large, Heavy Power Supply, The same level of performance when on battery power, (at least) the option of a dedicated number pad, and a starting configuration ...
Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (428426M) review: A semi-rugged laptop that's designed for professionals
Good Gear Guide.au
19 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
Summary: Il Lenovo ThinkPad W520 è un portatile con schermo da 15 pollici, processore Intel Core i5 o Core i7, scheda grafica NVIDIA Fermi Quadro 100M o 2000M, disco SSD fino a 160 GB e 2 porte USB 3.0
Excerpt: ThinkPady z serii W to rasowe stacje robocze dla profesjonalistów, którzy zajmują się obróbką grafiki czy projektowaniem. Model W520 stanowi połączenie tradycyjnie solidnej konstrukcji i postępu w dziedzinie podzespołów.