Lenovo ThinkPad W520 42763JU 15.6" LED Mobile Workstation - Intel Cor

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Lenovo ThinkPad W520 42763JU 15.6" LED Mobile Workstation - Intel Core i7 i7-2760QM 2.40 GHz

Technical Specifications

  • Description
  • General Information
  • Processor & Chipset
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Display & Graphics
  • Network & Communication
  • I/O Expansions
  • Built-in Devices
  • Interfaces/Ports
  • Software
  • Input Devices
  • Battery Information
  • Power Description
  • Physical Characteristics
  • Miscellaneous

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 42763JU 15.6" LED Mobile Workstation - Intel Cor

Description
Description

YOU TAKE AIM AT THE BOUNDARIES, WE'LL HELP YOU BREAK THROUGH.

Whether you're an overachiever or an up-and-comer, ThinkPad laptops are the tools you need. From the thin-and-light wonder to the heavy-duty mobile workstation, they're built, tested and enhanced for reliability, durability and speed.

TORTURE-TESTED

Baked, battered, blistered.

ThinkPad notebooks endure a lot before they ever reach you. We meticulously design many of them to pass rugged military spec tests. We outfit them with spill-resistant keyboards, roll-cage technology and shock-mounted hard drives. And we test them in ways you can't imagine - baking, battering, blistering and blowing them with sand.

General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 42763JU
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Line ThinkPad
Product Series W520
Product Model 42763JU
Product Name ThinkPad W520 42763JU Notebook
Product Type Mobile Workstation
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model i7-2760QM
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB
Direct Media Interface 5 GT/s
64-bit Processing Yes
Hyper-Threading Yes
vPro Technology Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model QM67 Express
Memory
Standard Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory 32 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 4
Memory Card Reader Yes
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
Optical Media Supported DVD�R/�RW
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.6"
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model Quadro 1000M
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 2 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Advanced-N 6205
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Modem Yes
WWAN Supported Yes
I/O Expansions
Expansion Bay Type Ultrabay Enhanced
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader Yes
Speakers Yes
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Modem (RJ-11) Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Software Included
  • Norton Internet Security 2011 (30 Days of Virus Definitions)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Skype for Windows
  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Preloaded; (Purchase Product Key to Activate)
  • Corel WinDVD
  • Corel Burn.Now Lenovo Edition
  • Corel DVD MovieFactory Lenovo Edition
  • Fingerprint Software
  • Password Manager
Input Devices
Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture
Battery Information
Number of Cells 9-cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 10.80 Hour
Power Description
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 170 W
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 14.7"
Depth 9.7"
Weight (Approximate) 5.75 lb
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ThinkPad W520 42763JU Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Security Features
  • Power-on Password
  • Hard Disk Password
  • Supervisor Password
  • Security Keyhole
  • Trusted Platform Module, TCG 1.2-compliant
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS

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

    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). I have owned this laptop for little over a month and already run into two nasty defects: - First, the speakers on the laptop work intermittently. It turns out the speaker wires are routed directly over the cpu/gpu heatsink and have no heat shrink protecting them. When the proc and gpu are going full tilt, the heatsink melts the coating on the wires and they short-out. Thankfully someone posted excellent info on the matter at http://www.samlin.com/david/W520SpeakerFailure/. What I find annoying is this problem was first reported in May 2011 (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W520-No-sound-via-speakers-just-one-click/td-p/444297) and W520s are still being shipped without heat shrink protecting the speaker wires. My laptop was assembled in February 2012. Eight months after the problem was reported, my laptop shipped with a known and easily addressable defect. - Second, my W520 suffers from the 'sudden shutdown syndrome'. This is a problem in which the laptop will shutdown and reboot sporadically once or twice a day...no BSOD or any other diagnostics. It behaves as if someone yanks the power suddenly. This problem was first reported in June 2011 and has gone unresolved since. There are over 100 pages of forum posts dedicated to it on the Lenovo Support forums: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W520-shuts-off-intermittently-no-BSOD-or-shut-down/td-p/459785. Certainly both of these problems may be addressed by replacement hardware. What irks me is that this is Lenovo's top-of-the-line, flagship laptop, and it seems they don't care if they are shipped with defects. I would be less upset if they put genuine effort into identifying the design flaws, replacing existing flawed parts, *and shipping updated/fixed laptops*. Instead, they are still shipping flawed laptops and are putting minimal effort into isolating the design flaws. Yes, a Lenovo staffer pops onto the forum every now and again and says they are working on it, but it wreaks of minimal PR / damage control. If they were genuinely serious about addressing the defects, they would ship a tested, functioning replacement laptop to those affected, and send all of the faulty laptops directly to engineering for analysis. Instead they have cherry-picked one laptop at a time, and often these have been the laptops that shutdown sporadically once every week or so. My own laptop shuts down once or twice a day. I coordinated with a Lenovo employee, offering to send it directly to their engineering team for diagnosis. I made the offer two weeks ago, have followed-up multiple times, and still they have not taken the laptop. Simply put, they hardly care about addressing the issue. I know this likely comes down to a business decision on Lenovo's end. If design flaws only affect 1-2% of their shipped laptops, perhaps they feel it isn't worth the effort to diagnose. Personally, I prefer companies that prioritize their customers' satisfaction. For that reason, this will be my last Lenovo purchase. I would advise others to stay away as well.

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