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Lenovo ThinkPad E520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency, and some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad E520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad E520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the performance and portability are generally positive. The durability and price also get good comments, whereas reviews are divided on the energy efficiency.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad E520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the portability.

performance, usability, design, price, durability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 review

 

A portable powerhouse that's as good for work as it is for play

Good office and graphics performance ; Battery life ; Usability ; Features

Ctrl and Fn keys swapped

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad E520 review

 

The E520's relatively low weight and long battery life make it ideal for travellers, but its dull screen and lack of 3D power means that the E520's all work and no play

Feb, 2012

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 review

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge range of mid-range laptops might mainly target business customers, but that's no reason to write them off – the good-value E520 combines the power of Intel's Core i5 processor and a discrete 3D graphics chipset.

A great all-round laptop that works for both home and business – if you can look beyond the average screen, there’s plenty here for your money

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (itpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad E520 review

 

Dedicated graphics cards are the exception, rather than the rule, for most business laptops. Tom Morgan goes hands on with Lenovo's latest ThinkPad Edge, to see if its AMD Radeon GPU is a perfect accompaniment, or more of a third wheel.

The dedicated graphics card adds to its price and won’t be necessary for a lot of people, but the ThinkPad Edge E520 is still a very well-rounded laptop that costs less than you might think for its specification.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 Notebook

 

The Golden Balance? The Chinese notebook manufacturer, Lenovo, aims its new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 at "Small-and-Medium-sized-Businesses" (SMB) as well as areas like "Small Office and Home Office" (SOHO). The new model entices buyers with its...

Acceptable connectivity, Well-sized chiclet keyboard, Separate numeric pad, Matt 15.6 inch screen, Amazing Office performance, Quiet when idle, Good battery life and low power consumption, The well-sized keyboard with numeric pad and the offered...

No USB 3.0 or Docking-Port, Battery sits loosly, Standard warranty lasts 12 months, Average display values, DVD drive is loud when in use, High temperature emissions under load, Average stereo speakers, A longer guarantee period, more accessories in...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : studentbuyingguide.com (studentbuyingguide.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 is a 15” screen business laptop that offers the latest range of Intel Core i3 to Core i7 processors and starts at $549 on Lenovo.com.  The E520 is targeted at budget buyers such as small businesses or students, the...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 NZ33KUK

 

Fast, seems well built. Screen very clear.

Thicker than I expected. Battery life monitor fluctuates drastically from one moment to the next so not easy to know exactly how much battery life remains. No lights to indicate harddisk activity so not easy to know when it is active. No microphone...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 NZ33KUK

 

Fast, seems well built. Screen very clear

Thicker than I expected. Battery life monitor fluctuates drastically from one moment to the next so not easy to know exactly how much battery life remains. No lights to indicate harddisk activity so not easy to know when it is active. No microphone...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fantastic!

 

We use Lenovo for a lot of our laptops and they perform very well, This laptop was no exception. We purchased this, took out the slow HDD and dropped in a SSD and this thing FLYS! Can't go wrong with this one!

Reliability, speed, price

None

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not so good

 

Buy something else.

Worked for four months

Died after four months, won't power on. Looking around the web I read stories about bad configuration memory. Wife not happy. Not worth the hassle to get "fixed", trash canned it after removing the hd and memory - no more Lenovo for me

Aug, 2012

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