The Thinkpad W520 is Lenovo’s currentaffording in the mobile workstation market, contending versus theDell Precision and HP Elite book lineups. When Lenovo use to give a17” workstation (W701), they have as missed that screen size andthe W520 points of view as Lenovo’s most powerful laptop nowadays.As other ThinkPads, the W520 is all about business, sporting a strongbuild standard on an internal roll cage, tough metal hinges, anelective 1080p 95% color gamut display, optional built-in colorcalibrator , quality fingerprint scanner, and elective Smart Cardreader. When not the flashiest laptop on sale, this Thinkpadstresses function over form, something I favored in a laptop.
I selected the W520 over other laptopson the market due to the combining of serious computing power, nicegaming capability, conservative titling, long battery life, and theThinkpad keyboard. I desired a laptop that would let me to play mygames at high detail and would not cause strange feels at importantmeetings. Similarly a comp engg. student, I even design on runningCAD application and other industry software that can accept benefitof the drivers gave in a professional GPU.
This custom configuration W520 reallycame at my door on the 15th, therefore exclude a CTO model Thinkpadto take about a week and a half to come from China. UPS Ground wasthe moving method used, in the box undergone no damage when intransport. Inside the package, the W520 was saved with 2 plasticbraces to distance the laptop from the walls of the cardboard box. Onthe W520, Lenovo too moved the AC adapter, cord, battery, and manual.
Depended on seeing the W520 a friend ofmine asked, “Is that an old laptop?” The plan of the W520 hasbeen pretty much the like ever as the 90s, with the just greateralteration being the removal of the IBM logo and replacement with theLenovo logo while the ThinkPad line was shifted to the Chinesecompany in 2005. The conservative, business plan of the laptop iswhat some may call boring and dumb, and in truth it is. But thislaptop is not planned to compete depended on fashion; the W520 is awork horse, not much of a show horse,
I am not a similar customer to theW520. I rarely use a laptop case or bag to saved it. Still, Itypically throw it in my bookbag on my textbooks and binders, andwhen it’s warmer I’ll bike to and from classes, commonly bringingshortcuts by riding off-road and participating curbs rough ground,and sometimes also short flights of steps.
Also still I’ve set up a full of 12GBof RAM in my laptop, most of the users will be all right with 4 to 8GB for day-to-day utilization, multimedia, and ploting. Having morememory is useful if running multiple virtual machines at once,editing high-res images in Photo shop, editing high-res video,running CAD software, etc. .