Lenovo has announced a new version of the the W series mobile workstation, the ThinkPad W520 which comes with a wide array of features designed to meet the demands of high need business users who don’t want to sacrifice power while on the road. The W520 notebook announcement is part of the ThinkPad 2011 refresh including the T and L Series.
ThinkPad W520 Quick Specs:
As a mobile workstation the W520 is able to be configured with high end options. Notably the ThinkPad W520 can be configured with the Intel Core i7-2920XM 2.5GHz Second Gen Intel Core i processor, up to 32GB RAM, up to a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive or 160GB SSD. The Graphics options include up to the NVIDIA QUADRO 2000M 2GB VRAM GPU. There are numerous options for WiMax, WiFi and cellular connectivity.
Other enhancements include fast booting options with Lenovo RapidDrive and the ability to run on TurboBoost longer thanks to TurboBoost+ which allows Lenovo notebooks to stay in TurboBoost mode for extended periods.
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ThinkPad W520 Features:
On top of the newest options, the ThinkPad W520 comes with numerous features that set it apart including an optional industry first integrated color calibrator. The W520 is also Milspec tested for ruggedness, allowing for use in a harsher environment.
Other new enhancements include the ability to dial in voice chat to either one user or to listen to all users in conference mode, and the W520 also comes with keyboard noise suppression so that you can take notes while on a video chat.
The W520 can be closed up for the walk form one room to another without losing the WiFi connection and IT admins will appreciate the interoperability between W, T and L series ThinkPads.
ThinkPad W520 Battery Life:
The ThinkPad W520 battery life varies with configurations, but with the standard 9-cell battery the life can range from 8.9 hours up to 10.7 hours. The W520 can make use of the T Series Slice Battery to extend the battery life greatly.
Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Pricing and Availability:
The Lenovo ThinkPad W520 will be available on March 29th with a starting price of $1,329 along with the rest of the ThinkPad T, ThinkPad L and ThinkPad W lines.
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ThinkPad W520 Specs:
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-2920XM (2.50GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB, 55W)
Intel® Core™ i7-2820QM (2.30GHz, 8MB L3, 1600MHz FSB, 45W)
Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM (2.20GHz, 6MB L3, 1600MHz FSB, 45W)
Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM (2.00GHz, 6MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)3
Intel® Core™ i7-2620M (2.70GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB, 35W)
Intel® Core™ i5-2540M (2.60GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB, 35W)
Intel® Core™ i5-2520M (2.50GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB, 35W)
|Operating System||Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 32-bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32-bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32-bit
|Hard Disk||160GB (7200RPM SATA)1
250GB (5400RPM SATA)
250GB HDD 7200 RPM FDE1
320GB (5400/7200RPM SATA)
500GB (7200RPM SATA)
80GB Intel® Micro SSD
|Memory / RAM||Choice: Up to 32GB|
|Keyboard||Improved ergonomic design, ThinkPad UltraNav multipointing system, including TrackPoint pointing device and larger multitouch touchpad with flush design, larger Esc and Delete keys, separate microphone and speaker mute buttons with LEDs, VoIP Fn+F6 hotkey combination, LEDs added to CapsLk key, power-on button and fingerprint reader|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA® QUADRO® 1000M 2GB VRAM with 96 CUDA CORES NVIDIA® QUADRO® 2000M 2GB VRAM with 192 CUDA CORES|
|Available Integrated Communication||WWAN ,Bluetooth 2.1, WiMAX, WLAN|
|Supported WLAN Card||Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 (Kilmer Peak) 2×2 AGN
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 (Puma Peak) 3×3 AGN (performance)
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 (Taylor Peak) 2×2 AGN (performance)
|Supported WWAN Card||Gobi™ 3000 Sierra Wireless EV-DO/HSPA WWAN Minicard
Ericsson HSPA + WWAN Minicard (F5521gw)
LeadCore TD-SCDMA WWAN Minicard (LC5730D)
Huawei EV-DO WWAN Minicard (EM660)
|Microphone||dual digital microphones|
|Warranty||Parts coverage (1 year, 2 year, 3 year models available), 1 year battery|
|Dimensions||14.68in x 9.65in x 1.26in -> 1.41in
372.8mm x 245.1mm x 31.8 -> 35.6mm
|Weights||Starting at 5.95lbs (2.7kg) starting weight with optical driveC Smart Card Reader (optional)|
|Display||HD, HD+, FHD 15.6 inch, 16:9, LED|
|USB Ports||2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 Powered USB 2.0|
|eSata Port||1 eSATA port/USB2.0 Combo|
|Other ports and slots||34mm ExpressCard and mm C Smart Card Reader (optional)|