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9buck9
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It is the good choice ?

Hi I want to buy a Lenovo thinkpad w520 with the 1399 $ config but I am not sure its the good choice. I want a very powerful laptop and very durable for keep it at least four years, I would play games like battlefield 3,dead space 2 and also for my work  and I want to also make some programs with the c++ language and try to make some games. I would also use it for my travel to my travel (good batterie duration and rugged) It is the good choice, Thanks for your comments !

 

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ExJamJus
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Re: It is the good choice ?

Mike ... I think its good to post the model type here so we know which model of W520 you are referring to.
*Non Lenovo employee*

I have a Y2P (i5) ... Feel free to ping me if you want me to test some applications with your Y2P if you have the same model. I don't mind keep doing recovery on it if needed .... =)
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9buck9
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Re: It is the good choice ?

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I dont see the model of the model but there is the config :

 

Version deWindows 7 Professionnel (64 bits)

Processeur Intel Core i7-2760QM (2,40 GHz, 6 Mo L3, 1333 MHz)

Écran HD+ DEL de 15,6 po (1600 x 900) avec rétroéclairage et antireflets, antenne sans fil WAN

Technologie NVIDIA Quadro 1000M Optimus Graphics (2 Go)

Mémoire de 4 Go PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz SODIMM (1 DIMM)

UltraNav (TrackPoint et TouchPad) avec lecteur d’empreinte digitale

 Disque dur de 320 Go, 7200 tr/min

 DVD-R / Bluetooth 3.0 / ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n

Batterie Li-ion à 9 cellules 2.8 Ah

 

Thanks for your help !

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ColonelONeill
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You'll probably want the Quadro 2000M for BF3.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/670/1340, 21GB RAM, 500GB HDD, FHD screen
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
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9buck9
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its 250 $ more for this i think i dont buy bf3 but what is your user esperience with lenovo or with lenovo w520 ?

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huberth
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9buck9 wrote:

its 250 $ more for this i think i dont buy bf3 but what is your user esperience with lenovo or with lenovo w520 ?

Best laptop I have ever had.

  It is the most powerful laptop (weighing less than 6lbs) on the market with the best display (if you get the 1920x1080 screen).

 

Go for it! 

 

(You may want to change the HDD for an SSD later on)

 

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W520 4270CTO i7-2820QM Quadro2000M 1920x1080 Display 16GB RAM 2x240GB Intel 510 SSDs (RAID 0) - BIOS 1.42 - PCMark7:4,568
Samsung Series 9 15-inch NP900X4C-A03US - PCMark7: 4674
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jonathan7007
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Re: It is the good choice ?

I second the vote for the HiDef screen: 1920x1080. I love mine.

 

I recommend that you read the excellent posts about installation of an "mSATA" drive in the PCI slot located under the keyboard as a separate board connected through wires to the motherbaord. If you plan to do that install don't order any WLAN card, as you'd have to take that out to have the mSATA.

 

mSATA will give you an overall faster machine and very quick boot times while leaving you with the existing platter-spinning hard drive for lots of storage. There are a lot of posts (from late Fall and early winter 2011) with plenty of detailed help.

 

The Intel 310 mSATA was my choice. Il n'y a pas aucune problèm depuis quatre mois! ...pas tros cher pour le vitesse.

 

Bon Chance!  -jonathan7007

4276-37U -- W520. Still have an X61t. First laptop in my house was an Osborne! Now that was a cool computer. (...for its time!)
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9buck9
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it is realy impotant to have FHD screen?,it is very better the quadro 2000 than the 1000 I also want to play some game like BF3 ! and if I remove 1333 Mhz ram for put 1600 Mhz ram did the computer accept it or he will down speed it to 1333 Mhz, and he have big difference with better wifi cards and the GPS comme whith the computer ? I know i have a lot of question, thank you for your time and your answer :manlol:

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9buck9
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Re: It is the good choice ?

I am on lenovo forum and no one can help me

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mkhalil06
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Registered: ‎02-16-2012
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Re: It is the good choice ?

i just placed an order for a w520:

 

2760qm

4gb of ram (but i already ordered 12gb)

320gb hdd(already ordered ssd, ships tomorrow)

1600x900 (regret not getting the FHD)

stock graphics card (waste of money IMO to upgrade to the 2gb)

 

I am super worried about shipping delays, the fact that it says it won't ship until 3/5/12 is bad enough

 

does it reall take 3 weeks to pull parts off a shelf and build a laptop?!?!