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E520 Reccomendations?

2011-07-27, 20:08 PM


I'm sorta-kinda new to the Thinkpad family (I recentley got a T520 for myself and love it!)

Anyways, my mother's 5 year old laptop recently just stopped working so I'm looking for a new laptop for her.


I customized an E520 with the i5 2410m, 6gb ram, fingerprint, and webcam and total came out to around $600, I was hoping it would be a bit cheaper..:smileytongue:, if I were to drop down the specs to the i3 would it be capable of running Quickbooks smoothly? And is there anything I should watch out for the E520's




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Re: E520 Reccomendations?

2011-07-29, 1:12 AM
The i3 should be more plenty; especially considering that the previous laptop was 5 years old. That said, I'd drop the RAM amount back to 4GB.

There's a bit of an ongoing issue with the Edge touchpads as per the stickied topic at the top of the forum. Not sure if it affects the E520; the E420 I played with in a store (of the same generation) didn't seem to have any issues with the touchpad.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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Re: E520 Reccomendations?

2011-08-01, 0:47 AM

Yes - the touchpad issue is with the E520. It is a hardware issue. There is also the issue of the "e" "d" and "c" keys malfunctioning after about three months (they respond with random characters.)

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