Detailed specifications - ThinkPad W520
Architecture Power Software
Communications Operating environment Storage
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Architecture
Audio
  • Conexant CX20672 Codec
  • HP/Mic Combo Jack
  • System Sound Mixing
  • Stereo Speaker
  • Stereo Digital Microphone interface with internal MIC
  • Volume up, down, and mute buttons
Keyboard
  • Embedded numeric keypad and integrated UltraNav dual-pointing system with wide touch pad below keyboard, Tap Zones, scrolling regions label, multi-touch; and TrackPoint and customized touch pad for the ultimate in pointing flexibility.
  • ThinkVantage button, individual speaker volume up, down, and mute buttons, mic mute button
  • The keyboard has a Fn key which is a special key and is located in the lower left corner. The Fn key allows the user to instantly activate the following operational features by pressing the Fn key and a designated function key:
    • Standby/Suspend/Hibernation
    • Switching between Display device
    • Multimedia
  • Fingerprint reader is integrated into the palm rest of the ThinkPad notebook computer to prevent unauthorized access to your notebook and data
  • Spill-resistant
  • ThinkLight keyboard light to illuminates the keyboard to improve visibility in low-light conditions
Memory
  • PC3-10600 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Three (DDR3) Technology
  • PC3-8500 DDR3(1333MHz) SO-DIMM
  • Four SO-DIMM Slots
    • The use of 1333 MHz SO DIMM memory is recommended for this system.
  • 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB or 16GB
  • Supports up to 16GB maximum memory

Note:

  • If your computer is a dual-core processor model it will have two Dummy DIMM cards preinstalled in the topside and underside of your computer. Do not replace the Dummy DIMM cards with SO-DIMMs.
  • Quad-core models utilize all four slots.
Mouse
  • All systems come with the UltraNav dual-pointing system, featuring TrackPoint and customized touch pad for the ultimate in pointing flexibility is a part of the keyboard. The TrackPoint features Press-to-Select, Internet scroll, and magnifying glass for accurate and convenient control.
Processor
  • Premiere performance and ultraportability; two spindles
  • Available processors are:
    • Intel® Core i7 processor i7-2620M(2.70GHz) with dual-core
      • DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.40GHz), Hyper-Threading technology; 4MB Cache
    • Intel® Core i7 processor i7-2630QM(2.00GHz) with quad-core
      • DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (2.90GHz), Hyper-Threading technology; 6MB Cache
    • Intel® Core i7 processor i7-2720QM(2.20GHz) with quad-core
      • DDR3 memory controller (up to 1600MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.30GHz), Hyper-Threading technology; 6MB Cache
    • Intel® Core i7 processor i7-2820QM(2.30GHz) with quad-core
      • DDR3 memory controller (up to 1600MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.40GHz), Hyper-Threading technology; 8MB Cache
    • Intel® Core i7 processor i7-2920XM(2.50GHz) with quad-core
      • DDR3 memory controller (up to 1600MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.50GHz), Hyper-Threading technology; 8MB Cache

Communications
Network
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless PCIe Half Mini Card on selected models.
  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless PCIe Half Mini Card on selected models.
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n + WiMAX Combo MiniCard on selected models.
  • 10/100/1000 Base Ethernet Controller on selected models.
  • PCIe Express Mini Card on selected models.
  • PCIe Half Mini Card on selected models.
  • Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 on selected models.
  • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 on selected models.
  • Intel Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 on selected models.
  • Wireless WAN upgradable on selected models.
  • Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate (BDC-2.1) on selected models.
  • Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset on selected models.
  • MiniPCIe Wireless WAN for Sierra (Gobi-3000) on selected models.

Expansion
Bays
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader slot
  • One ExpressCard slot
  • One SmartCard slot
External ports
  • Two USB ports version 3.0
  • One powered USB 2.0
  • One USB 2.0 eSATA/USB combo port
  • Additional connector supports the optional Port Replicator, advanced dock, and advanced mini-dock.
  • Audio ports
    • One microphone and one headphone jack (support 3.5 mm mini-plug)
  • External monitor (VGA DB-15, DisplayPort)
  • DVI port 1.0
    • DVI port only supports Single Link capability.
  • eSATA port
  • Ethernet RJ-45 connectors for LAN connection
  • IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 (4-pin connector; 1394a-2000 standard)

Operating environment
Physical specifications

For systems with a 372.8-mm (15.6-in) display:

System:

  • Width: 372.8-mm (14.7 in)
  • Depth: 245.1 mm (9.6 in)
  • Height: 31.8 mm to 39.6 mm (1.25 to 1.56 in)
  • Configured system weight: Starting at 2.458 kg (5.42 lbs)

Environment:

  • Maximum altitude without pressurization: 3048 m (10,000 ft)
  • Temperature
    • At altitudes up to 2438 m (8000 ft)
      • Operating: 5.0°C to 35.0°C (41°F to 95°F)
      • Non-operating: 5.0°C to 43.0°C (41°F to 109°F)
    • At altitudes above 2438 m (8000 ft)
      • Maximum temperature when operating under the unpressurized condition: 5.0°C - 31.3°C (41°F - 88°F)
  • Relative humidity:
    • Operating: 8% to 80%
    • Non-operating: 5% to 95%

Note: When you charge the battery pack, its temperature must be at least 10°C (50°F).

Heat output

  • 24 W (82 BTUs/hour) maximum

Accessories:

 


Power
AC Adapter
Battery
  • The battery pack is an internal power source to the computer when the AC adapter is not available. The battery pack is rechargeable and is charged using the AC adapter with the system.
  • You can determine how much battery power remains by using the Fuel-Gauge ThinkPad utility program. This displays the percent charge remaining, whether one or two batteries are in the system.
  • A 6- or 9-cell Li-Ion battery pack is shipped with the system.
  • Supports optional Slice battery as second battery at bottom.
  • Battery life:
    • 6-cell: up to 6.5hours
    • 9-cell: up to 10.8 hours
    • 9-cell plus Slice battery: up to 21.6 hours

Notes:

  • Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences.

Security
System
  • Power-on password
  • Hard disk password
  • Supervisor password
  • Security keyhole
  • Security chip
  • Fingerprint reader on selected models, offers users a convenient solution, authenticate at system startup and log on to Windows with a swipe of your finger.
Password
  • A Power-on password (POP) protects the system from unauthorized use. If a POP is set, the password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on
  • When the system is returned to normal operation from suspend mode
  • A Supervisor Password provides a higher level of security than the POP. The Supervisor Password protects the system functions from being used by unauthorized users,and protects the hardware configuration from unauthorized modification. The Supervisor Password prompt appears:
    • When the BIOS setup screen is accessed.
  • A Hard Drive Password (HDP) protects hard drive data from unauthorized users. Once HDP is set, data on the hard drive cannot be accessed without the correct HDP. Because the HDP is stored in the hard drive, the data remains protected even if the hard drive is removed to another system. The HDP password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on.

Software
Operating system
  • Windows® 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Windows® 7 Professional (32-bit)
  • Windows® 7 Professional (64-bit)

Notes:

  • Previous versions of these operating systems are not supported.
  • Operating systems other than those preinstalled on the systems may not provide full-feature functionality

Storage
Optical drive
  • Ultrabay enhanced CDRW/DVDRW
Hard drive features
  • 160GB, 7200 rpm, 7mm high, eSATA interface
  • 160GB, 7200 rpm, 9.5mm high, eSATA interface
  • 250GB, 5400 rpm, 7mm high, eSATA interface
  • 250GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5mm high, eSATA interface
  • 250GB, 7200 rpm, 7mm high, eSATA interface
  • 250GB, 7200 rpm, 9.5mm high, eSATA interface
  • 320GB, 5400 rpm, 7mm high, eSATA interface
  • 320GB, 5400 rpm, 9.5mm high, eSATA interface
  • 320GB, 7200 rpm, 7mm high, eSATA interface
  • 320GB, 7200 rpm, 9.5mm high, eSATA interface
  • 500GB, 7200 rpm, 7mm high, eSATA interface
  • 500GB, 7200 rpm, 9.5mm high, eSATA interface
  • Supports one additional hard drive which can be used concurrently to offer expanded storage in the Ultrabay Slim Media Bay.
  • Although you can upgrade the hard drive, it is not designed to be removed and reinserted on a regular basis. Repeated and frequent removal, for purposes other than to upgrade for greater capacity, can cause damage to the system. The Ultrabay Slim hard drive adapter is designed to provide this flexibility with a second hard drive in the Ultrabay Slim.
  • The Hard Drive Active Protection system protects your hard drive when the shock sensor inside your ThinkPad computer detects a situation that could potentially damage the hard drive.

Note: Supported hard disk drives depend on the model.

Solid state drive features
  • Standard 128GB, 160GB solid state drive sizes.
  • Fast, reliable, lightweight, and energy-efficient.
  • Faster data rates and boot-up times than a 7200 rpm mobile hard disk drive (HDD).
  • Very low failure rates.
  • Able to withstand harsher environmental and vibration conditions than a mobile HDD.
  • Consumes less battery power than a mobile HDD.
  • Significantly lighter than a mobile HDD.

Video
Display
  • 15.6" HD (1366x768) display anti-glare, LED backlight
  • 15.6" HD+ (1600x900) display anti-glare, LED backlight
  • 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) display anti-glare, LED backlight

    Notes:
  • Support for a external monitor is through VGA DB-15 connector
  • Support for digital monitor via DisplayPort (supports single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915)
  • Maximum external resolution: 2560x1600 (DisplayPort)@60Hz; 2048x1536 (VGA)@85Hz; 1920x1200@60Hz (single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915
  • All displays are measured diagonally.
Graphic Controller
Video chipsets:
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® 1000M
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® 2000M

Notes:

  • Support for external analog monitor is through VGA DB-15 connector
  • Support for digital monitor via DisplayPort (supports single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915)
  • Maximum external resolution: 2560x1600 (DisplayPort)@60Hz; 2048x1536 (VGA)@85Hz; 1920x1200@60Hz (single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915
  • All displays are measured diagonally.


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Document ID : PD015362
Last Updated : 06 Feb 2014
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