New T520 has arrived...

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New T520 has arrived...

#1 Post by MikalE » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:58 am

This T520 has the 2620M i7 2.7 Ghz processor and is noticeably faster than the i5 2450M that is in my E530 and the M540 that is in the T510. Though the screen resolution between the T510 and T520 is the same, the T20 is noticeably sharper. Probably different TFT.

Memory is 8 GB and has the nVidia 4200M option. Not much of a gaming card, but great for business or PS. The drive is a 500GB 7200 RPM unit. It came pre-loaded with MS Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and all of the Lenovo utilities. It was like buying a new computer, and in fact, had this come to me in a Lenovo box, I'm not sure I would have been able to tell the difference.

There is not a mark on it anywhere, including the top cover. No wear on the trackpad nor scratches or even a hint of a blemish on the palmrest. No key-shine, nothing.

It also came with the FPR, camera, fax modem, SD card reader, and Smartcard slot.

This is a wonderful machine for only $350, shipping included.

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T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win10 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#2 Post by Dekks » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:13 am

I should check forum rules re pics before the grumpy ones come calling.
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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:03 pm

Nobody will be grumpy about picture sizes in this specific Picture-forum!
Did you read those rules (section 5)?

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#4 Post by Shredder11 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:35 pm

Now that is a nice T520! I hope I can find a nice W520 in the not too distant future. :)
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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#5 Post by UMPC2024 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:35 pm

Wow! That machine looks pristine - no glossy mousepad, no worn down keys, nice chassis. Congrats on a great find!

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#6 Post by MikalE » Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:49 pm

I really does look new. I couldn't believe it when I opened the box.

Some corporate person I guess had this and never used it. Awesome machine for the money.
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win10 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

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#7 Post by Hans Gruber » Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:48 am

It looks really nice. I got a couple T510 models that look almost brand new. They have these corporate machines that they have on lease or buy but never use.
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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#8 Post by Dekks » Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:12 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:Nobody will be grumpy about picture sizes in this specific Picture-forum!
Did you read those rules (section 5)?
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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#9 Post by Temetka » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:56 pm

That is one nice looking T520 you have there. I hope it serves you well for many years to come.

I am 95% that is the machine I am going to upgrade to from my T410.
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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#10 Post by teamde78 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:52 pm

Wow awesome T420 in great shape. Where did you find this Gem?
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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#11 Post by MikalE » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:00 pm

Vertex PC on e-Bay
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win10 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#12 Post by UMPC2024 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:59 am

Dang, now you got me looking at ThinkPads again, lol. Also, nice coffee mug.

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#13 Post by MikalE » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:04 am

Thank you. The T520 has been running well. The whole T series in my collection (I just used that description for my computers for the first time) has been running well and doing the jobs I bought them for.

No complaints about any of them.

My nephew should be very happy with the E530 he's getting for Christmas.
T500 C2D 2055-BE9
T510 i5 4384-DV7
T510 i7 4349-A64
T520 i7 4242-4UU(CTO)


T520: i7-2760QM(2.40GHz),16GB, 500GB SSD/500GB 7200 RPM Drive, 15.6in 1600x900 LCD, 1GB NVIDIA, DVDRW, Smartcard reader, media card reader, FPR, Win10 Pro64, whitelist BIOS, Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, German KB, Bluetooth 4.0.

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#14 Post by ColossalParrot » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:19 am

Just got one of these off eBay for just under $300, identical specs to yours. Just missing the fingerprint reader; and they weren't clear as to if the Nvidia option was added...... So excited for it to arrive, my T520 is to replace my poor T500 that's suffering from hinge wobble and SKS (Squishy Keyboard Syndrome). Call me picky, but the keyboard and bezel squish ruined my modern thinkpad experience, as I've had a t40, t41, t43, and an r51. Hoping my T520 will prove me wrong. :)

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#15 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:08 am

Welcome to the Forum.

Ever heard of these KB-brackets against your SKS?
45N5367 T/W500 KBD support bracket for Integ. model, 2 pieces
45N5368 T/W500 KBD support bracket for Hybrid model, 2 pieces

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Re: New T520 has arrived...

#16 Post by ColossalParrot » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:16 am

I've got those that I know of. I'd wager my problems lay with the weight saving keyboard backplate, and some of the plastic clips (both behind where the battery sits and the ones that clip into the metal bracket under the keyboard) do not sit properly. I've gone as far as using duct tape to keep the backplate secured to the motherboard better; but it did not help unfortunately.

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