Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook Review
Lenovo is a familiar name when it comes to introducing quality laptops in the market. Their latest offering Lenovo ThinkPad T510 will try to make a huge leap from its predecessors to address the needs of a modern individual. And if you see the hardware specifications of this unit, then you’d definitely be impressed as it might end your quest for the most suitable mobile workstation
About Lenovo ThinkPad T510
The ThinkPad T510 from Lenovo is part of Lenovo’s T series equipped with a dual core Arrandale chip or the the Intel Core i7 620M operating at at 2.66GHz with 4MB of L3 cache.
Lenovo ThinkPad T510 is equipped with the Nvidia’s NVS 3100m chip, 512MB DDR3 memory, 250GB Hard drive with 5,400 Revolutions per minute, 2GB DDR3, and a 15.6-inch display screen with a native resolution of 1600×900 for optimum quality. To give it a more sophisticated flare, this notebook comes with a matte finish on the surface. As for the size of the notebook itself, it is very portable with a dimension of 371 x 268 x 38 mm. Along with the 9-cell battery, it could rack in a total weight of about 6 pounds.
Moving over onto the keyboard and touchpad, the Lenovo ThinkPad T510 features that standard concave design. The layout of the keys features the island-style and there are also a few system-specific buttons that were introduced into the layout; hence, it could take a bit of getting used to. What is impressive though is the multi-gesture touchpad for more adequate use.
The Thinkpad T510 model is another solid offering from Lenovo that offers high quality performance and speed.
The build quality is really impressive that could compete with other newer notebooks in the market.
The matte screen, touchpad, and keyboards all combine to deliver ease of use.
Although the display screen’s native resolution is also good enough, you can also opt for the HD model and you have to pay an additional $50 for that.
Although designed for business applications, it still delivers quality performance when used on mainstream games.
The addition of new key options could take a while for users to get used to. The same applies for the revamped touchpad layout.
Battery life of LenovoThinkPad T510 was insufficient despite the use of 9-cell battery pack. You can only use it for a maximum of a few minutes more than 3 hours, which really is not good enough for intensive business use.
Audio quality is also below quality standard.
Final Thoughts and Recommendation
The high $939 price tagged on the Lenovo ThinkPad T510 was able to justify it with the powerful microchip processor and impressive graphics, but still there are some missing points. A lot of key aspects need to be improved as well, if this brand wants to produce T510 as the leading choice of notebook for intensive business users.