Desktops and Notebooks: Lenovo W520 Mobilizes Compute Intensive Workloads

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2011-04-26 Print this article Print


The ??í15.6" Lenovo W520 has the same look as the W510 but packs twice as much of just about everything including CPU and RAM while managing to stay cool and quiet.
The Lenovo W520 mobile workstation loads on almost twice the compute and memory power as the previous generation, 15.6-inch W510 but is nearly one pound lighter. The W520 now comes with a range of high performance, yet power conserving graphics options and has been certified by a slew of ISV makers including Autodesk for AutoCad and Dassault for Solid Works. The Lenovo W520 easily competes with the Dell M4500 and the HP EliteBook 8540p. For IT workers who most take compute intensive workloads into the field the Lenovo W520 is a good choice. Besides meeting military specs for dust, temperature and other environmental factors, the W520 advances on earlier versions by including the second generation Intel vPro workstation management technology.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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