Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Laptop Review

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Lenovo ThinkPad T500 Laptop Review



The ThinkPad T series of famous models are top real estate through a lot. Therefore, each new model with great attention than expected. This time, Lenovo will incorporate some interesting news. New Lenovo ThinkPad T series has new naming convention.

The T500 ThinkPad is the latest update from 15.4 to long-term Lenovo T series. The combination of the latest generation of Intel goodies, ATI Hybrid, and DisplayPort connection this notebook has to offer many new things in previous ThinkPads. With all these changes in place, Lenovo remains the same version we expect, or quality standards slipped through the cracks?

T500 (incomplete) Centrino 2 based on the platform and you can read our review of the Centrino 2 platform HERE. Lenovo has decided to use an Atheros wireless adapter instead of Intel, and therefore there is no certificate T500 Centrino. Notebook is the latest generation of Intel processor that has great benefits (2.53 GHz, 1066 MHz FSB) and fast hard drive forever, of course. Resolution 1920×1200 (WUXGA) matte screen on the 15.4′’seems almost unreal. Of course, not lose many words about the quality of the image, but it really is true delight graphics subsystem.



ThinkPad T500 Specifications:

  • Display: 15.4 "1680 x 1050 WSXGA + LCD (Matte)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.80GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB cache)
  • Memory: 2 GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Storage: 160 GB hard drive (7,200 rpm)
  • Optical Drive: DVD + /-RW
  • Wireless: 802.11b / g, Bluetooth 2.0
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 with 256 MB or Intel X4500 integrated (hybrid switching)
  • Integrated webcam
  • Battery: 9 cells (84 h W nominal, real 81Wh)
  • Dimensions: 14.1 x 10/10.9 "x 1.8"
  • Weight: 6 lbs 7.2 oz (w / 9 cell battery)

Lenovo currently offers two different views for the T500. The first is a panel with LED backlight WXGA 1280×800 and the other is a 1680×1050 WSXGA screen. The panel WSXGA significantly higher compared to the same work area and resolution, especially when working with multiple windows open. LED panel on the other hand, has a higher brightness and better lighting.

However, if you really need much space for CAD programs or image editing, the WSXGA panel may be limited, and you’d better take a look at the series ThinkPad W500, a WUXGA (1920×1200 pixels) offering.

Our test model was equipped with a 1680×1050 WSXGA slab. It reaches a maximum value of 203cd / m in the central area of the screen, and meets the manufacturer’s specifications of 200 nits (cd / m虏).
Although the brightness was in the viewing area in the upper left, at least 169.4cd / m虏, the screen is a good illumination of 83.7%.


Lenovo thinkpad t500 laptop battery

lenovo thinkpad t500 battery

Lenovo Thinkpad T500 usually contains a rechargeable lenovo thinkpad t500 battery 6-cell lithium ion with a capacity of 5200mAh (56.16Wh). In addition, there are also a 9-cell battery and Ultrabay battery available. The larger 9-cell primary battery is identical to the T61 models and get a small lift in the back of the notebook. What the 9-cell battery, however, the T61 Ultrabay battery models used in the ThinkPad T500. However, it is possible to define a T500 Ultrabay battery in the Ultrabay slot of a T61 model.

6-cell battery is not unique to the case and moved a little. The portable T500 was able to run the battery test units high (minimum brightness, the energy saving mode, compared to WLAN) to a maximum of 276 minutes with 6-cell battery. Under load, the battery test Eater Classic (maximum brightness, maximum power and more power), which took only 61 minutes to drain the lenovo battery. Both results were obtained with the graphics card active. In addition, ATI PowerPlay with disabilities in the conventional test, the laptop delivered the same performance as if it had been inserted media

The autonomy of the T500 in the classical test has increased by 82 minutes with integrated graphics, which represents an increase of 22 minutes. The energy consumption shows that Thinkpad T500 consumes less power 3.5 W with integrated graphics, compared with the dedicated ATI graphics card. The low consumption of the chip is also significantly under load.


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