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Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 2GHz T5870 15.4" 1280 x 800pixels

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A notebook, also known as laptop, is a portable computer. When you are looking for the right notebook, it is important to know where you are going to work with it. Do you want to use it on the road? Choose a model with a special energy-saving \'mobile\' processor, a good battery and a reasonably small display. This will allow you to work longer with the same battery and saves you the trouble of carrying around a large display that consumes a lot of precious battery power. Or will you be using you notebook mainly in places where you will have access to a power outlet? Then choose a desktop processor (more processing power for less money) and an ordinary battery. This will save you a lot of money, which you could then spend on a bigger screen. You\'ll work faster because you can view more information at once and it\'s great for multimedia!
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Long product name Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 2GHz T5870 15.4" 1280 x 800pixels :
The short editorial description of Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 2GHz T5870 15.4" 1280 x 800pixels

ThinkPad SL500, T5870(2GHz), 3GB RAM, 250GB 5400rpm HD, 39.116 cm (15.4 ") 1280x800 LCD, Intel 4500MHD, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn wireless, Modem, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Fingerprint reader, 6c Li-Ion, WinXP Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 2GHz T5870 15.4" 1280 x 800pixels:
The official marketing text of Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 2GHz T5870 15.4" 1280 x 800pixels as supplied by the manufacturer

Performance and value

The Thinkpad SL Series has the reliability and durability small businesses require. It has the quality the ThinkPad brand is known for, as well as services and features tailored to meet their specific needs.

Outstanding connectivity

The last thing you need to worry about if you are out calling on a client is how to connect to the internet. The ThinkPad SL comes standard with WLAN built in, and offers a variety of available wireless connectivity options. The WWANted feature gives you embedded WWAN capability for faster connectivity, upload and download times. You can take advantage of your carrier's entire network, instead of being concerned with connecting to a specific LAN.

Core technology

ThinkPad SL Series notebooks feature Intel® Centrino® 2 technology. Notebooks with Intel® Centrino® 2 technology helps keep your workforce mobile, managed and secure. With hardware-assisted remote isolation, diagnostics and repair, you can manage your mobile workforce wirelessly, even if the system's OS is unresponsive.
And with industry-leading performance1, you'll get faster wireless connectivity speeds and the longest possible battery life. Free up your workforce and experience mobile computing without limits. Get industry-leading performance from Intel.

Other technology features available on ThinkPad SL Series notebooks include:

- Integrated or discrete graphics - Intel® integrated graphics are ideal for Web browsing and business applications. Or for extra horsepower such as 3D applications, try the discrete graphics solutions from NVIDIA®.
- High definition audio and video - Thinkpad SL series gives you best-in-class audio and video, including optional Blu-Ray high definition DVD optioncal drives and and HDMI port standard on all models.
- High-resolution widescreen displays - Bright, easy-to-view displays up to 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) and 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680x1050).

Contemporary, stylish design

Like every ThinkPad, the SL Series is black to give it a serious, businesslike exterior. Its glossy finish gives it an edgier, more personalized look. It's vibrant-view and anti-glare displays deliver an outstanding picture, whether viewing spreadsheets or watching videos.

Lenovo is committed to protecting the environment and keeping your energy costs low. And we're especially proud that the ThinkPad SL400 and SL500 earned an EPEAT Silver rating from the Green Energy Council. To earn a silver rating, the ThinkPad SL400 and SL500 had to pass a set of 23 required performance criteria and 50% of the optional criteria in 8 categories.

The new Energy Star 4.0 label attests to their superior efficiency and low emissions.

The ENERGY STAR® 4.0 label requires that discrete graphics models in idle state consume less than 22W power, integrated graphics models less than 14W. This lowers operating costs, obviously. However, it also means reduced energy costs and heat emissions, making the ThinkPad SL notebook a wise choice for the environment and your business.

Service and support

Lenovo is known worldwide for the unique support tools and other services we provide for our systems and the customers who buy them.

- ThinkVantage™ Productivity Center provides unique self-help tools and is accessible from a dedicated keyboard key.
- Online e-support gives you 24-hour access to product documentation and driver downloads.
- Lenovo Experts Live makes it possible to get expert technical assistance on-demand.
- ThinkPlus Maintenance and Protection Services offers enhanced coverage for special needs.

Short summary description Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 2GHz T5870 15.4" 1280 x 800pixels:
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Lenovo ThinkPad ThinkPad SL500, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz, 39.1 cm (15.4"), 1280 x 800 pixels, 3 GB, 250 GB

Long summary description Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 2GHz T5870 15.4" 1280 x 800pixels:
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Lenovo ThinkPad ThinkPad SL500. Processor family: Intel Core 2 Duo, Processor model: T5870, Processor frequency: 2 GHz. Display diagonal: 39.1 cm (15.4"), Display resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels. Internal memory: 3 GB, Internal memory type: DDR2-SDRAM. Total storage capacity: 250 GB. Optical drive type: DVD-RW. Discrete graphics adapter. Operating system installed: Windows XP Professional

Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
39.1 cm (15.4")
Display resolution *
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
1280 x 800 pixels
Aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the width of a shape to its height. For example, 4:3 is common for standard displays and 16:9 is the ratio for Widescreen TV.
Processor frequency *
The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.
2 GHz
Processor family *
A family of processors is a group of processors produced by one company over a short period of time e.g. Intel Pentium processors.
Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor model *
The model number for the processor in a computer.
Processor cores
The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).
Processor cache
2 MB
Processor socket
Mechanical component(s) that provides mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor and a printed circuit board (PCB). This allows the processor to be replaced without soldering.
Socket P
Processor cache type
Processor front side bus
A computer communications interface used to connect the processor to the rest of the computer, except the cache (and possibly other processors).
800 MHz
Processor lithography
The process which is performed by the processor e.g. CPU (Central Processing Unit).
65 nm
Processor operating modes
Operating modes for the processors that place restrictions on the type and scope of operations for certain processes run by the CPU. This design allows the operating system to run with more privileges than application software.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
35 W
Processor series
Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 Series
FSB Parity
100 °C
Number of Processing Die Transistors
291 M
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio)
Processing Die size
143 mm²
Internal memory *
A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.
3 GB
Internal memory type *
The type of internal memory such as RAM, GDDR5.
Total storage capacity *
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
250 GB
Card reader integrated *
The device includes a card reader e.g. a card reader in the disk bay of a computer or thin client to permit log-on using smart/pin cards.
Hard drive speed
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
5400 RPM
Discrete graphics adapter *
Discrete graphics adapter model *
A graphics adapter (often known as a video card) generates images for a display. A discrete graphics adapter plugs into the motherboard, and usually produces much better graphics than an integrated graphics adapter. There are various models of discrete graphics adapters.
Intel GMA 4500MHD
Front camera *
Camera at the front of the product.
Optical drive
Optical drive type *
An optical drive uses laser to read optical discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray. Some types of optical drive are: CD ROM drive, CR-RW (CD writer) drive, DVD-ROM.
Bluetooth *
Bluetooth is a low-power radio technology developed to replace the cables and wires currently used to link or connect electronic devices such as personal computers, printers, and a wide variety of handheld devices including mobile phones. Because it uses radio-wave connectivity, a Bluetooth-enabled device has a constant, established connection to whatever browser it uses. This saves the user the trouble of logging on to check for emails or news updates, for example.
3G *
Third generation of mobile telecommunications technology, 3G finds application in wireless voice telephony, mobile Internet access, fixed wireless Internet access, video calls and mobile TV.
Networking features
1GB Ethernet
Ports & interfaces
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity
Number of VGA (D-Sub) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. The VGA (D-Sub) connector is a 15 pin connector between a computer and a monitor. It was first introduced in 1987 by IBM.
DVI port
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Headphone outputs
Number of sockets /ports where headphones are connected.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
S/PDIF out port
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format) is a digital audio interconnect used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances. The signal is transmitted over either a coaxial cable with RCA connectors or a fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connectors.
Docking connector
Connector used to attach a mobile electronic device simultaneously to multiple external resources. The dock connector will typically carry a variety of signals and power, through a single connector, to simplify the process of docking the mobile device. A dock connector may be embedded in a mechanical fixture used to support or align the mobile device or may be at the end of a cable.
DC-in jack
The socket/plug where the DC electricity supply connects to the device.
ExpressCard slot
Port for an ExpressCard, which contain electronic circuitry and connectors to which external devices (peripherals) can be connected. The ExpressCard standard has replaced the PC Card (also known as PCMCIA) standard and has been used since 2006.
CardBus PCMCIA slot type
The type of slots for CardBus PCMCIA.
SmartCard slot
A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. Smart cards can provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing. Smart card slots can be found in various electronic devices e.g. thin clients.
TV out
Pointing device
ThinkPad UltraNav
Operating system installed *
Type of operating system on a device e.g. IOS on Apple devices, Android for mobile devices.
Windows XP Professional
Processor special features
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Improved Performance for Threaded Software\nIntel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) makes efficient use of processor resources, enabling multiple threads to run on each core and increasing processor throughput. Available on Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel HT Technology helps run demanding applications simultaneously, protect and manage systems, and provide headroom for business growth.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Higher Performance When You Need It Most\nIntel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel 64
Execute Disable Bit
Processor package size
35 x 35
Processor code
Embedded options available
Processor ARK ID
Number of battery cells
Fingerprint reader
A scanner used to identify a person's fingerprint for security purposes. After a sample is taken, access to a computer or other system is granted if the fingerprint matches the stored sample. A PIN may also be used with the fingerprint sample.
Other features
Wireless technology
Technology that communicates with other devices without a physical connection e.g. radio, WiFi.
Intel 802.11agn
Infrared data port
A data port that uses infra-red data association (irDA) as the standard for wireless communications between computer and mobile phone devices. For example, to update the phone list on your irDA-enabled PC, you would line up the infra-red ports on each device and then transfer the phone information to your PC. This is a wireless transfer, so you don't need a cable or extra software.
Graphics adapter family
Characteristics of the device.
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
TV in port
Internal modem
Device inside a computer, cash register etc. that enables it to communicate over a network.
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In typical Lenovo style, the SL500 isn't the most attractive laptop we've ever seen. Lenovo has made some attempt at injecting it with a bit of pizzazz with a glossy black lid, but otherwise you're left with the usual ThinkPad looks. It's a touch heavy...
Bottom line It might not be pretty, or particularly light, but the SL500 is a superb budget laptop with an enviable list of talents...
ThinkPads have always been aimed at business users, but with the Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 (£646 inc. VAT) the company is targeting a specific section of the business market – the small business user. Or rather, those users who will use their laptop both a...
Good Great connectivity, High build quality, Impressive battery life, Attractive price...
Bad Underwhelming styling, Low power...
UPDATE: Since this review was written Lenovo has changed the specifications slightly. Under the new part code of NRJAJUK, the SL500 now costs £500 (£575 inc VAT) but features a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T5870 and a much larger 250GB hard disk. This led to a benc...
Bottom line Lenovo cuts the price, but not the quality of its ThinkPad laptops and the result is a simply stunning budget machine...
Lenovos ThinkPads have a classic design that never seems to go out of date. The SL500 is one of the chunkier models weve seen, but the same basic elements are present. The tough, matt black plastic is moulded for a perfect fit between lid and case...
Good Fantastic build quality, great price, good battery life...
Bad Lacks power...
Bottom line A budget ThinkPad that delivers on build and usability, making this a great choice of the cash-strapped small business...
Lenovo has continued the ThinkPad tradition of no-nonsense business laptops with the SL500, which provides good value and is powered by the Intel Centrino 2 architecture, and comes loaded with Windows Vista Business. DesignWe see ThinkPads as AK-47s of...
Good Fingerprint reader, Centrino 2, High resolution display, Good value, Good battery life...
Bad Not available with 64bit Windows Vista, Too much preinstalled software, Glossy cover accumulates fingerprints...
Bottom line Lenovos latest ThinkPad line lives up to the brands reliable, road warrior reputation.
The ThinkPad SL500 is attractively priced, solidly built and a good performer. Were particularly impressed with the high-resolution 15.4in. screen. However, there are one or two design quirks, the webcam is basic and battery life could be longer.
Good Solid build quality, Large, highresolution screen, Builtin mobile broadband, Attractive price...
Bad Hardware design makes it fiddly to access ports and connectors, Webcam lacks features, Battery life could be better...
Bottom line The ThinkPad SL500 is attractively priced, solidly built and a good performer. Were particularly impressed with the high-resolution 15.4in. screen. However, there are one or two design quirks, the webcam is basic and battery life could be longer...
The Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 274634M is an all-purpose 15.4in laptop with plenty of grunt, a wide variety of connections and good usability. Just make sure youre happy with Lenovos changes to the traditional ThinkPad style. The Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 has a glossy piano black cover like those usually seen in the home-friendly IdeaPad range. The lid latch is gone, as is the small keyboard light normally found on ThinkPads. The full-sized keyboard is excellent, with the button response being just fi...
Good Good processor, excellent keyboard, good screen...
Bad Heavy, only 250GB hard drive...
Bottom line The Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 274634M is an all-purpose laptop that provides plenty of processor power and connectivity, but it lacks the portability and the storage needed to be great...
The new Lenovo ThinkPad sports the latest specifications and is easy to use as it comes pre-installed with a Lenovo Care software that give users total control over their notebook. It is perfect for SMBs that need a sturdy and reliable notebook for the...
Good Tough construction; good keyboard layout; Non-reflective screen; Security software; Lenovo Care for easy set-up and computer maintenance; Abundance of ports...
Bad Piano black finish...
Bottom line The perfect notebook clearly designed for SMBs...
The new Lenovo ThinkPad sports the latest specifications and is easy to use as it comes pre-installed with a Lenovo Care software that give users total control over their notebook. It is perfect for SMBs that need a sturdy and reliable notebook for th...
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