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Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core™ Extreme processorThe Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core™ processor Extreme is the perfect engine for power users who demand unparalleled performance and unlimited digital creativity. Experience Intel's fastest, smartest PC processor. You'll get maximum PC power for whatever you do, thanks to the combination of Hyper-Threading Technology, which together activate full processing power exactly where and when you need it. Enjoy faster multitasking, video encoding, image rendering, and more.
Microsoft Office Starter 2010Lenovo systems are optimized for Microsoft Office 2010. Purchase a Product Key or DVD to activate the preloaded full-featured Office software or reduced functionality versions of Word and Excel.
Solid-state storage drivesSolid-state storage drives (SSDs) use Flash memory rather than traditional magnetic storage. So they are lighter than traditional drives, use less power and offer improved performance (faster boot times, faster access to stored data). And since they have no moving parts, solid-state drives are considered less susceptible to damage or breakdown.
|Displays and graphics|
Discrete graphicsSelect W Series models feature a dedicated graphics processor and memory to provide superior 3-D performance for gaming and graphics-intensive applications.
OpenGL-certified high-performance graphicsOpenGL-certified graphics solutions are designed to be more compatible and stable with professional-level 3-D rendering applications and other tools requiring outstanding 3-D graphics performance.
High-resolution displays up to FHDThinkPad W Series mobile workstations offer a variety of display choices to fit any need, including high-resolution panels up to FHD.
Integrated color calibrationSelect W Series offer X-Rite® PANTONE® color calibration for greater image accuracy, more precise color matching and a consistently true display.
|Security and protection|
Hard/storage drive impact protectionThinkPad® notebooks use a rubber isolator and metal cage to protect the hard/storage drive. The ThinkVantage® Active Protection System™ (on models with traditional magnetic hard drives) uses an accelerometer to monitor movement of the system and stop the drive, and help protect against damage when a fall or similar event is detected.
ThinkVantage® Rescue and Recovery®Recover from system crashes quickly, even if the primary operating system will not boot.
Integrated fingerprint readerThe integrated fingerprint reader (select models) lets you access your password-protected system with a simple swipe of the finger. And it works with the standard Trusted Platform Module hardware and Client Security Solution software to provide a seamless, top-to-bottom security package.
Password management softwarePassword Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the optional integrated fingerprint reader.
Integrated cameraSelect ThinkPad® notebooks feature an integrated Web camera at the top of the display bezel—ideal for Web conferencing or video messaging. Our latest models like the W520 feature a 720p HD camera.
Multiformat memory card readerSelect ThinkPad® models offer an integrated memory card reader, perfect for easily accessing photos and other files stored on a variety of memory card formats.
|Built-in solutions and convenience|
UltraNav® multipointing systemThe UltraNav® multipointing system, available on select ThinkPad models, combines the red TrackPoint pointing device with a TouchPad and mouse/scroll buttons.
Automated system updatesThinkVantage® System Update helps you keep up with the latest software patches and other system improvements with ease.
Industry-leading connectivity optionsThinkPad W Series mobile workstations include all the wired and wireless connectivity options a mobile professional should need. In addition to gigabit Ethernet there's 802.11n wireless LAN and a variety of mobile broadband options. Plus these systems are WiMAX-enabled.
Network connection softwareThinkVantage® Access Connections™ software can manage your wired and wireless connection settings so you can easily connect to a network wherever your work takes you. Includes a variety of security and customization options.
|Environment and energy|
Cool and quietThe Tailwind Thermal Design with tuned airflow provides cooler systems and balances temperatures across the system. As a result, ThinkPad base cover temperatures run lower than any previous generation.
ENERGY STAR compliantAll of our latest notebooks carry the ENERGY STAR label, attesting to their superior energy efficiency. This translates into lower operating costs, less overall energy use and reduced heat emissions, making a Lenovo notebook a wise choice for the environment.
ISV-certifiedAn extensive independent software vendor testing and certification process verifies that your ThinkPad W Series mobile workstation can run some of the most demanding, graphics-intensive workstation applications. The W520 is ISV certified for AutoDesk® AutoCAD, Adobe® AfterEffects, and 118 other applications.