dealslenovo thinkpad 15.6" core i5 laptop (new) for…


Again, before pulling the trigger on this, decide if the extra $75 for a three year warranty is worth it over an comparably equipped L530 direct from Lenovo-- or, perhaps you don't like island / chiclets style keyboards. Otherwise, you can put $30 into an Ivy Bridge Core i5 (markedly better graphics) and $50 into a better (1600x900) screen; which, makes more sense on a 15.6 inch diagonal, and still have $5 left over for snacks.

L520 Technical Specifications:

L530 Datasheet:

Again the main differences between the L520 and L530 are 1) the keyboard and 2) Ivy Bridge support. Minor differences are the L530 is slightly smaller than the L520.


Anyone want to explain how this is a good deal? Dual core, tiny hard drive, not a single cutting edge feature or high end component. I'm missing something.


@dpwellman: where on Lenovo is that laptop for that price? I even checked refurbs.
Thank you for your comments, I totally agree I would take an L530 over the L520 due to the processor alone, then screen, much less the keyboard.


Not a good deal at all. Notebooks with better specs can be had for less than $500. Plus, THIS one looks like it belongs in 1998!


@stnickk: 1saleaday just had an HP laptop sale. 12 laptops under $500, almost all with better specs than this one, nicer looking too! I don't need to shop "on Lenovo" for a better deal, I'll just look (anywhere) elsewhere...


@stnickk: Not sure, but on the employee discount site that same model is like $500.