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The Thinkpad L512 is the 15.6'' offering from the new Thinkpad L series.

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Pros

durable build quality up to the standard of any other in the ThinkPad line

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dock expansion port

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eco-friendly - up to 30% of the body is made from reused consumer materials

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powerful - features the latest generation of processors from the mainstream Core i3 and performance Core i5 lines

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has the TrackPoint - typing / mouse usage switching much faster than with touchpad

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2MP low light webcam

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comes with Windows 7

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720p capable display

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affordable price point

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highly configurable directly from the manufacturer - like the rest of the ThinkPad line

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mobile broadband WWAN option (Qualcomm Gobi for both GSM & CDMA)

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a great update to the consumer R series

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great battery life - up to 8 hours with the enhanced 9-cell

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fingerprint sensor (optional)

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superior to the SL series line

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great ThinkPad keyboard

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Cons

quite bulky and heavy compared to the T series

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16:9 display aspect ratio - a very poor choice for business productivity over 16:10 with more vertical resolution, cheaper for Lenovo to purchase from LCD display manufacturers

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not as solid or powerful as the higher ThinkPad lines

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no discrete graphics options

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The Thinkpad L512 is the 15.6'' offering from the new Thinkpad L series. It is aimed at the student and budget business notebook segment starting at a low price of $649. The Main selling point of the L series is the material of the notebooks; they are made from up to 30% post consumer content. Lenovo claims that each L series notebook saves the equivalent of 10 plastic water bottles. Both L series notebooks meet energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold standards. It inherits many well regarded Thinkpad features such as the excellent keyboard, zinc alloy hinges, and rugged build. The L series is advertised with up to 8 hours of battery time with the 9 cell battery. It is available with Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, LED backlit screens and a multitouch touchpad. Overall the L512 is a low priced Thinkpad for budget and environmentally friendly buyers; with basic features suitable for small business and student needs.

Features / Specifications
  • Intel Core i3 and i5 Processors
  • 15.6'' HD Antiglare LED Display
  • Intel Integrated or ATI Mobility Radeon Graphics
  • Multitouch Touchpad
  • 4X USB2.0, 1X eSATA/USB Combo, VGA out, DisplayPort out
  • Windows 7 (Various versiosn available)
  • Up to 8 hours battery life (With 9 cell option)
  • Made from up to 30% post consumer content
  • Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold certifications
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