Our deal for this week will focus on the Lenovo ThinkPad SL510, a nicely priced small-to-medium business notebook with 2GB of RAM upgradeable to 8GB, a nice 15.6-inch screen, some Lenovo ThinkVantage applications such as Rescue and Recovery and active protection, and a decent processor. You can currently save up to $470 from the original MSRP on this notebook.
Now selling for as low as $455, the ThinkPad SL510 is built with an Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 with a clock speed of 2.2GHz and runs on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. The 15.6-inch screen is LED backlit and anti-glare and has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768. The back cover has a matte finish.
The battery included with the system is a 6-cell Li-Ion that has been tested by Lenovo to deliver 4 hours of power. With our ThinkPad SL510 configuration, the battery was tested to deliver 3 hours and 53 minutes.
The graphics card installed in this system is an Intel GMA 4500MHD.
The hard drive has 250GB of storage at 5400rpm but may be upgraded to 320GB for $30 extra if you decide to customize this notebook through Lenovo’s online store. You may take features away, upgrade them, or decide to add them at your disposal with a base price of $609.
Preisdent’s Day Sales
With President’s Day quickly approaching in the U.S., many major manufacturers have special sales going on in the notebook department until next Tuesday. We have scanned the sales and come up with two sales which we think can suit many consumers with both their budgets and performance expectations.
The 14.5-inch HP Pavilion dv5t entertainment notebook is currently on sale for $530 at base configuration. The processor included with this price is an Intel Pentium Dual Core P6200 at 2.13GHz, but you may upgrade this to an Intel Core i3-380M at 2.53GHz. There are five processor options altogether.
Also included in the base configuration price is Intel HD Graphics, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB of hard drive storage at 5400rpm. The notebook cover has a glossy finish.
Other Quick Specs in Base Configuration:
- Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
- 6-cell Li-Ion battery, tested by HP to last 5.5 hours
- HP LED Display, 1366 x 768 max resolution
- 3 USB ports
- 5.19 lbs
Read the review for the HP Pavilion dv5t to get a list of full specifications, performance tests, audio tests, and more.
The Dell Inspiron 15 (not to be confused with the Inspirson 15R) is another system we came across while scavenging that caught our eye. It is currently on sale for only $350 through Dell’s online store for a total of $184 in sales.
Here are its quick specs included in that price:
- Intel Pentium Dual Core T4500 at 2.3GHz
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
- 15.6-inch HD LED display (1366 x 768)
- 3GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz
- 320GB HDD storage (5400rpm)
- Intel X4500HD Graphics Media Accelerator (integrated)
- 6-cell Li-Ion battery, 48Whr
Read our Dell Inspiron 15 review for a complete list of specs, performance tests and more.