Pros

  • Sturdy, business-orientated machine
  • Great keyboard and choice between touchpad and nub

Cons

  • Lackluster style
  • Not suited for graphics-intensive work (or play)

At A Glance

The SL510 is an excellent choice for business users or students who don't goof around much.

Manufacturer’s Description

The ThinkPad SL510 Notebook 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.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 28472QU
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
UPC Code 884942420078
Manufacturer Part Number 28472QU
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name ThinkPad SL510 Notebook
Marketing Information

The ThinkPad SL510 Notebook 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.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line ThinkPad
Product Series SL510
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ThinkPad SL510 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model WiFi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.4"
Width 14.9"
Depth 9.7"
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model P8700
Processor Speed 2.53 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GM45 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 105.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:55   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 257.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 197.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 492.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 605.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 207.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 326.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 210.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 14.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 10.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 11.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 8.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 10.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 11.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 10.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 11.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 309.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 309.0