Christmas in July - Lenovo W520 is on its way.

Just checked my UPS tracking page and noticed that my laptop is now coming today instead of Monday!

I'm pretty excited as it should be a huge improvement from my aging (almost 4 year old) Dell Vostro 1500. The specs will be a big improvement for sure.

From the factory its coming with the following:

  • Intel Core i7-2820QM (Quad-Core) Processor (2.30GHz, 8MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
  • Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
  • 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) LED Backlit Anti-Glare display
  • NVIDIA Quadro 2000M Optimus Graphics technology (2GB)
  • 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
  • 720p HD Camera with Microphone
  • 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
  • 9 Cell 2.8Ah Li-Ion Battery
  • Broadcom Bluetooth 3.0
  • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN

I have already received some additional parts:

  • Intel 310 Series 80GB mSATA (mini PCIe form factor) MLC Enterprise SSD
  • Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 204PIN SODIMM Memory Kit

Which will bring the memory up to 12 GB with 4 DIMMs and allow me to have the operating system running on a SSD. At a later date I might add more memory or a full size SSD but this should be more than sufficient for now! I'll finish with a parting shot of the Intel 310 SSD, I couldn't believe how small it was.

Intel 310 SSD compared to a coin