• CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 256.00GB SSD
  • RAM: 12GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)

Lenovo ideapad 520 (15″) - Specs

CPU Performance #19
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 0.8%
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK 1.1%
  • Intel Core i7-6820HQ 1.2%
GPU Performance #141
  • NVIDIA GeForce 920MX (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R7 M440 (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3)
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
Windows 10
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum lid, plastic base)
378 x 260 x 22 mm (14.88" x 10.24" x 0.87")
2.20 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack audio combo jack
  • Web camera HD 720p (1.0MP), fixed focus
  • Microphone Dual array microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN

Name 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)



Lenovo ideapad 520 (15″) in-depth review

When Lenovo first launched the Ideapad 510, we were pretty impressed by the performance and features it has for the asking price. Luckily, the new Ideapad 520 hasn't steered away from this concept and in fact, we see a handful of improvements over the last generation without the price bump. The new generation offers better build quality, a good choice of materials making it feel more premium, updated hardware and keeps the IPS panel, which was one of the key selling points of its predecessor[...]

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  • Decent build
  • Good input devices
  • IPS panel with high contrast
  • The screen doesn't use PWM for regulating screen brightness


  • The M.2 SSD slot is unusuable unless you remove the optical drive
  • The screen has limited sRGB coverage and relatively low maximum brightness
  • Poor battery life

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8250U

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Gameplay recordings with Intel UHD Graphics 620

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