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Key Specs

Type
Midsize
Screen size
1522
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i7
Processor speed
1.8619
System RAM
81
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Maximum battery life
Up to 920
Model
Solid State hard drive (256GB)

Other features

256 GB (total)
SSD
Model
15.6 inch display (1366x768)

Other features

Screen resolution
Other
Model
6-cell LI

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 5 hours
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery access
Removable
Model
Core i7 840QM

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (840QM)
Processor speed
1.86 GHz
Number of cores
Quad-core

Optical media

Optical drive
Yes (Tray loading) (Blu ray, Dvd, Cd) (Yes)

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector) (V1.4)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel (HM57)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
8 KB L2 cache
8 MB L3 cache
8 GB (system)
640 GB (total)
Platter

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 9 hours
Battery type
NiMH (2800 mAh capacity)
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (Sd, Mmc, Ms pro, Ms duo, Ms, Xd)
Model
Core i7 740QM

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (740QM)
Processor speed
1.73 GHz
Number of cores
Quad-core

Optical media

Optical drive
Yes (Tray loading) (Blu ray, Dvd, Cd) (Yes)

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
No

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector) (V1.4)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel (HM57)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
6 MB L2 cache
8 MB L3 cache
8 GB (system)
Platter

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 9 hours
Battery type
NiMH (2800 mAh capacity)
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (Sd, Mmc, Ms pro, Ms duo, Ms, Xd)
Model
Core i5 560M

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (560M)
Processor speed
2.66 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
Yes (Tray loading) (Blu ray, Dvd, Cd) (Yes)

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
No

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector) (V1.4)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel (HM57)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
3 MB L2 cache
8 MB L3 cache
8 GB (system)
Platter

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 9 hours
Battery type
NiMH (2800 mAh capacity)
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (Sd, Mmc, Ms pro, Ms duo, Ms, Xd)
Model
NVIDIA GT420M

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete
Model
Core i5 460M

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (460M)
Processor speed
2.53 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
Yes (Tray loading) (Blu ray, Dvd, Cd) (Yes)

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
No

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector) (V1.4)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel (HM57)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
3 MB L2 cache
8 MB L3 cache
8 GB (system)
Platter

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 9 hours
Battery type
NiMH (2800 mAh capacity)
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (Sd, Mmc, Ms pro, Ms duo, Ms, Xd)
Model
L502X

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2430M)
Processor speed
1.86 GHz
Number of cores
Quad-core

Optical media

Optical drive
Yes (Tray loading) (Blu ray, Dvd, Cd) (Yes)

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
No

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector) (V1.4)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

System

Chipset
Intel (HM57)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
8 MB L3 cache
8 GB (system)
Platter

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 9 hours
Battery type
NiMH (2800 mAh capacity)
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (Sd, Mmc, Ms pro, Ms duo, Ms, Xd)