Lenovo ThinkPad T510 is powered by Intel QM57 Express Chipset and use a Core i7 620M CPU—a dual-core processor of the Arrandale processor family. With the Turbo Boost function, each core can be overclocked depending on CPU load. Hyperthreading allows for the simultaneous processing of up to four threads. In contrast to the previously reviewed model, the model in review here comes with 4 GB DDR3 RAM—PC3-10700 (667 MHz) instead of the PC3-8500F (533 MHz). This memory comes in the form of a single RAM chip easily accessible through a maintenance opening. Comparably to the 32-bit version of the OS, the memory is used efficiently in the 64-bit version of Windows.
This laptop is equipped with a full-HD screen, that is, with 1920×1080 pixel resolution, resulting in a movie-friendly 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen (LEN40B2) measures 15.6″ diagonally and has a non-reflective, matte surface typical of business notebooks. The T510 displays screen content excellently outdoors thanks to its well lit, matte screen. Using the notebook outdoors in the shade brings up no problems at all, although using it in direct sunlight might make you wish the screen were a bit brighter.