Lenovo IdeaPad 520S Laptop, Intel Core i7, 8GB, 256GB SSD, 14” Full HD, Mineral Grey

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The stylish Lenovo IdeaPad 520S is ready to take care of all your work and play requirements. With its Dual-Core Intel i7-7500U processor and Solid State Drive (SSD), you’ll have super speed, no matter if you’re emailing, surfing the net, watching your favourite programme or working on your next project. It also has a handy 4-in-1 card reader for all your data transfer needs.

Power processor
The Lenovo IdeaPad 520S comes equipped with an Intel 7th-generation, Dual-Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM and as such, will fly through your computing requirements. With enough onboard power to take on more demanding errands, you’ll experience flawless multi-tasking without interruption. The processor handily features a 'Turbo Boost' that will unleash more power when necessary.

Solid State Drive
The Lenovo IdeaPad 520S’s 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) gives you the capacity to store your documents and media, while ensuring quicker and reliable access to your files and programs. SSDs are far faster than regular hard drives. Ingeniously, SSDs don't use moving parts to work, which makes them far more dependable and also quieter.

Magic Multimedia
With the IdeaPad 520S’s 14" Full HD Antiglare screen, you can enjoy your pictures, videos and films in superb, high definition and then immerse yourself in deep, rich sound thanks to the two Dolby enabled Harman speakers.

Packed with ports
Featuring one USB Type-C, one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports, you can be sure there is space for all your external devices to be attached. The 4 in 1 memory card reader will helpfully give you the chance to directly upload your images from a digital camera to the computer. If that’s not enough, the IdeaPad 520S also has a HDMI port, so you’re all set for any larger multimedia experiences.

Software included:

  • Lenovo App Explorer
  • Lenovo Companion 3.0
  • Lenovo ID
  • Lenovo Settings
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ (30-day trial)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)

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3D Ready
Accessories Included
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
2 x 2W Harman Speakers with Dolby Audio
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 7 hours
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
Camera (front-facing) Information Used for making video calls
HD 720P with array microphone
Camera (rear-facing) Information A camera on the back of the device, typically used for taking photos and videos.
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Information Whether this machine can play/burn Blu-ray discs, DVDs or CDs.
Computer Support Helpline Information We offer access to a 90 day helpline when you buy a new laptop or desktop computer from John Lewis. The service is available for a period of 90 days from the date you make your purchase.
Free 90 day computer support
H1.9 x W32.7 x D23.6cm
Full HD In-Plane Switching AG(SLIM)
7th Generation
Graphics card Information Generate the images you see on your computer screen
Intel HD Graphics 620
Graphics Card Series
Intel HD
Graphics card type Information A dedicated graphics card enables you to run advanced programmes such as games or design packages more smoothly. Computers without graphics cards run these programmes through their processors.
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Accutype Keyboard
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Memory (RAM) Information Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to multitask.
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
4-in-1 Card Reader
Model name / number
IdeaPad 520S-14IKB
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Operating system Information Determines the interface you see on screen and the types of programmes you can run.
Windows 10 Home
Operating System Filter
Windows 10
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, USM-C, 1x HDMI
Processor Information The processor (also called CPU) is the "brain" of your computer and enables programmes to run.
Dual-Core Intel I7-7500U
Processor speed Information Determines how quickly programmes run. Processors with 'Turbo Boost' can enhance their performance to deal with more demanding tasks.
2.7GHz to 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost
Processor Type Information Also called CPU (central processing unit) is the circuitry within a computer/laptop/tablet. It carries out the basic instructions that drive a computer/laptop/tablet.
Intel Core i7
IdeaPad 520S
Screen finish Information A matte screen is easier to view in bright light. Gloss screens can provide more vivid colours.
Screen Resolution Information Picture quality defined by the number of individual dots (pixels) used to create an image. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the image quality.
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen sizes (Laptops)
12.1" to 14"
Touch Screen
TV tuner card Information Device that receives digital free-to-air terrestrial and/or analogue television services
USB ports Information Universal Serial Bus- socket for transferring data between electronic devices
Voice Recognition Information Can be operated using spoken commands, so no need for typing, scrolling or clicking.
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Wi-Fi only
Wireless Display Information Wireless Display technology can be used to present your device's display on a compatible TV or display without using wires.
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- 802.11ac


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