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mpbrede
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Registered: ‎11-04-2008
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"smart processing" what is that?

I see a T420 with "Smart Processing" but I can't find a description of what that is or why I should chose it. Any help?

 

TIA.

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johnwait
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Registered: ‎04-28-2009
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Re: "smart processing" what is that?

Could you provide a bit of context and/or background ? Was this in an ad, a spec. sheet, or somewhere online?

 

The ThinkPad T420 can be configured with a SmartCard reader, could it be that?

 

Jonathan

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ThinkPad T400 (2764-CTO): Windows 7 64 SP2 / T9400 2.53 GHz / 8GB RAM / 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) / ATI Radeon HD 3470 + Intel 4500MHD (switchable) / 320GB 7200rpm / DVD±RW / Intel WiFi 5300
Past models: T40 (2373-PM1), 760C; other brands
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johnwait
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Registered: ‎04-28-2009
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Re: "smart processing" what is that?

OK, just saw where it was on Lenovo's site... Here's what I found.

 

I found a page where you can pick (and configure) a T420, starting from 4 configurations named as follow:

  • ThinkPad T420 Laptop
  • ThinkPad T420 Laptop with Enhanced Graphics
  • ThinkPad T420 Laptop with Smart Processing ("Quick Pick")
  • ThinkPad T420 Laptop with Enhanced Graphics ("Quick Pick")

The only difference I could attribute to the "Smart Processing" wording could be that "ThinkPad T420 Laptop with Smart Processing" is almost exactly like the"ThinkPad T420 Laptop", excepted for two things (or three) :

  • The "Smart Processing" configuration has a better processor (a Core i5 instead of a Core i3)
  • A better* wifi package (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN instead of ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n)
  • (but) The "Smart Processing" configuration doesn't support mobile broadband (3G-ready)

It probably just mean a "standard" T420 (i.e. in baseline configuration) but with a better processor. They could have named it "ThinkPad T420 Laptop with Enhanced Processor", it would have been just the same. It's their choice of word to describe that slightly different configuration.

 

I don't know of any tangible option, or upgrade, that could be linked to the Smart Processing tag other than that.

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ThinkPad T400 (2764-CTO): Windows 7 64 SP2 / T9400 2.53 GHz / 8GB RAM / 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) / ATI Radeon HD 3470 + Intel 4500MHD (switchable) / 320GB 7200rpm / DVD±RW / Intel WiFi 5300
Past models: T40 (2373-PM1), 760C; other brands
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JDay
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Re: "smart processing" what is that?

Its a vPro feature.

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johnwait
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Registered: ‎04-28-2009
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Re: "smart processing" what is that?

Sorry to digress, but "visibly smart processing power" is an expression coined by Intel for their second-generation Core i3/i5/i7 (Sandy Bridge). vPro is all about management.

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ThinkPad T400 (2764-CTO): Windows 7 64 SP2 / T9400 2.53 GHz / 8GB RAM / 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) / ATI Radeon HD 3470 + Intel 4500MHD (switchable) / 320GB 7200rpm / DVD±RW / Intel WiFi 5300
Past models: T40 (2373-PM1), 760C; other brands