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04-19-2012

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Wrong delivery - keep it, or send it back?

2012-04-25, 15:59 PM

Hello!

 

Last week, I bought a Thinkpad E520 at an online shop. However, I received the wrong configuration.

Instead of laptop A,

 

A:
- Intel core i5 2450M
- 500 GB
- 7200 rpm
- Intel HD graphics 3000

I received B: 
- intel core i5 2450M
- 750 GB
- 5400 rpm
- AMD Radeon HD 6630m

 

The shop suggest that I keep the laptop I have right now (B) because Windows has already been installed and because it is more expensive than the one I ordered (A).

But they are willing to take it back and send me the laptop I ordered if that is what I prefer. What do you suggest I do?


I don't play games on my computer and I really don't need the extra GB's. I like the AMD graphics card though, but I think the faster hard drive is more important in my case.
The seller says that the difference between 5400 and 7200 rpm is hardly noticeable. Do you agree with this? Or is he just trying to get rid of me?

 

I am a translator so I will be using the following at the same time: several tabs in my internet browser, translation software, at least two dictionary programs (software, not online), Word documents, and possibly Spotify or some other music player. Won't I need the 7200 rpm?

 

It would be easier for them if I keep the laptop I received. Could I suggest to simply have a hard disk with 7200 rpm installed by a Lenovo technician? And does this fall under the warranty? 

 

I really need your advice, because I don't know what to do. So thanks in advance! 

 

Valérie

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12-27-2009

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Re: Wrong delivery - keep it, or send it back?

2012-04-25, 16:57 PM
You lose a bit of speed going from 7200RPM to 5400RPM, but gain a bit going from 500GB to 750GB. Keep it well defragmented, and you should be fine. You can always upgrade the drive later yourself, but you can't upgrade the GPU.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Re: Wrong delivery - keep it, or send it back?

2012-04-25, 18:17 PM

Thanks Colonel

 

Is it also true that a better GPU will speed up the laptop? 

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Re: Wrong delivery - keep it, or send it back?

2012-04-25, 20:13 PM

Keep the more expensive model. You can always choose not to use the AMD graphics.

 

The AMD graphics will not necessarily speed up the Windows desktop, but may well help things like Google Earth and Photoshop.

 

My experience is that however big the hard disk is, you will fill it up...

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