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Registered: ‎06-02-2012
Location: US
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Question about Edge E550 CPU Support

Hello I want to buy Edge E550 and I don't kow if lenovo have in plan upgrade it with Quad Core i7 CPUs (Broadwell) when it come out or i7 5500U (two cores) is strongest CPU which E550 will get? What you think?

I Have this Lenovo Computers
1. Think Centre M58 from 2008 an it is still good (Intel Q9550, 8GB DDR3, Radeon 6970, Intel SSD)
2. ThinkPad E540
3 ThinkPad Tab 2 (with it I have many problems)
4. Lenovo Vibe Z2
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Registered: ‎03-26-2015
Location: Venlo
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Re: Question about Edge E550 CPU Support

I had the same question, also will the GPU be upgraded? AMD Radeon R7 M260 is to little IMO
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Registered: ‎06-07-2015
Location: los angeles, california
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Re: Question about Edge E550 CPU Support

I am also interested in weither or not the CPU and the GPU can be upgraded




I have this lapto the e550 with the AMD Radeon R7 M260 Graphics, and I want to know if it can be upgraded for the future.  



Token Ring
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Registered: ‎02-02-2008
Location: FR
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Re: Question about Edge E550 CPU Support

Hello guys,

As the GPU on a laptop is soldered on the MotherBoard (Planar in IBM/Lenovo language) changing it requires that you change the MB and someone (Lenovo) makes this new MB....

As per the processor, I do not know it the sockets are compatible or not and if they will/can use the same chipset for the 2 and 4 cores CPU ...

So, IMHO, the possibility is  very very very remote you'll be able to make the switch....

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Re: Question about Edge E550 CPU Support

Just wait and see. Personally I think it will be too expensive for Lenovo, since Skylake is close to a release at the end of this year. But it might be possible we will see a T450p, T550p or W550 instead. In some publicly released roadmaps I noticed they didn't plan for this, because Intel never intended to release standard voltage Skylake mobile CPUs. So everything is a big question mark.

But I think the E540 might be able to support these Broadwell CPUs with a BIOS update. I am not sure. Just speculating considered the ThinkPad Yoga 15 supports both Haswell and Broadwell.

Note that I am just speculating, I don't know anything about the plans of Lenovo. This is just a guess.

Warm regards,
Jonas Hendrickx

Lenovo Insider - Windows Insider MVP

Personal website: ThinkScopes

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