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Help to choose my Thinkpad (L520 vs T510) !

2011-12-10, 3:55 AM


I need urgent help to choose my Thinkpad.
I have two possible candidates:
- L520 ( i5-2430M / 2.4 to 3 Ghz, Hd 3000 graphics, 1600x900 screen, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd).
- T510 ( i5 560M / 2.66 to 3.2 GHz, Hd graphics, 1600 x 900 screen, 4gb ram, 320gb hdd).
It is assumed that the T series is better but is older ... Prices are the same.
Hard drives are not important. I'll ride an SSD. Also increase to 8gb ram.

The problem is the integrated graphics, I think the L520 is a little better in that regard.
I need the laptop to be able to work well with Photoshop CS5 and  heavy Raw's. Although this will not be your job every day.

The T520 series is too expensive for my budget. It would be possible to mount a graphics card in any of the two? The notebook will never be used to play, but I need it capable to process a decent photos!

What I choose? Thank you.


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Re: Help to choose my Thinkpad (L520 vs T510) !

2011-12-11, 8:34 AM
Photoshop processing is done by the CPU, so an integrated graphics card shouldn't be a problem. I think either ThinkPad should meet your needs.
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