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*ANSWERED* Pre-sale advice T530 vs. W530?

2012-07-13, 5:57 AM

Need some pre-sale advise/information. Comparing the T & W 530. My primary use would be for actualization so my requirements are an i7 (3720QM) and support of 32GB of RAM. In comparing the two, the only major difference I can see is the video card options. Not a big deal to me, I'm sure that the T530 will still play Quake, Unreal, Flightgear, etc... Audio is different, but not a deal maker/breaker. I don't plan on using anymore then two monitors, right now just one. Internally & externally they look identical, ports, hinges, etc... Are there any major differences between the two of these that I'm overlooking? Any other model I should be considering?

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Re: Pre-sale advise T530 vs. W530?

2012-07-13, 7:04 AM

@bdk907,

T530 and W530 shares the same parts.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD024401

The only difference is the GPU, i7 extreme processor and also X-Rite color calibrator for the W530.

 

Check PSref for more specs info.

 

http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf 


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Re: Pre-sale advise T530 vs. W530?

2012-07-13, 7:09 AM

Exactly what I needed to know!

 

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Re: Pre-sale advise T530 vs. W530?

2012-07-13, 7:47 AM
T530 has only 2 memory slots and in the moment the maximum memory size is 16GB.
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Re: Pre-sale advise T530 vs. W530?

2012-07-13, 7:47 AM
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Re: Pre-sale advise T530 vs. W530?

2013-07-06, 18:36 PM

I have some questions regarding the same subject, so 'll try to animate this old topic.

 

Could you explain this too:

 

1) Why ThinkPad T530 models is more expansive than similar W530 models (same processor, display, memory, storages etc) by 10-15% (say, at eBay)?

 

2) Why T530 is a bit more harder than analogue W530 models (average 5,7 lb vs. 6.1 lb)?

 

And could anybody explain, for which reasons Lenovo has issued to the market this two models from the two different model lines, which are so similar?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Pre-sale advise T530 vs. W530?

2013-07-07, 20:36 PM
>>> for which reasons Lenovo has issued to the market this two models from the two different model lines, which are so similar?

If Lenovo could assign a different model identification to any single product configuration, it would!

There used to be T61 and T61p ("professional," implying the other "unprofessional"). Now there are T530 and W530 ("workstation," implying the other "toy"). Plus suffixes like "i" that seem to serve no meaningful purpose.

Anyway...
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Re: *ANSWERED* Pre-sale advice T530 vs. W530?

2013-07-08, 0:04 AM
The W530 also has the option of RAID, which the T530 doesn't.
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Re: *ANSWERED* Pre-sale advice T530 vs. W530?

2013-07-09, 15:39 PM

lead_org wrote:
The W530 also has the option of RAID, which the T530 doesn't.

Is it all differences? :smileysurprised:

 

Well, but in this event rather W530 should cost (a bit) more, than T530 and not otherwise, as it is actually on the market. Do you mean, than there is no any rational reason for such market pricing?

 

 


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There used to be T61 and T61p ("professional," implying the other "unprofessional"). Now there are T530 and W530 ("workstation," implying the other "toy").

I'd rather disagree with your specific example with T60p/T61p . I have bought 7 years ago just this one and remember, that letter "P" indicates better display configuration UXGA (1600 x 1200 px), while "ordinary" model without "p" had display 1440 x 900 px.

But it was still at the old good times of IBM, so this case does not reflect Lanovo marketing policy anyway.

 

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Re: *ANSWERED* Pre-sale advice T530 vs. W530?

2013-07-09, 23:27 PM
>>> I'd rather disagree with your specific example ...

Can't get a joke?

>>> But it was still at the old good times of IBM ...

IBM was out at that time already. Anyhow.
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