05-29-2018 04:32 AM
I would like to buy P52s or T580 with a dedicated GPU and I'm wondering if these products are worth buying. I have read some complaints about the heat, fan and power management issues. I had an E540 and it had power management issues. It's in the trash now, Lenovo just gave up on this model and I lost my money. Are these new products any better? Would you go with P51s instead of P52s?
05-29-2018 06:33 AM - edited 05-29-2018 06:34 AM
Between the T580 and the P52s I would choose the P52s. The P series - mobile workstations - are more destinated for power hungry work. Although that said, these two models are rather close to one another.
Rest assured the T and P series both belong to the higher ThinkPad categories, and should receive many years of support. I would suggest you buy your notebook with at least 3 years of warranty, maybe even 4. (3 years is standard in Europe anyway for P and T series). We (my company) are currently planning with about 4 years of usage for the P series models we have, and have gotten 4 years onsite warranty with them.
If you want a machine for the long term, I would suggest choosing the P52s over the P51s.
Are they any better? Who knows? People often complain that ThinkPad quality is getting worse over time. I am not sure I fully agree. However, the T/P series should be of better quality than the E series you used to have previously.