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10-12-2008

Norway

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ThinkPad W510 vs T510?

2010-02-01, 11:58 AM

 

Hi,
I'm about to replace my faulty Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (2808CV / NSDCVMN), and I'm considering both the ThinkPad T510 and the W510.
Unfortunately we aren't able to configure our own setups here in Norway, so I have to go with one of the "default" models.
Funny thing though, is that the better specced T510 and W510 retails for about the same price, featuring this hardware:
T510:
System components
 
Intel Core i7-620M Processor (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, 1066MHz FSB)
 
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
 
15.6" HD+ Anti-Glare Display with LED Backlight and WWAN Antenna
 
NVIDIA NVS 3100m Graphics 512MB DDR3 with Intel Advanced Management Technology
 
4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
 
Camera, 2.0 MP
 
320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
 
Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm)
 
Express Card Slot & 5 in 1 Card Reader
 
9 cell Li-Ion Battery
 
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3X3 AGN)
 
Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable
W510:
System components
 
Intel Quad Core Processor i7 820QM (1.73GHz 1066MHz 8MBL3)
 
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
 
15.6" FHD Display (95% Gamut) with LED Backlight and Multi Touch Screen
 
NVIDIA NVS 5100m Discrete Graphics 1GB DDR3 with Intel Advanced Management Technology
 
4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
 
UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
 
Camera, 2.0 MP
 
320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
 
Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm)
 
Express Card Slot & 5 in 1 Card Reader
 
6 cell Li-Ion Battery
 
Bluetooth w/ antenna
 
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3X3 AGN)
 
Integrated Mobile Broadband (Gobi 2000 3G with GPS)
Is it just me, or does the W510 look superior to the T510?
You get four cores instead of just two, not the mention the higher L3 cache? You also get a much more powerful GPU solutions? And 1920x1080 resolution?
All this for approx the same price here in Norway?
Is there something about the T510 that the W510 supposedly are missing?
Any reasons for NOT going W510?

Hi,
I'm about to replace my faulty Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (2808CV / NSDCVMN), and I'm considering both the ThinkPad T510 and the W510.
Unfortunately we aren't able to configure our own setups here in Norway, so I have to go with one of the "default" models.

Funny thing though, is that the better specced T510 and W510 retails for about the same price, featuring this hardware:
T510:

System components

 Intel Core i7-620M Processor (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, 1066MHz FSB)

 Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64

 15.6" HD+ Anti-Glare Display with LED Backlight and WWAN Antenna

 NVIDIA NVS 3100m Graphics 512MB DDR3 with Intel Advanced Management Technology

 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)

 Camera, 2.0 MP

 320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm

 Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm)

 Express Card Slot & 5 in 1 Card Reader

 9 cell Li-Ion Battery



 Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3X3 AGN)

 Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable



W510:

System components

 Intel Quad Core Processor i7 820QM (1.73GHz 1066MHz 8MBL3)

 Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64

 15.6" FHD Display (95% Gamut) with LED Backlight and Multi Touch Screen

 NVIDIA NVS 5100m Discrete Graphics 1GB DDR3 with Intel Advanced Management Technology

 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)

 UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader

 Camera, 2.0 MP

 320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm

 Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm)

 Express Card Slot & 5 in 1 Card Reader

 6 cell Li-Ion Battery



 Bluetooth w/ antenna

 Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3X3 AGN)

 Integrated Mobile Broadband (Gobi 2000 3G with GPS)


Is it just me, or does the W510 look superior to the T510?You get four cores instead of just two, not the mention the higher L3 cache? You also get a much more powerful GPU solutions? And 1920x1080 resolution?

All this for approx the same price here in Norway?Is there something about the T510 that the W510 supposedly are missing?

Any reasons for NOT going W510?

 

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12-20-2008

Australia, Melbourne

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Re: ThinkPad W510 vs T510?

2010-02-01, 12:10 PM

W510 has less battery life due to the more powerful CPU and GPU, in addition W510 has USB 3.0 and 4 ram slots. I would definitely go with the W510. 

Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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02-01-2010

England

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Re: ThinkPad W510 vs T510?

2010-02-01, 13:08 PM

Depending on how mobile you are you might want to check the weight and dimensions. I beleive the W510 is slightly bigger but you can confirm this in TABOOK. Also I believe the power brick is a fairly chunky 135W rather that the T510 standard 90W or the slimline 90W adapter which is available.

 

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12-20-2008

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Re: ThinkPad W510 vs T510?

2010-02-01, 13:58 PM

so the W510 finally broke the 90 w threshold... interesting, i wonder whether the 135 watt adapter on the W510 can be used on the other thinkpad or it uses a proprietary connector. 

Regards,

Jin Li

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04-11-2009

Des Moines, IA, USA

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Re: ThinkPad W510 vs T510?

2010-02-01, 23:59 PM

The latest BIOS for my W500 adds support to recognize the 135w AC adatper, so yes, it can be used on older Thinkpads.

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