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Have a T410 core i3, should I upgrade to T520 or wait for Ivy Bridge T530?

2012-01-01, 20:48 PM

What should I do? My T410 is just over a year old and is still fast but I want an i7 for school and work and really need a high res 15" screen.  My T410 is nice and all but I'm starting to feel the lack of speed with my Core i3 first gen.

Should I wait or not?

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Re: Have a T410 core i3, should I upgrade to T520 or wait for Ivy Bridge T530?

2012-01-02, 5:31 AM
i don't think you would get that much of a speed boost moving from first generation i3 to a second generation i7 dual core.

You are much better getting a faster SSD harddrive.

If you need FHD LCD then that is a different story, in which case a T530 or W530 would make more sense.
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Re: Have a T410 core i3, should I upgrade to T520 or wait for Ivy Bridge T530?

2012-01-02, 5:56 AM

I may just go with a Gen 2 Intel SSD. I like there performance and prcing. It just takes money like everything else though.

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Re: Have a T410 core i3, should I upgrade to T520 or wait for Ivy Bridge T530?

2012-01-02, 6:07 AM
well it takes much less money then upgrading to a new computer.
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