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New T series laptops capped at 16gb?

2020-09-13, 14:10 PM

I've been in the market for a new Thinkpad for about a year now. I was originally planning on going with T490 but decided that I would wait for the release of Intel's 10th generation processors. I was excited when a saw that Lenovo was releasing the T14 and T15 lines this year, however I was surprised to see that all models are capped at 16gb of soldered RAM. Does this come as a shock to anyone else? I understand that the Carbon line needs soldered RAM for the sake of it's form factor, but I feel like this is completely unnecessary for the T line. If anything the T14s should have soldered RAM to as a trade off for it's slimmer design but not the T14. I really don't like subscribing to the idea that Thinkpads are getting worse as time goes on, but this in an issues that I really cannot agree with?

 

Edit: Looks like it pays to look at the technical specs. I was going off of Lenovo's marketing that incorrectly states that it supports "Up to 16GB"

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Re:New T series laptops capped at 16gb?

2020-09-13, 14:39 PM

The new T14 and T15 are "capped" at 48GB (1 x DIMM + 1 x soldered)

 

Can you point us to the marketing which claims 16GB please.

 

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Re:New T series laptops capped at 16gb?

2020-09-13, 15:22 PM

@ chetan456@ wrote:
 

 

I've been in the market for a new Thinkpad for about a year now. I was originally planning on going with T490 but decided that I would wait for the release of Intel's 10th generation processors. I was excited when a saw that Lenovo was releasing the T14 and T15 lines this year, however I was surprised to see that all models are capped at 16gb of soldered RAM. Does this come as a shock to anyone else? I understand that the Carbon line needs soldered RAM for the sake of it's form factor, but I feel like this is completely unnecessary for the T line. If anything the T14s should have soldered RAM to as a trade off for it's slimmer design but not the T14. I really don't like subscribing to the idea that Thinkpads are getting worse as time goes on, but this in an issues that I really cannot agree with?

 

Edit: Looks like it pays to look at the technical specs. I was going off of Lenovo's marketing that incorrectly states that it supports "Up to 16GB"

 

 

If you are talking about "SOLDERED" you are correct that its capped at 16GB BUT there is a socket so TOTAL ram can go up to 48GB depending on if you get either 8GB or 16 GB soldered.  Below is for T14 for example.

 

https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_T14_Gen_1_Intel

 

 

 


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Re:New T series laptops capped at 16gb?

2020-10-08, 16:14 PM

Hi!

 

My T14 has 8 GB RAM soldered. Does this mean I can only upgrade to 32 GB (provided that I will get hold of a 24 GB SO-DIMM module)?

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Re:New T series laptops capped at 16gb?

2020-10-09, 7:26 AM

Actually now I get it (when it's too late). The text should've been:

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