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T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-02, 6:02 AM

I love my T series laptop and I want to get a new one but I am going to wait until the new i7 chip is available. I have had this laptop for 5 years now and it still works well but it is getting a little slower so I thought I would upgrade. Given how long I like to keep my machines I want to make sure I get the latest chip. Do you know when or if you will be moving over to the newer faster chip?

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-02, 7:09 AM

New series is rumored for January/February. No idea if it will be i7.

 

I bought a T400 with a P8800 with the discounts Lenovo is running and a 20% off recently and it is good. I added an SSD drive and that made the biggest difference.  I would ask for improved graphics before the new i7 if I were making the request (thr ATI 3400 line is 3 generations ago).

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-02, 15:08 PM

Yes I was going to order one of those machines too but I would like to see the chip beefed up a bit and your right the graphics is also lacking. I had to do a presentation last week and the graphic of the truck that roled out looked very bad. I am willing to pay if they are willing to give me the options I need. I will keep coming back to Lenovo as long as they do not mess with the keyboard and they keep the outside good and strong.

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-03, 6:17 AM

I'm on my 5th Thinkpad in 10 years.  The T400 with ATI is certainly good enough for any presentation graphics, just not what you would want to game on.  You have to turn down details on Flight Sim at 1920 x 1200.  Keyboard is good and it still has a nub. I put an Intel SSD in mine, and it boots very fast.  I also have a T61p, which has a better screen, but otherwise is not as nice as the T400.

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-03, 9:56 AM

I have a T500 and there is absolutely no difference in performance between the intel and the ATI chip.

I do a lot of PPT presentation with embedded video, animation, including lots of flash.

windows areo works exactly the same.

I play sometimes 1080p MKV files and there is absolutely no difference (mind you, the CPU takes all the load, not the GPU)

 

I made the mistake to believe that the ATI chip would also make a difference in 2D but I was wrong. I'm sure 3D would put the ATI chip ahead but I don't do 3D on my laptop.

 

I'm actually angry I pay the extra money for the ATI.

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-05, 1:25 AM

Dont be angry, it was only 75$ and will increase its resell value for those that play simple games

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-05, 10:50 AM

Are you kidding ???

 

The ATI GPu does make a big difference, especially when playing HD movies (look at the CPU load when playing with the ATI chip, then with the Intel chip, and you will see that the CPU load is much higher when you play the movie with the Intel chipset (it means that the ATI GPU decodes the biggest part of the movie, unlike the Intel GPU).

 

And for 2D and 3D, the ATI chip makes a very big difference too (I ran a lot of benchmarks on various programs/games), so don't think you wasted money ;)

 

Btw, sorry for my english.

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-05, 12:57 PM

Hopefully the T410s will feature the Intel Calpella platform?

 

Would be awesome with Intel Core i7  LV CPU (perhaps with integrated graphics?) and Intel WiFi 6300AGN Ultimate-N!

 

Doubt the T410s will face any dedicated graphic solution, so hopefully the Intel graphics solution with the Calpella platform will be decent! With full DXVA support etc.. Otherwise I hope there might be some T410 with decent dedicated graphic solution as well!

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Re: T Series and the new Intel i7 Chip

2009-12-06, 1:34 AM

Google T410, there area lot of rumours and some pictures (or photoshop jobs?) out there. Yes, I heard reference to i5 Capella.

 

I've not looked at the s update.  Also looks EOL for the R series (never interested me) as the SL appears to have taken over that market area.

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