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Re: T420/T420s and Quad Core

2011-04-20, 8:23 AM

There still might be hope though, because although the PSREF sheet for the T520 does not list 2630QM, 2720QM, and 2820QM as options, they are available through customization on the Lenovo website.

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Re: T420/T420s and Quad Core

2011-04-20, 21:15 PM

I would not be surprised if a quad was not released for the T420s.  Its a pretty small platform to fit a 45 watt TDP processor into.  However, with the addition of Nvidia graphics we now have the option to select the i3 or Core i7-2620M.

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Re: T420/T420s and Quad Core

2011-10-27, 15:19 PM

I'm surprised that they wouldn't offer a quadcore.   For the laptop size, Mac does offer a QuadCore.  

 

If I want a thin portable laptop with a processor to take down serious excel models or do some light photo editing, I would need the power.  

 

Especially when I dock my computer, and want the equivalant of a desktop, a Quad is needed!   

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Re: T420/T420s and Quad Core

2011-10-29, 1:31 AM

The small chassis just can't handle the heat well.

Putting in a quadcore would run rather high temperatures than wouldn't be really acceptable. Under full load, it may throttle or overheat.


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Re: T420/T420s and Quad Core

2011-10-29, 4:38 AM
Since when Macbook Pro become the standard to which all other laptop manufacturers have to follow?

You can put the quad core in the T420 but it throttles, and as such it is useless.

Macbook Pro would throttle due to overheating even when you are using the dual core version under CPU/GPU intensive tasks, and putting a quad core doesn't seem to be logical given this.

Sure you can put a W12 engine with twin turbo in a VW Golf chassis, but it doesn't mean that every other car companies should follow because of it.
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Re: T420/T420s and Quad Core

2011-11-01, 11:19 AM

 

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I'm surprised that they wouldn't offer a quadcore.   For the laptop size, Mac does offer a QuadCore.  

  


Mac offers a 14" MacBook Pro now?

I only see 13" (dual-core only), 15"(quad-core), and 17" (quad-core). You can get a T520 (15") in a quad if you want, or a W520 for serious power, and the ThinkPad will cost you less than the Mac.

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Re: T420/T420s and Quad Core

2011-11-09, 8:31 AM

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wrote:

I'm surprised that they wouldn't offer a quadcore.   For the laptop size, Mac does offer a QuadCore.  

  


Mac offers a 14" MacBook Pro now?

I only see 13" (dual-core only), 15"(quad-core), and 17" (quad-core). You can get a T520 (15") in a quad if you want, or a W520 for serious power, and the ThinkPad will cost you less than the Mac.

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This is true - however the 15" is only larger because of the screen, not to accommodate the processor.   The screen is also 16:10 vs. 16:9... 
MBP  0.95 X 14.35 X  9.82  (H - W - D)
T420s  .95-1.05 X 13.5 X 9.1 (H - W - D)
To be honest, I would be fine with a quadcore "T520s", I just don't want the thick plastic body of the T520 or W520.

wrote:
Since when Macbook Pro become the standard to which all other laptop manufacturers have to follow?

Sure you can put a W12 engine with twin turbo in a VW Golf chassis, but it doesn't mean that every other car companies should follow because of it.

 Ha ha, fair, however I would be happy with a VR6 Turbo :D    

 

I don't think MBP is a standard at all, otherwise I would have bought one.   I just want a quadcore in a slim form factor, so I don't need to get a desktop to do photoediting or run through my statistics models.  

 

  

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