03-06-2011 05:53 PM - edited 03-06-2011 05:54 PM
I'm thinking of taking advantage of the T410 sales and get a 128MB SSD as part of the configuration.
1) What's the brand of 128MB SSD used in the current T410 builds? (searching found Samsung SSDs are commonly used in the T410 builds -- that still true)?
2) Do the latest SSDs being used support TRIM?
3) With the current sales, you can get a i7-620m with a 128MB SSD for only $100 more than a i5-560m with a 250GB spindle drive. Seems that the i7 and SSD is the obvious choice. Will battery life be the same with the i7 configuration compared to the i5? I know both are dual-cores that run at basically the same clock speeds, and the i7 has more cache.
03-06-2011 08:04 PM
03-06-2011 08:53 PM
From what I've heard, though, the new T420 (which should be available sometime this month) has better battery life and supports faster SSDs should you decide to add one later if you go that route.
I had told myself that I would wait for the T420 but with the clearance sales and discounts of the current T410 and T510 line, I'm not sure. I'm not too concerned about cutting edge SSD speed but the battery life of the T420 does interest me. Unfortunately, I figure an equivalent T420 to the T410 i7-620m, 4GB DDR3, 3100m Nvidia Optimus, 128GB SSD, etc. would cost MUCH more. The current T410 price for the mentioned T410 configurations work great for me and I'm not sure I can justify the higher cost of the T420.