01-14-2015 06:19 AM
I'll be using this almost exclusively for working with audio (music production, DJing, recording & listening to music) and almost nothing else - I run Ableton and Traktor which are quite CPU-heavy so the processor is quite important.
Whichever I bought I would be taking the DVD drive out and putting in a SSD for the OS and my programs, and I would also be adding an extra 4GB of RAM.
I don't have much money at the moment so the 180 Euros I'd save by buying the refurb would be very appreciated, however I really don't want to compromise the speed/lifespan of my laptop.
So my question is, how much do you think a 3-4 year old T420 (which from what I understand are one of the best laptops ever made) would compare to a brand new Edge E540 in terms of speed, and which do you think would last longer?
Thanks in advance for your input.
01-14-2015 09:34 AM
01-14-2015 09:40 AM
mSATA SSDs are also more economical for the T420, compared to the NGFF SSDs of the E540.
And there's greater availability of the higher capacities.
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01-14-2015 01:52 PM
With buying refurb, you surely compromise lifespan of your notebook. But it is 180€ cheaper as you say ...
Regarding CPU, up to 20% difference, may be less in your applications.
T420 is enterprise grade nb, while E540 is small business nb. T420 materials are better, engineering is better.
but is older and bit slower. So you have to see what is more important for you ....
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