12-25-2016 10:10 AM
Hi, i have a t450s with machine type 20BWS5K400. I searched the forum also google but i couldn't find any answers about that type. I want to learn that, is that machine type is good or bad if we will compare other machine type. Is it in the bottom or top in the list ?
My second question is that, how can i understand the factory specs on that machine type ? Is there a SIM card board on integrated by default or not ? Please help me about to understand machine type. What is mean 20, BWS or 5K or 400 ?
12-25-2016 10:14 AM
Hello and welcome,
I can't parse the individual characters in the MT-M. Go to SUPPORT (above), enter the MT-M in the search box, and click Machine Info. That produces the below:
Processor: 1x Intel Core i7-5600U Processor(i7-5600U): : Memory: 1x 4GB DDR3L 1600: : Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro(EN:English,TR:Turkish): : Hard Drive: 1x 512GB: : Wireless Network: 1x Bluetooth Version 4.0: : Ports: 1x 1 integrated VGA port: : Camera: 1x 720p HD Camera: : Graphics: 14.0 FHD: : Monitor: 3 Year On-site
It doesn't mention WWAN so it looks like there's no cellular card installed.
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12-25-2016 10:21 AM
Thank you, for your response;
I have, 8GB RAM, so i guess it is upgraded after the factory ?
Can i add SIM card board ? WWAN i guess ?
Can i upgrade graphics card ? or external graphics card box ?
12-25-2016 12:50 PM
You have a "custom build" of your machine type, ie for a box store, online website, etc.
View the psref below for possible combinations of items for your machine.
Scroll to the bottom and click specifications. Focus on the top of the list... 20BWxxxx.
You can also scroll to the right.. then the fullscreen button shows, click this.
This will give you an idea what to look for on the inside.
For example, all machines state NO sim card.
Memory,WLAN&bluetooth, wwan combinations show.
As far as upgrades, you will have to find out what you have on the inside.
Device manager, windows sysinfo, Lenovo Solution Center should help fill in the puzzle.
You may have to view the Hardware Maintenance Manual and open the machine up.
12-25-2016 01:12 PM
Thank you, for your response;
I am getting to learn more about my thinkpad. I checked that list on that url however there is no any 20BWS model in that list. There is no any "S" letter on these models. Did i checked wrong ? I am living in Turkey, is there a chance this model will be unique for Turkey or middle east ?
Machine Type: 20BWS5K400
12-25-2016 01:37 PM - edited 12-25-2016 01:48 PM
Just use the 1st 4 letters. 20BW. As stated it is a custom/retailer build.
My google search for the full machine type came up blank, as did your search.
The PSREF only shows official Lenovo shipped machines, no custom retailer builds.
WE=western europe US=us.
So your machine "looks like" a combo of items in the psref.