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Domdemarco
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Thinkpad T460s upgrading GPU? Can you upgrade th graphics card?

Hello I just purchased the T460s with all the lovely specs and I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the Video card at all? I don't thing the Intel 520 could handle my light gaming but it would be nice to know that I have a chance to upgrade it if I need to. 

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Re: Thinkpad T460s upgrading GPU? Can you upgrade th graphics card?

It isn't a card that can be swapped.  It is in a chip soldered to the motherboard.


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Domdemarco
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Re: Thinkpad T460s upgrading GPU? Can you upgrade th graphics card?

Oh man, what a shame! I love the computers build and I'm a bit of a light gamer too. I was under the impression that the Laptop was upgradable so I definitely made a mistake.

whats the return policy on this thing if I wanted to get a workstation with an upgrade able card?

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Re: Thinkpad T460s upgrading GPU? Can you upgrade th graphics card?

By workstation, I assume you mean desktop.  Almost all laptops and mobile workstations have the GPU soldered to the motherboard.  Some can support eGPU but they can be cumbersome and are not "mainstream".


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Domdemarco
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Re: Thinkpad T460s upgrading GPU? Can you upgrade th graphics card?

Oh I don't mind a diy project. If it's possible I'm definitely up for the challenge. Have you seen any Egpu cards Tha work with the T460s? I haven't gotten mine in the mail yet but I'll check it out once I pop the hood 

 

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Re: Thinkpad T460s upgrading GPU? Can you upgrade th graphics card?

"pop the hood"  - there is no place to expand inside.  Machines that can take that kind of device tend to be bigger and heavier


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