06-30-2016 10:52 AM - edited 06-30-2016 11:07 AM
Hi, I'm thinking about purchasing a T460p however I have four questions before purchase:-
1. What is a "Software TPM"? I was under the impression a TPM was a piece of hardware? I'm assuming(?) that software TPM means a TPM emulated by the BIOS or something like that, but I'd like a definite confirmation.
2. How hard is it to upgrade the hard-drive/RAM? I would like to install a 1TB SATA3 SSD and upgrade the RAM myself due to the large price difference of the Lenovo upgrade vs just buying it myself.
3. Would upgrading the hard-drive/RAM void my warranty? I'm considering paying the extra £100 for the accidental warranty, but I don't want to have voided it before even using the laptop. I understand the SSD and RAM won't be convered by warranty, but the rest of the device still will be, correct (Keyboard/spills/etc...)?
4. How large of a difference is there between the i7-6700hq and i7-6820hq. From what I can tell from benchmarks, it's a very small difference (2-4%). Can someone explain to me the large price difference? I feel like I'm missing something.
07-01-2016 12:53 PM
07-01-2016 01:26 PM
The processor cannot be upgraded - soldered to the motherboard. As far as I know, all the Skylake mobile processors are soldered.
07-01-2016 01:28 PM
Wrong thread @richk? Anyway, I'm gonna get this laptop, however my student discount doesn't seem to be working anymore (Was giving me 10% off last week), so now I need to wait until Monday to call sales and work out the issue