09-02-2016 06:57 AM
Hi all, I'm studying computer engineering and until now I used a t410i, but it is too heavy and it starts to have some problems. So I'm looking for a new Thinkpad, I'm in love with the think keyboard, it is superb.
I have 600€ budget and on line I finded a lot of used pcs. But I don' t now wich model is good for me. From one side I like a "big" screen, but a light pc I think that is better to bring with me.
I saw x250, t450s and carbon x1.
The specs are:
- 8 GB ram (for virtual machines)
- i5 or i7 (better)
Or are there other models? Thank you
09-02-2016 07:43 AM
There are many models. "Computer Engineering" can be a lot of things. A person using a CAD program to design a large board layout needs a different machine than someone writing code. I always think there is no such thing as too fast or too much memory, but I tended to work on very large programs. When I did that sort of thing I tended to prefer a small machine with a dock and an attached larger monitor. If you are looking at machines of that generation (5th gen Core), the x250 and x450 series machines (includes 450s, 450p, 550) you have some option for memory upgrades. (DIMM is socketed and it supports 16GB single chips) Carbon memory is soldered and cannot be upgraded. (4th gen and earlier support a maximum of 8GB DIMMs.)
09-02-2016 08:50 AM
I would prefer a lot of different port types if studying engineering, which are slim on most laptop models nowadays. To tell you the truth I would probably use desktops to study hardware configurations and such. Plus this keyboard is nothing to write home about, I think they are way overrated, I don't like the arrow keys and page up-down buttons so close to each other, and I especially hate the FN-CTRL key reversed, .....its driving me nuts.
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