05-15-2011 07:44 AM
after three years of staying with a *insert-name-of-a-popular-u.s-it-brand* notebook I have the desperate need to upgrade to a new, ultra portable device. Gladly this coincides perfectly with the release of x220.
Besides perfect display, perfect weigth and perfect price there is one thing bugging me... There are numerous reports of the standard-cpus creating lot of heat and thus prompting also fan noise.
Personally I would prefer a slightly less powerful CPU like the low voltage i5-2537 over the standard ones. These ones are stated to have half the TPD as standard ones.
Therefore I would like to know, can we expect x220 variants with these lv-cpus? Possibly also as university-model?
Thanks in advance.
05-15-2011 12:15 PM
06-10-2011 10:29 AM
I'm waiting for low voltage models, too.
There are some interesting CPUs, I think.
i5-2537M - 17 W
i7-2617M - 17 W
i7-2629M - 25 W
i7-2649M - 25 W
Will there be any X200 with one of these CPUs in near future?
06-10-2011 11:22 AM
It's already listet for Poland. Have a look a geizhals.at
I didn't see any anouncement or availablility for the rest of the EU.
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06-12-2011 10:12 PM
06-13-2011 04:58 AM
I would gladly trade some processing power for the same battery life in a smaller package.
You can consider locking the processor to the lowest multiplier on battery profiles.
07-04-2011 01:23 AM - edited 07-04-2011 01:25 AM
You can get an X220 with low voltage CPU if you purchase a "ThinkPad laptops with DOS", which basically means Thinkpad without Windows preinstalled. To get to that purchase screen, go to shop.lenovo.com: Shop -> Laptops -> Deals and offers -> Special offers -> ThinkPad laptops with DOS.
You'll see the "Intel Core i5-2537M Processor (1.4GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)" as one of the choice.