T4xxxThinkpad i5 or Entry level i3

Discussion in 'Alternatives to Mac Hardware' started by Donfor39, May 14, 2018.

  1. Donfor39 macrumors 65816

    Donfor39

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    Quick laptop; question as I\m <60mins to selling my Asus Intel Atom win 10 laptop.
    Lot's osf pc users have recommended I purchase a Lenovo Thinkpad maybe t410 range with intel i5 rather than HP 14" i3 4gb ram 128 ssd full hd.
    My understanding is gen 7 range i3 cpu's are almost as fast as 3rd gen i5's (mobile cpus i3 ori5)
     
  2. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Donfor39

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    104 views 0 reply's guess that's what I get via non apple section of macrumours.
    Good news though as my ebaying was successful in exceeding expectations-£79 u.k. pounds for 18month Asus intel Atom sold and posted today.
    That's a few pounds off any new win10 laptop I choose to purchase.
    Maybe I'll build an i3 from scratch as a project whilst home.
    Very undesided though 14" HP Paviliion is excellent value -i37100 4gb ram 128 ssd full hd screen.
    Almost £360 u.k. pounds inc vat and free delivery
    Max ram 16 gb and ssd could be replaced with more storage if required.
     
  3. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure of the 410 but I can vouch for the T470. I got a 7300U with a standard SATA drive and it is a good workhorse I am confident will last for years to come. I got mine with a 3 year warranty, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD at approx 580GBP. I might have overpaid 50GBP though. At 150-200GBP more than the HP you are looking at, I would recommend the Thinkpad line over the HP for the build quality and keyboard. Not to mention, Thinkpads have excellent Linux compatibility if you are into that sort of thing
     
  4. Donfor39 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Donfor39

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    Thanks the spec you mention is what I want to achieve
    Though Ive been using Lenovo in work for 2-3 years.
    Time for. Change to possibly hp
     
  5. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I'm a fan of the T420 and X220 Thinkpad's. My daily driver is still a X220. i5 2520M;8GB;250GB SSD Running Fedora 28. Still flies for all my needs.
     

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