Dell Precision 7530, HP ZBook 15 G5, or Lenovo ThinkPad P52?

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  1. Blacky

    Blacky Notebook Prophet

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    Does HP have a return policy?
     
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    Very good question. No. They have an onsite warranty etc..But as far I can tell no...Which is why I want to know as much details as possible. An alternative is to get the XPS 9570 I am thinking whether it will be more reliable than the HP. It does seem to have throttling issues as well though
     
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    The HP Zbook should be significantly better than the XPS. Note that the P600 in the Zbook is not very powerful. It's similar to an MX150.
     
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    I am fine, with P600, graphics is not a big deal, occasional video and some small games of 2012-2013 are all I will ever play. Its mostly dev work with compiling, VM's docker etc.
     
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    Actually @Blacky its the Zbook 15V G5, note the V. I am sure the zbook is better but it costs a bit too much here...But the 15V is within my budget
     
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    Yeah, I've noticed. The V is the budget line of Zbook. Still, a Zbook should be a Zbook. Wouldn't be wise for HP to trash their brand.
     
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    I am betting on that. Zbooks generally have excellent build quality. The thermals worry me. To be fair most 6 core laptops have issue with cooling. I need a bit of portability and service warranties so clevos or Acer Predator 500 is out of the question
     
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    Anybody tested Lenovo Thinkpad P1 yet? I am leaning toward that. Sadly, no decent or any reviews for the Zbook's lineup yet...
     
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    I have risked it and bought a ZBook G5 (without v). The only drawback was a very cheap thermal paste on processor that caused the cooling to be noisy at 100% fan speed as soon as processor went up to 20% load. After repasting using Thermal Grizzly thermal paste and pads, the machine is much quieter, temperature of CPU only very rarely goes over 90 degrees C and fan never goes over 65% even when compiling huge project. Otherwise, the machine is beautifully built with great upgrade options (added a 2TB m.2 SSD and a 120GB SATA SSD), great screen and generally very good cooling.
     
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