Is laptops innovation dead at the moment

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by cooldex, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    Ideapads are a better comparison since both devices are aimed at a casual mainstream user (I say that ironically cause the MBP is supposed to be a pro device)
     
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    Mr.K-1994 Notebook Consultant

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    Hmmm, thinking of a T480 or T490......
     
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    T490 is a solid pick IMO. If only Lenovo bothered fitting a cooling system that could actually handle the specs...
     
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    I configured the T480 with the 8530U, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, MX150 AND 96Wh battery for under $1600.
     
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    96Wh :0

    How’s the battery life?
     
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    I mean I configured it on Lenovo website LOL.

    Just to show how overpriced the MB is.

    A sweet little machine that I have yet to laid my hands on.

    What do you think about battery life? 96Wh + god-level tweaking? Hell, 8 hours is easy peasy.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @Mr.K-1994 for some reason I thought you were going to get a T480/T490, not merely compare it to a MacBook. \=
     
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    Yeah it had a 2560x1440p screen.

    But I already had my first gen Helios 300. Least BS-filled machine I have got.
     
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    Half the reason to get a MacBook is Mac OS X. The fact that they make sexy hardware and have a marketing and support team that's top notch doesn't hurt them much. There still isn't a laptop mfg that can stand toe-to-toe with apple on every box to tick and say they are better. If you just care about one or two of those many boxes, sure you can. But I'm talking overall experience. The gap is narrowing though. Definitely. Their keyboard woes of the last couple years have made me personally reticent to suggest their laptops to anyone who asks me. If they fix that they would probably be back in my suggestion good graces. A lot of that suggestion is due to OS X.
     
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    Laughs with Mac OS on thinkpad

    Also "top notch" is a funny pun
     
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