Retro (IBM style) Lenovo Thinkpad confirmed for October 2017

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by ThatOldGuy, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Deity

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    Cool, didn't know that.

    But that doesn't help graphics much, which is where 28W + IRIS would be handy. I am surprised they never went for it considering what you said (only 3W higher). They go through all that trouble to put Nvida 940XM in as their top non workstation card when it is only ~5 - 10% faster, harder to cool, and worse on battery.

    I'd be annoyed if the decided to put the Nvida 940XM or Nvida 1030 in there as opposed to IRIS. If going dedicated go 1050 or higher is a must
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    I can sort of understand it, though. If you look at gaming only, sure, the 940MX is on par with mobile Iris (well, maybe 10% faster but whatever).

    Now, for CUDA acceleration or anything requiring actual drivers (cause Intel's drivers are BY FAR the worst I have EVER dealt with) - the 940MX makes a LOT of sense. Check rendering with Blender, for example. I wouldn't trust the Iris graphics with any larger projects. In addition, the Iris iGPU, even at 28W, still results in some CPU downclocking when both are under load.
     
  3. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    ah I see, so only for looks then?




    how cool is it under load?
     
  4. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Depends on the load and model. Most of them don't overheat or TT, though.
     
  5. bloodhawk

    bloodhawk Derailer of threads.

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    Nope as a netbook / travel laptop etc.
     
  6. adi abri

    adi abri Newbie

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    as long as it has a old 7 row keyboard and magnesium rollcage as strong as W500 it will be great, buy to be honest, the red, green and blue at PAD are ridicolous anyway.
     
  7. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yawn
     
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  8. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    RGB - doing it old school :p
     
  9. Dackzy

    Dackzy Notebook Guru

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    and much more classy than any AW or MSI RGB laptop :)
     
  10. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Eeeh, I personally like AW. If you turn off the lights, they look very nice. MSI - not so much.
     
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