should I get a W550s now?

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  1. iphetamine

    iphetamine Notebook Evangelist

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    I can get a W550s second hand for around $1000 cad. Do you think it's a good deal? Worth it nowadays to aim for an 8th gen cpu?

    Use case: research, writing, .net developement, 1 or 2 VMs.
     
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    ibmthink Notebookcheck Deity

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    No. The W550s is very underpowered compared to todays models. Its the first of the "Ultrabook Workstations" and that shows.

    Get a newer model instead.
     
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    iphetamine Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for that. Like what? ...other than the expensive 8th gen lol.
     
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    The new 8th Gen models are the only ones that represent a real performance upgrade compared with your T430. A ThinkPads P52s is immensely faster compared with the ThinkPad W550s.
     
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    I'd get the T580 instead of the P52s if not needing the quadro gpu
     
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