Should I upgrade?

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  1. evenflow153

    evenflow153 Notebook Evangelist

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    Hello. I have a CF-52GUN and I was wondering if I should upgrade to the new 55. Anyone know the price of a decently speced one?
     
  2. towelie

    towelie Notebook Guru

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    It just came out and the price is very high (around 2-5k usd). What are you interested in? Long battery life? Modularity?
    For the price premium over a nice used CF-54 i do not feel it is worth it.
     
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    evenflow153 Notebook Evangelist

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    Both of those actually
     
  4. towelie

    towelie Notebook Guru

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    If you are interested in the gpu performance, from this webpage it is roughly twice the performance; (for models with dedicated gpu, most come with intel)
    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compa...vs-AMD-FirePro-M5100-FireGL-V/m306249vsm12267

    Battery wise, you can already get a media bay battery for the CF-54 and one or 2 extra batteries will bring it close to the battery endurance of the 55 for a lot less.

    For most of the modules you can find parts to add them to the CF-54 but it will take tools and also the m.2 slot in the 54 is sata only, not nvme.

    So if budget is no issue, i would go with the 55 but it's hard to beat the performance per dollar ratio of a nice used CF-54 right now. Especially as the gpu module FZ-VGT551W for the 55 is about 650$.
     
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    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    Of course you have to upgrade! At least for a new signature :))
    But I would prefer lightly used Thinkpad X1 Carbon in USD 750-850 range :)
     
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