Will the x220/t420/t420s be updated in early 2012?

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  1. ekam

    ekam Notebook Consultant

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    Exactly, Intel will adjusts their pricing accordingly. You're not getting 50% increase in CPU performance for the same price for the older models. You might get a bigger speed increase with the onboard graphic because Intel is behind compare to the competition.
     
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    seiyafan Notebook Evangelist

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    Ivy Bridge is in April, and Win8 is in Fall.
     
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    csclifford Notebook Evangelist

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    Everything I've seen points to Ivy Bridge in April.

    As far as if it is worth waiting for..Probably not unless you absolutely have to have the latest thing out. Sandy Bridge is quite adequate for today's tasks.
     
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    themouse Notebook Consultant

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    Just do what I did. I got the X220t now and will upgrade when the next one comes out. Best of both. No wait, have the latest.
     
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    fatpolomanjr Notebook Consultant

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    I feel kind of down sometimes about not waiting for Ivy Bridge to come out, but then I think if I need the battery life I'll get the battery slice and if I need the GPU I'll get a Vidock. $200 + $200 is way worth it compared to the whole process of selling my current laptop to get a newer one. It can be such a drain.
     
  6. LoneWolf15

    LoneWolf15 The Chairman

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    Battery life is pretty darn good on Sandy Bridge as it is. Just because Ivy will be better doesn't mean we haven't seen significant gains already.

    A number of people are getting great life with the 9-cell on their SB ThinkPads.
     
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    huntmol Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was actually planning on waiting for the successor to the T420s, but the cyber monday deals were too good for me to resist.
    I got a T420s with a 2.5 GHz Core i5 & 160 GB Intel SSD, fingerprint reader, camera, & 3x3 WiFi antenna for $1100!
    That is a pretty hard price to beat, in my opinion.
     
  8. fatpolomanjr

    fatpolomanjr Notebook Consultant

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    I understand that; this generation of thinkpads is great IMO. The ONLY thing now would be if Lenovo would start selling laptops with 16:10 screens, like in my dreams. Even then I'm satisfied with the 16:9 12.5" screen.
     
  9. cn_habs

    cn_habs Notebook Deity

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    Well consumers will have to the 16:9 ratio sooner or later IMHO. I got used to it pretty quickly.
     
  10. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell?

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    They're not going to go back to 16:10. Heck, I'll be really surprised if any laptop in the IB generation still has 16:10.

    Yeah, I don't really mind it much. Just remember, back in the day, the only option on 12" was 1024 x 768, and no matter how you spin it, I think 1366 x 768 is better than 1024 x 768.
     
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