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True/False Arrandale questions

X200, X201, X220 (including equivalent tablet models) and X300, X301 series specific matters only.
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True/False Arrandale questions

#1 Post by bayou self » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Are these statements true?
1. All X201 (non-tablet) ThinkPads run Arrandale cpu's.
2. All X201 (non-tablet) ThinkPads run 1st-gen i5 cpu's.

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Re: True/False Arrandale questions

#2 Post by jdrou » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:44 pm

True and false. X201 is also available with i7. (My X201 came with i7-620M.)

I'm going to take a guess regarding your second question. You may be thinking that i7=quad-core which is not always the case in mobile processors. i7 just means higher-tier than i5.
1st gen mobile quad-cores are 'Clarkfield' or 'Nehalem architecture'.
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Re: True/False Arrandale questions

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 pm

X201 was available with i3, i5 and i7 CPUs.

I suggest you download the X200/X201 manual from the HMM-link above.
It has all the info you need.
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Re: True/False Arrandale questions

#4 Post by bayou self » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:07 pm

Okay, so
2. All X201 (non-tablet) ThinkPads run 1st-gen iCore cpu's.

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Re: True/False Arrandale questions

#5 Post by Cigarguy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:32 pm

What's the "i" for? Intel got taken over by Apple?

Yeah these great laptops come with various configurations of 1st generation Intel Core mobile CPU. GPU are weak compare to even Sandybridge but still usable. Mind you I don't do anything requiring intensive GPU on my mobile platform.

https://ark.intel.com/products/codename/32724/Arrandale

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Re: True/False Arrandale questions

#6 Post by jaspen-meyer » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:44 am

There are motherboards which fit into the x201 which has 7th, or 8th, generation intel processors (i7-7500U Core i5-8250U, or Core i7-8550U). This modified x201 is usually called an x210.
T420 i7 3612QM seabios; T420 i7 3630QM; T400 Q9100 seabios; T61 P9600; T60 libreboot; x62; x60s libreboot, led; x24 xiphmont led

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