My New T440p

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Whitieiii
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My New T440p

#1 Post by Whitieiii » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:57 pm

I just picked up a T440p for $129 it is almost the base model (i5-4300m) but it kinda came with most everything in the deal except for the battery and charger.... i'm thinking I may sell this one and find myself a T440p with GT 730M graphics but don't know... It has a 64 GB SSD but it will need to get replaced with something bigger soon if I do plan to keep it and I also did add 4 more GB of ram to this machine totaling to 8GB...

give me your inputs! I think I'd love the ultimate newer thinkpad but I don't know if I have the money to spend on it....
My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
Elitebook 8460p 2nd gen i-series
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 500GB HDD Win 7/10

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Re: My New T440p

#2 Post by agarza » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:27 pm

The T440p is a nice machine, I dislike it a bit due to the poor heat dissipation, I have the i7 4710MQ version so it has a higher TDP of 47watts vs 35W on the i5's.
You can put a nice AUO IPS FHD panel on it, can do the proper trackpad mod of the T450. It's a bulky machine, kinda similar on thickness to the T420. The keyboard have a nice travel compared to the T460s/T460p, it's also the last 14.1" Thinkpad ever featuring the Ultrabay.
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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Re: My New T440p

#3 Post by w0qj » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:32 am

Wow, congrads on your T440p!
Feel jealous; we never had a "p" model in our grubby hands ;)

Heat dissipation would be just fine; you have an Intel i5-4300m which is dual core CPU.

==> I personally feel that your present T440p would be just fine!

To put it into perspective, we are still daily using our T410 (2522-RE3) as daily Win7 workhorse.
Web browsing, MS Office daily work, regular YouTube video lessons, and even the occasional gaming (Star Trek Online, League of Legend, etc.).
The built-in CD-Tray (UltraBay) is very useful for us, both for educational and musical entertainment purposes ;)
Our T410 came with 4 GB RAM, and we had upgraded to SSD for above daily workhorse use.

In fact, we liked our T410 so much what we recently upgraded BOTH our RAM sticks to a total of 8 GB RAM !

Anyways, do enjoy your T440p ;)
Daily Driver: X1 Carbon 4th Gen (X1C4): i7-6600U 2.6GHz; 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz; 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD; 14" WQHD 2560x1440; LTE EM7455 Mobile Broadband; Win7 Pro 64bit
Current Thinkpads: X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
Retired Thinkpads: T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
~~IBM Thinkpad era computer bag !

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Re: My New T440p

#4 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:33 am

agarza wrote:The T440p is a nice machine, I dislike it a bit due to the poor heat dissipation, I have the i7 4710MQ version so it has a higher TDP of 47watts vs 35W on the i5's.
You can put a nice AUO IPS FHD panel on it, can do the proper trackpad mod of the T450. It's a bulky machine, kinda similar on thickness to the T420. The keyboard have a nice travel compared to the T460s/T460p, it's also the last 14.1" Thinkpad ever featuring the Ultrabay.
I love the t-series with 4th gen i-sries cpu best... I think they are the best price to performance right now.... It is also the last model to feature easy replacement of the CPU as all models after are permanently attached to the motherboard..... Including the p varients

I am working towards making this thing so I may be able to play newer old games.... I want to play games at around 35-40 FPS... I have the 1366x768 display and I'm thinking of installing a i7-4702MQ or even an i7-4712MQ in it if it can be done as I don't need much speed since all my games will run great on visa era hardware just fine (core 2 quad and Nvidia 9800 GT absolute oldest specs).... May upgrade the screen soon but driving higher resolution screens may hurt my performance or give me a worse FPS... I'm also going with a 500 GB 7200RPM HDD as my main storage (or even 2 500gb 7200RPM drives with an ultrabay adapter) and 8gb ram... Anymore than 8gb and it's too much money for me plus an SSD is outta the question as I can't afford more than a 120gb SSD and that only leaves me with enough room for one game

I've never had a quad core laptop or even any laptop with dedicated graphics... I'm excited to mod this thing!
My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
Elitebook 8460p 2nd gen i-series
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 500GB HDD Win 7/10

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Re: My New T440p

#5 Post by agarza » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:29 am

Yeah, performance-cost ratio is very good, heck the 4710MQ is faster than the Skylake i5-6300HQ on my T460p.

Just be aware that changing the processor to quad core you will see the temps spike very noticeably, even just idling, as an illustration, I've set my T440p power policy to use only 5% of it's CPU all the time (i.e. Maximum Battery Profile), TPFanControl set to fan speed of 1 which is about 3,000rpm running all the time (except the CPU temp drops to 40C, it can quickly ramp up to the 80's when doing a live capture or encoding, also the left side of the machine gets hot, coming from a previous T420 heat on palmrest/keyboard was not an issue at all
Current
T440p:
Core i7-4710MQ|16GB RAM|Intel 200GB SSD| 14.1" AUO IPS FHD|Win 7 Pro|T450 Trackpad|Backlit keyboard|2nd Caddy

T460p:
Core i5-6300HQ|16GB RAM|lPNY 256GB SSD| 14.1" Panasonic IPS WQHD|Win 7 Pro
Past: T420 HD+, X61s XGA, T61 14" SXGA+, T42p 14.1 SXGA+, T30, A22e

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Re: My New T440p

#6 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:17 pm

agarza wrote:Yeah, performance-cost ratio is very good, heck the 4710MQ is faster than the Skylake i5-6300HQ on my T460p.

Just be aware that changing the processor to quad core you will see the temps spike very noticeably, even just idling, as an illustration, I've set my T440p power policy to use only 5% of it's CPU all the time (i.e. Maximum Battery Profile), TPFanControl set to fan speed of 1 which is about 3,000rpm running all the time (except the CPU temp drops to 40C, it can quickly ramp up to the 80's when doing a live capture or encoding, also the left side of the machine gets hot, coming from a previous T420 heat on palmrest/keyboard was not an issue at all
Ya... I'm thinking of going with the 35W TDP 4th gen quad core i7 so it shouldn't heat up more than it already is.... I do notice my T440s is alot cooler than my T440p and I think that going to the copper heat pipe with the Nvidia board plus adding new thermal paste would drop the temps by 5c... This is my new machine and it may retire my T440s to backup/travel machine
My Current Thinkpad Collection:
A30 Pentium 3 512MB ram 60GB HDD Win 98SE
T410 1st Gen i5 4GB ram 320 GB HDD Win 7
Elitebook 8460p 2nd gen i-series
T430 3rd Gen i5 8GB ram 500GB HDD Win 7
T440s 4th Gen i5 8GB ram 300 GB SSD Win 10
T440P 4th gen i5 8GB ram GT 730m 500GB HDD Win 7/10

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