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T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

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T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

#1 Post by rssb » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:27 am

Has anyone got these T480 models with the lower processor.

https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PD ... ations.pdf

Trying to understand why Lenovo is trying to put an older processor in T480, lower memory speed and seems to have released a newer BIOS with CPU microcode update.
Wondering if this T480 is same as a T470 and they want to get rid of older CPU stock.

The processor socket is FC-BGA1356 for i5-7200u and i7-8650u,

https://ark.intel.com/compare/95443,124968

People have asked about T25 keyboard, base changes etc .. in a T470p/ T480 to get the 8 thread processor. If someone has the capability or resources to swap out just the CPU on a T470/T25 motherboard , is that a possibility , might need the cpu microcode support also ...

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Re: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

#2 Post by jdrou » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:31 pm

Sounds like maybe there's some issue where they can't or don't want to offer nVidia graphics with Gen8 CPUs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa so they came up with a Gen7 option for that region.
Or it's just a lower-cost option even compared to a Gen8 i3.
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Re: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

#3 Post by MikalE » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Does the T25 keyboard fit and work correctly in the T480 and T580???
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Re: T480 with a older processor ( 7th gen i5 ) ?

#4 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:16 am

MikalE wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:04 pm
Does the T25 keyboard fit and work correctly in the T480 and T580???
Nope, different chasis designs...
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