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W530 Still?

W530/W540/W541/W550 Series
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Re: W530 Still?

#31 Post by dr_st » Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:56 am

Honu425 wrote:
Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:30 am
My W530 (32GB ram, 500GB SSD) is now being tasked with feeding an HDMI input projector. Is there any way to get an HDMI output from the W530, shy of taking the dock with me when I need to accomplish this and using a DVI to HDMI adaptor?
You can use a DisplayPort to HDMI dongle, even a passive one.

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Re: W530 Still?

#32 Post by heilong » Thu Oct 20, 2022 2:26 pm

Honu425 wrote:
Thu Oct 20, 2022 8:30 am
My W530 (32GB ram, 500GB SSD) is now being tasked with feeding an HDMI input projector. Is there any way to get an HDMI output from the W530, shy of taking the dock with me when I need to accomplish this and using a DVI to HDMI adaptor?
Hi. I've used a Mini DisplayPort Male to HDMI Male Cable (a cheap one, so probably passive) to connect my X230 to an HDMI input of a monitor. I suppose it would also work with W530.
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Re: W530 Still?

#33 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:05 pm

Sort of "bumping" this thread...

Shopping for a very dear friend of mine who has very limited computer knowledge and needs a desktop replacement that should last another 2-3 years for not much money.

I found a W530 in decent shape, FHD, 24GB RAM and a 240GB SSD, i7-3740QM.

Another slightly cheaper option is a T450 in HD, Intel i5 5300U, 16GB RAM and a 192GB (?) SSD.

What does the collective wisdom of TPF say ?

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: W530 Still?

#34 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:22 pm

I vote W530 for more screen, RAM, and power.
I like 7 rows and lots of pixels
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Re: W530 Still?

#35 Post by unix_joe » Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:53 pm

W530, easily. Desktop replacement, it's just a nicer system to type on, even if the screen isn't that great.
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