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How is the W530 for running games and virtual machines?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:54 am
by paulwece
I just ordered a refurbished W530 with i7, 16G ram, Nvidia k1000, 256 SSD. It's in grade A condition for $415. (good buy?)

I believe this machine is still pretty powerful even by 2017 standard is it?

I am interested in running Ubuntu through VirtualBox and I wonder how's the performance.

What's your recommendation to make the most out of my W530? I've been using a crappy laptop with Pentium processor, HDD, and only 4G of RAM for the last couple of years.

thanks

Re: How is the W530 for running games and virtual machines?

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:18 pm
by Thinkpad4by3
paulwece wrote:I just ordered a refurbished W530 with i7, 16G ram, Nvidia k1000, 256 SSD. It's in grade A condition for $415. (good buy?)

I believe this machine is still pretty powerful even by 2017 standard is it?

I am interested in running Ubuntu through VirtualBox and I wonder how's the performance.

What's your recommendation to make the most out of my W530? I've been using a crappy laptop with Pentium processor, HDD, and only 4G of RAM for the last couple of years.

thanks
Ha, upgrading to that would be like giving your tired pentium a thing of redbull and steroids. That sucker will FLY! Its a great machine the W530. 415 doesnt sound like an ungodly price for one, actually quite reasonable for those specs.