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Malfunctioning W530. Directly to the trashcan?

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Re: Malfunctioning W530. Directly to the trashcan?

#31 Post by xelonakias » Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:45 am

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:55 pm
I mean on its own though the W530 is still a pretty good laptop, but well even comparing to its competitors at the time, the HP Zbook 15, and the Dell Precision M4700, it fell short on graphics. While the latter two have MxM Type A graphics interface and can be modded (along with modded BIOS) to a GTX 965M if not a 1050 Ti (though you have to spend crazy amounts of money for these modules), that's not possible on the W530 because the GPU is soldered in place.
So well the W530's platform can have lots of potential but that thing's soldered GPU means that graphical demanding tasks can be forgotten of.
Well, you can use an external graphics card, only then the mobility is rather reduced, and then you can really push the machine to its lifespan end like this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... aming_rig/

But this is perhaps without any point from a workpoint view.

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Re: Malfunctioning W530. Directly to the trashcan?

#32 Post by kfzhu1229 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:00 am

xelonakias wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:45 am
Well, you can use an external graphics card, only then the mobility is rather reduced, and then you can really push the machine to its lifespan end like this:
Yeah I know, while with a MxM Type A card it is still very much a laptop and you can use the internal display with zero performance penalty.
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Precision M4300 X9000 8gb 160gb WUXGA Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

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