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Does the T480s or RBS2019 fit my need?

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Hello there,

 

I wanted another opinion on my upcoming laptop purchase. I’m currently using very outdated hardware so I’m finding it difficult to know how much power I actually need. 

 

I spend most of time with Illustrator, visual studio code, several chrome tabs open and often a Skype or discord call/video. 

 

I walk constantly so portability is priority and 15” models are too heavy for my day. 

I think my choices are the T480s or the Razer Stealth 2019. As they both have the mx150 and TB3, which are things I would like for external displays and heavier workloads when at home. 

 

A few questions;

 

will I miss the extra power of the mx150 on the razor or for my workload will the 10w version in the 480s suffice?

 

Is there another laptop I am overlooking that would fit my needs as far as ultralight, performance and TB3 support?

 

Or am I completely off on estimating my needs and require something less/more powerful?

 

Thanks for taking a look!

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10 hours ago, Onion403 said:

I think my choices are the T480s or the Razer Stealth 2019. As they both have the mx150 and TB3

1. MX150 in T480s is 10W while Stealth 2019 has 25W with excellent cooling solution

2. TB3 in T480s is x2 PCIe lanes

Despite all the pros in Stealth 2019, I would not recommend it due to poor QC and warranty

 

Location? Budget? Any preference on weight, battery life and display size?

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
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6 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

. MX150 in T480s is 10W while Stealth 2019 has 25W with excellent cooling solution

2. TB3 in T480s is x2 PCIe lanes

Despite all the pros in Stealth 2019, I would not recommend it due to poor QC and warranty

 

Location? Budget? Any preference on weight, battery life and display size?

Im in Canada. 2500-3000$ CAD. I need the thinnest/lightest possible as I walk a lot for work and school. Battery life needed. 13” to 14”. 

 

Im unsure if I even need an mx150 for light illustrator work and writing with visual studio code. Would I be fine using an intel UHD 620 or other integrated graphics?

 

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Onion403 said:

I need the thinnest/lightest possible

Max weight preferred? (in kg/lbs)

1 hour ago, Onion403 said:

Im unsure if I even need an mx150 for light illustrator work and writing with visual studio code. Would I be fine using an intel UHD 620 or other integrated graphics?

dGPU might help but iGPU is still usable, though I might get wrong since I'm noob in software side things

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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4 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Max weight preferred? (in kg/lbs)

1.5kg 

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Lenovo:

*ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen)

*Thinkpad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen)

Thinkpad T480s WQHD (x2 PCIe lanes TB3)

*Yoga 920, *Yoga C930

Yoga 730 13, Ideapad 720s 13, *Yoga 720 13 (x2 PCIe lanes TB3)

 

Dell:

Latitude 7490, 7390, *7390 2 in 1

XPS 13 *9380, *9370

 

HP:

*Elitebook x360 1030 G3 

Elitebook 840 G5 with Sureview

*Spectre x360 13-ap0028ca

 

*non-upgradable RAM

 

Let me know if you have other options in mind

My Desktop specs:

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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Thank you very much for taking the time. I will research these options and let you know if I have any other questions. 

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13 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen)

I chose the X1 carbon. 

Lenovo offers a 25% discount for students so this brought the price to $2,100 CAD for an almost fully loaded 1440p model (512 SSD instead of 1Tb). 

With those savings I can purchase a 4K display and eGPU enclosure in the near future. 

 

Thanks for your help!

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