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I know I posted one thread before, but now I want different stuff.

I'm upgrading my gig recently, from 1070 to 1080ti(or 2080, still haven't decided yet. These 2 have similiar prices, but used 1080ti is much cheaper. Probably want to wait until black friday.). I'm planning to use my old 1070 for eGPU, so here is what I want:

budget is 900 to 1000 USD

1. thin, portable laptop with NO  dedicated GPU

2. thunderbolt 3 for eGPU

3.8th gen CPU for programming, video editing and not bottlenecking my 1070.

That's it. Thanks in advance,

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53 minutes ago, zhubaohi said:

budget is 900 to 1000 USD

1. thin, portable laptop with NO  dedicated GPU

2. thunderbolt 3 for eGPU

Budget probably too low for laptop+enclosure

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3 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Budget probably too low for laptop+enclosure

No enclosure, just laptop. I have extra $200 for enclosure

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12 minutes ago, zhubaohi said:

No enclosure, just laptop. I have extra $200 for enclosure

Oh OK. You're going to buy at which country? Any preference on weight, battery life and display size?

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6 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Oh OK. You're going to buy at which country? Any preference on weight, battery life and display size?

US

weight should be within 2 kilos. Since I don't need a dedicated GPU, this shouldn't be a problem.

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16 minutes ago, zhubaohi said:

this shouldn't be a problem

Some 13 inch laptops have OK/poor battery life, that's why I'm asking you

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24 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Some 13 inch laptops have OK/poor battery life, that's why I'm asking you

4 hours of battery life should be fine. 

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Lenovo Thinkpad T480s/T480/T580 iGPU

Lenovo Yoga 920 - soldered RAM

Lenovo Yoga 730 13 - soldered RAM

Lenovo Ideapad 720s 13 - soldered RAM

 

I know it's a bit weird that every suggestion is from Lenovo, but here it is

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On 10/20/2018 at 7:56 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

Lenovo Thinkpad T480s/T480/T580 iGPU

Lenovo Yoga 920 - soldered RAM

Lenovo Yoga 730 13 - soldered RAM

Lenovo Ideapad 720s 13 - soldered RAM

 

I know it's a bit weird that every suggestion is from Lenovo, but here it is

I did some research.

They say that the thunderbolt 3 comes with the T serious only has access to 2 pcie 3.0 lanes, which is HUGE for eGPU. Any other recommendations?

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1 hour ago, zhubaohi said:

They say that the thunderbolt 3 comes with the T serious only has access to 2 pcie 3.0 lanes, which is HUGE for eGPU

Only dGPU models

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13 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Only dGPU models

KK thanks

Btw, there is a 35% off for all thinkpad right now, and the x1 carbon is only 950 USD. Is this model any good? Compare to T series.

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1 hour ago, zhubaohi said:

Btw, there is a 35% off for all thinkpad right now, and the x1 carbon is only 950 USD. Is this model any good? Compare to T series.

Yeah it's a good model, however it has some minor cooling issue

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1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Yeah it's a good model, however it has some minor cooling issue

Ordered T480s instead for upgrade ability. Thanks for your help.

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On 10/27/2018 at 7:36 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

Only dGPU models

Can you give me the source of this? People are saying that iGPU models also only has 2 lanes.

Thanks.

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47 minutes ago, zhubaohi said:

Can you give me the source of this? People are saying that iGPU models also only has 2 lanes.

Thanks.

Chipset limitation of KBL-R CPU

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3 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Chipset limitation of KBL-R CPU

People are saying lenovo is using the same tb controller for all T480s models, so both iGPU and eGPU verisons end up with the same 2 lanes.

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9 minutes ago, zhubaohi said:

People are saying lenovo is using the same tb controller for all T480s models, so both iGPU and eGPU verisons end up with the same 2 lanes.

Hmm interesting findings. I thought those Thinkpads have x4 PCIe lanes TB3

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