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Thinkpad Conundrum

cMiel
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So, after returning my A485 because of cooling issues, I decided to opt-in for the T480 and T480s(Because I have cash to burn). But, since the T480 has the same M.2 problem as the A485, I came to the problem of, "Should I wait, or should I buy this now?". At the moment, I decided to invest in the T480s, but I WANT a backup for mobile VM work(since the T480s can only carry 24GB and I cannot find a 24GB laptop ram stick). Do I wait for the T490 next year, or do I buckle down with the T480?

 

(Oh, and btw, the M.2 issue is essentially that you can only install a 2248 M.2 drive instead of a 2280, requiring the user to use janky AF modifications)

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Sharing 2.5 inch bay and M.2 2280 is a stupid idea, however you can get away from it if you don't mind M.2 2242+HDD

 

Must it be a business laptop? Might want to try other model

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20 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Sharing 2.5 inch bay and M.2 2280 is a stupid idea, however you can get away from it if you don't mind M.2 2242+HDD

Oh? Why is that? 2.5" is still pretty good nowadays.

21 minutes ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Must it be a business laptop? Might want to try other model

Yeah, unfortunately. The whole "power user" niche is essentially my realm of comfort. I NEED the Ethernet port and other features for many reasons (in which I can't name), and the hot swap battery is a MUST when I'm out for absurd amounts of time.

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11 hours ago, cMiel said:

Yeah, unfortunately

Have you considered Latitude 7000 series?

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ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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1 hour ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Have you considered Latitude 7000 series?

I have. Dell, for me anyway, is like if Lenovo had a bastard child with Apple.

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