Thinkpad W510 or Dell Precision M4500

dman535

Commendable
Jul 14, 2016
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I am looking for a newer laptop to replace my Dell D630 Lattitude. I want a 1900x1080 screeen and decent performance. I plan to run 64bit O/S and a newer SSD. Any thoughts on these machines even though they are 4+ years old at this point?
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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Either will work, I like Lenovo myself. Keep in mind these are larger workstation systems with not very good portability or battery life.

Getting a solid state drive for the systems will do a lot for speed.
 

dman535

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Jul 14, 2016
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These are running on ebay right now under $200 for the most part. I figure I need to allow for a replacement battery and maybe some ram. I was hoping to keep it around that mark.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator


Either will work, I like Lenovo myself. Keep in mind these are larger workstation systems with not very good portability or battery life.

Getting a solid state drive for the systems will do a lot for speed.
 

dman535

Commendable
Jul 14, 2016
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I already have an SSD lined up. I am leaning towards the Lenovo, seems built a little tougher than the Dell. Then again my D630 has been through a lot and is still doing remarkably well.
 

GOTOFMS

Prominent
Feb 18, 2017
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I've had my W510 from new. The machine is rock solid and with a simple SSD swap and more RAM it handles pretty much anything I throw at it. The only issues I have are that the video card is soldered to the board and lacks a little in the performance department. That, and the SSD will only run at SATA II speeds.
My setup:

W510 4318CTO

720qm
16gb
quadro fx 880m
samsung 830 pro ssd
win 10 pro
 
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