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18-11-2019, 15:17   #1
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Laptop Needed fairly quickly - Recommendations please

Been a good few years since I've looked at getting a new Laptop, the one I'm on still using windows 7 professional and is on its last legs and has served me well but its gone so slow its almost stopped at this stage.

What I currently have is a Lenovo Thinkpad
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M520 @2.40ghz 2.40ghz
Installed memory (RAM)4.00GB
64 - bit operating system

I'll be using the laptop for video and picture editing. Also almost all aspects of Microsoft office will be used. I use it for social media work too.
I don't necessarily need it to be brand new, could go with a refurbished one.

I could go to a budget up to €800 but no more.
Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.
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What Lenovo Thinkpad is it? What model?

Some Lenovo Thinkpads are heavily upgradeable and can outperform many new systems once upgraded.

One suggestion for a new Laptop might be the Acer Nitro 5.
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What Lenovo Thinkpad is it? What model?

Some Lenovo Thinkpads are heavily upgradeable and can outperform many new systems once upgraded.

One suggestion for a new Laptop might be the Acer Nitro 5.
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What Lenovo Thinkpad is it? What model?

Some Lenovo Thinkpads are heavily upgradeable and can outperform many new systems once upgraded.

One suggestion for a new Laptop might be the Acer Nitro 5.
Its a first gen i5 as per the OP. Theres absolutely nothing you can do with it. Im surprised its lasted this long.

Also, Acer Nitro 5 is a poor recommendation. Its a gaming laptop, they want something for editing.

A gaming laptop will be big and bulky, run hot and eat battery life.

Graphics is of little importance for editing, CPU core/thread count and RAM is what counts here.

OP you want something with a 8th or 9th gen i5 or i7. Or AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 gen 3 equivalent.

At least 8GB of RAM but 16GB preferable.

A fast and sizable SSD, NVMe if possible.
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Its a first gen i5 as per the OP.
It's is a t510 as per the OP.

CPU model ≠ Laptop model.

It might be better to actually recommend a laptop seeing as the market is flooded with them. That's what OP asked for.

If OP is comfortable with upgrading components on laptops then I might suggest buying a Lenovo T440P. You can buy one barebones for about €100-€150 and then upgrade it to be an absolute beast.

Search this on Youtube to see how:
"Ultimate Lenovo T440p Laptop Upgrade Guide | Screen, CPU, RAM, HDDs, & Keyboard"

I can't post the link because I'm a new user.
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It's is a t510 as per the OP.

CPU model ≠ Laptop model.

It might be better to actually recommend a laptop seeing as the market is flooded with them. That's what OP asked for.

If OP is comfortable with upgrading components on laptops then I might suggest buying a Lenovo T440P. You can buy one barebones for about €100-€150 and then upgrade it to be an absolute beast.

Search this on Youtube to see how:
"Ultimate Lenovo T440p Laptop Upgrade Guide | Screen, CPU, RAM, HDDs, & Keyboard"

I can't post the link because I'm a new user.
Had a look at that video, cheers. It would be a little more than I would be comfortable doing.

I've seen a few suggestions on here to go to the likes of adverts and get a refurbished one. I have looked and have seen one or two that come in at a few hundred lower then my budget.

These two are what im looking at.

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Had a look at that video, cheers. It would be a little more than I would be comfortable doing.

I've seen a few suggestions on here to go to the likes of adverts and get a refurbished one. I have looked and have seen one or two that come in at a few hundred lower then my budget.

These two are what im looking at.
W541
T450
Absolutely go with the W541. Here's why:

The processor is so much better.
The IPS screen is exactly what you need for photo/video editing.
The 32GB Ram is great. You should be able to open at least 3 tabs on Chrome! (joke)

A quick 'w541 vs t450 reddit' search on Google gives you all the confirmation you need.

Ask him what SSD brand it is though. You'd want it to be some reputable brand like crucial, samsung, kingston, wd or maybe sandisk or adata. Otherwise tell him to leave it out and drop the price and just buy one on amazon (I bought crucial recently and it's amazingly fast.)
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