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I have two units to pick from and am having a breakdown deciding at both have their tradeoffs: one (V1Q02UTABA) has better graphics (Firepro W6150M) and worse screen (1600x900 TN at 220 cd/m2) while the other (X1X64UTABA) has better screen (FHD IPS 300 cd/m2) and seemingly worse graphics (Quadro M1000M) as well as + $125 price. Prime use: Photoshop Lightroom with hi-res data. I have a great external screen and color calibrator for pre-print processing and proof, but certainly would appreciate the opportunity to do quick retouching on the go. Thanks for any input.

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TL;DR: Get the first one, change the screen later.

 

I'm assuming some things here. That the GPUs on both models are soldered, so changing GPU would be impossible or if they are not, changing to a new GPU is rather complicated and sometimes impossible to do.

Both models are similar regarding the screen (size, mounting holes, interface, etc.) making them compatible. Meaning you can just find what is the model number of the best screen and replace it in the V1Q02UTABA model.

Just be sure that the panels are compatible.

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53 minutes ago, skandal said:

TL;DR: Get the first one, change the screen later.

Just be sure that the panels are compatible.

 

So this is what I was thinking based on the prices of the four parts in question (screen shot from HP parts store attached), but I am not sure that I can replace the screen or GPU.

 

 

 

 

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Probably you can't change the GPU. Do you have the product links for both models? I'm starting to think that the AMD GPU is probably worse than the M1000M Quadro.

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