Jump to content
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
hayden55

Cheap, Fast, Battery Life, Processor and HDD swap possible

Question

I have a y510p that I've basically converted into my desktop and I would like to quit carrying it around. It has a 4900mq, soon to be external amd 480, etc... a nice little setup and I'd like it to stay in one spot since it's worth quite a lot to me at this point and I love being able to dual screen easily on my desk and have everything going.
So with this said, does anybody know of a laptop I could buy for cheap with a crappy hard drive and processor and swap in new stuff and use my free windows 10 license from school? I like the multi-threaded processors with about 8gb of ram for some of the programs we use for school in engineering as well.
I'd honestly kind of like a thinkpad?
Any input appreciated. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Try a 14"-15" Dell E6430/E6440-E6530/E6540.  E6x30=3rd gen i-core, E6x40=4th gen i-core. Consider:

 

- all have socketted upgradeable CPUs, docking station and 6/9-cell battery options

- E6430/E6530 with expresscard slot, optional on E6440/E6540

- E6430/E6440 with 1600x900 LCD option

- newer E6440 systemboard has eDP FHD LCD option

- E6430/E6530 with NVS4200M/NVS5200M dGPU option. BIOS setting for dGPU or iGPU+dGPU Optimus.

- E6440/E6540 with HD8690M/HD8790M iGPU+dGPU switchable graphics
- E6440/E6540 with mSATA slot

- E6540 has FHD LCD and HD8790M dGPU option, which is ~GT750M performance though note thermal throtting issue when run CPU+dGPU at full load

- all can be extensively modifed via UEFI variables (CPU/iGPU/RAM overclocking and RAID-0/1) per https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/7574-14-dell-latitude-e6430-performance-upgrades-and-system-mods/ and https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/6438-guide-dell-e6530-cpu-tdpmulti-unlocking/ .


If you are running a x1 2.0 mPCIe2 eGPU on your Y510P then you may consider a E6530/E6540 as a functional replacement for it. Comparatively, same-gen Thinkpads not offering this level of performance or flexibility, often even whitelisting their mPCIe slots.

 

You can still upgrade to Win10 from Win7/8 for free:  http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/1/12340318/microsoft-windows-10-free-upgrade-still-available

  • Thumbs Up 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
9 hours ago, Tech Inferno Fan said:

If you are running a x1 2.0 mPCIe2 eGPU on your Y510P then you may consider a E6530/E6540 as a functional replacement for it. Comparatively, same-gen Thinkpads not offering this level of performance or flexibility, often even whitelisting their mPCIe slots.

 

I'm running the ultra bay slot (3.0 x8)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.