Thinkpad Buying /g/uide




T Series



T400 T410 T420 T430 T440 T500 T510 T520 T530
Year 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2008 2010 2011 2012
CPU Gen Penryn Arrandale Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge Haswell Penryn Arrandale Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge
Max RAM 8GB 2xDDR3 8GB 2xDDR3 16GB 2xDDR3 16GB 2xDDR3 8GB+4GB 1xDDR3 8GB 2xDDR3 8GB 2xDDR3 16GB 2xDDR3 16GB 2xDDR3
Optimus NO NO YES YES YES NO NO YES YES
Display Res 1280x800
1440x900
1280x800
1440x900
1366x768
1600x900
1366x768
1600x900
1366x768
1600x900
+touch v
1280x800
1680x1050
1920x1200
1366x768
1600x900
1920x1080
1366x768
1600x900
1920x1080
1366x768
1600x900
1920x1080
Display Size 14.1" 16:10 14.1" 16:10 14.1" 16:9 14.1" 16:9 14.1" 16:9 15.6" 16:10 15.6" 16:9 15.6" 16:9 15.6" 16:9
Keyboard Original Original Original Chiclet Chiclet + Flat TP Original Original Original Chiclet
Weight (lbs) 4.7-5.6 5 4.9 4.77 3.7 6.45 5.89 5.74 5.56
Avg Price (Used) $100- $130 $200 $330- $350 $450- $550 $750+ $120- $150 $200- $250 $400- $700 $570- $800+