Thinkpad Buying /g/uide




W Series



W500 W700 W700ds W510 W701 W701ds W520 W530 W540
Year 2008 2008 2008 2010 2010 2010 2011 2012 2013
CPU Gen Penryn C2D Penryn C2D/C2Q Penryn C2D/C2Q Arrandale
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Arrandale
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Arrandale
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Sandy Bridge Ivy Bridge Haswell
Max RAM 8GB 2xDDR3 8GB 2xDDR3 8GB 2xDDR3 8/16GB
2xDDR3
OR
16/32GB
4xDDR3
16GB 2xDDR3 16GB 2xDDR3 16GB
2xDDR3
OR
32GB
4xDDR3
16GB
2xDDR3
OR
32GB
4xDDR3
32GB 4xDDR3
Optimus NO NO NO NO NO NO YES YES YES
Display Res 1680x1050
1920x1200
1440x900
1920x1200
1440x900
1920x1200
+
768x1280
1366x768
1600x900
1920x1080
1440x900
1920x1200
1920x1200
+
768x1280
1366x768
1600x900
1920x1080
1366x768
1600x900
1920x1080
1366x768
1600x900
1920x1080
Display Size 15.4" 16:10 17" 16:10 17" 16:10 + 10.6" 15:9 15.6" 16:9 17" 16:10 17" 16:10 + 10.6" 15:9 15.6" 16:9 15.6" 16:9 15.6" 16:9
Keyboard Original Original Original Original Original Original Original Chiclet Chiclet
Avg Price (Used) $180- $260 $570- $700 $1800 $340- $500 $900- $1800 $1800 $790- $900 $940- $1300 $1400+