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REVIEW Upgrading / Installing an HDD or SSD in a Lenovo Thinkpad E480

Discussion in 'Portable & Small Form Factor' started by Agg, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. spillmill

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    That's cool that it re-enables the battery automatically.
     
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    About a half mm seems to be ideal, yeah. As for your Fenders, I play fingerstyle so don't generally use picks for guitar playing, apart from sometimes a thumbpick. If I did ever use a fingerpick it'd generally be a super-stiff JD Jazz III or red stubby, both mini picks. For PC work a ~.5 tho yes. :)
     
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    butter knife is where its at.
     
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    That's the thing I enjoy about Lenovo thinkpads is their user servicability and how modular they are. Especially the feature in the UEFI that disables the battery before you start pulling things apart.

    I managed to merge three faulty X1 Gen 2 Carbons which were about to be disposed at work (ugh, that touch-bar) into two fully functioning ones.

    Nice write-up and displays well on iOS and android here :)
     
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    Excellent, thank you.

    So do I, but have many varieties of picks from a mis spent youth :Pirate:.
    Those Jazz picks sound really nice - the 2mm was my fave.

    As opposed to some laptops where you almost need to do a full teardown just to add RAM or swap drive over :mad:
     
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    Hmmm pay $3000 for a crappy macbook that can't be upgraded or buy a Lenovo which I can upgrade 2x m.2 ssd's, upgrade the ram to 64gb, and upgrade the wifi to wifi6... When I want to?

    I'll take the "interior doesn't look at good as apple" over the "i never see the interior cos there's no point in ever opening this" laptop.
     
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    Just bought a 580 during eofy sale so very happy to see this. Cheers!

    Would be keen to see a thermal paste upgrade too, it's been more than a decade since I last installed a heat sink :-o
     
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    What a massive pic-heavy guide. Nice one Agg. :thumbup:
    I haven't been near a Thinkpad for a few generations now, but was always been pretty happy if I was handed one as a work laptop.
    Nice to see that they've kept the "red dot" in the design language, though I seem to recall that the touchpads were always decent enough too.

    I prefer a Fender light (or fingerstyle) for impressing the ladies with some energetically strummed flim-flammery.
    Too bendy for this kind of work of course, go a hard for case separation, or maybe a Medium if the material finish marks/scratches easily.
     
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    Any issues running linux on this?
     
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    I have an e485 and I find that a Wifi upgrade is a must. The 1x1 card that came with mine was so slow. At least the laptop is so easy to work on!
     
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    Which card did you upgrade to, Axelo Sean? Can't say I've noticed any issues with mine, seems to work fine even in the semi-blackspot of the dining room at my place.
     
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    I replaced mine with an Intel Wireless-AC 9260. The stock wifi card just had low speed so it can't use the full speed of my internet connection.
     
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    there was a recent post by Agg where he says what "broadband" speeds he gets out there in the sticks ... 1x1 wifi will probably still saturate his NBN link :D
     
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    26/9 of pure buttery NBN goodness, baby.

    (sighs deeply)
     
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    arr, dont be fooled by the big numbers, speed aint everything.
    it's just most of it ...
     
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