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 Post subject: T520 vs T530 upgrade ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:41 pm 

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is a t520 or t530 an upgrade?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:42 am 
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I think the battery is compatible too.

From first glances and early reviews, it seems that if you don't mind the new keyboard layout, then the Ivy Bridge machines are a good buy.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:01 am 

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All T530's have USB 3.0 ports, T520's have only USB 2.0. Huge difference, especially when backing up data.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:14 pm 
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No; it's a downgrade for backing up data since it lacks eSata


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