I am searching for a reliable laptop. I want a Thinkpad because of the keyboard because I am not the softest typer. I also want a laptop that can do light gaming. I do not like textured tochpads. I do not care about the fps or anything like that I just care that the laptop can play it and not lag. Right now I play Guild wars 2 and Rift. I mainly use my laptop for casual stuff like internet and microsoft office and MMO games (gw2, swtor, rift)
My current laptop is a Samsung NP305e5a-A07us:
AMD A6-3420M 1.5GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
I am trying to choose between the Lenovo T530 and T430u. I have no budget constraints.
Graphics: NVS 5400M 1GB
Graphics: GT 620M
I do not get the differences between the NVS and GT 620M. Whatever I buy I am going to upgrade it to 8GB RAM and upgrade the hard drive. I am open to any thinkpad as long as it can play some MMO games.
I'm considering the ThinkPad T540 when it comes out with a Haswell CPU. But that probably will not be until July or perhaps August. It would be nice if Lenovo could shave some weight off, but I understand that do so will likely reduce the overall ruggedness of the laptop.
I'm not very interested in getting a laptop capable of playing games... or at least that's what I keep telling myself...
With no budget restricitons I would recommend looking at the W530 in which you will be able to get a gpu that would support running those games at decent settings on the upgraded 1920x1080 screen at native resolution.