Fastest Windows 7 laptops are still on the edge. Dell & Lenovo ’ve made some enhancements to address following security vulnerabilities: * CVE-2022-38087 * CVE-2022-40982 * CVE-2022-37343 * CVE-2022-44611 * CVE-2022-27879 * CVE-2022-38083 * CVE-2022-43505 * CVE-2023-28005 * CVE-2022-36763 * CVE-2022-36764 * CVE-2022-36765 [Dell Precision 7520] ► Firmware version 1.31.0 [take a note that model 7510 was bumped also] [direct link] [Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen5] ► Firmware version 1.59 [applied to models 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 and 20K4] [direct link] Nice to see that such older platforms are still maintained.
Say you need to run on a laptop battery vintage or simply non-demanding applications for an extremely long time. Here is a little breakdown of mandatory things to do: turn off in BIOS unneeded devices like camera, sd-card reader, fingerprint scanner, gsm-modem, wifi, bt or whatever you are not using turn on power saving features like various C-power states turn off hyper-threading and hi-core count [if you have such ability] lower screen brightness to acceptable level check my [quick] and [comprehensive] optimization FAQs get rid of [unneeded services and bloat applications] Also you can use core parking utility [Park Control] , but in this mini-guide i’ll show you how to set power related things up via internal Windows 7 tools.
Main highlights of [6th generation] over [previous one] : very good keyboard for ultra-compact class [same quality as in 5th gen]. By the way, 6th generation is a last one to support such luxury. Generations 7th and 8th come with [crippled apple-like keys] with reduced key travel. noticeable quality increase in terms of color gamut, even better than in 5th generation. sRGB gamut: 95% [Gen6] vs 85% [Gen 5]. multi-core performance [increased around 80%] over 5th gen.
[ThinkPadT43p] is the very last real laptop produced by IBM. [Models produced during IBM era] . KEY FEATURES: really high quality materials excellent keyboard top of the line LED indication on chassis interchangable cpu drains for liquid spills power cord connected from the back IBM THINKPAD T43P REVIEW ANOTHER VIDEO Imagery by spacedrone808
Quick breakdown of personal techno gizmos. DEVICE MODEL Smartphone: [Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact] Cameraphone: [Nokia PureView 808] ] Laptop: [Dell Precision 7510/7520] Budget CPU: [Intel Xeon Broadwell] Modern CPU: [AMD Ryzen 7xxx/8xxx] / [Threadripper 5xxx] GPU: [Nvidia Geforce 3090Ti] Monitor: [30" NEC PA302W P-IPS] Pocket Camera: [Ricoh GRIII] Travel Camera: [Olympus Pen-F] Audio Player: [Shanling M7] Headphones: [FiiO FA9] Speakers: [Genelec 8040B] Subwoofer: [Genelec 7050C] Hope that this heap of links induce some emotional response in your brain.
Unexpectedly Dell released firmware updates for 8 and 5 year old laptops. What a neat occasion! At least some benefit from purchasing enterprise-grade products. Patches are fixing malicious exploits and tweak some stuff. ►[Precision 7510 v1.30.3] [Dec 2022] [direct link] ► CVE-2017-5715 / CVE-2022-34398 / CVE-2022-34463 / CVE-2022-40262 ►[Precision 7520 v1.29] [Jan 2023] [direct link] ► CVE-2022-33894 Imagery by spacedrone808
It’s been a while since i’ve posted useless table comparisions. So here is one! Recently i bought second-hand Dell Precision 7520 in very good condition. Purchased it as an emergency backup for future use. Neat laptops will be hard to find in my country due to tech sanctions. 7510 model is based around Sky Lake architecture [E3-1545Mv5] . 7520 model is based around Kaby Lake architecture [E3-1535Mv6] . Differences between E3-1545Mv5 and E3-1535Mv6 are marginal, but they exist.
Previous owner of my main laptop installed the most modern intel WiFi chip, [AX200] to be precise. Unfortunately, chip does not have drivers for beloved Windows 7. Yeah intel dropped support in 2019. So, i have to downgrade wireless card. Found on eBay compatible [Dell WiFi 1820] : the last one to support Windows 7 operating system. I always loved Dell’s Precision series for super easy installation of hardware upgrades.
In [one of the first posts] I’ve promised to do a quick overview of this awesome laptop. So here it is! FRONT VIEW I/O SYSTEM KEYBOARD UPCLOSE SIDE PORTS CLOSED LID COMPAQ LOGO I like the overall aesthetics and design of the casing. Computer easily handles any DOS software. Keyboard is nice too, like tactile feel of it. My copy has a wobbly keyboard on the left side, but this due to it’s age of course.
Today, I finally fixed my laptop workstation from 2012. Model [Dell M4700] to be precise. Replaced old 2.4Ghz Dell 1504 WiFi module and installed brand new 1540 model with 5Ghz support ordered on eBay. Web speedtest shows around 200 Mbit/s. I’m satisfied with the result. High performance quad-core cpu i7-3740QM (4c/8t) in conjunction with 8Gb of RAM and paired with 2Gb Quadro K1000M workstation video chip can do wonders (of course only within Windows XP abilities).