Here is my first video review of the ThinkPad P50.
I made it quickly and so I noticed I skipped over many of the features of the P50. I will try to make another video when I have a chance.
Feel free to post questions and I will try to answer them as soon as I can.
I believe this is the first video review of the production P50 on Youtube.
And in this video, I compare the P50 to something familiar, the W540.
Several areas are a improvement over the W540:
- Track Pad: The track pad on the W540 was a major mistake. Whoever though of the single panel design, without buttons never used it. With the P50, we have the separate buttons back, which is a huge gain in my eyes
- LED drive light: While this is a minor thing, its something I missed in the W540. I’m glad they decided to put this light back on, so we can see the drive activity, if any.
- Runs much cooler. Running the same application, in this case the Prime95 app, the CPU runs not only about 10 Deg C cooler, but since its running cooler, it can also run at a higher clock speed.
- Since it runs cooler, it also runs quieter. In normal use, when I’m not doing anything compute intensive, I don’t hear the fans.