ThinkPad P53 15" Mobile Workstation
$988.00 with NVIDIA® Quadro® T1000 4GB
Part Number: 20QNS00Q00
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9400H with vPro™ (2.50GHz, up to 4.30GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Windows 10 Pro 64
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
8GB DDR4 2666MHz
256GB SSD PCle
Better connectibility, including thunderbolt 3 and sd card reader
More upgradeable, “futureproofing”
Better reliability and build quality?
Potentially better business class tech support
Slightly more reliable gpu (at the expense of slightly less speed vs gtx. Not important since im not a power user)
Legion Y540 15" Gaming Laptop
$933.99 with GeForce® GTX 1660Ti 6GB
$1,033.99 with GeForce® RTX 2060 6GB
Part Number: 81SXCTO1WW
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750HF (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 cores, 12MB Cache)
Windows 10 Home
8GB DDR4 2666MHz
First Hard Drive 1TB HDD 7200rpm
Second Hard Drive 256GB SSD PCIe
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 60Hz, 300 nits
Additional installed 1tb harddrive
Am i better off with one of Lenovos Legion gaming series since in addition to sketchup I want to do photo editing and use it for HTPC use? All personal, non -professional, use.
Or is the p53 a more solid machine, capable of doing 99 percent of my relatively modest needs, but more reliably, with better tech support, better upgradeability, thunderbird 3 ports, sd card reader?
Id frankly prefer an ultrabook form to either one of these but thats not critical. I dont travel with a laptop, but strongly prefer a mobile pc that i can use in any room or on the deck or occasionally away from home. I have not been able to find an ultrabook that offers performance equal to the above for 1000usd. My only big reservation with either of them is the inexplicably poor 45% rgb displays that ill be using for photo editing. Lenovo had to cut some corner to get this price point. I wish they could have been able to do better here though. I can get an external monitor and/or upgrade the P53 display later on with a 4k screen, harness adapter, and drivers.
If anyone might suggest another machine, any brand, that is even close in performance (adequate to see me through six or more years of moderate use without going obsolete) but with a more accurate screen for photo work id be very very thankful.
Above prices are through my employer purchasing. Other brands qualify, but dont seem to do anything close to the approx 200usd discount that lenovo offers. HP starts at 1500usd for similarly configured business and/or elitebook class but the Omen series is nearly competitive.
Thanks so much if youve read this far:)