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What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« on: March 10, 2019, 07:44:11 PM »
Thanks! I have a refurb Lenovo T440 that’s been a champ for a year. Thinking of a second one for playback only, I bought a DAC and plan on joining 21st century.👍
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 10:34:01 PM »
For playback only, literally any i5 will be more than sufficient.  It's not an intensive task at all.
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 10:50:06 PM »
Cool thanks!

Would that be true of streaming as well?
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 09:32:27 AM »
Yep.
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 11:55:22 AM »
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 10:36:05 PM »
Would i3 do the job?
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 12:48:26 AM »
Would i3 do the job?

For playback of local files, most certainly.  Looks fine for streaming too: https://support.tidal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005872445-System-Requirements
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 04:56:06 PM »
Thanks Heathen!
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 10:17:46 PM »
Bought a refurb from Early Morning Rain on TS.


https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x230t/

$140 shipped
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »
Bought a refurb from Early Morning Rain on TS.


https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x230t/

$140 shipped

I'd be shocked if that doesn't handle all of your playback/streaming needs.  Rock on!
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Re: What generation of Intel I5 should I look for in refurb?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 02:22:31 AM »
If any playback issues with Winders10, them move on up to an audio-forward, free Linux distro and experience the paegentry of real computing.

Ubuntu is well supported and easy.
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