ThinkPad Buyers Guide: Which Broadwell ThinkPad to buy?

Build Quality Most ThinkPads have a very solid build quality, even E-Series and L-Series are often robust enough in that department, at least compared to what you get as a consumer device in this price range. The real deal however are the T-series, the X-series and the W-Series models. They share common premium features: carbon fiber and glass fiber materials, making them extremely …

ThinkPad W540 – Stress Test Results

In 2013, Jin Li from ThinkScopes tested the ThinkPad W530. This year we decided to put the W540 to the test. Here are the results. We have used Prime95 and MSI Kombustor to put the highest load possible. This should tell us how hot the W540 can get in worst case scenario. Specifications Processor: Intel …

Hidden keys on 6-row ThinkPads

With the 7-row to 6-row transition in 2012, the standard ThinkPad keyboard lost some keys – to be exact, the new layout has 5 keys less. The functions assigned to these keys were mostly legacy functions most people don´t use and are only needed for very specific tasks, like scroll-lock, system-request, break or pause. Also …

Haswell overclocking and undervolting guide

This guide will show you how to overclock your Haswell CPU using Intel Extreme Tuning Utility or also known as Intel XTU. Note that overclocking is probably limited to 200MHz unless you use an unlocked processor. Use undervolting and overclocking with caution. Changing the voltage to be too low can cause problems and instability. Overvolting …