advice for buying a laptop

Brandon J. Wandersee brandon.wandersee at
Thu Jun 9 19:07:07 UTC 2016

Christian Baer writes:

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> On 06/08/16 21:06, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
>> I would add that you should make sure the model(s) they have for
>> sale feature the Intel WiFi chip, rather than the stock Realtek
>> chip.
> Was this actually an option you could choose when the T520 was new or
> were the WiFi chips choses by what Lenovo could get their hands on at
> the time? Is there any way of telling this from the outside?

It was, but I skimped on it when I purchased it. It dropped connections
pretty regularly, so I upgraded to the Intel Centrino 6205 later.
> BTW. Do either of these WiFi chips support 5Ghz?

The Intel one does, yes.[1]



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