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DevTech    1,517
23 hours ago, nabz0r said:

I'd love to buy a Lenovo T480 but I don't think my boss would be so glad if I order one. I have only had this Mac since november 2017 and the reason I didn't order the newer Mac back then was/is/will be the touch bar.

Lenovo T480 is nice but ONLY has a single Thunderbolt 3 port which gets you into the same bandwidth that limits options.

 

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T480-i7-8550U-MX150-FHD-Laptop-Review.293682.0.html

 

Now, the P52 or P72 are another story with TWO Thunderbolt 3 ports:

 

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/ThinkPad-P52/p/22WS2WPWP52

 

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That's TWO Thunderbolt 3 outputs on the REAR, along with all sorts of other traditional USB 3.0 and USB 3.1

 

The 128 gig of RAM and the 2 TB NVMe drive means all that Thunderbolt 3 I/O is "That's gonna get computed!"

 

(sing that to the tune of the Ramone's "I want to be sedated")

 

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goretsky    1,017

Hello,

 

The Mid-2015 15" MacBook Pro with Intel Core i7-4870HQ CPU shipped with a 512GB PCIe SSD, but in a custom form-factor.  If storage is an issue, OWC does have 1TB and 2TB upgrades available, but they are not cheap, at least compared to regular SSD models.

 

For the 4K 60Hz displays, I'm in agreeance with @DevTech that it is best to run those off of your existing Thunderbolt 2 ports and their 20Gbps connections.  This MacBook Pro has two GPUS, an AMD Radeon R9 M370X and an Intel Iris 5200 Pro, but I'm unsure if there is a way to assign specific monitors to specific GPUs.  Between them and the Thunderbolt2 ports, hopefully things will be fast enough that you can get your work done on this now-four-year-old system.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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nabz0r    146

Just wanted to update and say that the hub I bought works great and it's Gigabit Ethernet. 

 

This is what I purchased.

https://satechi.net/products/satechi-usb-aluminum-rounded-3-port-portable-usb-3-0-hub-and-ethernet-lan-network-adapter

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