So this sounds like corporate privileged bull**t and it probably is…but here goes. The annual work charity golf tournament took place on Friday and I went along for the first time. Yeah…you really go golfing and drinking for the whole day and call it “charity”.
Admittedly, the history of the event is quite cool - it kicked off in 1941 as a fundraiser when the bank employees wanted to send food to London during the war. They kept the event going after the war as a general annual charity event. The Londoners sent a big Cup back as thanks in 1951 and the winning team gets their names engraved to the base each year.
I can’t play golf to save myself but they played with Ambrose rules so I was mostly tagging along with the guys who could actually play.
Anyway, as part of the event, there was a raffle, with the prizes generally from bank clients…and I won a new laptop. Of all the 80 people on the golf course, as far as golf skill goes, I was probably the least deserving to win a prize, but then I’d rather be lucky than good!
I haven’t had a recent laptop in years, so I realized I don’t really know what I’m looking at here in terms of performance. The important question is - can I play games with this thing??
On the numbers, it is a Thinkpad T490s with a touch screen with the following quick info:
- i5-8365U CPU
- 16 GB RAM
- 256 GB SSD
It looks as though there is no dedicated GPU, so would I be correct assuming that it means it’s not going to run any 3D games (say DCS)?
It’s odd, the RRP seems like a lot for something that doesn’t have the oomph for gaming (and a fairly small hard drive), but I guess that isn’t the point with a ‘business’ laptop. I just struggle with why you’d put in 16GB RAM just to use Office, I guess.
Can you fit after market GPUs in laptops?