Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:36 PM
I will take screen shots later, but eh short and skinny of it, is that you get low level controls over specific hardware. Including turbo boost, fan control (to an extent), pcie devices and so on. Lenovo thinkpads are not set it and forget it machines. They were engineered to be tweakable to your needs.
If you need a lazy machine, get something else. I will take a bet you would still end up whining about it though.
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'" -- Isaac Asimov
Gaming rig: Removed from service.
Laptop: Alienware 14, Intel i7-4700MQ, 8GB DDR3 ram, Nvidia GTX 765M 4GB DDR5, Plextor M3 256GB SSD, 1080P IPS display, Killer GigE, Killer 1202 wifi
Server: Lenovo W520: Intel i7-2620m, 8GB Patriot ram @ 1333Mhz, Nvidia Quadro 1000m with 2GB GDRR3, Plextor M3S 128GB SSD, 1080P wide color display
Hackintosh: Gigabyte H61m-HD2, Celeron G1610, 4GB Patriot ram @1333Mhz, Asus GT210, WD 1TB Black, Silverstone ES50 500watt PSU, OS-X Mountain Liion