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dell E6230 comes with Ivy Bridge & power adapter compatible with Thinkpads ?

Q1:
What's Ivy Bridge chipset & what enhancement does it do to a laptop.

Q2:
Read that Lenovo X230 has it.  Does E6230 has it?

Q3:
Can the power adapter for Thinkpads (yellow-tipped) be used on an
E6230 ?
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sunhux
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Or can my Dell Inspiron 6500 power adapter be used on E6230 (which I have
not taken delivery yet).

Is E6230's power adapter bulkier & heavier than Lenovo X220's ?
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TribusCommented:
Ivy Bridge: Wikipedia article about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29

Dell E6230 has this chipset: Mobile Intel QM77 Express Chipset

Description: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/performance-chipsets/mobile-chipset-qm77.html

No, most power adapters are proprietary and cannot be used across brands.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
>No, most power adapters are proprietary and cannot be used across brands.

What if it's Dell Inspiron's power adapter?  Can it be used on E6230
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TribusCommented:
Possibly, but may not...

I really don't know the answer to that but I do know they make universal adapters.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=universal+laptop+power+adapter&x=0&y=0

It would be based mainly on power output (Amps and Watts).
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