This is the one that you've all been waiting for, but were afraid to ask... configuration:NEW
!T9300 Core 2 Duo Penryn CPU..............2.5GHz, 6MB L2 cache....YUMMY!
4GB (2x2GB) RAM
15" QXGA (2048x1536) IPS FlexView LCD
nVidia NVS140M GPU
DVD RW multiburner
320GB/7200rpm hard disk drive
Intel 4965AGN wireless card
9-cell extended battery, genuine Lenovo ( in "green")
Genuine Lenovo 90W AC adapter
Win XP COA
Middleton's modded BIOS enabling full SATA II transfer speeds along with other good stuff installed.the shell
came from a well-kept 15" T60p (2623-DDU) unit. Shows light wear on the lid, very mild keyboard shine and a couple of scratches on the bottom. About 9 out of 10 in my book.the planar
is a 42W7873
which enables full native support for Penryn CPUs. Please read more on it below.the screen
is a stunning example of rare ID Tech QXGA IPS FlexView panel, with zero dead pixels, backlight bleed, pressure marks, dust specs. light spots. It is also exceptionally bright for a panel of this type.
All in all, this is one of the possible "ultimate" T601 FrankenPad platforms. Only the very best, carefully sourced parts went into it.The wise guys/gals corner - please read before making a comment - you'll be happy you did:
1) Geez, you're asking a lot of money for that home-built FrankenPad. Is it because of the screen? You know, I can get them for $7 shipped from TaoZaoBaoMaoLao...
Good for you. I'll be happy to offer you $150 a piece for a box of 100, FCO my doorstep.
2) I like the idea behind the machine, but am scared that the GPU will just flake out on me one morning. Can you get a board with a 08/08 or a newer date? Or an Intel one?
There are no
08/08 boards for 4:3 T61 units. Getting one from the first quarter of 2008 (which is when the existing planar dates from) is as good as it gets, because by May of 2008 they were already discontinued. However, I do have some good news for you:
a) I've been running FurMark on this poor thing since 2am this morning (09/02/2012) and it's still churning along happily. My not-so-modest experience leads me to believe that if they were any GPU problems, the planar would've died by now. With that said, I'll be running it for quite a bit longer, to be on the safe side.
b) If that's not good enough, I can replace this planar with an Intel-based 42W7872
which also provides native Penryn support at NO EXTRA COST
. However, since I'm NOT about to swap boards three times a day whenever a prospective buyer changes his/hers mind, a deposit will be required
($100 will do) for me to replace it, unless I know you *very* well.
3) The machine sounds great, but I'd love to have a X9000 CPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a newer wireless card in it. Can you accomodate such a request?
Of course I'll be happy to, you can choose one of the following options:
a) You purchase the parts and send them to me - they will be installed at no cost to you. It will be YOUR responsibility to properly test them prior to shipping, I shall NOT
be responsible for behaviour of any components that were not sourced by myself.
b) You lay out a deposit (the size of which will depend on the cost of upgrade that you'd like performed) and I source the parts and install them at extra cost that we both agree upon.
I might post additions to this part of the listing as the day moves along... If you reside outside of U.S. the machine will be shipped without the battery. More on the USPS regulations regarding this issue can be found here:viewtopic.php?f=11&t=104014
PM or email me directly to tataslonATaol.com with any questions/concerns.