Alright, for those who don't know, 51nb.com has released a "production version" of their modded "T50" motherboard(viewtopic.php?f=2&t=112339&p=721915#p721915
), which is an all new motherboard that can fit in the Thinkpad T4x chassis, and allows for you to use the T4x laptop frame(screen, casing, keyboard, UltraNav, etc.) with all new inside hardware including first-gen Core i-series Intel processors and DDR3 RAM.
Picture links for reference:
Full pic of the board: http://www.51nb.com/batch.download.php?aid=64195
Bottom of board: http://www.51nb.com/batch.download.php?aid=64196
BIOS screen: http://www.51nb.com/batch.download.php?aid=64248
System Stats screen:http://www.51nb.com/batch.download.php?aid=64254
It's a bit difficult for the guys at 51nb to get an exact idea about potential customers on this forum and indeed the Western World... with us all just squealing and running around and getting excited about this board. This poll can help give us a headcount of who would like one of these boards. There are 5 options:
YES! I'll pay the full price(~$135) and International shipping costs.
Select this if you'd be willing to pay the current asking price of the board, as well as whatever other costs on an individual basis to get it overseas to you. Customs, VAT, Shipping, etc.
I'd like it better if the boards were shipped here and sold.
Select this if you were more comfortable having a member on this forum, or a member of 51nb who lives in your country or somewhere closer than China(and speaks English) buy a mass of the boards then sell them at a one-shot price with domestic shipping.
No. Too expensive
Select this if you feel like the board is too expensive with it's current list price.
No. Too risky
Select this if you feel like the price of the board is not worth the risk of the board possibly being DOA, or having problems that cannot be repaired.
Would like to wait and see what others think of the board
Select this if... well, self explanatory.
I understand this is a bit more complex than the standard "Yes, No", but I feel like this will give us an exact idea of what we think here of this board. This is a pretty radical modded part, so it is quite important... and this information could be very useful to those guys at 51nb, since they have to plan out manufacturing according to customers that will
buy it. If someone doesn't agree with this poll, then we can delete it. But I think we need something like this.
Along with selecting an option, feel free to post why you chose that option, and your own personal interest in the board.