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by penartur
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

what kind of battery life are you getting with that? Im tempted to order, but im getting decent battery life with my current battery. Also not really big on it sticking out the back. Im getting around 3-4 hours on mine. Number of hours equals capacity of battery (in watt-hours) divided by average (...
by penartur
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [Sold] T420s w/ FHD mod
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Re: t420s w/ FHD mod

That's a nice build you got here!

I wonder why is it so cheap? Did the prices go 1.5x down during the last two years? (This one seems better than one you sold two years ago for $450)
by penartur
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Lightweight 20V 65W+ power supply unit?
Replies: 6
Views: 4130

Re: Lightweight 20V 65W+ power supply unit?

I wonder if it will work with 45W slim tip AC adapters. What bugs me is that now we have compact Power Delivery adapters like this one: https://www.icases.ru/upload/iblock/690/69072d3e0611cb0c3879cbcd7d2207dc.jpg (it is rated at 58W total, 45W on Power Delivery port and another 10W on QuickCharge po...
by penartur
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

Re: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times

I have X62 and X210 bought from Jacky and all was correct. Delay was with X210 and mainly because Chinese New Year. I expected that he managed to send out before the holidays, but alas - it did not happen. Any way they are not a factory. They are small group of ThinkPadders and it is very probably ...
by penartur
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: T420 or X220
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: WTB: T420 or X220

Hey, Studying applied maths and CS here in Russia and I need a new ThinkPad. I'm looking for either a T420 or X220 (T-series preferred). If you've got either, shoot me a message and let me know the price + some details. I'm not super picky about specs or accessories; I'll be upgrading it anyway. On...
by penartur
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

Re: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times

dr_st wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:30 pm
This (undervalued inaccurate package description) seems normal practice for Chinese sellers.
Undervalued, yes, but of several dozens products I've ordered on aliexpress, not a single one had inaccurate package description.
by penartur
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

Re: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times

Since the communication with lcdfans could be somewhat erratic, I think it would be useful to create some place where people could tell of their experience, so that there will be some stats on how long does it usually take. My experience so far: June 15th, ordered a laptop (modded X230, original mo...
by penartur
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb motherboards and spill protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

Re: 51nb motherboards and spill protection?

I believe you need a full glass positioned right next to the laptop, and to fall so perfectly that the opening is facing the top of the laptop, for the drain holes to come into effect. I'd think we are smart enough to keep glasses of liquid a distance away from the laptop. … I believe the drain hol...
by penartur
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb motherboards and spill protection?
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

51nb motherboards and spill protection?

I was unable to find anything on google; I hope that our successors will be able to find this thread. So it came to my attention that X210 motherboard does not have the drain holes where X201 motherboard used to have them: picture (there is a drain hole to the left of RJ-45 port on the right side of...
by penartur
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

Re: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?

After battery gauge reset Lenovo Vantage marked the battey as "Poor" with something like 2% of design capacity so it was enough to power on the laptop during 2-3 minutes. So that's where our stories start to differ. My battery from aliexpress also reported 93Wh full charge capacity when I've got it...
by penartur
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

Re: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?

I have bought the smallest battery for the X230 so the 4 cell called 45N1019 advertised as new on aliexpress. It is a 2012 used battery with the controller reset to new state. After a few cycles (but after 14 days that you can request an aliexpress refund) the battery dies. And you are outside of t...
by penartur
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

Re: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?

It seems that a lot has changed in the past years. In my previous experience, it was like that: genuine battery capacity 63Wh, advertised ebay battery capacity 63Wh, all stickers are obviously fake, reported design battery capacity 45Wh, full charge capacity 30Wh, power manager reports it as non-gen...
by penartur
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 6610

Re: X230 battery replacement - how to make sure I have the correct battery?

spelling mistakes, dodgy glued labels and cheap price is a dead giveaway I have ordered a 9-cell X230 battery from aliexpress for $40. It looks genuine from the first glance. Labels are glued carefully, there are no spelling mistakes. After performing battery reset, I'm getting 98+Wh full charge ca...
by penartur
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers
Replies: 19
Views: 4297

Re: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers

Cube thinker, with its 13.5" 3000x2000 screen, at $600 for Core m3/8GB/128GB, is exactly half the price of X280 with 12.5" FHD screen and Core i5/8GB/128GB. By the way, it is now on its final sale (I guess they're clearing out their stock to release new models), for $393, which is IMHO dirt cheap. ...
by penartur
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 wqxga screen from 51nb. Any Ideas how to buy one?
Replies: 5
Views: 5040

Re: X201 wqxga screen from 51nb. Any Ideas how to buy one?

I did order one and it is just on the way atm, I did order via superbuy.com, but as far as I know it will not just work with a x201 since it also requires you to have the custom 51nb motherboard with a 8th generation intel CPU. The edp connector on the standard x201 mother board is not usable with ...
by penartur
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

@penartur Would you mind telling us exactly which 9-cell X230 battery that is on Aliexpress? Would it be this one? Follow-up: I've received this battery two days ago. It looks genuine; X220 detects it correctly (as 45N1023); Lenovo ThinkVantage tells me it's genuine with SANYO cells, manufactured o...
by penartur
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: 51nb / lcdfans waiting times
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

51nb / lcdfans waiting times

Since the communication with lcdfans could be somewhat erratic, I think it would be useful to create some place where people could tell of their experience, so that there will be some stats on how long does it usually take. My experience so far: June 15th, ordered a laptop (modded X230, original mot...
by penartur
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

Is there a significant difference? I've already ordered myself one with 13.3" FHD mod for $440; did I make a mistake? I don't know if there is a difference. But I thought the whole point of ordering a modded x230/x220 is to have panel upgraded, so why did you ask what panel he's gonna use? I person...
by penartur
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

financialwar wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:31 am
spoke to jacky, those fhd screens on the new batch are Chimei, not Sharp... he wants extra for sharp panel.
Is there a significant difference? I've already ordered myself one with 13.3" FHD mod for $440; did I make a mistake?
by penartur
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

51nb now has a batch of new old stock (I believe) X230 which they are willing to mod with classic keyboard and WQHD 12.5" or FHD 13.3" screens. They sell these to international customers for $440+shipping for barebones i7 system (you'll need to add your own RAM, SSD/HDD, battery and a power adapter...
by penartur
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

@penartur Would you mind telling us exactly which 9-cell X230 battery that is on Aliexpress? Would it be this one? Yes, that's the one I've purchased. Have to wait another month to receive it, so cannot say if it's genuine from my own experience. However, feedback seems to suggest that these are ge...
by penartur
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 23
Views: 8567

Re: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)

I wonder if A485 could be upgraded with Thinkpad 25 Anniversary keyboard (which goes for $100 on ebay). That would make for a nice laptop... This is a nice idea, but it is also sad when the first thought is about frankenpading a brand new machine... I have purchased my first ThinkPad in 2009 (it wa...
by penartur
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.
Replies: 15
Views: 4414

Re: WTB: x220/x230 with nitrocaster FHD mod (US), or other X series with upgraded displays.

51nb now has a batch of new old stock (I believe) X230 which they are willing to mod with classic keyboard and WQHD 12.5" or FHD 13.3" screens. They sell these to international customers for $440+shipping for barebones i7 system (you'll need to add your own RAM, SSD/HDD, battery and a power adapter)...
by penartur
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 23
Views: 8567

Re: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)

Not to rain on the parade or anything, but aren't AMD laptops kinda run hot ("AMD turned my laptop into a toaster" is the common refrain)? I hear that complaint from almost all my peers who have AMD-based laptops. AMD CPUs were not competitive for ~decade now, both in terms of performance and of po...
by penartur
Thu May 17, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 23
Views: 8567

Re: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)

I wonder if A485 could be upgraded with Thinkpad 25 Anniversary keyboard (which goes for $100 on ebay). That would make for a nice laptop...
by penartur
Thu May 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers
Replies: 19
Views: 4297

Re: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers

My guess is that the rest of that sentence is: "... that can provide screens at prices that won't send Fortune 500 CTOs running for the hills." The days of the $2000 laptop are over. If a 3:2 screen makes ThinkPads cost what the Surface Book Pro did, then it ain't gonna happen. Surface Laptop with ...
by penartur
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3026
Views: 557729

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I've purchased T420s modded with IPS screen from plympton , and everything went fast and smooth. Two weeks after our first communication I've already got the laptop in excellent condition, and the batteries hold more than 90% of their original charge! I'm now using it as a primary working horse, and...
by penartur
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 267730

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I'd certainly help finance that. Lack of Trackpoint is one of the more significant things I don't like about my SP4 (probably the biggest is lack of storage and inability to easily replace/upgrade storage device). I may subscribe to a crowdfunding campaign if by the end of 2017 Lenovo still hasn't ...
by penartur
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 267730

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Would this work: get a 3:2 or even 4:3 Windows tablet, and plug in a Thinkpad USB keyboard? In fact, if you want a really tall screen, use the tablet in portrait orientation. A huge advantage of tablets over laptops is that you can rotate them. Desktop monitors that can rotate also have this advant...

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