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by jdk
Fri May 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P71 FHD to UHD Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: P71 FHD to UHD Upgrade

Smooth upgrade. I set Xft.dpi to 200 and run chrome with --force-device-scale-factor=2. It's the same 40 pin cable FYI, despite different part numbers from P70->P71. The new plastic I bought reads "P70" instead of "P71" but I don't care. Nice display. MacBook-like font quality at 2x scaling. I lived...
by jdk
Sun May 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: p50 / *BSD
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: p50 / *BSD

I really don't know how battery life is. I am usually plugged in. Maybe once a month I'll go sit on the couch, and that's not more than 30 minutes at a time.
by jdk
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P71 FHD to UHD Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: P71 FHD to UHD Upgrade

I just went with the Panasonic UHD panel. It was the only one that I could find listed as "Genuine, New" as opposed to being a knockoff.

The 40-pin will be from a P70.
by jdk
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: p50 / *BSD
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: p50 / *BSD

I have run OpenBSD on a W530, P70, and currently P71 with no issue. You should be fine.

As long as it has integrated graphics as an option, OpenBSD will roll to that. There is no nvidia support since 2007 or so.

External monitors will likely not work as they are driven by the nvidia chip.
by jdk
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P71 FHD to UHD Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 624

P71 FHD to UHD Upgrade

Has anybody here upgraded a P71 FHD to UHD? Instead of the P70/P71 Panasonic VVX17P051J00, I am looking at moving to the AUO B173ZAN01.0 panel from the P72. Would I use the 01YU259 / 01YU260 40 pin cable from the P72, or 01HY731 / 01HY732 from the P71? Still sourcing parts. So far I have found AOU B...
by jdk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 16
Views: 6587

Re: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

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2560x1600 at 17" is perfect. This shows the stock Windows 10, but I used OpenBSD+Window Maker and Ubuntu + Gnome-Shell.

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Size comparison with my semi-retired W700.
by jdk
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 16
Views: 6587

Re: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

Now shipping from Amazon. I don’t plan on using scaling. It should be fine at 17”. Retina at native resolution on 15” was just a tad too small for my liking. After three days, it is going back. This is not a laptop that anybody on this forum would enjoy. The screen was perfect by the way. I once co...
by jdk
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 16
Views: 6587

LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

Now shipping from Amazon.

I don’t plan on using scaling. It should be fine at 17”.

Retina at native resolution on 15” was just a tad too small for my liking.
by jdk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 7488

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

https://ibb.co/hsc6qA Found a photo of my W701 and P70, right before I sold them. The size difference and the screen qualities stand out. Not pictured, is the 15" T43p to the left of the P70. It is the same height, and it is my daughter's laptop today. I also have still have a W700, packed away some...
by jdk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 50
Views: 7488

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

Back to the original question, I would collect the 17" Thinkpad laptops. W700 (+/-DS), W701 (+/-DS), P70-P72. At one point, I had a W700, W701, and P70. If only the W701 had an IPS display, it would be the perfect machine, even in 2018. Side by side, the 1200px W701 vs even the 1080 on the P70, comb...
by jdk
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment
Replies: 41
Views: 5099

Re: ONE reason for the 2nd Amendment

The second amendment is the right to personal self defense.

Frame it that way, and it's a different argument.

Using the term "gun control" is already playing in someone else's arena.
by jdk
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

I like Maker’s Mark whiskey.

Gentleman Jack is nice, but more expensive.

So Maker’s Mark it is.
by jdk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:31 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: 4296

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

Oh noes! Lenovo can’t source enough 3:2 displays because they sell orders of magnitudes more laptops than Microsoft, Huawei, etc. !!! God, that sub-reddit is a Lenovo controlled safe space. Here’s a suggestion: Lenovo can come up with a limited production run or something to test the waters. Maybe a...
by jdk
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:20 pm
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: 4296

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

Virtue signaling.

You are the biggest computer manufacturer in the world. Ask Microsoft, Google, or Huawei where to find the panels.
by jdk
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store
Replies: 18
Views: 4175

Re: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store

Lenovo only refunded me for one T25, kept the second one and now won't refund it even though it is in their possession.

Tracking number of the return, accepted RMA and all, and they just double down that I only sent one laptop back.

What a mess. I never want to deal with this company again.
by jdk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Things you don't get into anymore
Replies: 40
Views: 6065

Re: Things you don't get into anymore

Guitar - I sold everything except an acoustic that belonged to my sister. I do not play anymore. I do not listen to heavy metal music and could not tell you anything from the last decade of music. The next instrument I purchase will be a scheitholt. Off-Roading - I sold my Bronco and my Jeeps and ga...
by jdk
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store
Replies: 18
Views: 4175

Re: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store

The last batch is down to $1272.33.

I think this is a fair deal, so I bought two. I have a specific use case in mind for each one.


Nevermind. I sent them both back.
by jdk
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Down to $1,367.28 with perks now.

I guess Lenovo is clearing inventory.
by jdk
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 7788

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

And just a few days ago some people were claiming that Lenovo could never offer a square-ish laptop with a full-sized keyboard because there are no 3:2 screens bigger than 12" on the market ! :lol: Does “some people” refer to a certain shil poster on the Reddit ThinkPad subforum? Because I’m fairly...
by jdk
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 4623

Re: Interview with David Hill

exTPfan wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:12 pm
once again the millennials screwed us over.
Indeed:
[The millenials] liked the proposal because it is authentic, it is different, it is anti-type company with fruit name.
What was voted on was NOT what was released. If the interview is to be believed, millennials got screwed over as well.
by jdk
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 72
Views: 15972

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

I see. 256 GB is a bit low. It is also overpriced in EU as usually, more than 30% up compared to US price :( Just more questions. According reviews there supposed to be Windows 10 Pro version while Amazon specs have (probably wrong) Windows 10 Home. Does it have TPM? The specs are mess. TPM version...
by jdk
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 72
Views: 15972

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Puppy wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:57 pm
jdk wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Thanks. What configuration do you have? I haven't found Space Gray color and 512 GB SSD.
Space grey, 256gb i5.
by jdk
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 72
Views: 15972

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Nice! I also think about it. I have some questions :) Are Home/End/PageUp/PageDown on cursor keys via Fn? Can I lock F keys? Can I enable VT-x and VT-d hardware virtualization features in BIOS? Is HDD password feature in BIOS? Thanks in advance. 1) YES. Home corresponds with Fn-Left; End correspond...
by jdk
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 72
Views: 15972

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Matebook X here. Purchased for the display alone.

If you want to get your feet wet with 3:2, Chuwi LapBook 12.3” is 3:2 and costs $329 with Windows 10. Same panel (supposedly) as the Surface Book. Amazing value.
by jdk
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: To T25 or Frankenpad?
Replies: 21
Views: 3662

Re: To T25 or Frankenpad?

dr_st wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:35 am
jdk wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:19 am
Both Dell and HP still sell brand new 5:4 1024p IPS displays right on their main websites. I have a couple of the Dells which I purchases new $80/ea and they aren’t bad.
Do they? Which models?
Dell P1914s

HP ProDisplay P17A
HP ProDisplay P19A
HP EliteDisplay E190i

All are 1280x1024.
by jdk
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: To T25 or Frankenpad?
Replies: 21
Views: 3662

Re: To T25 or Frankenpad?

A friend of mine made a great observation this week; 4:3 monitors (17" and 20") are still available, and aren't that expensive. I may look into hooking my X230 into one of these. Both Dell and HP still sell brand new 5:4 1024p IPS displays right on their main websites. I have a couple of the Dells ...
by jdk
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I’ve canceled my order. My decision to purchase was largely influenced by the estimated 2-3 business day arrival time, which lined up perfectly with my next trip home. Ten days just to ship means that I won’t realistically see the laptop until early next year, based on my upcoming itinerary. I still...
by jdk
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Congrats on your purchase! Do you remember what the estimated ship date was? My date is ten days out. I find it incredibly hard to believe that a machine which was planned for over two years, to be released in a very low, fixed quantity, and with no customization options at all, would take ten days ...
by jdk
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

So Who Actually Ordered?

Has anybody here actually ordered the T25? I went back and forth on it for a couple of days. The screen was a tad disappointing, but the keyboard won me over. I can have a brand new machine with the classic keyboard. That's the first time I've been able to make that claim since early 2012. Estimated...

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