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by jedisurfer1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What's the best thinkpad I can get with a serial port
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

Re: What's the best thinkpad I can get with a serial port

Thanks guys, I just used my trusty x61t with the dock, it's a bit thicker than I like considering it's 2017 but it does the job and it costs me $0 since I already have a few laying around. Plus the sxga+ is still the best screen/size/ratio combo I've ever run into.
by jedisurfer1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What's the best thinkpad I can get with a serial port
Replies: 11
Views: 2597

What's the best thinkpad I can get with a serial port

What's the best thinkpad or best laptop with a serial port. Company I consult with has lots of RS-232 equipment and the prolific usb serial sometimes doesn't work with some devices (though I may have been shipped a clone of a prolific chip from amazon).
by jedisurfer1
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Thinkpad p50 p70 SATA cable and caddy for 2nd or 3rd drive
Replies: 0
Views: 381

WTB Thinkpad p50 p70 SATA cable and caddy for 2nd or 3rd drive

It's the L shaped one. I'd like the original lenovo part 4XB0L63274.
by jedisurfer1
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad with good processor , ssd and 32+GB RAM
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: WTB: Thinkpad with good processor , ssd and 32+GB RAM

I have a w520 and w530 with 32gb ram. Is this getting shipped to the US or India?



Thanks
by jedisurfer1
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: w530 K2000m, 3720qm 32gb ram, 1080p, 256gb Crucial M4 msata, 500gb 7200rpm also w520 2000m
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Re: w530 K2000m, 3720qm 32gb ram, 1080p, 256gb Crucial M4 msata, 500gb 7200rpm

Found also the slice battery dock battery and the recovery dvds which I'll ship with it.
by jedisurfer1
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Will a T410 or T420 bluetooth module work on t430/t530?
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Will a T410 or T420 bluetooth module work on t430/t530?

I have a friend with a t530 without bluetooth and they want bluetooth capability. I have a random bluetooth module from under the palmrest from a t410 or 420. I'd like to install it for them Will this work? Thanks
by jedisurfer1
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Dell m4800 k2100m WQHD 3200x1800 Wigig, w530 k2000m 32gb 500gb Samsung Pro SSD 1080p
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Dell m4800 k2100m WQHD 3200x1800 Wigig, w530 k2000m 32gb 500gb Samsung Pro SSD 1080p

I'm upgrading to a laptop with 64gb capability to run all my VMs so I've got a few computers I won't need. Dell Latitude M4800 WQHD high resolution 3200x1800, i7 4800mq, k2100m video, 32gb ram, Dell 1601 WiGig, 500gb SSD. It runs two 4k monitors and the internal 3200x1800 great. $1k shipped CONUS (c...
by jedisurfer1
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Intel 6235 in X60s's WiFi slot
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Re: Intel 6235 in X60s's WiFi slot

I have the 6235 working with Bluetooth on my trip and x61t. I think I got it working on my x61t also. I did a guide some years ago, but I'm on my phone now and I'll post it from my desktop if needed.
by jedisurfer1
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Windows 8
Topic: Is there a way to set custom DPIs for external monitor vs laptop panels?
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Re: Is there a way to set custom DPIs for external monitor vs laptop panels?

You should be able to have 2 different dpi on 2 displays. Also use an addon like nosquint on your browser, let's you customize the page/text size etc.
by jedisurfer1
Sun May 29, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 + dual 4k via dock
Replies: 25
Views: 61484

Re: W530 + dual 4k via dock

I haven't read the entire thread but I've found you need to set displayport to 1.2 as 1.1 I don't think runs at 60hz. I have not tried any hdmi. You can also set custom resolutions in nvidia control panel.
by jedisurfer1
Sat May 28, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530, Asus PB287Q, nVidia Driver
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

Re: W530, Asus PB287Q, nVidia Driver

I think you have to be on displayport 1.2 to get 4k at 60hz. I have this monitor and the default is displayport 1.1 which isn't enough. Also I don't think I have any hdmi cable that can run 4k at 60hz and only displayport with do that resolution.
by jedisurfer1
Sat May 21, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry
Replies: 10
Views: 2803

What's the benefit of Windows 10 vs 8.1, not of a fan of telemetry

I need to use different scaling on each individual monitor, something my beloved win7 can't really do. I 8.1 and 10 in a vm but for proper scaling on my 4k and my other monitors I need to run 8.1 or 10 as my host machine. I'd like to avoid Cortana, the MS store, telemetry etc. I hate doing installs ...
by jedisurfer1
Thu May 19, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Options for Refurbished W520
Replies: 12
Views: 3023

Re: Options for Refurbished W520

As someone who as quite the affinity for the w520, I've used them for school, work, to pass my certifications, hobby video editing/3d printing etc. They are wonderful machines and the sandy bridge is so far ahead of it's time there is actually little difference between sandy bridges, ivy, haswell, ...
by jedisurfer1
Wed May 18, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Options for Refurbished W520
Replies: 12
Views: 3023

Re: Options for Refurbished W520

I've been thinking about buying a new laptop, and I'm leaning towards a refurbished W520 as opposed to a newer high spec laptop, mostly because of the keyboard and lower price. I'll want to upgrade to 16GB of RAM and a better drive, but I have several questions. Is there any major difference betwee...
by jedisurfer1
Wed May 18, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: W520 running Windows 10 does not throttle CPU while on battery

So how is the win10 experience on the w520 or w530? I've got some relatives asking about it.
by jedisurfer1
Wed May 18, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Experience on W530 -- I went back to Win 7
Replies: 2
Views: 3267

Re: Windows 10 Experience on W530 -- I went back to Win 7

How is the windows 10 experience 6 months later. Is there an easy upgrade path for this? I use it in a vm and find no improvement, probably going to stay with win7 for another 5 years. My uncle wants help going to win10 on his w530 when he visits this summer.
by jedisurfer1
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB best video card for Dell Precision m4800
Replies: 1
Views: 534

WTB best video card for Dell Precision m4800

I don't keep up with what the best video card is, my current k2100m in my m4800 is pretty good. I'm just looking for one that's better than that. Must be a Dell bios video card, of if you've hacked some bios on it, I need it confirmed stable working on the m4800 with QHD+ screen. Thanks
by jedisurfer1
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X61s or X200
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: WTB: X61s or X200

I know I've got one in my closet I'll look later.
by jedisurfer1
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Laptop with 4k or QHD 3200x1800 screen, quad core and supports 32gb ram, 5lbs or less
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: WTB Laptop with 4k or QHD 3200x1800 screen, quad core and supports 32gb ram, 5lbs or less

I think the closest right now is a Dell 9550 4k, quad core and can take 2x 16gb ram. That's the closest I've found. I had a consultant show me his, it was nice but I didn't want to pay the price he paid so I might wait until I see one on the outlet site and there is a coupon at the same time. If I c...
by jedisurfer1
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: x61 Tablet IPS Flexview SXGA+ 1400x1050 128gb SSD Win7 3gb
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: x61 Tablet IPS Flexview SXGA+ 1400x1050 128gb SSD Win7 3gb

Thomas Mueller wrote:Hello,

this is Thomas from Germany.
Did you already sell your X61 Tablet?
If not, I am interested in it.
Please send some pictures.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Thomas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/7934298@N ... 7624780922

It does have a newer batter with only a few cycles on it.
by jedisurfer1
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: w530 K2000m, 3720qm 32gb ram, 1080p, 256gb Crucial M4 msata, 500gb 7200rpm also w520 2000m
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

w530 K2000m, 3720qm 32gb ram, 1080p, 256gb Crucial M4 msata, 500gb 7200rpm also w520 2000m

w530 2441-37u, k2000m, 32gb ram, 1080p 3720qm, 256gb Crucial M4 msata SSD (I think these use the longer more realiable MLC) with 500gb 7200rpm drive, and DVD drive. Battery is near new, only has a few charges and is the extended 9 cell $750 shipped Con US or less if you don't want the SSD or ram. Al...
by jedisurfer1
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W701 WUXGA LCD replacement issues
Replies: 17
Views: 7555

Re: W701 WUXGA LCD replacement issues

I never got around to fixing it. I got one of ebay and upgraded everything, 32gb ram, 920xm the works and I ran into a pretty dishonest ebay seller screens. Never got it fixed one day when I have time I'll but right now it seems too time consuming.
by jedisurfer1
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Adding higher resolution qhd+ or 4k screen to t430 or w530 via displayport?
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: Adding higher resolution screen to w530 via displayport?

I'm with you.... very happy with my T530 except for the TN screen. But I've searched and I haven't been able to find a 15.6" IPS screen that's mechanically compatible with the B156HW01-V4 in the T530. I'd even consider doing a custom flex and adapter board (say, for eDP to LVDS conversion) if I cou...
by jedisurfer1
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Adding higher resolution qhd+ or 4k screen to t430 or w530 via displayport?
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Adding higher resolution qhd+ or 4k screen to t430 or w530 via displayport?

I know this is a silly idea but I can't find a laptop that I like better than my w520 and w530. The centered keyboard, performance, drive options, esata on the docks, plus I have plenty of the docks in each room so I'm not looking forward to losing esata and having to replace every dock. To me it's ...
by jedisurfer1
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB Laptop with 4k or QHD 3200x1800 screen, quad core and supports 32gb ram, 5lbs or less
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

WTB Laptop with 4k or QHD 3200x1800 screen, quad core and supports 32gb ram, 5lbs or less

I'm getting into more Android and IOS development and that adds to the virtual machines I'm running and the screen real estate I need. Plus I'm learning some new stuff so I usually like a few more vms running, a few videos and pdfs etc beside my regular work. My w520 and w530 work great for this at ...
by jedisurfer1
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P50 buy questions
Replies: 5
Views: 7427

Re: P50 buy questions

Let us know how it turns out. I'm interested in in the p50 mostly for the 64gb ram option I see crucial has 1x 16gb sodimm for $125. $500 for 64gb of ram is cheaper than my first 4x 8gb set in my w520.
by jedisurfer1
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 4110

Re: W520: Can the speakers be swapped for better ones?

Look up Dolby Drivers for the w520 like an automatic 30% volume increase. I know the drivers should be in the t420s page of drivers but they install for the w520. Or on Windows 7 Right click your audio icon on the bottom right and select speakers in your playback devices Select properties Select Enh...

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