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by Olangu
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 20
Views: 4315

Re: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards

Can we call this 7-row keyboard the limp-B keyboard?
by Olangu
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order
Replies: 222
Views: 57333

Re: T420s/T430s WQHD kits pre-order

I'm in for two kits!
Even if I actually got the TP25...
by Olangu
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16852

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I also got mine and have a review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRV4de6CIi0 and I opened up the back for you guys to take a look. There is no WWAN on the US models. There is an empty DIMM slot and a 16GB module in the other one so can be upgraded to 32GB RAM. The SSD is an M.2 even though i...
by Olangu
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: TP25 vs. t430s-classic-keyboard-mod first impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: TP25 vs. t430s-classic-keyboard-mod first impressions

Wow, many thanks for your very detailed sharing and comparison! [...] Other ThinkPad features that I personally want also are: a) Indicator lights especially SSD/HDD activity, this is actually very useful. b) Latch for locking a closed ThinkPad in place during transport. [Personally, I've had too m...
by Olangu
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16852

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I ordered one, and it came last Wednesday. The keyboard layout and feel is wonderful. Probably shall not drop this bomb, as more people might start seeing it and get irritated. I might be slightly OCD... BUT the misplaced B on the keyboard is getting me twitchy. Anyone know if there's labels you ca...
by Olangu
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 16710

Re: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?

You'll need a charger that supports USB Power Delivery and can negotiate up to at least the 15V voltage and preferrably the 20V voltage. Something in 45W-65W range - 45W might not charge while running in all circumstances, the TP25 ships with a 65W adapter. I'd be very careful with this. As you may...
by Olangu
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 16710

Re: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?

What you are saying is that with the 10.8V batteries a 15V charges might still be able to charge it at full speed (unless there's a limit on the current). In theory, yes, but probably not with the thinkpad charging circuit, that's what I'm saying. However, until someone tries, we won't know for sur...
by Olangu
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 16710

Re: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?

The battery connector on the T470 is the same as on all other thinkpads since 200x and supports 3 and 4 cells in series, so although all available batteries for the T470 are 10.8V, it supports 14.4V batteries as well. And the charging circuit behind the connector does this, too. Now those voltages ...
by Olangu
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16852

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I got a bad feeling when you wrote that it would be the same performance as a t420 (as I'm replacing my t430s-classic-keyboard-mod) so I did some googling: CPU 20% faster overall, 10-15% faster integer speed, 30% faster floating point. at 15W instead of 35 ! Which gives a 20% increase of speed at l...
by Olangu
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 16710

Re: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?

I'm not looking for a power bank.
I want to know what USB-c spec is needed to charge the TP25 over the USB-c port.
by Olangu
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 16710

USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?

Hi all! Do anyone have any information on how much wattage or voltage a USB-c charger needs to produce for the TP25 to start charging on it. I don't care how slow it charges or if it have to be off to charge. Looking to have the smallest possible charger for my phone and laptop while on the road. My...
by Olangu
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16852

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

How does the W530 maxed out do? Are you aware of fact that Superposition benchmark mentioned by Olangu was created to analyze video cards performance not the overall computing power? Since when do we use office computers as an gaming rigs? :roll: Extreme performance and stability test for PC hardwa...
by Olangu
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16852

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Some real numbers on the speed of the machine:

t430s NVS 5200M:
Superposition Benchmark
Score: 1349
http://i65.tinypic.com/2w5p0l0.jpg

TP25 940MX:
Superposition Benchmark
Score: 3893
http://i66.tinypic.com/2u9ub09.jpg
by Olangu
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: TP25 vs. t430s-classic-keyboard-mod first impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

TP25 vs. t430s-classic-keyboard-mod first impressions

Ok, so my TP25 just arrived and I'll give you some side by side first impressions compared to the t430s-classic-keyboard-mod. The TP25 is slim, have a good feeling over all, and seem to have great build quality. Flexing, noises and wiggles are way more present in the 5 year old and abused t430s. I l...
by Olangu
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16852

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I ordered one, and it arrived today. Typing this on it now, actually. I posted a short first impression in the super thread which I think is now buried. In any case I quoted myself here: Well, my TP25 arrived this afternoon, and I type this to you all here on it now. I'm actually pleasantly surpris...
by Olangu
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 295
Views: 89110

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (opening May 2017)

Also retrofitted the xx20 keyboard in the T430s - as I discovered the T420s palmrest won't fit because the trackpad cable doesn't line up so I modified the keyboard itself. I've done two t430s with t420s palmrest and keyboard. You are correct that the trackpad cable does not line up. But if you rem...
by Olangu
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: 3rd party batteries, recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: 3rd party batteries, recommendations

dr_st wrote:
Olangu wrote:(Recently bought a genuine Ultrabay battery just to find out that it - due to old age - only carried 90% capacity.)
90% capacity is awesome for a battery that's even 1-year old.
I have several year old, used batteries that have 95%+ capacity.
by Olangu
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order (paused)
Replies: 295
Views: 89110

Re: T420s/T430s FHD/WQHD upgrade kits pre-order thread

*shukmeister*, if you can get one of the upgrade boards still (and the first post implies you can), i say you should definitely return the t420 and get a t420s or t430s. the B140HAN01.2 is so good. im as impressed with my new screen as i was disgusted with the original (B140RW02, i think?) and that...
by Olangu
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: 3rd party batteries, recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

3rd party batteries, recommendations

I'm looking to buy new batteries for my t430s. (Recently bought a genuine Ultrabay battery just to find out that it - due to old age - only carried 90% capacity.) Want to know if anyone have any recommendations on third party cells of high quality. I live in northen europe and mainly looking to buy ...
by Olangu
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420s screen replacement options
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

T420s screen replacement options

Hi all! First post for me. I have a t420s, im looking to mod if with a wqhd-screen (2560*1440) . Anyone else did this already? I can see that the x1 carbon wqhd-screen is very similar and has the correct pin-out (40 pins). Is it possible just to drop this screen in? A downside with the LP140QH1-SPA2...

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