SOLD!: The *ultimate* T601FL from my signature..

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SOLD!: The *ultimate* T601FL from my signature..

#1 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:33 pm

Yep, this one:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=108270



FrankenPad T601FL

T9500 Core 2 Duo Penryn CPU
8GB matched Mushkin RAM
15" UXGA (1600x1200) AFFS FlexView LED LCD
nVidia NVS140M GPU (sitting on a late-model-Penryn planar)
DVD RW multiburner
256GB Crucial M4 SSD (latest firmware and no errors)
Atheros abgn wireless card
Verizon WWAN
Bluetooth
NO MODEM
Gigabit Ethernet
UltraNav
Security Chip
Fingerprint reader
Middleton's BIOS enabling full SATA II speeds
Win XP Pro COA
90W Genuine Lenovo adapter
9-cell Panasonic battery in "green"
2504 Advanced Mini Dock with keys included


Say what? Why am I selling this monster?

Conceiving it and using the machine in question was great fun...that being said, I really don't need all this power. My T43p FrankenPad is still meeting all of my needs, as unbelievable as it may seem.

For those concerned about the GPU...it has survived hiundreds of hours of Furmark and Freestone without bluescreening once. The driver never crashed in normal use either. I'd be willing to state that this one is as safe as "unsafe" examples of NVS140M get.

Of course, overclock it and you're on your own. That's something I've never done nor have any intention of doing for as long as I own the machine.



There are no words to describe the screen apart from calling it "downright perfect". It's really that simple.



This Frankie is outrageously fast in W7 Pro 64, as some of the pictures show.. Unfortunately, I can only sell it with XP Pro, Linux or with a blank drive.

Laptop is in very good physical condition showing only minor wear. I'd rate it a 9 on a 1-10 scale where "10" was just pulled out of the box.

I could go on and on and on...but the bottom line stands that this arguably IS the ultimate 4:3 laptop.



While I hate the process of pricing unique examples - which this one undoubtedly is - I will state that a lot of time and effort went into sourcing the parts utilized and that I'm completely leaving that aspect of the story out of the equation...



"First come first served" may or may not apply for this particular sale. I want this rare bird to end up in the best home imaginable. A *lot* will depend on who you are and how well I know you.

If you're in Italy or Germany, please be aware that I can't sell you this machine with battery included and will be more than happy to adjust the price accordingly.

As for downgrades...I would be willing to pull out the SSD and RAM, but that's as far as "bareboning" this one will most likely go. If you'd prefer a comparable machine with an Intel board, I'm certain that RBS will be more than happy to build one for you... :D

PM or email me directly to tataslonATaol.com with any questions/concerns.
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#2 Post by CanadianDude » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:42 am

What an absolutely fantastic machine. Truly epic I must say.

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#3 Post by TuuS » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:53 am

I agree, an awesome machine and it's hard to beleive you're willing to part with it. I have two similar builds myself and when it comes to a thinkpad, it just doesn't get any better then this... period!!!

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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:42 am

Hate to tell you (yeah, right... :mrgreen: ), but we just sold this machine on eBay.
Unfortunately you missed out on this one!
But fear not, the next one is already beyond concept-stage! :banana:
Thanks everybody for your interest.
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#5 Post by Raceboy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:57 am

Guess I should have put my Frankenpad to eBay...
X61s:L7500,4GB,128GB SSD,IPS
X32s:PM 758 LV CPU mod,2GB,64GB microSATA SSD,COM mod,IPS
701c,240,380,X60s,560X,570E,600/E,T20,T21,T30,TR451,T42p
Past:560/E/Z,600E,R30,T21,T23,T30,T40,TR451,T40p,T41,T41p,T42,T42p,T43,X20,X22,X23,X24,X31,X40,X41,X60/T,X61/s,X201,T60,T60p,T61,T400,T601p

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#6 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:23 pm

Raceboy wrote:Guess I should have put my Frankenpad to eBay...
You should've. The asking price was a giveaway one...I was very tempted to get it myself, but was low on cash at the moment.

Before I lock this thread...

Let me just say that this is one heck of a FrankenPad and that I would've highly preferred for it to end up with a forum member.

But once again, just like with the previous QXGA unit, no serious interest was shown, which I find somewhat disappointing. This is the best 4:3 laptop screen I've ever seen, and I've seen just about every notable one there ever was.

If no one is reaching for their wallet when a machine like this is presented, maybe we should stop blaming Lenovo for offering garbage-quality-panels and look in the mirror...
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