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T60p FrankenPad - should I get one?

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T60p FrankenPad - should I get one?

#1 Post by medstudent » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:02 pm

I use GNU/Linux (Fedora) and will be starting college next year. I would like this laptop that will last me for at the very least two years. I do web browsing and coding and that is about it. My budget is $1000 and am willing to pay for the best T60p frankenpad, but I don't know whether college will demand more from my system. Majoring in Physics.

The reason I want it is very simple. 4:3 screen ratio, great build quality, linux friendly. Might have to install windows. I had a T60p around 1 month ago and it was not slow at all. I loved it, but I wasn't sure how long it would last so...

I heard TuuS offers great T60p frankenpad kits but once again, want to know if it is worth it.

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Re: T60p FrankenPad - should I get one?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:33 pm

Read this for life-expectancy of FrankenPads: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=121345
I can build you a FrankenPad from a 15" T60 with a T61 motherboard with Intel (or nVidia) graphics, Sharp UXGA (1600x1200) screen with ASV (similar to IPS) and have it ready in a week to 10 days.
Over the years I have built plenty Frankies, so I have plenty experience.
PM me if interested.
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Re: T60p FrankenPad - should I get one?

#3 Post by Johan » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:02 am

@ OP: See this thread just posted today: FS: T61 FrankenPad, LED-lit UXGA screen, 6GB RAM

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Re: T60p FrankenPad - should I get one?

#4 Post by Thinkpads4Life » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:42 pm

Thank you, RBS. I've been looking for that link for months as I'm interested in converting my aging T60p into a Frankenpad.

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Re: T60p FrankenPad - should I get one?

#5 Post by Pete B » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:05 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote: Sharp UXGA (1600x1200) screen with ASV (similar to IPS)
Does it drop right in or is a different cable required?

Is LQ150U1LH22B the correct part number?

Edit: From RBS: LQ150U1LW22 or LQ150U1LW22N and NOT my guess above.
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Re: T60p FrankenPad - should I get one?

#6 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:27 am

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