Well, I checked it out the other day and looks like fitting a 15.x" in one of those would be even harder. I should be getting a x200, a t520 and t530 pretty soon and dirt cheap from my job for future projects. But for now I'll just finish the sata3 bypass on the dock to the msata slot. Going slow, I'm still learning pcb design.
Would it surprise you if I said I thought about it for a while ? Just shorten the plastic part at the top of the lid, losing the webcam and antennas. This is needed to get rid of the curve part in the bezel. It would be like adding a "screen slice" instead of the battery slice . The sliders would be the hard part to source / build, as they would need to be ~5mm wide at top / bottom, with hinges at the end.
I wanted to know how it was by hand, I only used x-acto + metal ruler + file. Overall I found it to be quite easy. Being used to plexiglas cutting, this plastic is a joy to work with. Takes 10-24 strokes depending on the force applied. Hint : go slow !
I have the bottom cut done minus rounding, but then problems started on the left. I have like ~4mm until the display area and the middle rubber feet goes up to 5mm. I'll have to relocate it and find a way to make the old "hole" look somewhat nice. I'll try round / slope the edge aggressively all around to level it up. Shortest on the right is right around 4mm. That should leave me with a 2mm black bar on the right. Better that than unequal bezel I guess.
Adafruit ruler for anyone wondering, I like that thing.
Enough for today, I might try more cuts tomorrow.
The only problem I see with the IdeaPad LCD is that consumer laptops like to enclose the LCD like it's in a nuclear bomb shelter. Get that sucker out, and you may have your self a nice LCD to put in there. Also, is the location of the eDP port in a good location or will it need a longer cable?TankPad wrote: ↑Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:07 pmNot sure how useful it is to you, but I was given an ideaPad 710i the other day with a 1080p IPS screen that was quite nice. The screen is really thin and flexible so it might lend itself better to being shoehorned into an X330. I haven't looked in great detail at the specs but it seems to be a 30pin edp and it's 13.3in.
Ah Panelook, the greatest website ever made that isnt run by corporate just to get your information or spy on you!boutch55555 wrote:I prefer just browsing panelook to compare the outlines than searching for a panel from a specific laptop. The best candidate I found so far is a LP133WF1 SPA1, 297.3mm wide. Port is on the correct side, the only problem is to know if it's possible to relocate the controller board at the back of the panel to save ~13mm vertically. If someone wants to get one to figure it out, go ahead, I'm out of cash to throw out the window
and this: http://www.zdnet.com/article/three-thin ... hd-screen/
ZDNet wrote:Dell has been able to fit a 13.3in screen into a chassis that's not much bigger than laptops with 11.6in screens. In fact, the dimensions of 304 x 200mm are much smaller than a 13.3in MacBook Air (325 x 227mm), and very close to the 11.6in MacBook Air (300 x 192mm).
When nitro announced the mod I wanted a 1440p version so bad, but having used my 13" screen @ 100% scaling, I doubt I'll need a higher resolution.RealBlackStuff wrote: ↑Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:53 amThis might be of interest if you like QHD+ (3200x1800) : http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Computers- ... -p/1013436
Might be a LQ133M1JW08 @ 301.96, but this variant lacks backlight + diffusing material, we would need to source compatible ones elsewhere.RealBlackStuff wrote: ↑Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:53 amand this: http://www.zdnet.com/article/three-thin ... hd-screen/ZDNet wrote:Dell has been able to fit a 13.3in screen into a chassis that's not much bigger than laptops with 11.6in screens. In fact, the dimensions of 304 x 200mm are much smaller than a 13.3in MacBook Air (325 x 227mm), and very close to the 11.6in MacBook Air (300 x 192mm).
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What! Not listed on Panelook. Impossible.boutch55555 wrote:Got it, it's a LQ133M1JW11. Not even listed on panelook. Found it by luck on google images while checking the LQ133M1JW07 and was able to figure out the model. Ordered one, here we go again I guess...
JK, even the most accurate databases miss one or two . Good luck on round 2.
Yeah, I'm so used to them having everything I need. I didn't think about looking elsewhere before manually checking their ~80 models of 13.3 1080p for ones with smaller outlines (or none specified), then checking against google images.
But it matches the pictures of the disassembled one from the German forums. I especially like how so many people were so confident about it being a 03, even as I said multiple times that all those pictures didn't match what I had. See, you were wrong all along At least I'll get to have both to compare the results.
I'm doing both, had the spare display assembly anyway.
Look at phange's Edit your lol ! last link. That panel is 6mm narrower than a LQ133T1JW01, the 1440p equivalent of the 03. Can be fitted WITHOUT panel mod, just lid trimming and possibly room for the bezel side clips !
Edit : Don't quote me on that last one yet, as I can't find official specs for the size. Pretty confident though.
Have I said to go slow ? Yeah, I did. Now do what I said and not what I did. The top cut is about 1.5mm too high, but not off the black area. I might have been distracted by a puppy licking my ear while marking the line
Still missing the rubber feet on the left, I'll just try to move it to the left.
Waiting for the hardware store to open so I can finish it with 600 and 1200 sandpaper. I'm also missing ~.1mm on the left that I need to sand down.
I'll try to do better with the other panel & build a holding rig for the bezel to do it on the cnc. Next weekend if the panel is arrived by then.
I mentioned in the past I might build / sell some. I still might if the W11 fits like I think it will, but I won't for W03's. It doesn't feel sturdy enough for me to be able to offer any form of warranty on those.
I didn't really look at 16:10 before now, but a quick search told me there aren't much panels available if you want 1920x1200. The HSD122BUW1-A00 would be too small to fill the bezel. If you're the crazy type, a LP129QE1-SPA1 could probably be fitted with the board relocated at the back, but losing the webcam. This one falls short of filling the bezel as well. And you'd need a nb51 board at that resolution. If you get one of those boards you can checkout what's available for 13.3" 2540x1600. They don't have much info on outline size, but I don't think we can make it narrow enough to fit. You could probably guess by looking at pictures and comparing to the active area ( 286.08 × 178.8 ).
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