How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?

T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 series specific matters only

Would you like a WQHD 2K kits for T420s/T430s

Poll ended at Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:15 pm

Yes I will definitely go for it for $55.
8
44%
Yes I can pay a deposit upfront.
9
50%
No I will go for the retro.
1
6%
 
Total votes: 18

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How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?

#1 Post by RMSMajestic » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:15 pm

As described in the title. Since Javi-Jie is running out of the old FHD kits, we were thinking of bringing the WQHD kits, which has been finished testing (It won't flicker like the T420/T430 non-s kits).
However, the problem, apart from my time avability, is the total number of kits for production. The cost for DIY kits like this depends heavily on the numbers. And the cost for producing 100 kits is not much lower than 150 kits. (And of course, the higher the number, the lower the cost.)

And since the retro is coming out, the risk for us to get in this is a bit high. Thus we are thinking of a pre-order style only, which we will refund all payments if designated number is not reached. But before the possible hassle of receiving payments/refunding, I'd just like to see the potential order size by runnin a poll. And if everything goes smoothly, I might open a pre-order thread in Sep.

Please also help me inform as many ppl on thinkpad-forum.de and reddit.
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#2 Post by Orbitronics » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:58 am

I'm definitely in. I got a t430s just to do these mods! Which reminds me, do you think you'll sell anymore of the fhd kits? Thinking of getting one incase the wqhd doesn't make it.

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#3 Post by RMSMajestic » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:26 pm

Orbitronics wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:58 am
I'm definitely in. I got a t430s just to do these mods! Which reminds me, do you think you'll sell anymore of the fhd kits? Thinking of getting one incase the wqhd doesn't make it.
I definitely do have spare FHD kits, but not sure how many, need to clear the existing orders first. But will reserve one for you
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Re: How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?

#4 Post by Orbitronics » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:35 pm

RMSMajestic wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:26 pm
Orbitronics wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:58 am
I'm definitely in. I got a t430s just to do these mods! Which reminds me, do you think you'll sell anymore of the fhd kits? Thinking of getting one incase the wqhd doesn't make it.
I definitely do have spare FHD kits, but not sure how many, need to clear the existing orders first. But will reserve one for you
Awesome, WQHD would take precedence for me but getting a fhd kit when you're ready will be a good backup :)

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Re: How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?

#5 Post by ji2o0k » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:56 pm

yeaaaahhhh RMSMajestic!!

Eagerly awaiting the WQHD kits for T430s! Will get 2 for sure, maybe a couple more to do T420s as well!!

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#6 Post by J_H_A » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi RMSMajestic,
thank for asking about the kits. I voted for one. I would do it like the post before. Could you reserve me one of the old kits (T420s) if the production of the new kits doesn't work out.
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#7 Post by Quantumcross » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:54 pm

I'd be in for at least 2 of these.

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#8 Post by sunfire » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:03 am

any chance of getting one FHD kit for T420 (non S) ?

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#9 Post by Tasurinchi » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:00 am

Count me in! :)
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Re: How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?

#10 Post by Orbitronics » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:06 am

I'd like to add that i'll likely get two (for future proofing), and can pay whichever way you prefer, i.e. upfront or deposit.

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#11 Post by Razial » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:07 am

Hello :)
I would love to have one for a t430. More than happy to pay for it! Also I would maybe try first a full HD screen :0

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#12 Post by BigT0ny » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:24 am

Is there anything upcoming for non-S T420/T430's? I'd be interested in a WQHD kit for an S model but a FHD or WQHD kit for a regular T420/T430 would be way cooler IMO. :mrgreen:
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#13 Post by Tasurinchi » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:18 am

Well yes, non-s mods were often requested here in the forum, but I think they were more cumbersome to produce... :|
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Re: How many interest in a WQHD (2K) kit for T420s and T430s?

#14 Post by RMSMajestic » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:09 pm

Javi is not gonna go for the non-s until the 2K kits work out good.
Good news is that there's a buyer from Japan wanting 30 kits, so abt 30 kits away from me starting pre-order
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#15 Post by KitsunePaws » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:40 pm

I would happily pay upfront for this, I'm assuming a screen from a 470s would be an ideal candidate for the lcd panel?

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#16 Post by Tasurinchi » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:41 am

RMSMajestic wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Javi is not gonna go for the non-s until the 2K kits work out good.
So we need to make the 2K a success, tell us how many we need to buy! :mrgreen:
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#17 Post by al1k » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:40 am

I'd love to get 1 wqhd kit for t430s.
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#18 Post by johnnyzzz55 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:40 pm

Count me in for one...for my T430s

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#19 Post by llemon » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:47 pm

I'd be very interested in a non-s kit for the t430

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#20 Post by cream » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:40 pm

I would preorder this kit and also would need one FHD kit for s models if they're still available. Let me know.
I have a couple of T420s/T430s and only one modded with a FHD IPS screen :(

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#21 Post by SaskFellow » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:27 pm

I have to admit, I really like my T420s with it's FHD screen. It completely destroys my T61 and I hunted down the best screen I could get for it. I really like my T420s, but honestly considering the gpu horsepower needed, I think I'd look at the T430 series for a 2K screen. I'd be up to get one for sure.

The Retro, I'm waiting for the final product before I make that decision. I have several laptops, and even if I get the Retro, I'd still hold onto my older machines.
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#22 Post by t420poklop » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:39 am

I would order 5+ non-s kits if they were available. Still hope..

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#23 Post by anrp » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:05 am

I'd be in for 2 (one to install and one spare, as well as supporting the effort of classic 7 row keyboard + good screen + better chance for the non-s model (quad 14"!).)

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#24 Post by Orbitronics » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:24 pm

any news on this project?

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#25 Post by Dro » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:14 am

I'm a little late to vote but please count me in, I don't mind paying upfront, I'm also very interested for an FHD in addition to the WQHD

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#26 Post by Maaaah » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:07 pm

Please also count me in, I'll pay upfront if needed.

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#27 Post by Dro » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:00 am

Dro wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:14 am
I'm a little late to vote but please count me in, I don't mind paying upfront, I'm also very interested for an FHD in addition to the WQHD
Got hold of an FHD board (a whole laptop with it actually, but got hold of it nevertheless) but still VERY VERY interested in a WQHD

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#28 Post by fubu » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:38 am

Also very interested and willing to pay upfront.

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#29 Post by Tech_Zero » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:33 pm

I defintly want one!

How can I get access to survey on top?

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#30 Post by chubbyfatazn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Late to the game, and I only have a T420, but I'd be willing to pick up a T4x0s kit if it'll help influence the decision to make a non-s kit. Can pay deposit on both if needed.

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