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Using the T430 WQHD kit on different Thinkpads?

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Using the T430 WQHD kit on different Thinkpads?

#1 Post by TheForgottenKing » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:12 am

I've heard of a kit that allows the T430 to drive 2560x1440, and is available online. I was curious as to whether this would theoretically work driving a 2560x1600 17" panel on the W701ds, with rerouted cables and other modifications made.
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Re: Using the T430 WQHD kit on different Thinkpads?

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:55 am

Apparently the kit works on some HP EliteBooks.
Some sell a version compatible with FHD IPS LCDs for 15.6" ThinkPads.
lenovo T420 i7 2670qm 16GB QHD w/ eGPU GTX 960
lenovo T520 i7 2720qm 8GB FHD, lenovo T420s i5 3320m 8GB QHD, lenovo T430 i5 3320m 8GB FHD, lenovo T430 i5 3320m 8GB HD+ w/ Optimus, lenovo S1 Yoga i7 4600u 8GB FHD
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Re: Using the T430 WQHD kit on different Thinkpads?

#3 Post by TheForgottenKing » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:26 am

TPFanatic wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:55 am
Apparently the kit works on some HP EliteBooks.
Some sell a version compatible with FHD IPS LCDs for 15.6" ThinkPads.
That's good to hear. I'd like to one day have a 2560x1600 W701ds, but I'm not sure what I'd do about the second screen...
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i7-940XM
32GB DDR3
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + ODD
FX 2800M
1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10"
Dock + Wacom + Calibrator

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Re: Using the T430 WQHD kit on different Thinkpads?

#4 Post by moofish2842 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:50 am

You might want to message the seller about that if you haven't taken action already. They would have to know at least something about it.
W541 - i7-4940mx, 8gb RAM, Quadro k2100m
T530 - i7-3632qm, 8gb RAM, NVS 5400M; motherboard upgrade from t520.
T430 - i5-3320m, 4gb
T430s - i7-3520m, 8gb
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