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701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Older ThinkPads.. from the 600, the 7xx, the iSeries, 300, 500, the Transnote and, of course, the 701
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701c keyboard feel vs 600?

#1 Post by Alexanders » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Which one of those keyboards feel better when typing?

Also, are there any good screen upgrades for the 701c and how feasible would it be to put a modern netbook motherboard with an ulv processor in there

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Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:16 pm

The 701C's keyboard is junk. The 600X is like comparing a mechanical keyboard to a crummy rubber dome keyboard. The 600X's keyboard is GREAT!!!
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Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

#3 Post by Alexanders » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:21 pm

O i c. Any difference between the 600x and 600 and 600e other than cpus and motherboards? They got the same keyboard or is it slightly different like some t60s had 3 slightly different keyboards even if they looked the same

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Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

#4 Post by Cooler22 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:30 pm

TBH the only advantage of the 701c keyboard is that the rubber domes don't wear to mush after a long period of time. If there was a replacement I'd replace them immediately. Also putting in a netbook motherboard is not going to get you very far. Either go for a AMD-5x86 motherboard or use an SOC like Vortex86, or something with an Intel Atom or Pentium and Hack the keyboard and trackpoint to USB. You can find a VGA controller on
ebay for a decent price that works with the DF9 adapter. If you want a standalone screen upgrade Thinkpadby3 found a possible IPS screen replacement somewhere on the forums. If you want to try cramming an external VGA controller with stock parts there is also a 1024 screen somewhere on ebay...

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Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:49 pm

Alexanders wrote:O i c. Any difference between the 600x and 600 and 600e other than cpus and motherboards? They got the same keyboard or is it slightly different like some t60s had 3 slightly different keyboards even if they looked the same
For me, every 600 I list as a 600X, just because I do it naturally.
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Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

#6 Post by brchan » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 pm

600 series keyboards are the best compared to any other thinkpad I have used. Travel, crispness, response, no flex, really all of it is excellent. The other keyboard that comes close is the one in the X300/X301 IMO. The 701 keyboard feels nice, but it isn't really a comparison.
Current Thinkpads: W530 (functional classic keyboard mod), X301, T61, T60, T43, A31p, T23, 600X, 770
Other: mk5 Toughbook cf-19, mk1 Toughbook cf-53

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Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:56 pm

brchan wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 pm
600 series keyboards are the best compared to any other thinkpad I have used. Travel, crispness, response, no flex, really all of it is excellent. The other keyboard that comes close is the one in the X300/X301 IMO. The 701 keyboard feels nice, but it isn't really a comparison.
I've personally never tried the 600* keyboard, but the X301 has a GREAT keyboard! I wish I could put it on other Thinkpads but it has a bigger connector :( .
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