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701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:00 pm
by Alexanders
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

Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:16 pm
by Thinkpad4by3
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!!!

Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:21 pm
by Alexanders
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

Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:30 pm
by Cooler22
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...

Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:49 pm
by Thinkpad4by3
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.

Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 pm
by brchan
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.

Re: 701c keyboard feel vs 600?

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:56 pm
by Thinkpad4by3
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 :( .