4k T570 screen in T540p

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4k T570 screen in T540p

#1 Post by Quardah » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi all,

I read this today : http://www.pcworld.com/article/3153609/ ... ptane.html

I currently have a T540p with a basic FHD Panel and i was thinking of upgrading it. The T540p has a stock 3K Panel but since i lazied out on the upgrade, now that the T570 brings a 15.6 official 4K Panel to the ThinkPad line i would rather upgrade to the 4K panel instead.

Now i would like to know if any of you has any tips or info about this before i start investigating further. I am thinking of things like :

Can the panel fit where the old one is currently right now? and, is it the same connection inside the laptop to connect the panel?

Thanks again.
JPBD
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Re: 4k T570 screen in T540p

#2 Post by Quardah » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:31 pm

lowkey bump.

200 views and no replies? I find you guys really shy on this subject.

C'mon you're the pros you can't let me down :'[
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Re: 4k T570 screen in T540p

#3 Post by alexw1982 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:45 am

Hi,

I am in the same boat as you are/were. Trying to put a 4k Display in a 540p. Did you ever succedd in doing it?

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Re: 4k T570 screen in T540p

#4 Post by agarza » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:58 pm

I don't think it's possible.

Those machines at that time were not designed to drive a 4K display, at least that's my theory, what was the maximum resolution on the T540p?

At one point in the past I wondered the same thing but on a T460, to put a WQHD panel. In the end is not possible since the motherboard does not support 4 lane eDP video signal which is required to drive anything more than FHD.
So in the end I just bought a used standard FHD T460p and got from eBay the WQHD LCD screen and cable. Piece of cake.
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Re: 4k T570 screen in T540p

#5 Post by NonesensE » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:38 am

Those are totally different animals...

The T540p was available with a 3K screen that needed 4 eDP lanes. So in theory, it should be possible to drive a 4K screen with the 3K cable. The question is: has anyone ever tried?
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Re: 4k T570 screen in T540p

#6 Post by Quardah » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:48 pm

NonesensE wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:38 am
Those are totally different animals...

The T540p was available with a 3K screen that needed 4 eDP lanes. So in theory, it should be possible to drive a 4K screen with the 3K cable. The question is: has anyone ever tried?
Hi!

Sorry for the late reply.

I got the 3K screen for a little less than 80 USD over eBay (and then i realized it was a different cable... lol)

3K is sufficient really. It's crystal sharp for this device. Some games run on the 730M in 3K (PVK2 and Darkest Dungeons) but it's pretty much the top max i can ever ask of this hardware. I play CS:GO on 1440*810 (half resolution) and it looks superbe.

Not to forget, the panasonic panel is astonishingly beautiful.

Get the 3K panel you will not regret it.

Cheers!
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LOOKING FOR : X201s or Intel X1** ThinkPads
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