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T430s screen upgrade

#1 Post by matthew28845 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a ThinkPad T430s which currently has the low-end 1366x768 screen. I've been wanting to upgrade it to a nicer one but I'm a little confused on which one to get. Would the 1600x900 one Lenovo used on the higher end T430s work? Do I need a new cable to run it? Are there any other nicer (but not horribly expensive) options?

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#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:02 pm

You can even get FHD (1920x1080) and WQHD (2560x1440) screens!
See this: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=122224
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#3 Post by matthew28845 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:37 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:02 pm
You can even get FHD (1920x1080) and WQHD (2560x1440) screens!
See this: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=122224
I've seen this before but from what I can see these are now mostly gone and horribly expensive when they're available.
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#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:16 am

Maybe look for a T450s, they have an IPS FHD option ex factory, resp. can be updated cheap enough, without any kit.

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#5 Post by matthew28845 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:53 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:16 am
Maybe look for a T450s, they have an IPS FHD option ex factory, resp. can be updated cheap enough, without any kit.
I'd rather not buy a whole new computer. I really like this T430s.
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Re: T430s screen upgrade

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:55 pm

If you don't mind glossy I've heard there is a 1600x900 alienware display that is supposedly really good compared to the Lenovo ones. Still TN though.

EDIT: Its an Alienware M14X....demo between the two panels here: https://imgur.com/a/HPvAq
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