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W530 with touchscreen and keyboard from W510?

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W530 with touchscreen and keyboard from W510?

#1 Post by fafler » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:00 pm

Hi. I have a W510 with IPS touchscreen. I also have a deal on my hand, for a W530 with TN panel. The W510 screen is better, and I like the W510 keyboard a lot more than I'm probably going to like the W530 one.

So, can I move the screen and keyboard from a W510 to a W530? Does the W530 have connector for the touch interface?

Also, I rarely play any demanding games, but would I be sorry not to wait for a K2000m model? The main drawback with my W510 is that the graphics chip is not much faster than on board Intel, and I'd rather not feel like I having a underpowered workstation class laptop once again.
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Re: W530 with touchscreen and keyboard from W510?

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:38 pm

Your panel is not IPS, but a very good TN.

That being said, it won't work in a *30 series unit. For the keyboard swap, you need a modded BIOS
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Re: W530 with touchscreen and keyboard from W510?

#3 Post by fafler » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:51 pm

Thanks a lot. I'll stick with my W510, then. It has the best screen of any laptop I've ever owned. IPS or not :D
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