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Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1021 Post by votumcratum » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:50 am

nitrocaster wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:00 am
votumcratum wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:21 am
Hi guys,

Could you please advise what the difference between preferable screens is?

LG LP125WF2-SPB3 : matte, IPS
LG LP125WF2-SPB4 : matte, IPS
BOE NV125FHM-N62 : matte, IPS

I mean, how should I pick one, what are the criteria?
Thanks.
There's little to no difference as far as I know (and I've seen all 3). Just make sure to ask your seller for exact model (not 'compatible' or 'replacement') without dead/stuck pixels.
Understood, thanks. By the way, today I learned that one could fit a 12.5" or a 13.3" 2k display into an x230, - does your mod support 2k ?
UPD: My bad, I see that FAQ says it doesn't.

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1022 Post by snowbird » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:53 am

privet, I hope I can get the screen with next shippment, would be so cool :banana:

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1023 Post by radostzohany » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:57 am

What would be the best IPS screen for x230 with least ghosting/hotspot problem and how should I carefully recognize it when looking on online listings please?
Is there a huge price gap when it comes to FHD/2k 12,5 mods? does they require nitrocaster board or some kind of modding, how much are they going for compared to standart ips screens ?

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=43600546862
btw can I somehow preserve my wifi and add msata to x230?

Your advice would be much appreciated, have a great day
:D

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1024 Post by radostzohany » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:36 pm

nitrocaster wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:50 am
Good news! The 4th batch is in production now. Assembled PCBs are expected to be ready by September.
how much it will cost with shipping to europe, will it work with 2k mod? will it upgrade the lap to have another msata and usb 3.0 or something like that?

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1025 Post by nitrocaster » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:43 am

radostzohany wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:57 am
What would be the best IPS screen for x230 with least ghosting/hotspot problem and how should I carefully recognize it when looking on online listings please?
Neither of tested displays has this problem. Avoid AUO displays as there's a chance your display won't work with the kit.
radostzohany wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:57 am
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=43600546862
btw can I somehow preserve my wifi and add msata to x230?
WiFi is installed in mPCIE slot which can not be used for mSATA SSDs. You have 2.5" bay and mSATA slot for 2 SSDs if you want that many.
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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1026 Post by nitrocaster » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:49 am

radostzohany wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:36 pm
nitrocaster wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:50 am
Good news! The 4th batch is in production now. Assembled PCBs are expected to be ready by September.
how much it will cost with shipping to europe, will it work with 2k mod? will it upgrade the lap to have another msata and usb 3.0 or something like that?
Prices remain the same. 2K is not supported. The kit does not provide any features other than support for 2-lane eDP displays. If you want extra USB3, get an ExpressCard adapter. BTW, do you really need another mSATA? X230 takes 2 SSDs right out of the box (2.5" + mSATA). Furthermore, 2.5" SSDs are cheaper and have more capacity.
Want to buy X220/X230 FHD mod kit? Read this before sending me a PM!
T25 | X230: i7-3520M | 16GB RAM | 512GB M.2 Micron M600 | LG LP125WF2-SPB4 FHD IPS | 9c Li-Ion | Win8.1 Pro 64

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Re: Upgrading X220/X230 to FHD 1080p

#1027 Post by ahhyes » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:17 pm

I have one that I ordered from the previous batch but have changed my mind as to doing the mod.

$60 in US or let me know where you are and I'll figure out postage. Posted on reddit if you want to see a picture.

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