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T540P versus W530 Any thoughts?

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T540P versus W530 Any thoughts?

#1 Post by olddog » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:49 am

My main machine is a W530, but I have recently acquired a slightly lower specc'd T540P for a decent price. It has an i5 rather than an i7 chip, and a low-res screen, but but both can easily be upgraded.

Aside from lower max RAM, which isn't an issue, and the awful clunkpad (also not an issue as I use a mouse) is there any reason not to make the change?

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Re: T540P versus W530 Any thoughts?

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:58 am

Well, the only screen worth upgrading to in a T540p is the 3K Panasonic one, the rest of them are junky. Just something to consider.
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Re: T540P versus W530 Any thoughts?

#3 Post by olddog » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:17 am

Thank you. I am glad I asked before buying!

There is somebody up the road selling these Panasonic screens but I have a further question. The Panasonic seller mentions a 40 pin connector, but somebody else selling screens for a T540P says they have a 30 pin connector. Is he wrong, or are both possible, and what happens if the laptop requires 30?

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Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:58 am
Well, the only screen worth upgrading to in a T540p is the 3K Panasonic one, the rest of them are junky. Just something to consider.

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Re: T540P versus W530 Any thoughts?

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:22 am

olddog wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:17 am
Thank you. I am glad I asked before buying!

There is somebody up the road selling these Panasonic screens but I have a further question. The Panasonic seller mentions a 40 pin connector, but somebody else selling screens for a T540P says they have a 30 pin connector. Is he wrong, or are both possible, and what happens if the laptop requires 30?
I'm fairly certain that the correct answer is 40.
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Re: T540P versus W530 Any thoughts?

#5 Post by olddog » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:59 am

Thanks. I have seen a few more sellers saying the same. The first seller I saw quoted 30 pin, hence my question.

ajkula66 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:22 am
olddog wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:17 am
Thank you. I am glad I asked before buying!

There is somebody up the road selling these Panasonic screens but I have a further question. The Panasonic seller mentions a 40 pin connector, but somebody else selling screens for a T540P says they have a 30 pin connector. Is he wrong, or are both possible, and what happens if the laptop requires 30?
I'm fairly certain that the correct answer is 40.

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