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06-21-2014

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Got good deal on used W520, cleaned it up, upgraded and painted it. Dull no more!!!

2014-06-27, 4:19 AM

Got a used 2012 Lenovo Thinkpad W520 last week. I upgraded the memory to 16GB, installed a Crucial SSD as the main drive, put the 500GB HDD in caddy/dvd ultra bay, installed a new screen as there was a 1/8 " white spot on the screen. Cleaned up the case real good and then painted it as Thinkpads are workstations and not made for looks. The main layout has been the same for years... so I decided to make mine.... MINE! I wanted POWER & LOOKS!

I've painted notebooks before:
Custom Painted Notebooks

 

Before:

W520-800.jpg

 

W520b-800.jpg

 

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After:
2-W520-800.jpg

 

1-W520-800.jpg

 

 

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 4270 - 15.6" - 1920 x 1080 full HD screen
Core i7 2620M - 8GB RAM - 246GB SSD - 500GB 7200rpm HDD
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M / Intel HD Graphics
9 cell batteryWindows 7 Pro 64-bit

Lenovo Ideapad Y410p - Intel Core i7 4700MQ - DDR3 16GB Memory - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD +24G SSD - 1TB HDD SATA II HDD via Ultrabay - DVDRW via Ultrabay - Single/SLI Nvidia 750M + Intel 4600 HD - 9 cell 7800mAh battery - Windows 10 Pro x64
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Re: Got good deal on used W520, cleaned it up, upgraded and painted it. Dull no more!!!

2014-07-01, 8:14 AM

Sheesh.... my post got moved/dumped into a area where not many people visit. :(

I posted this same one in another forum I viisit and already got several posts in it.... not a one here!

Lenovo Ideapad Y410p - Intel Core i7 4700MQ - DDR3 16GB Memory - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD +24G SSD - 1TB HDD SATA II HDD via Ultrabay - DVDRW via Ultrabay - Single/SLI Nvidia 750M + Intel 4600 HD - 9 cell 7800mAh battery - Windows 10 Pro x64
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Tacoma, WA

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Re: Got good deal on used W520, cleaned it up, upgraded and painted it. Dull no more!!!

2015-10-19, 22:03 PM

Yep, one year and three months and no comments???

Anybody home???

Lenovo Ideapad Y410p - Intel Core i7 4700MQ - DDR3 16GB Memory - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD +24G SSD - 1TB HDD SATA II HDD via Ultrabay - DVDRW via Ultrabay - Single/SLI Nvidia 750M + Intel 4600 HD - 9 cell 7800mAh battery - Windows 10 Pro x64
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01-02-2011

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Re: Got good deal on used W520, cleaned it up, upgraded and painted it. Dull no more!!!

2016-03-02, 21:58 PM

Nice work, you should consider doing it professionally if people send you the plastics.

ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.
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Re: Got good deal on used W520, cleaned it up, upgraded and painted it. Dull no more!!!

2016-03-02, 22:00 PM

One question, do you use "flex" in the paint so it won't crack and chip like on plastic car bumpers?

ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.
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