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Is WXGA+(1440x900)LED LCD coming to T500, if so can I change panels later myself????

2008-11-24, 16:56 PM

I really like the t500 series, and wanted to buy it for few months but the did not have LED displays. But finally lenovo released the WXGA LED :), which is great except for low resolution :(.  And for some reason t400 has the WXGA+ LED.


I talked to lenovo reps on the phone, but nobody can give a definite answer on if WXGA+ coming to T500.


So the question is:

If I buy t500 with WXGA LED LCD, and then lenovo releases WXGA+ LED LCD, Will I be able to purchase the display panel it self, and then install it into my laptop myself, or will it require changing other hardware component as well????



Or should I Just go for WSXGA+(1680×1050) TFT, w/ CCFL Backlight???







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Re: Is WXGA+(1440x900)LED LCD coming to T500, if so can I change panels later myself????

2008-11-25, 0:14 AM

Welcome to the forum!


While I can't answer your question on if and when WXGA+ LCDs are coming to T500 series, there are a couple of other things that I can tell you:


a) By replacing the LCD by yourself you will void the warranty.


b) The cost of WXGA+ LCD in addition to T500 without one is likely to cost you a lotmore than a factory-configured T500 with the LCD that you want.


From my (not so modest) experience, most T models are always offered with more than one resolution, so I believe that you'll get to see WXGA+ on a T500...


Hope this helps.





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