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09-05-2008

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T400 LED Display

2008-09-09, 1:00 AM

I just recieved my T400, and am trying to confirm I have the LED backlit monitor.  Right after I ordered my laptop, I was confirming the features I ordered, and noticed the description didn't show the display was LED backlit.  I called up Lenovo, and they confirmed it was a LED backlit monitor, and that the descrption field cuts off the full description which explains why it didn't show on the feature list.  Just to be sure, I went through and reconfigured a laptop with all of the options I wanted, and confirmed it was the same price. 

 

Now if you look on the T400 datasheet from the lenovo website (3rd page), it shows the following:

WXGA (1280x800, 98dpi, 185+ nit)

WXGA+ (1440x900, 129dpi, 200+ nit)

WXGA+ W/LED backlit (1680x1050, 129dpi, 200+ nit) 

 

I just went to check my display settings, and it is set to the max resolution of 1440x900.  Logic would tell me that I got stuck with the WXGA+ monitor for the price of the WXGA+ W/LED backlit monitor.  How can I confirm this?  This would really suck since the LED backlit display was one of the deciding factors of purchasing this laptop.

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Re: T400 LED Display

2008-09-09, 1:24 AM

I checked my Email Confrimation, the Order Status on the Lenovo Website, and the Parts Lookup on the Lenovo Website and found the following part numbers for my laptop:

 

Lenovo Online Order Status

 

42X6318   SBB 14.1 W X G A +TFT

 

Email Order Confirmation

 

42X6318 SBB 14.1 W X G A +TFT

 

Lenovo Parts Lookup Website

 

42T0497     0000000  14.1 INCH LCD DISPLAY:FLAT PANEL DISPLAY

 

 

 

 

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09-08-2008

Ohio, USA

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Re: T400 LED Display

2008-09-09, 1:58 AM

I think the 1680x1050 resolution is a typo.  If that was the resolution, it wouldn't be 129 dpi. 

 

I also ordered the LED backlight and I have 1440x900 as my resolution.

 

The review posted here also shows 1440x900 as the LED display resolution: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4569&review=Lenovo+ThinkPad+T400 

 

I think you're safe.

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09-05-2008

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Re: T400 LED Display

2008-09-09, 14:22 PM

As you've noticed, the T400 datasheet has some errors on it and one of them is the resolution of the LED backlit display.  The description is correct (WXGA+), but the resolution number is wrong.  Both the LED and CCFL backlit WXGA+ panels have the same resolution.  1680x1050 is WSXGA+, which you can only get on the 15.4" and larger laptops.

 

Here's the descriptions from the `Help me decide' button on the lenovo website: 

 

•  WXGA+: Widescreen Extended Graphics Array Plus

        Resolution: 1440x900

•  WSXGA+: Widescreen Super eXtended Graphics Array Plus
        Resolution: 1680×1050

 

 

As an aside, Lenovo seems to be shipping at least two different LED panels.  The panel in the review at notebookreview.com (and what most people seem to be getting) is an LG (LP141WP2), but they're also shipping a Samsung panel (LTN141BT, which is what I got).  The E-mail order confirmation number is the same, but the part lookup is different:  

 

Email Order Confirmation

42X6318 SBB 14.1 W X G A +TFT

Lenovo Parts Lookup Website

42T0503     0000000  14.1 INCH LCD DISPLAY:FLAT PANEL DISPLAY

Message Edited by snclawson on 09-09-2008 07:35 AM
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