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supersalad
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Message 11 of 17

Re: Dead Pixel Agony

Just got word from my wife that the replacement laptop arrived. Can't wait to get home to inspect and see if there are any issues. Crossing my fingers there are no more dead pixels this time.

supersalad
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Message 12 of 17

Re: Dead Pixel Agony

Update #3:

 

Logged in using my brand spanking new T520 and free of dead pixels to boot Cat Tongue 

So far all seems to check out okay. The keyboard feels great and the trackpad is superb. The speaker sound is a bit weak and tiny but can be remedied using a good pair of headsets. I don't know if I made the right choice of upgrading to NVidia NVS4200M as the Windows Experience graphics rating is a tad lower than the Intel HD graphics of the first laptop that I returned. I also upgraded to bluetooth in hopes to get a bluetooth mouse later. Still waiting to break in the unit before slapping in the additional 4 gig of RAM. I'm going to give this baby a couple of days of testing and breaking in before I commit to fully installing all programs that I need. 

tripplec
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Message 13 of 17

Re: Dead Pixel Agony

The speaker sound and volume can be improve immensely by changing the audio settings in control panel. It not going to give you the sound some other notebooks have but much better than out of the box.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

JDay
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Message 14 of 17

Re: Dead Pixel Agony


@supersalad wrote:

Update #3:

 

I don't know if I made the right choice of upgrading to NVidia NVS4200M as the Windows Experience graphics rating is a tad lower than the Intel HD graphics of the first laptop that I returned. I also upgraded to bluetooth in hopes to get a bluetooth mouse later. 



Windows Experience Index is giving you the score for the Intel graphics, Nvidia only kicks in when it is needed. As for the bluetooth, I use mine with a bluetooth stereo headset. I never use a mouse with it since the trackpoint and touchpad are more than sufficient.

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Message 15 of 17

Re: Dead Pixel Agony

WEI is bad enough as a benchmark, and worse when you confuse it with Optimus. 3DMark is a better bet for a benchmark.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Message 16 of 17

Re: Dead Pixel Agony


@supersalad wrote:

Update #3:

 

I don't know if I made the right choice of upgrading to NVidia NVS4200M as the Windows Experience graphics rating is a tad lower than the Intel HD graphics of the first laptop that I returned . . . . Still waiting to break in the unit before slapping in the additional 4 gig of RAM. I'm going to give this baby a couple of days of testing and breaking in before I commit to fully installing all programs that I need. 


WEI of my T420 as shipped with 4GB of RAM in Optimus and mechanical HDD : 4.7 ( Proc: 7.1; Mem: 5.9; Graph 4.7; Gaming Graph: 6.5 HDD: 5.9)


WEI of my T40 with only the nVidia card turned on in the BIOS and 8GB RAM and mechanical HDD: 5.2 (Proc: 7.1; Mem: 7.5; Graph: 5.2; Gaming Graph: 6.5; HDD 5.9)

 

WEI is not that great of a benchmark and Optimus does confuse it. As you can see if you turn Optimus off and only run the nVidia card the Gaming Graphics sub score will go slightly. The nVidia card is slightly faster, and it wil allow you to run an additional display. 

X1 Carbon 3rd Gen Type 20BT i7-5500U, 2560x1440 (non-touch), Win 10 Pro, 8GB RAM, 512 SSD, Intel 7625 WiFi, BT 4.0 | ThinkVision P24q-10 monitor

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chasist
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Message 17 of 17

Re: Dead Pixel Agony

Lenovo Malaysia will not treat customer the same way as my case was rejected by using photo taken by me like you did above. I am still hoping they will replace my lcd. Please if any Lenovo people who read this. please help me.

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