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Message 11 of 33 (1,369 Views)

Re: T420s Pixelated Screen

Thanks for the info.

How is the gamut on the W series in comparison to T520?

how much is it on the T420s by the way? (seems very low....)

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Message 12 of 33 (1,369 Views)

Re: T420s Pixelated Screen

It's probably really low on the T420s.

The 1600x900 on the T520 and W520 (same screen) are 60 or 65% NTSC. The 1920x1080 on the T520 and W520 are also the same. No idea what the gamut is for the 1366x768 on the W520 and T520, but it can't be great.
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Message 13 of 33 (1,340 Views)

Re: T420s Pixelated Screen

Noam,

 

Hey - I'd replied to this on your FB pages as well... 

 

We've opened a formal complaint and Greg should be contacting you and will work with you on a resolution.  Other than suggestions for drivers, resolution settings, power management settings that could lead to pixelation or reduced contrast we may be limited to what we can do to help here in the forum.  I think you've already been over all those.

 

Let me know if you need more help after working with Greg - you have me email.  Smiley Wink

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

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Message 14 of 33 (1,234 Views)

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Just thought it will be nice to show a comparison between the display of the T420S to a normal screen. Just in case anyone who cares about the quality of their future screens is looking for the information. 

 

Im amazed this is not a defected product - its high-end laptop with enhanced graphics and cost a lot of $$$. not sure how Lenovo approved something like that. 

 

http://i43.tinypic.com/357irsy.jpg

 

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Message 15 of 33 (1,211 Views)

Re: T420s Pixelated Screen

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noamg wrote:

Just thought it will be nice to show a comparison between the display of the T420S to a normal screen. Just in case anyone who cares about the quality of their future screens is looking for the information. 

 

Im amazed this is not a defected product - its high-end laptop with enhanced graphics and cost a lot of $$$. not sure how Lenovo approved something like that. 

 

http://i43.tinypic.com/357irsy.jpg

 


I don't think anyone with any first hand knowledge of the T420s would recommend it for a Pro Photographer.  I certainly would not.  Of the 13 and 14" screens I have personally evaluated, I would rate the MacBook Air at or near the top. 

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Message 16 of 33 (1,205 Views)

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T420s is not designed for photo editing, it is more of a business laptop.

For photoeditting get an IPS external LCD, if you are really into photo editing get an Eizo and NEC LCD.
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Message 17 of 33 (1,167 Views)

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Even as a business laptop, or normal people laptop - no one should have to deal with a display such as this one.  have you seen the photo comparison between the T420s to a normal screen? (http://i43.tinypic.com/357irsy.jpg) thats painful to see..

 

oh and not to talk about the 2 sales people who told me the T420s have a great screen, same or better than the old T60 and should be great for my needs as a photographer. now i know its not even 1% of what the T60 was.

 

 

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Message 18 of 33 (1,156 Views)

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T60 as in T60p? They are joking right?
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Message 19 of 33 (1,148 Views)

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The point is not abou which model is beter for photographer. The point is the T420s/T420 screen is really bad. We need to let lenovo know that we would like to pay more to have a better screen, if lenovo just want to cut the cost. Lenovo should at least give us more option about screen. I owned T42, T60, T400, T410,W500,W510, X220, T420s... T420s is the first thinkpad that don't want to keep only because of the screen. I'm still using my old T410.

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Message 20 of 33 (1,142 Views)

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I have heard horror stories of the T420s "screen door" screen and that this also is an issue with the T420. I do not have any issues with my particular T420, or the T420 of a friend. Another friend of mine has a T420s, and she managed to get a panel that doesn't have the screen door effect.

 

I feel that both the T420 (and also my T400) have screens that are way too blue from the factory. Once properly calibrated, they are sufficient for normal everyday usage, but I wouldn't trust them for graphics use. The quality of laptop LCD panels have gone down over time and this isn't limited just to Lenovo. I feel that many people simply adjust to the lack of quality over time and don't notice it or are not willing to pay for the upgrade during the configuration process so manufacturers have difficulty justifying the extra expense of a better panel. Additionally, most manufacturers have more than one supplier for all critical parts and not all suppliers are crated equal.


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