01-28-2016 11:24 AM
I bought a Thinkpad T450 back in November and really like the specs with one MAJOR exception and that's the screen that the laptop has come with. It's astoundingly bad. They didnt offer a 1080p IPS display so I went for a HP+ 1600x900 display as a sort of temprorary option, because I know that if I got a 1260x724 I'd have to invest in a new connector pin.
The issue is when I went to ask an IT shop how much it would cost to just replace the screen they told me my Laptop wouldnt support a 1080p IPS screen and it would just be blank saying they've had this issue before. I've seen that people have done it on the internet so I don't really know who to go with here. I suspect they may have tried to go from 724 to 1080p which would explain it. Does anyone have any experience with this and if it is possible to upgrade is there a difference between a t450 and t450s 1080p screen and would either be compatable with each other?
As a note they offer my EXACT laptop with a 1080p screen now so again any info I may be missing here regarding why it wouldnt be compatable would be appreciated. Aren't these laptops supposed to be upgradable? It's the whole reason I bought it..
01-28-2016 12:23 PM
01-28-2016 12:32 PM
Lenovo offer 1080p on the T450 in Europe, I don't know if its the same in the US. They only started doing this a month ago (much to my annoyance)
At this point I'm switching the screen or the Laptop becasue this screen is atrocious.
I'm seeing that brightness issue around the forums too and that would be a big deal for me, so I'm really unsure over how to procede with this but other people say it works perfectly. I'm not sure where the differences lie.
01-28-2016 12:38 PM
01-28-2016 12:59 PM
01-28-2016 01:25 PM
Jesus.. that sounds complicated. I'm really only good at literally taking computers apart. But it does sound like a nice workaround. Get two really cheap ones and try that. I'd be genuinely interested to hear the results. I think its a bit ridiculous that such a workaround should even have to be found to be honest, this apparently used to be a fair bt easier.
06-17-2016 06:08 PM
I just did this on a used T450 which came with a horrible 1366x768 screen. According to dmidecode, the "Product Name" is 20BV0005US, so I got a 1080p screen in the "THINKPAD T450 20BV SERIES" from Screen Country. Item ID: 534911655. It works fine. Be sure to use the model number on your T450 to get the best match possible. I bet it will work.