03-11-2011 03:21 PM
I _just_ bought a new X201 tablet, and am very happy with it, except that the screen color is very yellowish or orangish. Green trees look brown, blue skies look grey. I tried both calibrating through Color Management in the Control Panel and endless adjustments in Intel's Control Center. It's as if there's just very little blue in the screen--a mechanical issue.
Mind you, it's crisp and clear; it just makes everything look like a photo taken under incandescent light with a camera set for daylight..
03-11-2011 05:28 PM
03-12-2011 01:39 AM
Yes, I should have said. I got the machine on Monday and let the problem go until Friday because I was somewhat fooled by what I saw at boot-up. At boot-up, before the color profile is loaded, the shift seemed less pronounced, but I realized today that was just because the color was so desaturated. By good fortune, the blurry Windows 7 logo has several colors which I can compare across computers, and the blue is definitely pale.
Just out of curiosity, Ivan, can you explain about the IPS screen? How long is "a while?" If "a while" is less than two years, that may be a problem. (I rotate each laptop I buy to a secondary, back-up status after two years, and give it away after four--so my old X61 is about to go to a good cause.)
03-12-2011 11:09 AM
03-12-2011 02:23 PM
Thanks. the BIOS background is greyish blue, with a tint almost of olive green. Sort of a dirty aqua. Sorry, I thought you meant the splash screen shown during the boot-up into Windows.
I've been asking around the New Urbanist community, and there's another person with the problem. Also, I saw that an early review of the X201 tablet had that complaint--too much yellow/orange. Maybe toward the end of the x201's life they're going back to some old stock of screens. I've toyed with trying to return it and waiting for the X220 tablet, but that has a 768-pixel wide screen in tablet mode, As a matter of fact, I purposefully bought the X201 tablet and 6 gigabytes of RAM just so that I could have some measure of the X220's speed without having to ditch a couple of programs. I thought "oh no, I can't live with that letterbox screen, I'd better act fast"
No need for speculation, though. Thanks for the help.
03-12-2011 08:09 PM
03-17-2011 03:41 PM
Just a follow-up . . .
I sent in the computer, but the description the technical support gave apparently wasn't good enough for the technician. I gave my own description on the repair form and inserted a typed-up set of instructions as to how to see the problem. However, as long as the screen passes the diagnostic suite test--level 2 cache etc.--they deem the computer repaired. Color isn't something they look for.
So I'm returning it. It's a terrible pity, too. I liked it a lot, but the technician couldn't repair it, and my 21 days to return it are almost up. Thanks again.
03-18-2011 12:59 AM
I am also on the same page with you....Just recently bought X201 tablet...Same yellowish display....I do not know how to solve the problem...If anyone did, can share something?
03-18-2011 06:43 AM
See this early review:
I know someone who got an X201 tablet in mid-summer, and was happy with the color--though I didn't see it myself. She works with photos, so I imagine she didn't get the yellowish display.
03-18-2011 07:16 AM
I have found the Solution finally, the real problem is graphics driver.
I own ThinkPad 410 and x 201 as well. In both I had the same yellowish color issue. Now both work fine.
Go to this link, choose your laptop and download the graphics driver (either Nvidia or Intel HD Graphics) and install it. Restart Your computer. That's all. Be happy and have a coffee. Your problem Solved.