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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:19 pm 
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This one just sold for $1250!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 52wt_1270b


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:26 pm 
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omg that's a little ridiculous for a T60 o_O

It might be maxed out, but it is still 6 year old hardware or so. To each his own, it's definitely cool though!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:42 pm 
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That one seemed nice, and included a lot of good extras, like the original screen. The owner put a lot of thought into maxing it out in a very sensible manner.

For those of you whose eyes can tolerate QXGA (I've tried it twice and it's no-go at least until I'm done with my Lasik) go for it - build your own - it will definitely cost you less...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:59 am 
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*Wow*, that's some selling price. I wonder if that really is the going rate nowadays. Might tempt me to part with mine :-)

My thoughts on this: if, as widely expected, Apple is going to announce a QXGA iPad today, it might push other manufacturers to increase the resolutions on their devices. Despite years of being told "there is no market for hi-res hi-quality displays", the moment Apple decides to do so everyone else will be falling over each other to offer hi-res panel options :-P

I'd be willing to part with my trusted QXGA FrankenPad if I could get a modern ultrabook with QXGA :-)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:47 am 
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Inexplicable! Maybe if it had an Intel GPU T61 mobo, better CPU, larger SSD and 8GB of RAM. A new keyboard would be nice, too!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:56 am 
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indotoonster wrote:
Apple is going to announce a QXGA iPad today, it might push other manufacturers to increase the resolutions on their devices.

It may be QXGA resolution, but it will be like the iPhone. It has the retina display, but the icons and such are the same size as the original iPhone. Few can probably read a 10.1" QXGA LCD at its native resolution.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:39 pm 
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ZaZ wrote:
It may be QXGA resolution, but it will be like the iPhone. It has the retina display, but the icons and such are the same size as the original iPhone. Few can probably read a 10.1" QXGA LCD at its native resolution.


?

The iPhone/iPad both run their LCDs at native resolution. It's just that the UI is resolution independent(ish.) Modern versions of Windows can support high-DPI displays too, as can Linux.

The "high resolution == tiny text" thing hasn't been really been true for a couple years now.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Im planing on maxing out one of my T61's and sell it for +$800!!!
It's a 14.1 WS with a Past July nVidia GPU, 8GB Patriot RAM, 120GB SSD, BRAND NEW keyboard, New Fan + heatsink + AS5, DVD-RW Drive, 3 NEW Batterys [9 cell, 6 cell, 3 cell], New soft sleave bag, new leather bag, 2 New OEM Chargers, 2 New replacement palmrest, 1 new replacement keyboard, 1 replacement DVD drive, Brand New Copy of XP Prof. + Windows 7!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:27 pm 
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hoax32 wrote:
Im planing on maxing out one of my T61's and sell it for +$800!!!
It's a 14.1 WS with a Past July nVidia GPU, 8GB Patriot RAM, 120GB SSD, BRAND NEW keyboard, New Fan + heatsink + AS5, DVD-RW Drive, 3 NEW Batterys [9 cell, 6 cell, 3 cell], New soft sleave bag, new leather bag, 2 New OEM Chargers, 2 New replacement palmrest, 1 new replacement keyboard, 1 replacement DVD drive, Brand New Copy of XP Prof. + Windows 7!!!


Save yourself time and aggravation, not to mention $$$$.

Unless you're intent on having a maxed-out T61 for your own needs (nothing wrong with that) all of the above will be a waste...no T61 changes hands for that amount of money, unless it filled with something *very* illegal... :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:01 am 
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ajkula66 wrote:

Save yourself time and aggravation, not to mention $$$$.

Unless you're intent on having a maxed-out T61 for your own needs (nothing wrong with that) all of the above will be a waste...no T61 changes hands for that amount of money, unless it filled with something *very* illegal... :D



Adding "i put some weed under the keyboard" should do the trick! :P
No seriously - I have seen PAste July 2008 Units go for +400 and I AM planing on maxing this thing out! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:08 am 
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underclocker wrote:
Inexplicable! Maybe if it had an Intel GPU T61 mobo, better CPU, larger SSD and 8GB of RAM. A new keyboard would be nice, too!
It is not only the absolutely rare combination together with the QXGA screen which finally makes the difference. If you consider that hunting for and purchasing one of these screens consumes some time and effort, which together with the final assembly of the machine does deserve its own remuneration, than this is not really out of this world. Custom made goods come with custom efforts, and therefore definitely merit a custom price.

Been there, done that: I have built two T61+ Frankenpads, each with 8GB of RAM, a T9500 CPU on an actual Penryn-Board, and both prominently featuring a brand new BOE Hydis UXGA IPS display. It may be not as rare as a QXGA display, but has the added advantage of being very much brighter, yet it also has become increasingly harder to find one of these. Considering all the effort and money i had to invest in getting all the parts and finally putting together these machines, i finally decided to not sell any of these and rather keep them for my own usage pleasure (with one of them stashed away as a fallback).

Nobody would ever understand why paying a premium price for such a machine with even an obvious used look from the outside, while housing some perfect innards, would ever be justified, simply because nobody is aware about the efforts the creator of this fine Frankenpad had to make. Personally i have come to the conclusion that i would never forgive myself for selling any of these gorgeous machines and having to go through all the hassle again to finally assemble a pretty much ideal (for me) T61+ again. Unfortunately, being used to cheaply machine manufactured goods, consumers have forgotten to value the time spend with manual labour, simply because work time has unfortunately become a rather undervalued commodity and a matter of cheap foreign work slaves in our industrialized age.

There are things money just can't buy, or which can only be bought with really lots and lots of money. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:17 pm 
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I quite like like the "sleeper" aspect of what's going on here with these upgraded old beasts--my T61p looks dated enough and has just enough patina to show that it's been carefully taken out and about for most of its (almost) 4 year life, while still smoking any brand new laptop without an SSD at most tasks... I get to enjoy using a zippy machine, and my clients don't get to think they're paying me too much :D

If you value your time, and such an offering represents exactly what you want, and you're not the sort of person who finds tracking down bits and assembling them "fun" (as I do...), then the $1250 makes sense... that said, I would consider a T61 board (therefore the ability to run 8GB of ram and SATA-II) an absolute necessity--I abhor waiting for my computer...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:26 am 
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First, that is way too overpriced for T61p. Brand new Sandy Bridge T420 can be found at $750+.

In case you are still interested, there are T61 boards with/without CPU's running for $100-$150 on feebay now. I think I can finally upgrade my [wife's now] T60 to a proper T61. From there I can begin the 8GB RAM, SATA-II, etc. I don't mind the Intel. I have a broken T61 with NVS 140M sitting here that only works on external display.

15" QXGA is by far the best monitor I have used. Too bad my wife just keeps zooming in text. I like the PPI ratio very much. Only issue I might see (not issue to me), is that display is slightly dimmer for what you may expect. Great nevertheless. My X220 IPS can't even compare.

Also, here are some part numbers in case you were interested (Penryn ready means it comes with Penryn by default. You can install Penryn in the other one, but I think something like the temp sensor doesn't work):
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System service parts - ThinkPad T61 and T61p (14.1-inch)

System board assembly, Intel Crestline GM with AMT
42W7648
42W7872 (Penryn ready)

System board assembly, nVIDIA NB8M-GS with AMT (WARNING: Faulty boards that stop working. AVOID!)
42W7649
42W7873 (Penryn ready)

System board assembly, nVIDIA NB8P-GL with AMT
42W7650
42W7874 (Penryn ready)


15 inch LCD service parts - ThinkPad T60, T60p (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2613, 2623, 2637)
Inverter card (15in) SXGA+/UXGA 42T0079

15-in QXGA IPS TFT panel parts - ThinkPad R50p
Inverter card, SXGA+ and UXGA 91P7339


QXGA screens by IDTECH
IAQX10N, 07N2890
IAQX10S, 92P6673, 92P6684

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:59 am 
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bgalakazam wrote:
First, that is way too overpriced for T61p.


It was a T60p not T61p.

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