My T520 has a HD+ (1600x900) display that I am not entirely happy with as the colours are a quite washed out. I found out that it is possible to replace it with a FHD display, part number AUO B156HW01 v.4, which should have better colours. While I was searching for a place that sells this panel, I also found out that there is a glossy display, part B156HW01 v.7. Now this interests me a lot, as I have used a MacBook Pro in the past and I loved the display. Yes, the reflections can be a problem sometimes, but I think I can live with them.
So does anyone know for sure if it is compatible with the T520?
My understanding is that the criteria that determine compatibility are:
- the location of the connector: bottom left, same as T520
- the resolution: my T520 has a lower resolution, but the graphics card does support FHD and I've seen other people have upgrade to FHD panels
- the backlight: LED same as T520
So it looks like I should be OK?
By the way, I have found the following sellers. The first one looks like it should be genuine. The others are a lot cheaper but I'm a bit sceptical as one mentions "100% compatible" which means it might be an inferior display from another manufacturer, and the other says it is a matte display (I think the v.7 is only glossy)http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230581951870http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140635641917http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190654123654
What do you think? Would you take a chance and get one of the cheaper ones?