M4800 Owner's Thread

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  1. alexhawker

    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    What "error" are you referring to?

    The 3K version cannot use Optimus, the GPU is always on. Perhaps that may be what you're referring to?
     
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    hellospace88 Newbie

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    That "error" I mean is a screen stripes or flare.
    "The 3K version cannot use Optimus, the GPU is always on. " : Yeah, I knew that.
    I see your laptop is M4800 3K, does have any problem ??
     
  3. alexhawker

    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    It's treated me well and still working. I think I replaced the battery 3 times? I've also had to replace the fans a couple times over the years. I love how easy it is to open up - remove battery and two screws, and you can pop the bottom off for access to either fan or many other things.

    It's no longer my daily driver - my back was starting to hurt so I assigned myself a T440p at work (helps to be the Sysadmin sometimes). I also received a Pixelbook as a gift, so I use that a lot for personal use, and the T440p works well for my mobile work needs. I still have two of the D5000 docks set up, though I think they're not 100% supported in Win10. I still have 8.1 on one of the partitions but just use 10 99% of the time.

    If you have any specific questions, I can try to answer them.
     
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    hellospace88 Newbie

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    Tks you so much.
    Is Ultrasharp QHD+ (3200x1800) screen a IPS panel ??
     
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    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    If you use the search in the top right of the webpage, you can search this thread - that might help you find some of the information you're looking for. Make sure to select the "this thread" option to search within this thread.
     
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    EnglishSkylarking Newbie

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    I have this screen. It's supposed to be an IPS panel and it uses IZGO technology but it's not IPS like you're probably thinking of. My experience has been that it's this weird bastardization between IPS and VA with bad contrast.

    Horizontal viewing angles are poor, with significant washout/yellow cast when viewing the screen off center; the greater the angle the greater the washout/cast. This is also visible vertically but not as much. Contrast ratio is also pretty garbage. Calibrated or not you're looking at somewhere around 700-800:1. Colorspace coverage is all right though, around 98% sRGB with underage in the reds and some overage in blues and greens.

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    Notebook Check reported a slightly better contrast ratio with this screen, so that might vary for you I guess.
     
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    hellospace88 Newbie

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    Tks, How long have you own M4800 3k ?
     
  8. Geraout

    Geraout Notebook Consultant

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    Is it possible to replace the touchpad of an M4800, or is it an integral part of the palmrest assembly?

    I've attached a web picture I found but its not clear how the touchpad is fixed.
     

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  9. Aaron44126

    Aaron44126 Notebook Prophet

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    I've never heard of someone doing this without replacing the entire palmrest. I checked eBay and can't find any touchpads on sale by themselves, but the entire palmrest is readily available. Pay attention to the fingerprint reader option as that is also part of the palmrest part.
     
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    EnglishSkylarking Newbie

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    Just about 5 years, since I picked up my M4800. These days I tend to use an external monitor, though.
     
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