Thinkpad T420 Owner's Thread

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  1. yaonyc

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    unfortunately the T470 screens are very dim too. around 260 nits or so.

    the touchscreen version is a bit better.
     
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    Can you get a wqhd screen on the T470?
     
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    good question not sure. i would say probably yes.
     
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    can't, only t470s and t470p


    the S version is pointless anyways, so the best option is to get t470p
     
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    ok. thanks for that update. T470p should be a better option overall than the T470
     
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    USB 3.0 for T420,

    upon my own research, it seems the express-card 2 port USB 3.0 is a hit or miss option.

    I think the most simple option is you need faster than USB 2.0 speeds is a eSata to USB 3.0 cable.

    this way, you utilize the native eSata port on the T420, get 6 mbps speeds from USB 3.0 devices
     
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    Update on my LCD screen upgrade.

    I decided to not go the FHD route. The price / benefit ratio was not compelling. also, the risk of the flickering wasn't worth it to me.

    i compared 1600 x 900 to 1920 x 1080 on a 14" screen and i feel 1600 x 900 is perfect screen resolution. FHD is far too small at 100% scale.

    I upgraded to the Alienware glossy 300 nits screen
    • LG lp140wd2-tlg1 (TL)(G1)

    It is a huge upgrade. clarity is greatly improved. viewing angles are great. 300 nits. i can use this T420 outdoors with no issue.

    The upgrade cost me $40 and 10 min.of time swapping out the stock 1600 x 900 screen.

    I hightly recommend this upgrade.
     
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    Just put my T420 next to my buddy's T470 FHD touchscreen and my T420 is brighter.

    Its unreal how Thinkpad just can not get their panels right.
     
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    hello t420 owners,

    i would like to upgrade to windows 10 pro.

    I am on the lenovo site. there are some drivers for windows 10 for the T420, but there are missing some.

    Does all hardware work for T420 even with windows 7 drivers?

    thank you t420 owners.
     
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    I believe W8 drivers may work on W10
     
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