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ThinkPad T60 Screen is Amazing

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Andrew Baxter, Feb 12, 2006.

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  1. Andrew Baxter

    Andrew Baxter - Super Moderator

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    I received the ThinkPad T60 from Lenovo this Friday and just wanted to post a couple of pics and let everyone know how ecstatic I am about the screen. It's certainly the best ThinkPad screen experience I've had, and I've gone through a lot of 'em. The viewing angles are seemingly limitless with little to no color distortion and the brightness is very good. I've uploaded some pics of the screen from various angles and alongside the new Dell e1705 laptop with a TrueLife screen. I'll post more on the T60 for Monday.

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    the specs for the T60 I have are the 2623-D3U SKU you see in the above chart. In the pictures with two screens below the ThinkPad T60 is on the left, the e1705 is on the right.
     

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    and some more pictures of just the T60, notice the color and brightness remain true even from very wide angles. Sorry for any blurriness, it's one of those "you need to see it in person" to appreciate how nicely the screen behaves in various angles of viewing.
     

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    SpacemanSpiff Everything in Moderation

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    Thanks, abaxter. This is so good to hear--I guess I am one who has foolishly fretted about a drop in Thinkpad quality.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Andrew Baxter

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    and as an example for comparison of what often happens with LCD displays when you view from a high or low angle (not perpendicular) let's look at the Dell Inspiron B130 screen from a few angles.

    Notice the colors and contrast completely change depending on the angle of looking at the B130 screen, almost to the point it's hard to view.
     

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    Goren Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    what do those graphics terms mean .. M52-64?
     
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    santasballz Notebook Consultant

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    ewww ogre love...

    but nice thinkpad =)
     
  7. ivoloos

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    I'm missing this :centrino: sticker at the photo most right.:confused:
    Ow, and of course, nice pics and I'm looking forward to the review and more pics :D
     
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    claus1225 Notebook Guru

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    hi abaxter, i know you'll post a complete review soon, but does your T60 run cooler and quieter than t43 or t42? thank.

    chris
     
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    Oh god, I hate thee :( I cant even get my Z60m yet and it is outdated on many levels already.
     
  11. qwester

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    So is this just becuase you have an IPS screen?
    Cause those results are unreal to say the least ... AMAZING. Quality deteriorates with photos and yet they look this good.

    But the prices are high :( ... it seems they are back to pre lenovo days, when $3500 was a common occurrence
     
  12. Goren

    Goren Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    hmm, a T60 with an x1600 could give the Asus V6J a serious run for its money! infact it seems to be the best standard 15" dual core out so far! (in terms of gaming potential)
     
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    I thought the T60 wasn't going to use the x1600?
     
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    vkyr Notebook Consultant

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    > ...
    > So is this just becuase you have an IPS screen?

    Yes, the 15" IPS FlexView TFT-panels are in many aspects much better than the usual standard panels, especially related to viewing angels, contrasts and colorings.
     
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    abaxter - Have you experienced with the Flexview screens on earlier T-series, i.e. T42/T43? If so, does the Flexview screen on the T60 differs somehow?
     
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    Here is my T42 with FlexView for comparative purposes.
     
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    gino1968 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does Lenovo use the S-IPS (Super In Plane Switching) LCDs from LG.Philips?

    They have a nice cyber tour on their website, explaining the advantages and the technology of S-IPS. (takes a while before it's loaded)
     
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    The T60 model 2623-D3U 15" SXGA+ IPS TFT is also from LG-Philips, just the T60 15" UXGA IPS TFTs will probably be from BOE-Hydis instead.

    Note that LG-Philips only lists some older TFT-panels online and that they have some more panels in their program than those listed publicly on their website.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I guess your right, they only use IPS and not S-IPS.

    Do you've any idea why they don't use S-IPS? (drains too much power, too expensive?)
     
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