Thinkpad Tablet: But I definitely wouldn’t want to do it again

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

X230 for my daughter. The x230t died so I ordered an x230 as replacement. $45 with tax and shipping. I already had charger and ssd, it has 8gb ram and the battery is terrible but I have ordered a new one.

This thing is soooo light. The x230t is heavy compared to this.

Swapped the ips panel from the tablet into this and it’s great. I just wish it had front facing speakers.

Screen swap wasn’t hard. But I definitely wouldn’t want to do it again

image

image
Replies
12
avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

What's the difference between the two models?

T is touchscreen + IPS

x230 is a regular non-touch model. x230 has a touch screen that can be turned left/right.

Ooh nice 👌

Cheers guys for the help >:)

the x230t can rotate and has a physical button to do so. The X230 does not

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

All my kids have thinkpads too 👍

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

That machine is a classic but damn that trackpad is so bad

That's only a decal to replace

no i dont mean yours, I meant in general from fabric

It's not mine
But yes if you use it a lot
That's only a few dollars

super easy to replace the sticker

lol you are not getting me. I love the x230 but the trackpad design sucks. Too small, unresponsive and difficult to use

That's ... why I never use a trackpad
We have WAY better on board !

I set my kid up with a T530, and he plays minecraft with his mouse on the giant palmrest. 🤣

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Nice catch ... 👌

thanks. For less than $50 with tax and shipping it’s hard to pass up. Yeah a batter will cost another 50 but to have a thinkpad x230 with ips, ssd and new battery, I mean….I love these older thinkpads.

These are awesome ... 👊👊👊

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

is it drop-in replacement for the panels?

yes they are the same, also the same as the x220/x220t

so if you use the IPS panel from the x230t / x220t and put it on the x230 / x220 no need for nicrocaster mod?

yeah. Literally just pulled it from the x230tablet, removed the digitizer, put it in the x230 and it was absolutely fine. Works like a charm

No need it's the same size screen and the same connection. The only difference is that it's ipS rather than the other technology. My x220 inherited an x220t screen and I have since swapped the motherboard and it's using the same screen.

thanks!

thanks!

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Such a useful device for $45

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Wait u can use the ips screen of the x230t in a standard x230? Can u do the same with the x220t panel? I have one here that has a shattered digitizer but should work otherwise

yeah. You need to remove the digitizer and then it’s literally just a standard ips panel. Really great.

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Update: yes you can, although you need to be careful when removing the panel from the bezel and touch/wacom assemblies. I did not and killed it unfortunately. Ill likely just leave it in tho bc the damage is minor and the ips screen is such a nice upgrade otherwise...

ouch. Yeah I was really nervous because I had never done that before but worked it out

same, i was an idiot tho and bent it too much in that corner to get an entry point into the glue seal. The damage is bearable tho and the pros overweigh the cons so i put it in in the end

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Keyboard spare parts for x230 in your country, is it expensive?

keyboards can run anywhere from $25-$45 depending on what you want. A backlit keyboard runs closer to $40.

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

It's indistinguisheable from the laptop of an hardcore Linux user btw, with that desktop.

lol right?

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Thinkpad. Poners. This is parenthood done right!

lol thanks. She loves the ponies so gotta do what I gotta do.

avatar
Oct. 10, 2022, 3:22 a.m.

Which screen you swapped? I'm interested because I have a t470 and screen is not as good as I would like to, I read "tablet" screen what did you mean? Thx in advance

I used the screen from the x230t. For T470 it should be easy as it can support a 1080p screen natively

gotcha thx




Suggested Topics