Thinkpad W701ds: )"W701ds Display Panel – Lenovo description: 17.0" 1920x1200 (WUXGA) Anti-Glare

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Oct. 9, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

So, here's some interesting info for you ThinkNerds. Something even that I didn't know, but I really noticed it.

The main display in the W701ds is phenomenally good. So good that I thought it was an IPS panel (which were certainly available at that time), but it is not!

So, here's what's what about it (info from good Sirs Lee and Kevin, the masters of all that is ThinkPad.)

"W701ds Display Panel – Lenovo description: 17.0" 1920x1200 (WUXGA) Anti-Glare Display with RGB LED Backlight, 100% NTSC color gamut, 8 bit colorI think one of the big thing Atli may be seeing was that it had RGB LED backlighting (in an era when CCFLs were still common) FYI:

How about that!

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Oct. 9, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

I believe Dell had one panel considered better than the standard panel than the stock W701ds, but I am most interested in an upgrade to the second panel. Not the worst panel but the quality of the main screen overshadows it.

The second panel is certainly not the same quality. But as an additional display, for code, for tools, for apps, it is superbly useful.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

It's insane hearing a TN panel being better than an IPS. It's been quite a while I saw a 701 DS live but remember screen being fantastic

It really is something else. Which is why I had to ask the masters.

great to have this contact >:)

And getting this rare unit with a pristine display is of course out of this world.

I'm happy that you are the one

The display in the 700 is great too

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Oct. 9, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

There already was a situation like that with the W530 and T530. There was a TN panel from the highest model of W530 that had 100% NTSC color gamut and something around 250 - 300 nits of brightness. I couldn't believe that It was true, so I have scavenged such panel out of a polish "gumtree" like website for 20 euros and boy oh boy Iooked fenomenal. Much better than most of the IPS panels from recent Thinkpads (Besides the IGZO, 400nits ones, and B140HAN01.3)




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