[ltp] Re: Anyone played with an X240 yet?

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:52:31 +0000

>> (*)So far: 1 new screen, 3 disks, 2 keyboards, 3 batteries, wifi, new
>> cpu, RAM, new fan. If it weighed less, and the fan were silent, and
>> could take more than 3.2GB of RAM, I'd probably keep it another 7 years.

> How do the high end led displays compare to the CCFD ones?
> I have two R61s which I really like and would like to buy some newer
> Thinkpads without going backwards.
> I refuse to buy anything that has the scumsoft bios prison so I guess
> that locks out the new models.
> Sorry if this seems to hijack this thread.
>    -Bert

The 2048x1536 IPS display I'm using is actually a new-old-stock IBM part 
from about 2001. This is a CCFL device. It's excellent for resolution, 
but it's not really bright enough, especially for outdoors.

Eg Comparing it to the LED display on a cheap netbook, the netbook 
clearly wins.

Aside: OLED displays beat LED-backlight significantly on brightness and 
power-consumption (important in phones), but at the cost of really quite 
bad colour rendering (eg my Galaxy S3 has really super-saturated 
colours, but cannot produce a good warm white that doesn't look "dirty".)

I gather that there are 1600x1200 15" LED displays available, but 
haven't tried one myself.