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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad T480 TAX TIME SALE, up to $762.25 OFF

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HugsNotDrugs wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 8:39 pm
Most 1080p panels used by Lenovo are fine. The problem is moreso the criminal factory color settings applied by the Intel display driver. Disable most of the power saving features, which really just brighten the image by washing out the colors, boost saturation a bit and it looks very good.

The AU Optronics panels are better than the Innolux, but both very serviceable.
Oh this is completely outside of shitty Intel power savings. Those should of course be disabled by default. The panels are bad - look at notebookcheck for example. They actually measure the panels, and the FHD panels on T-series are awful compared to almost everything else out there.

Again, if you do not care that yellow will look like mustard and red will be brown - whatever. The display is matte, offers low but useable brightness. It just doesn't fit the rest: great build quality, amazing keyboard, great touchpad, the Lenovo nipple... and bad screen. I dunno...
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matus201 wrote: Oh this is completely outside of shitty Intel power savings. Those should of course be disabled by default. The panels are bad - look at notebookcheck for example. They actually measure the panels, and the FHD panels on T-series are awful compared to almost everything else out there.

Again, if you do not care that yellow will look like mustard and red will be brown - whatever. The display is matte, offers low but useable brightness. It just doesn't fit the rest: great build quality, amazing keyboard, great touchpad, the Lenovo nipple... and bad screen. I dunno...
Jeeze I had no clue. That’s almost a deal breaker. I was sold on the T series. Is there another variant of thinkpad that has better displays ?
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Atillathepun wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 9:13 pm
Jeeze I had no clue. That’s almost a deal breaker. I was sold on the T series. Is there another variant of thinkpad that has better displays ?
Yeah I know, I returned my T470s because of that. Just couldn't stand the quality of the FHD screen.

Based on reviews, the QHD screen is much better, and actually above average (still not as good as a Yoga HDR screen, or MacBook Pro, or surface screens). So that is what I would go for.
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HugsNotDrugs wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 8:39 pm
Most 1080p panels used by Lenovo are fine. The problem is moreso the criminal factory color settings applied by the Intel display driver. Disable most of the power saving features, which really just brighten the image by washing out the colors, boost saturation a bit and it looks very good.

The AU Optronics panels are better than the Innolux, but both very serviceable.
Actually, no. Most default 1080p panels from Lenovo (even for the Thinkpad line) covers between 55 to 60-ish% of the sRGB colour space (That's far from fine in 2019...or 2017). Colour calibration is a different matter.

(I have a few colorimeters and calibrate my laptops' and desktops' displays, I know this...)

For example:
T480 8550U FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 682.0.html
T480 8650U FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 574.0.html
T580 8650U FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 870.0.html
T470 7200U FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 130.0.html
T570 7200U FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 184.0.html
P52s 8550U FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 424.0.html

Things improved a bit (85% to 90%ish) when you get to X1 or P (not P<xx>s) lineup:
P52 FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 974.0.html
X1 FHD: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 576.0.html
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chatbox wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 5:39 pm
Thinkpad T23 was my first (used, I was a student), then T41p (new, first pay cheque)...

These days, most Thinkpads are good...but not as good. W and P lines are my go-to.
my first was a r60, then t42, x61, w500 w700...( still using the x61 and w700) and now with a t480 at work.... hardcore Thinkpad enthusiast? not really, those pads just work for me. I do not need fancy apple stuff.
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OP here.

I decided not to pull the trigger.

I figure it makes more sense to get the same model with a nicer display. I've heard bad things about the FHD display.

Hopefully there will be a great deal for one with a WQHD display between now and the end of the year.
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redflagdealsnewb wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 4:08 am
OP here.

I decided not to pull the trigger.

I figure it makes more sense to get the same model with a nicer display. I've heard bad things about the FHD display.

Hopefully there will be a great deal for one with a WQHD display between now and the end of the year.
Good call OP.
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redflagdealsnewb wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 4:08 am
I figure it makes more sense to get the same model with a nicer display. I've heard bad things about the FHD display.

Hopefully there will be a great deal for one with a WQHD display between now and the end of the year.
What's the difference? I personally just want a 16:9 1080p display that has anti-glare or is matte.

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