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Old 08-07-2018, 04:16 AM   #46
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Not bad leh
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:18 AM   #47
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I cant access the customisation page for 485/585 on both web and mobile. Anyone else facing the same issue?
for me is e485. lol
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:34 PM   #48
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for me is e485. lol
Why not? You can go to the link shared on the first post and go back one page where it says ThinkPad E Series.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:38 PM   #49
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Just playing around a bit with the E485 customization, and I feel this is the better size for a laptop. Also some options are quite good to upgrade or downgrade,
1) Display - Upgrade to full HD,
2) Memory - Upgrade to 2x8GB DDR4 2400
3) Second Hard disk - I chose to downgrade since I have spare PCI-E/ NVME SSDs to upgrade. Downgrade to 128GB saves 70 bucks.
4) Power cord - Default is 45W. Upgrade to 65W with rapid charge for +2 bucks should be a must upgrade.

All in, 857. Superb price.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:02 PM   #50
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Just playing around a bit with the E485 customization, and I feel this is the better size for a laptop. Also some options are quite good to upgrade or downgrade,
1) Display - Upgrade to full HD,
2) Memory - Upgrade to 2x8GB DDR4 2400
3) Second Hard disk - I chose to downgrade since I have spare PCI-E/ NVME SSDs to upgrade. Downgrade to 128GB saves 70 bucks.
4) Power cord - Default is 45W. Upgrade to 65W with rapid charge for +2 bucks should be a must upgrade.

All in, 857. Superb price.
Same as my customization, I presume we still can add a 2.5 into the laptop?

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:14 PM   #51
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Same as my customization, I presume we still can add a 2.5 into the laptop?

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They have the option of another secondary drive, and there looks like mechanical drive options in there. So I think it is save to assume that there is space for a spare drive.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:40 PM   #52
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Why not? You can go to the link shared on the first post and go back one page where it says ThinkPad E Series.
can already.. previously could not. haha
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Old 08-07-2018, 10:45 PM   #53
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They have the option of another secondary drive, and there looks like mechanical drive options in there. So I think it is save to assume that there is space for a spare drive.
At first thought how come it's secondary drive, mayb pri drive is soldered on it. might buy it if not getting a new phone

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Old 09-07-2018, 09:58 AM   #54
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They have the option of another secondary drive, and there looks like mechanical drive options in there. So I think it is save to assume that there is space for a spare drive.
Think can add a HDD. Iirc a 1tb is $65
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:43 PM   #55
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Ermm none of u is concern with the 1x1 wifi specs?
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:55 PM   #56
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Ermm none of u is concern with the 1x1 wifi specs?
There is a 2x2 Wifi FRU but is Realtek model
FRU number 01AX739
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:35 PM   #57
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Oops, thought I saw QCA QCNFA435AC with Bluetooth Version 4.1, and there's no option to upgrade in the E485 configuration page.

Did I miss something?


There is a 2x2 Wifi FRU but is Realtek model
FRU number 01AX739
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:47 PM   #58
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Oops, thought I saw QCA QCNFA435AC with Bluetooth Version 4.1, and there's no option to upgrade in the E485 configuration page.

Did I miss something?
Yes total FRUs != Available on Configuration Page
FRU = Whitelisted in Lenovo BIOs
If you know how to mod Lenovo BIOs every Lenovo PCIe card also pin compatible.
Nowadays due to RSA signing need to use external flasher to mod BIOs. All the pin straps protected
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:00 PM   #59
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Oops, thought I saw QCA QCNFA435AC with Bluetooth Version 4.1, and there's no option to upgrade in the E485 configuration page.

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Don't worry so much about the WiFi card. The fact of the matter is that for the past 2 years, Lenovo had quietly removed the WiFi whitelist from the system firmware in Thinkpad laptops. The WWAN card whitelist is still in place though.

So all you need to do is just buy from Lazada / eBay / <insert random e-commerce site here> any 2x2 M.2 WiFi card, install it into the Thinkpad and it will work. Don't need to specifically get a Lenovo FRU.

Anybody who claims that Thinkpads still use firmware whitelists, mini-PCIe WiFi cards and still employs a legacy BIOS is living under a rock.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:08 PM   #60
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Wah its like u guys did a deep check on what's Lenovo is doing. Well I'm pretty much concern of WiFi card as well since as u said (1X1 and 4.1v) which I it's pretty common among some budget laptop.
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