New guts bring new processors, DDR4, USB3 to old ThinkPads

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2018-03-13 01:03:29 UTC at

We often see people funneling their passion into keeping beloved devices in operation long past their manufacturer’s intent. These replacement Thinkpad motherboards [] [Chinese] bring old (yet beloved) Thinkpads a much desired processor upgrade []. This is the work of the user [HOPE] on the enthusiast forum 51nb. The hack exemplifies what happens when that passion for legendary gear hits deep electrical expertise and available manufacturing. This isn’t your regular laptop refurbishment, [HOPE] is building something new.

This is incredible. I wish someone could do this with an iBook G4 or a 12.1" PowerBook.

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