Changing the amount of pre-allocated vram memory

If you have an integrated Intel GPU on the ThinkPad T440/T440p/T440s/X240/X1 Carbon/ThinkPad Yoga, etc (anything with Haswell CPU), you have the option to change the pre-allocated memory for your video card. Unlike the dynamic video memory, where your graphics card dynamically allocate and deallocate the system ram for graphics use depending on the situation. The pre-allocated …

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2 WWAN card upgrade

If you are getting a WWAN card for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2, make sure you have the WWAN antenna installed in the machine already. Otherwise, you would have to get the WWAN and WIFI antenna kit and install it yourself, which involves disassembling the whole machine. The best way to check if you have the …

Turning off screen of IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

For some reason Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has included some key design elements that is missing in the current ThinkPad. One of the useful feature that the Yoga 2 Pro has, and that the ThinkPad does not, is the Function row shortcut key for switching off the internal LCD without having to close the screen …

HDMI ports on ThinkVision Pro2840m

There are two full sized HDMI ports on the back of the ThinkVision Pro2840m monitor: HDMI 1.4 port on the monitor supports 4K resolution MHL port is a HDMI 1.3 port, which doesn’t support 4K resolution So if you want to use 4K resolution on the ThinkVision Pro2840m, make sure you have a laptop or desktop …

ThinkPad X201 & Windows 8.1

Got my first classic ThinkPad, and decided to use it only for Linux at first. But then I got tempted to install Windows 8.1 on it. What’s a very portable laptop without Windows 8 or 8.1? It feels considerably faster than Windows 7 and easy to use on the go. Installation I didn’t run into …

Using ThinkPad Yoga as a Mobile Power Bank

I have been using the new ThinkPad Yoga for couple of months now, and it has become my main travel companion during that time. During my those last few trips, i have been carrying my huge powerbank that i use to charge up my iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices that i carry with me …