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    The T700 motherboard is a crowd funded modern drop-in replacement board for the Thinkpad T60/T61 range of laptops

    Danie van der Merwe · news.movim.eu / gadgeteerza-tech-blog · Sunday, 28 November - 13:40

The thing is, even the best hardware eventually becomes obsolete when it can no longer run modern software: with a 2.0 GHz Core Duo and 3 GB of RAM you can still browse the web and do word processing today, but you can forget about 4K video or a 64-bit OS. Luckily, there’s hope for those who are just not ready to part with their trusty Thinkpads. Xue Yao has designed a replacement motherboard that fits the T60/T61 range, bringing them firmly into the present day. The T700 motherboard is currently in its prototype phase, with series production expected to start in early 2022, funded through a crowdfunding campaign.

What is not clear, though, is whether it will actually be Windows 11 compatible.

See https://hackaday.com/2021/11/27/replacement-motherboard-brings-new-lease-of-life-to-classic-thinkpads/

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