What Do You Get When You Combine a ThinkPad 701C and Framework Laptop with an iPad Display? →

You get something wonderful. Karl Buchka writes:

I’ve been working on this project on and off for the last six months or so. There’s still lots left to do, but I did the first major mock-up today and I’m pretty pleased with the outcome so far.

TL;DR summary:

  • Framework powered Thinkpad 701C
  • iPad 7 display panel (2160×1620)
  • Fully working original keyboard and trackpoint
  • Ports/peripherals: 3x USB-A, 2x USB-C, 1x GigE, headphone jack, Wifi, Bluetooth

Here’s a photo of the project:

ThinkPad 701C

If you aren’t familiar with the ThinkPad 701C, it’s one of my all-time favorite laptop designs for two reasons:

  1. I love ThinkPads.
  2. It’s bonkers.

The 701C came with a foldout keyboard that let the laptop be compact when closed and feature a full-sized keyboard. LGR has a thorough review of the machine on YouTube:

Inside, Buchka stuffed the components from a Framework notebook, which was designed to be as upgradable and repairable as possible. Using an iPad panel as the display is the perfect finishing touch.

via 512 Pixels reader Zac