Notebook DIY for ThinkPads......

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A warm Shenzhen welcome to our non-Chinese-speaking customers.You are passionate about classic IBM laptops? You have come to the right place.You like a trackpo

A warm Shenzhen welcome to our non-Chinese-speaking customers.

You are passionate about classic IBM laptops? You have come to the right place.

You like a trackpoint and a seven-row keyboard layout? We understand.

You yearn for the gorgeous action of pre-chicklet keys?  So do we.  

You like open connectivity and sockets? Us,too.

You get more information on a 4:3 aspect ratio screen? Yep.

You want to customise and upgrade your hardware at will?  We are masters of that.

You will need

·        an old X60/X60s or X61/X61s or T60,

·        to open it up,

·        one of our motherboards. 

·        Register with 51nb.com (user email, password)

 About X62

The X62 is a custom-built motherboard for the ThinkPad X60/X60s/X61/X61s sub-notebook by the admin of 51nb.com’s ThinkPad Community forum, known as “HOPE”. This project began in 10/2014, after a long journey of design and development, the X62 motherboard started selling on 1/5/2016 at last. The four batches of X62 motherboard have been sold 900 pcs in all.

X62 is based around Intel’s 5th generation mobile chipset, and currently uses the particularly low-energy i5-5200U chipset. In our view this marks the current best compromise between performance, cost, cooling and battery life.  In particular, it allows 64bit processing, SSD hard drives, up to 32GB of RAM, and of course supports Windows 10.

The X62 gives you the sub-A4 footprint, edge-to-edge design, IBM-grade touch, and tall screen which has never been beaten for document work.  It also gives you connectivity and sockets, and the easy access into the military-grade shell, for upgrades and replacements. 

Please note that the X62 supports WIFI and Bluetooth, but does to currently take a SIM card

 X62 is just a motherboard, 51nb do not supply a full-laptop product. The buyer should have the ability to assemble laptop, as called DIY. And, we are lucky, ThinkPad X60/X61 is very easy to disassemble and assemble. Also, X62 motherboard can work in X60/61 Tablet after some necessary body rebuild. 

The Specification:

Processor: Intel Core i5-5xxx(ES, 2.2GHz) or i7-5500u/5600u(only i5-5xxx available now)

Graphics adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 850 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, Shared Memory

Memory: support DDR3 or DDR3-L(1600MHz), up to 32GB

Display: 12.1 inch 4:3 XGA or SXGA+

Mainboard: Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Baseline)

Storage: support 2.5 inch SATA 3 and mSATA

Soundcard: Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller

Networking: a MiniPCI port WLAN module

Connections:  USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 2, miniDP,  miniHDMI,  SD Card reader, 3.5 mm audio ,RJ-45 LAN

Size: height x width x depth (in mm): 35.5 x 268.7 x 212 ( = 1.4 x 10.58 x 8.35 in)

Operating System: support Linux and Microsoft Windows

Additional features: 6 Months Warranty

Weight: (full laptop)1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 230 g ( = 8.11 oz / 0.51 pounds)

 Of Course, pictures:


Interface schematic of x62 motherboard


Interface schematic of x62 motherboard


 X62 motherboard - front side


 51nb's marker


The fan


Isulating paper in the back (The second batch of X62)


CPU marker


audio & usb  accessory board


X62 motherboard & Old X61 board


Our site do not sell Full Laptop ! There is no ThinkPad as so called "X62". We just bulid and sell simple motherboard . These who sell full laptop is his/her bussines behaviour , which has nothing to do with this site.

The T70 

The T70 is a third-party custom-made successor to Lenovo’s beloved T60 or T60p (both 14 & 15 inch version) and T61 or T61p notebook. Upgraded with a 7th generation Intel quad-core chipset and rare 4:3 up to QXGA IPS display, T70 meet the high standards and its ThinkPad heritage in modern age.

T70 project started in July 2016, and the first batch motherboard came out after 10 month development. The second batch is on sale now.

The Specification:

Processor: Intel Core i5-7300HQ/i7-7700HQ or i7-7820HQ

Graphics adapter: Intel HD Graphics 630

Memory: DDR4 all, up to 64GB

Display: support XGA/SXGA+/UXGA/QXGA 4:3

Mainboard: CM236

Storage: support M.2 Nvme/2.5 inch SATA3


Networking: a MiniPCI port WLAN module

Connections: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, miniDP, VGA, SD Card reader, 3.5 mm audio ,RJ-45 LAN

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10

Additional features: 1 year Warranty, including a new modified fan form T500

The picture of T70:


 One More Thing...

Our next project is the "X210", which is design for old ThinkPad X201 with Intel Core i7-7500u chip, and support M.2/mSATA/2.5 inch HDD. The first batch of X210 is in the corner now , so hang on to it !


 X210 in the test

Links to our on-line shop and extensive Chinese user Forum

You can order through here using your login and .

Follow the forum  on our Chinese website by using Google translate. Do not be surprised by the enthusiasm. There is a big domestic following in China. 

Of course,don’t be sad if you’re not in China, here are another way for you to make dreams come true. A partner of us named Jacky Zhang ( id: zhangyongtao in 51nb forum ) is doing the overseas business for those who have trouble buying the motherboard from our online shop.

Here is the contact information:

E-mail : 21144474@

Tel: +86 18603051110


We have successfully sold numbers of X62 motherboards to all over the world with the help of our friend, Jonide, and we are willing to offer any of you with this magic product.

As for payment, due to the extremely high poundage and some inevitable fee, PAYPAL is not welcome. So please use other payment like Western Union or bank transfer. It’s not easy for us to delivery product to abroad, and hard for you to finish the cross-border transaction, either. We will ship the motherboard to your hands in a best and fast way so as to make sure that you will receive the motherboard sound and intact. Thank you for your understanding and support.

And now, tell us what you want next from our motherboards:

SIM card slot?

Silent fan?

Latest chips?

More powerful chips?

Longer battery life?

Tell us what accessories you need:

Faster WLAN cards?


LCD to IPS screen connectors?

About us


You know a great design when you see it. In China we do too. Even if some of us were hardly born in the IBM ThinkPad era, those machines are becoming cult items over here. Just look at the passion on our user forum.

You dream of putting new systems into classic shapes.

We did something about it.

Let’s keep the flame of classic ThinkPads alive !

      # 51nb is born for ThinkPad fans, we discuss and achieve more. But it is home for everyone, not just “Thinker” but also who love HP/Dell, even Microsoft Surface and of course, Apple.  Phone/Tablet/NAS….There is nothing we do not  know. We DIY, we explore more.

      Welcome and enjoy yourselves.

      If you have login in issue , please e-mail : hope@ ibmnb.com 



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