I've decided that the 13.3" unibody MacBook Pro would be the perfect laptop if only it had a higher-rez display, and I'm sick of waiting for Apple to offer it. I use 1440x900 on my 15-inch MBP and while I've found that it's (barely) enough to work comfortably, I'm not really interested in the physical size or the obnoxiously-poor pixel density of this machine any longer. Though it seems that nearly every laptop manufacturer has a raging hard-on for throwing low-dpi displays into 13-inch machines, Lenovo offers a laptop (ThinkPad X300/X301) with an LED-backlit 13.3-inch 1440x900 screen. Inspired by a long, long read through the technical wizardry in the CCFL-based MacBook Pro WUXGA display transplant thread, I'm terrifically curious as to whether it would be possible to get an X300's or X301's display into a 13.3" MBP. Right away, we can identify the cost of getting ahold of an X300 or X301 for gutting as a barrier. The machine's just ludicrously overpriced, there's no two ways about it. Fortunately, Lenovo's been firesaling $800 ThinkPad X301 systems off and on this last week, so I'm hoping I can snag a sale like that if I keep my eyes open. Worst case, a used minimum-spec X300 off of eBay shouldn't be too bad. Buying the display separately seemed like an attractive option -- we're looking for Lenovo part number 42T0476 or 42T0475 -- but the cheapest I've found it is $430 shipped on eBay. Snagging the display and selling the rest of the system for parts seems cheapest. Next up, we have to get under the glass on a unibody MBP to swap the displays. It looks completely obnoxious, but fully doable. And this is where I'm stuck, because I don't have a dismantled X300 or X301 display assembly to look at -- Google hasn't turned anything up for me so far, other than Lenovo's black and white shots from the manual. The X301 manual's on this page, but I've got a screenshot of the relevant section of the PDF below: The video cable looks like it might match the one on the 13" MBP, but are there any other considerations I might be missing with that? Is the video cable the only thing I'd have to connect? Right away, I can see that the shape of the X300 display is going to be a problem. We can clearly see that a detached MBP display has four metal screw-holes on the sides, and the X301 display does not appear to. Is there any way this could be conquered easily, or is this pretty much a showstopper right here? I'm trying to be pragmatic here; it seems like any of a huge number of random little niggles could prevent this from being possible. I just want to figure out if it's very obviously not going to be possible before buying two laptops and tearing them apart. I'm really hoping that someone who's done this kind of thing before might be able to give me some advice. I really want a 1440 screen in a 13-inch MacBook. Then again, maybe Apple will deliver a high-rez display option on the 13-inch system in the forthcoming Arrandale refresh and none of this crap will be necessary. The odds are only about fifty billion to one against that happening, heh. Thanks for reading, guys, and I really appreciate any help that can be provided.