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[DEAD] Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Laptop - $558 or better

kubel 342 September 5, 2012 at 04:24 PM in Computers (2) More Lenovo Deals
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Lenovo.com

1) Configure a X230 (laptop, not tablet). Works on "ThinkPad X230 Laptop " and "ThinkPad X230 Laptop with Faster Processing".
2) Change the processor to the slowest option, Core i3-3120M, and leave it there. The price on the right will reset to NA.
3) At this point, you have to add components until the price reaches the ordering systems minimum price (somewhere around $550, at which point NA changes to the price of the system, which should be a good $600 less than normal). Accessories and warranties seem to work differently and appear to raise the minimum price.

If you don't add enough stuff to make the NA turn into a dollar amount, you will be able to add the laptop to the cart, but it will not be orderable. It will throw an error and tell you to contact customer service. So make sure NA changes to some number before adding to the cart.

I added the following and got a price of $628.

-Premium HD display, 2x2 antenna
-4GB DDR3
-Backlit keyboard
-320GB HDD
-ThinkPad Series 3 Ultrabase
-DVDRW for Ultrabase
-6 Cell battery
-6 Cell external battery
-Bluetooth 4.0
-Intel WiFi 2200
-Webcam

The cheapest system I could configure was $558 (that was in "ThinkPad X230 Laptop with Faster Processing", but that option forces Windows 7 Pro, so it may deliver a lower price but you won't get as many accessories/upgrades).

Note: If you add and then remove the ultrabase, you will need to start over. The price will stick at NA. Make sure you add the ultrabase and don't remove it.

Amazon payments and PayPal failed for me, but Lenovo checkout worked just fine. Got confirmation email a few minutes ago.

Good luck!

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Last Edited by simplyblown September 23, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Detailed pics of the X230 - and comparison with the X220 -- linked removed



Check your order status http://ovp.lenovo.com/lenovo-ovp/...dex.action

A word about minimum price:
Lenovo apparently created a minimum price that you must meet when configuring a system (probably to prevent pricing errors from going through). If you fall below this minimum price for a single system, the cart will throw an error and it won't let you order. Manipulate the system components (not warranty, software, or accessories). Once you reach this minimum, the NA price will disappear and you will be able to add it to your cart and order the system. Accessories do not appear to count toward the minimum price of ~$550 because the minimum price is enforced to the system, not to your entire cart contents. Accessories, warranties, and software are considered additional line items, whereas things like memory and hard drives are included in the system.


Good config here:

Quote from dubleo :
597 for this

Description
ThinkPad X230 - 1 Year Depot Warranty Edit
Processor: Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz) on Mother Board Edit
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Edit
Operating system language: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
Display type: 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna Edit
System graphics: Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.1GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 3000 Edit
Total memory: 4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM) Edit
Keyboard: Keyboard Backlit - US English Edit
Fingerprint reader: UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader Edit
Camera: 720p HD Camera Edit
Hard drive: 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm Edit
Mobile media base: ThinkPad Series 3 UltraBase Edit
Battery: 9 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44++ Edit
External battery: 6 Cell Battery Edit
Power cord: 65W AC Adapter - US (2pin) Edit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna Edit
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN Edit
Integrated mobile broadband: Qualcomm Gobi 3000 Edit
Selectable SIM: SIM Card for US AT&T Edit
Language pack: Publication - US English

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#3
but the best you can get is i3
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#4
So what is this normally worth? What makes this a deal?
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#5
-Intel Centrino 2200 ???????

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 113 (44 members and 69 guests) ..lol
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#6
tihs doesnt seem to be a deal. new i5's are going for around 800 on ebay depending on the configuration.

~650 for the i3 sounds normal..
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-Intel Centrino 2200 ???????
Its the wireless card...
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I am getting a quote of $358...
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I think the point the OP is trying to make is that you're able to add a ton of features including the ultrabase for a price that isn't even close to what it would cost if you built it yourself on lenovos site. The base alone adds $200 to the price.

Might not see the value in getting an i3 but all the extra features you can add might make it worth it for others if processing power isn't their main goal...

Maybe I'm wrong but that's how I see it.
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Quote from thrfox90 View Post :
I think the point the OP is trying to make is that you're able to add a ton of features including the ultrabase for a price that isn't even close to what it would cost if you built it yourself on lenovos site. The base alone adds $200 to the price.

Might not see the value in getting an i3 but all the extra features you can add might make it worth it for others if processing power isn't their main goal...

Maybe I'm wrong but that's how I see it.

i can't think of many scenarios where you'd want goofy additions like a windows upgrade or 2 extra gigs of memory over an i5. personally i use completed ebay auctions to tell whether or not something is a deal. for an extra $200, you practically get all of the included upgrades, but with the better processor.
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Quote from thrfox90 View Post :
I think the point the OP is trying to make is that you're able to add a ton of features including the ultrabase for a price that isn't even close to what it would cost if you built it yourself on lenovos site. The base alone adds $200 to the price.

Might not see the value in getting an i3 but all the extra features you can add might make it worth it for others if processing power isn't their main goal...

Maybe I'm wrong but that's how I see it.
Yeah I agree here. There is definitely some little glitch somewhere and you can definitely get some stuff for under the normal price.
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#12
this is clearly a price mistake. the base processor is making the laptop $0 and only will show NA until you add around $570 of upgrades.
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#13
lenovo price errors tend to ship so hurry up and order
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Quote from t0fu View Post :
i can't think of many scenarios where you'd want goofy additions like a windows upgrade or 2 extra gigs of memory over an i5. personally i use completed ebay auctions to tell whether or not something is a deal. for an extra $200, you practically get all of the included upgrades, but with the better processor.
Can you get a ThinkPad for under $600? with 8gb of ram, a SSD, backlit keyboard, 9 cell battery?
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Quote from t0fu View Post :
tihs doesnt seem to be a deal. new i5's are going for around 800 on ebay depending on the configuration.

~650 for the i3 sounds normal..
Included in the ~$500 pricetag isn't just a laptop, but also a $200 docking station, $150 external battery, DVDRW, all the upgrades, etc... It's actually a steal.
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