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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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#31
Quote from kubel View Post :
True. It's also possible that this is a BGA/soldered processor. The "on mother board" description kind of hints toward that.
Does it matter? What's the downside?
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#32
Quote from dubleo View Post :
Resell on Ebay?
Sure, I can't imagine getting a ton for it but at least $50-100.
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#33
Why doesn't this processor model exist anywhere?

Lenovo site says its Intel HD3000 graphics but it's an IvyBridge chip, what gives?

Googling the model number doesnt get anything either, can anyone chime in?
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#34
Quote from SolderSmoker View Post :
Why doesn't this processor model exist anywhere?

Lenovo site says its Intel HD3000 graphics but it's an IvyBridge chip, what gives?

Googling the model number doesnt get anything either, can anyone chime in?
Found this

http://www.cpu-world.com/news_201...works.html

Says it has HD 4000.
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#35
Remember EPP works with this.

Happy ordering.
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#36
Best I could do:

Web price: $658.00
Price after eCoupon: $559.30
You save: $774.70
You save: $98.70

Total $559.30

Use eCoupon code USXDISCOUNT
Estimated ship date: 9/11/12**



System components
Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz) on Mother Board
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 3x3 Antenna
Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.1GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 3000
8 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (2 DIMM)
Keyboard - US English
UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader
500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
ThinkPad Series 3 UltraBase
9 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44++
6 Cell Battery
65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
Mobile Broadband upgradable
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#37
Having a sub $600 notebook with an IPS panel LCD screen = win
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#38
Quote from flatlight View Post :
Best I could do:

Web price: $658.00
Price after eCoupon: $559.30
You save: $774.70
You save: $98.70

Total $559.30

Use eCoupon code USXDISCOUNT
Estimated ship date: 9/11/12**



System components
Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz) on Mother Board
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 3x3 Antenna
Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.1GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 3000
8 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (2 DIMM)
Keyboard - US English
UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader
500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
ThinkPad Series 3 UltraBase
9 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44++
6 Cell Battery
65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
Mobile Broadband upgradable
Not bad, is there a huge bonus to the 3x3 antennae and losing your webcam though?
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#39
holy shit
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#40
Quote from thrfox90 View Post :
Not bad, is there a huge bonus to the 3x3 antennae and losing your webcam though?
Better wireless card.

This could be front page like the other price mistakes lol
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#41
Quote from flatlight View Post :
Best I could do:

Web price: $658.00
Price after eCoupon: $559.30
You save: $774.70
You save: $98.70

Total $559.30

Use eCoupon code USXDISCOUNT
Estimated ship date: 9/11/12**

How do we get "USXDISCOUNT" to work?
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#42
Quote from truncj View Post :
How do we get "USXDISCOUNT" to work?
Think you need to sign up for the Barnes & Noble student/faculty account to use it.
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#43
Quote from truncj View Post :
How do we get "USXDISCOUNT" to work?

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrar...tdAffinity
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#44
Unfortunately your order cannot be completed at this time. To assist you more quickly, please contact
us at Sales: 1-866-968-4465. Please note Code INO and provide if req
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#45
Got this config:

Intel Core i3
12.5" Premium HD (2x2)
Intel Core i3-2120M with Intel HD Graphics 3000
8 GB DDR3 (2 DIMM)
Keyboard Backlit
UltraNav without FingerPrint Reader
720p HD Camera
500 GB 5400 RPM HardDrive
ThinkPad Series 3 UltraBase
9 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44++
External: 6 Cell Battery
Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)

$568 after "USXDISCOUNT"

After taxes...$607.55
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