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

kubel 1,146 354 September 5, 2012 at 04:24 PM in Computers (2) More Lenovo Deals
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Last Edited by kubel September 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Deal is dead.
Update: No order cancellations yet.
Update: Credit cards have been charged.
Update: Orders placed prior to 10PM ET appear to be released to manufacturing. Orders placed afterwards are processing (fingers crossed).

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:

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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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ordered this:

Processor

Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.10 GHz) on Mother Board

Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

Operating system language Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English

Display type 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna

System graphics Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.1GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 3000

Total memory 8 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (2 DIMM)

Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English

Fingerprint reader UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader

Camera 720p HD Camera

Hard drive 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm

Mobile media base ThinkPad Series 3 UltraBase

Battery 9 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44++

External battery 6 Cell Battery

Power cord 65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna

Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)

Integrated mobile broadband Mobile Broadband upgradable

Language pack Publication - US English
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#47
Ordered similar options as other replies.
CC has been charged (Just pending for now)
Got Ack. and Confimation email.
Let's see how this goes.
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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
ouch... just died?
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Shopdiscover also has 10% CB (won't stack with the ~15% off you get with the EPP sites) if you want the absolute lowest price. I remember being able to get it to $570 on the lenovo.com website so it will be ~$560 shipped after taxes.
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mine comes out under $300 with options, but i get this message:

"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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#51
Got mine down to $68. Won't let me check out!
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The base disappeared after i added the item into the cart.
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this is dead the price goes to 'NA' after you select the lowest processor in the list
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this is dead the price goes to 'NA' after you select the lowest processor in the list
Once you add the ultrabase and dvd recorder and try to check out (review), the price comes out miraculously. Smilie
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Quote from joogle View Post :
this is dead the price goes to 'NA' after you select the lowest processor in the list
That's what this deal is about.

Can't check out though.
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this is dead the price goes to 'NA' after you select the lowest processor in the list
Read the Original Post.
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Unopened, no restocking fee.

I believe 15% otherwise.
Lenovo will accept the return or exchange of any product in its original package for a full refund in cases of Lenovo error. Returns allowed for any other reason will be subject to a restocking fee equal to 15% of the purchase amount.

All returns must be initiated within 21 days of the invoice date. Lenovo does not provide refunds or credits for portions of a packaged offering provided at a single price or for preloaded software products installed by Lenovo.
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#58
OP clearly states you need to add until your total is above $500 to check out.
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Has anyone been able to check out lately? Haven't gone past the "order cannot be completed"
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HD3000 wtf? Why are we buying old stuff?
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