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

kubel 1,137 350 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
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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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#61
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, 3x3 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
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)
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
Integrated mobile broadband Mobile Broadband upgradable
Language pack Publication - US English

Thanks $ 599.15 shipped
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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, 3x3 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
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)
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
Integrated mobile broadband Mobile Broadband upgradable
Language pack Publication - US English

Thanks $ 599.15 shipped
LOL. You got me at "shipped."

Lenovo never ships instantaneously. Wink

Good luck with your order. Hoping many will go through.
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Last edited by alanbrenton September 5, 2012 at 06:40 PM
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it shows config add the ultrabase and 6cell battery as extra, but when added to cart i don't see it there
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it shows config add the ultrabase and 6cell battery as extra, but when added to cart i don't see it there
I had the same concern. Complete checkout, it'll be there.
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Can no longer checkout...

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 requested.
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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, 2x2 Antenna
Intel Core i3-3120M Processor (3M Cache, 2.1GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 3000
4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM)
Keyboard Backlit - US English
UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader
720p HD Camera
128GB Solid State Drive, SATA3
Gemplus 54mm ExpressCard Smart Card Reader from Lenovo
4 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44
65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
Mobile Broadband upgradable
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 - NA English

After taxes and USXDISCOUNT - $643.48 OTD


Thanks OP!
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Last edited by j_lookin4deal September 5, 2012 at 06:37 PM
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just order, 610 ship with tax and everything, Anybody know if I can upgrade the graphic on this machine?
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just order, 610 ship with tax and everything, Anybody know if I can upgrade the graphic on this machine?

you can't

it's a business machine

you can run games on low with the hd4000 though. should be enough
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Hmm, seems like mixed success still. I have been trying for the past half hour to order, but my only means of payment right now are through Paypal, and I have been receiving error: "PayPal is unable to accept your order at this time. Please contact PayPal or choose another payment type."

Come on!
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Quote from alanbrenton View Post :
LOL. You got me at "shipped."

Lenovo never ships instantaneously. Wink

Good luck with your order. Hoping many will go through.
He meant priced as configured including shipping, when or of it ships. LOL!!!!
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Hmm, seems like mixed success still. I have been trying for the past half hour to order, but my only means of payment right now are through Paypal, and I have been receiving error: "PayPal is unable to accept your order at this time. Please contact PayPal or choose another payment type."

Come on!

paypal and amazon weren't working for me. i did it straight through my cc
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#72
do you mean complete the order -- because even at final checkout review screen i don't see the extra battery and base.

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I had the same concern. Complete checkout, it'll be there.
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do you mean complete the order -- because even at final checkout review screen i don't see the extra battery and base.
Complete the order. On the final page you'll see it just like this:

http://i.imgur.com/7tDqv.png

(its broken down in the same way you configured it)
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#74
Thanks for the help, lets hope it ships.

Would this be the best price yet on this machine if this ships?

Quote from truncj View Post :
Complete the order. On the final page you'll see it just like this:

http://i.imgur.com/7tDqv.png

(its broken down in the same way you configured it)
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on which page you guys shows the ultrabase and genplus reader?
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