Woohoo! I called a local Staples that was listed as 'low stock' this evening and the salesperson offered to call and find one locally. I wait for five minutes, and it was music... 'My manager found one in the back.' Score! Such a nice laptop for the money.
A few things I noticed immediately, no fingerprint reader, no accessible battery or RAM.
Those surprised me. Can you upgrade from 4 to 8GB of RAM?
For those who missed on this, Lenovo.com has 10% off the Thinkpad Twist. Add 10% cashback bonus from Discover, and you are pretty close to this price.
Thinkpad Twist w/ i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM plus 24GB Micro SSD is regularly $899 - 10% (Code BLACKFRIDAY) = 809.10 + Tax
ShopDiscover is giving 10%CB at Lenovo.com, making it $728.19 + tax. Plus, you can choose your processor and HD/SSD from a few configurations and keep the 10% + 10% discount.
My earlier reservation ended up getting canceled due to the fact they could not find the item in the store. I called all the stores within a 30 mile radius and got extremely lucky! Someone ended up returning one to the original store I went to on black Friday. They had opened it and realized they couldn't work a certain software on it. I was able to get an extra 5% off because it was an open box item. They basically took care of taxes. I've been playing around with it for the past day and it's awesome!
Did anyone who else ordered this have the confirmation that it would come on the 27th? I ordered it with it saying that the estimated arrival date is tomorrow but every time I go to their site, it says that it has not shipped. I was wondering if anyone had insight to how staples updates their information page, I have never ordered from them before.
I am kinda thinking the same thing... battery life is short and the fan is super loud. I like the computer overall though and I am really debating keeping mine. So how does a return work if I ordered mine online? I think I read that the window is 14 days from purchase... I have a 256 SSD that I am hoping comes in soon so I can install that and see if that helps with some of the noise (I am a law student so I am in the library where people give you bad looks if you are loud at all).
Just in case anyone is wondering, returning to a Brick and Mortar staples was no problem. I just had to let mine go, low battery life and annoying fan really did me in. The straw that broke the camels back was when I had not used the computer all day (left it in my laptop bag the entire day after charging it all night) and I went to watch some netflix in bed. It fired up, then powered down and would not turn back on. At first I thought it was a hardware problem, but turned out that it just needed power. Maybe something was wrong with mine, but eh... bye bye twist.
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