(Backagain)(New Low Price) Lenovo Thinkpad X230 i5 IPS Webcam Bluetooth 4.0 msata GOBI3000 $561.66 FS much better than BF (31% off)
Lowest price, even lower than the price of Black Friday and with an extra "Integrated Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000"
To register, you can try your work email or something I found in the internet: http://alamoinsurance.
*If you don’t have a company email address click “Have a Company Code?” and register with your personal email address,
Company Name: Alamoinsurance.net and company code (case sensitive): alamoperks
Now the x230 does not show price, so that is the tricky.
choose shop all x230, and the third one without price, customize and buy:
1. in display model: choose the 3rd option: 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna (You will get ips panel and webcam)
2. in camera, make sure the 720p cam is checked.
3. in integrated WiFi Wireless LAN Adapters, choose Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN
The price will change from NA to 561.66... You can upgrade something else but make sure the price for i5 is above 550 or i7 above 750 so that you can check out.
Be quick and quiet... Sometimes it is cancelled, sometimes not.
You can upgrade anything to make the price above 550!
Also it is rumored that you should not choose win8 and win8 is not compatible with GOBI3000, and they have to cancel the order.
Processor Intel Core i5-3210M on MB
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Total memory 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
Hard drive 320GB HDD 7200rpm
Optical device No Optical Drive
Battery 6cell, ThinkPad Battery X44+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 w/ antenna
WiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
Wireless WAN accessories Sierra WL MC8355 Gobi 3000
Warranty Type 1 Year Depot/Express Warranty
Camera X230 720p HD Camera
Display Panel X230 12.5HD Premium WWAN 2x2 This is the IPS panel!
I figure i'd post some important battery/ weight information for the x230. So I looked every where for battery info such as weight added to x230 for 4cell vs 6cell vs 9 cell and the approx battery life before recharging and found the following info:
First here's what lenovo says about the different cell's:
4 cell (29 Wh) − up to 8.9 hrs
6 cell (63 Wh) − up to 9.9 hrs
9 cell (94 Wh) − up to 14.8 hrs
6 cell (57 Wh) Slice Battery − up to 24.9 hrs with 9 cell and 6 cell slice
Obviously those numbers are very exaggerated. More realistic numbers are as follows along w/ weight of x230 with the diff battery cell:
4 cell - 4-5 hrs (+/- an hr depending on use), 2.96lbs
6 cell - 6-7 hrs (+/- an hr depending on use), 3.4lbs
9 cell - 9-11 hrs(+/- 90 mins depending on use), 3.8lbs
As for the extra battery slice I believe realistically gives at least 20+ hrs battery life combined with 9 cell. The ThinkPad Battery 19+ slice weighs 1.66lbs so that would make the x230 weigh in some where around 3.96lbs (4lbs) which is excellent since you'd be getting so much battery life out of a machine that weighs LESS than some "ultrabooks".
There you go guys =)
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