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(Backagain)(New Low Price) Lenovo Thinkpad X230 i5 IPS Webcam Bluetooth 4.0 msata GOBI3000 $561.66 FS much better than BF (31% off)

groundzyy 262 December 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Last Edited by groundzyy December 12, 2012 at 09:20 PM
BACK AGAIN! And the status for my order is "Released to Manufacturing". It seems that you will not be cancelled...

Lowest price, even lower than the price of Black Friday and with an extra "Integrated Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000"

Link: (Need registration), and choose Lenovo. It will lead you to "Lenovo Corporate Perks Exclusive Offer", and also give you 3% reward.

To register, you can try your work email or something I found in the internet:

*If you don’t have a company email address click “Have a Company Code?” and register with your personal email address,

Company Name: 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.

That's it!

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!


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in 4 1, item already delivered and I just received from Lenovo an email with activation voucher, granting one year of Skype Premium at no cost!

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Update: PCMark Vantage score

PCMark 15489 PCMarks
Memories 9392.00
TV and Movies 5945.00
Gaming 12260.00
Music 18870.00
Communications 15018.00
Productivity 22831.00
HDD 43590.00

System: core i7 3520M, 8G DDR3 1866, 128G Samsung 830, the rest is the same.

Reference: core i5 3320M, 4G Ram, 7200 HD, 7603 PCMark
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I also got the email about complimentary year of Skype Premium.
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Is anyone doing anything with their mobile broadband card? Is it possible for me to take it out and sell it on eBay? Someone said it's worth $100?
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