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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: http://lite.corporateperks.com/holidayfair (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: http://alamoinsurance.net/alamo-p...ate-perks/

*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

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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!

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Also it is rumored that you should not choose win8 and win8 is not compatible with GOBI3000, and they have to cancel the order.

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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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Quote from aztony View Post :
Why is everyone keeping it such a big secret on how to sign up for this site? I thought SD was about sharing deals.
Probably not being secretive but maybe not popularly known.

If your company doesn't participate with CorporatePerks program, you can sign up through https://hopkins.corporateperks.com/ with any e-mail address. That's probably just one of the addresses that worked without a corporate domain. There was also another one that took Hotmail addresses just fine but I don't remember anymore. Good luck.
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#47
Quote from stubbornboy View Post :
1) This doesn't skimp on the processor. This is not a ULV

2) One of the few 12.5/13 inchers that gives an IPS screen

3) May be thick but Light weight than many touchscreen "ultrabooks" like Sonty Vaio T and Asus Vivobook. So thick doesn't necessarily mean weight. It may in fact provide better air movement

4) Doesn't compromise on ports - displayport, HDMI, GIgabitt Ethernet etc..

5) RAM is not soldered or anything. Can be replaced/added easily.

So that is the hype
Thanks, I just realized that it is mainly targeted to business consumers as well. That makes much more sense.
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Please, excuse my ignorance, but what is all of the hype about this? The ultra-low voltage processor provides more battery run time? All I see is a 12 inch "thickbook" that weights 4 pounds. It probably has a chunky battery to provide so many hours at such weight anyway. IPS screen - yes, a good benefit. I don't really consider the integrated GOBI a big deal.

Maybe if it had an i7 and a 128 SSD?

Reason I am asking - I am very happy with the NP300-U1A. Yes, an i3 and 11.6 inch, but it also came out to $250.
Says that it weighs 2.96 lbs. Thinkpads are some of the best built laptops in the world, if not the best. Processor is a full-fledged i5 at 3.1 GHz, so it's not the "ultrabooks" that you're used to. But it still has 8+ hours of battery life =)

If you want i7, it only costs $769. Not a shabby price either.

Quote from stubbornboy View Post :
1) This doesn't skimp on the processor. This is not a ULV

2) One of the few 12.5/13 inchers that gives an IPS screen

3) May be thick but Light weight than many touchscreen "ultrabooks" like Sonty Vaio T and Asus Vivobook. So thick doesn't necessarily mean weight. It may in fact provide better air movement

4) Doesn't compromise on ports - displayport, HDMI, GIgabitt Ethernet etc..

5) RAM is not soldered or anything. Can be replaced/added easily.

So that is the hype
Didn't realize it had both HDMI and DisplayPort; usually it's just one or the other. Are you sure about this?
http://shoplenovo.i2.com/products...asheet.pdf
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Says that it weighs 2.96 lbs. Thinkpads are some of the best built laptops in the world, if not the best. Processor is a full-fledged i5 at 3.1 GHz, so it's not the "ultrabooks" that you're used to. But it still has 8+ hours of battery life =)



Didn't realize it had both HDMI and DisplayPort; usually it's just one or the other. Are you sure about this?
Sorry I think it is only DisplayPort which is the way it should be
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Sorry I think it is only DisplayPort which is the way it should be
I actually prefer HDMI because of the sound pass-through... and being able to connect to TVs/projectors. But a small setback for this deal. Everything else is great.
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Quote from kalinrs View Post :
Please, excuse my ignorance, but what is all of the hype about this? The ultra-low voltage processor provides more battery run time? All I see is a 12 inch "thickbook" that weights 4 pounds. It probably has a chunky battery to provide so many hours at such weight anyway. IPS screen - yes, a good benefit. I don't really consider the integrated GOBI a big deal.

Maybe if it had an i7 and a 128 SSD?

Reason I am asking - I am very happy with the NP300-U1A. Yes, an i3 and 11.6 inch, but it also came out to $250.
I am with you, and i also love my heart Samsung NP300. (i have not gotten the extended battery, so battery life is not so great, but i usually use it at home, so not an issue)

I have both Samsung NP300 (also got it at 250usd + about a year ago) which i use everyday for personal matters, and i also have a HP 2560P which is similar to x230.

personally, i don't think x230 is twice as good as NP300, but x230 has it own advantages as my HP 2560P (mostly business purposes) such as
1. longer battery option (9cell + slicer -> 15+ hours)
2. built-in boardband/WWAN option (with smartphones available readily -- not so important)
3. docking option (with a lock option)-- important for the business uses
4. service options (longer term/next day/accident)
5. tougher built
6. no webcam/mic option
7. optical drive option (also you can add additional harddisk drive)
8. built-in smart card option
9. more expandable -- express card, secondary miniPCIe slot, two memory slot
10. easier to service/manageable (easy to remove hdd etc & preboot environment, network bootability, etc)

if you are looking for a business solution, i would not choose Samsung NP300, but if i am to get a personal solution, Samsung NP300 is a great solution.
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#52
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Sorry I think it is only DisplayPort which is the way it should be
most business class laptops only offer vga and display port & no HDMI which is mostly available to consumer class laptops which is not necessarily worse or better than business class laptops, but they are designed to fulfill the different needs
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Quote from eViLNeWBiE06 View Post :
I actually prefer HDMI because of the sound pass-through... and being able to connect to TVs/projectors. But a small setback for this deal. Everything else is great.
Audio can go through the DisplayPort
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Quote from shimman View Post :
I am with you, and i also love my heart Samsung NP300. (i have not gotten the extended battery, so battery life is not so great, but i usually use it at home, so not an issue)

I have both Samsung NP300 (also got it at 250usd + about a year ago) which i use everyday for personal matters, and i also have a HP 2560P which is similar to x230.

personally, i don't think x230 is twice as good as NP300, but x230 has it own advantages as my HP 2560P (mostly business purposes) such as
1. longer battery option (9cell + slicer -> 15+ hours)
2. built-in boardband/WWAN option (with smartphones available readily -- not so important)
3. docking option (with a lock option)-- important for the business uses
4. service options (longer term/next day/accident)
5. tougher built
6. no webcam/mic option
7. optical drive option (also you can add additional harddisk drive)
8. built-in smart card option
9. more expandable -- express card, secondary miniPCIe slot, two memory slot
10. easier to service/manageable (easy to remove hdd etc & preboot environment, network bootability, etc)

if you are looking for a business solution, i would not choose Samsung NP300, but if i am to get a personal solution, Samsung NP300 is a great solution.
Great, thanks for the comparison Smilie
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#55
For those of you who successfully registered, can you help me out?

How much are the following upgrades?

IPS display?
Backlit keyboard?
Bluetooth?
Intel 6205 Wifi?
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#56
Thanks OP! Was in the market for an upgrade to my old (mid 2010) Macbook... Was browsing for a good deal on a Macbook Air when I saw this thread... Decided to give it a shot at this price =)
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For those of you who successfully registered, can you help me out?

How much are the following upgrades?

IPS display?
Backlit keyboard?
Bluetooth?
Intel 6205 Wifi?
Read the first post and u can see that it is $35 more for IPS. Rest I think you can see when you configure. Btw, the prices do vary if you do direct than when u do via B&N or corporate perks.

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#58
Thanks for taking time to share this particular deal. Great find.
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#59
Thinkpad X and t series are best
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If you have an AOL email address, it should work!
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