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(Lenovo Outlet) Brand New ThinkPad X230 Tablet i3 4GB 320GB for $484

Heroin 380 January 25, 2013 at 01:38 AM in Computers (2) More Lenovo Deals
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Brand New ThinkPad X230 Tablet i3 4GB 320GB for $484

Use Coupon Code: DOORBUSTERS

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Select "X Series" on left, sort by "Low Price", Page 4-12

Condition
New
Processor
Intel® Core™ i3-2370M Processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz)( )
Operating system
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Memory
4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM Memory
Display
12.5" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) MultiTouch LED backlight"
Pointing device
UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad)
Hard Drive
320GB, 7200RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard Drive
Optical Drive
No Optical Included
Battery
ThinkPad Battery 67+ (3 cell)
Network Card
Intel® Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN)
Bluetooth
No Bluetooth
WWAN
Integrated Wireless Wide Area Network upgradable
Finger Print Reader
No Fingerprint Reader
Warranty
1 Year Standard Depot Warranty
Form Factor
Tablet - Black

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#31
Can anyone with the X230/230T answer a question for me? With the 1366x768 resolution, can you have two documents open next to each other comfortably? I'm looking for something smallish/light to take around with me at school. I like the small form factor and long battery life (6 or 9 cell). The only things that would keep me from going with this over the X1 Carbon are the crappy touchpad and smaller resolution/smaller screen. Price is also a consideration as the X230 (non tablet) is significantly cheaper than the X1 Carbon and much easier to upgrade.
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Quote from boywhocouldfly View Post :
Can anyone with the X230/230T answer a question for me? With the 1366x768 resolution, can you have two documents open next to each other comfortably? I'm looking for something smallish/light to take around with me at school. I like the small form factor and long battery life (6 or 9 cell). The only things that would keep me from going with this over the X1 Carbon are the crappy touchpad and smaller resolution/smaller screen. Price is also a consideration as the X230 (non tablet) is significantly cheaper than the X1 Carbon and much easier to upgrade.
uh it's sold out so that might make your choice easier?
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Quote from lantzuh View Post :
uh it's sold out so that might make your choice easier?
I'm speaking generally. The fact that it's sold out doesn't influence my choice to get a Thinkpad. Plus, I'm looking more at the X230 (non tablet) since I don't think I will use the touchscreen very much.
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Quote from Bigshottt View Post :
I believe this was true when IBM owned this brand. Abysmal Lenovo reputation and service would lead me to believe that the quality is down from the historic levels at IBM. I gave Lenovo a shot and found their products pure junk and service levels horrible.
I would have to disagree on that, I'm not aware that Lenovo has such a bad reputation, even the consumer line of IdeaPad laptops are of equal or better qualities compare to its peers from HP or Dell. The Thinkpad product line may not carry the same quality as the IBM days in absolute terms, but they are not far off, and considering how much prices have dropped compare to the IBM Thinkpads I think Lenovo is doing an outstanding job keeping quality up. The Thinkpad lines are still designed and engineered by the original team at Yamato labs in Japan. From my personal experience their customer service is still one of the best in the industry, partly because they are still handled by IBM itself.
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#35
Just asked Lenovo and they said it is an IPS screen.

It is 12.5" (317.5mm) HD (1366x768) TFT color, anti-glare, LED backlight, 300 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio, IPS, MultiTouch screen supports pen & five-finger gesture

Not an expert on knowing what that means but I see IPS in there
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Completely disagree. I have owned my Thinkpad T series for almost 6 years and haven't had any hardware problems at all. That thing is built like a tank. Only other PCs that I've seen with comparable build quality are the HP elitebooks and those are priced significantly higher.
Um. So if you have had that T series for 6 years, you haven't had a newer one.

They aren't the same. Extensive time with the X220 Tablets have taught me that.
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#37
just ordered an refurbished x230t with i7-3520m, hd4000, 4gig Ram, 320gb, multitouch, bluetooth for $763 + tax - 5% shopdiscover...

i think it's a good deal....i don't mind the low config as far as the ram/storage goes...they can be easily upgraded as needed.
already had a high end engineering workstation at work, just need a device that is capable enough to open the drawings, read pdf spec sheets/manuals, and a go to/transition device from home to work. Hopefully I can get rid of my iPad altogether (it just doesn't cut it for productivity use)
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Quote from boywhocouldfly View Post :
Can anyone with the X230/230T answer a question for me? With the 1366x768 resolution, can you have two documents open next to each other comfortably? I'm looking for something smallish/light to take around with me at school. I like the small form factor and long battery life (6 or 9 cell). The only things that would keep me from going with this over the X1 Carbon are the crappy touchpad and smaller resolution/smaller screen. Price is also a consideration as the X230 (non tablet) is significantly cheaper than the X1 Carbon and much easier to upgrade.
This deal may be dead but I think the touchpad on these are not too bad. Screen is tough to get two docs and see..but you have younger eyes so perhap. We make do and get two docs open but overlap. In the office we connect these to real keyboard, mouse, 24 inch screen. Laptop is in a stand as second screen. No docking stations anymore due to cost. Just leave ibm charger with the built in usb hub. Works great.

The thinkpads are NOT as tough as the prior generations but still tough as hell. The screens are less tough than older x series so can no longer beat someone to death with your screen without damage. Too many drops in a bag or too much heavy stuff on top will crack it. That said, I have a bunch of field staff with x220/x230 non tablets. Construction site use, cold/hot weather. Way better than Mac or ultrabooks that would crack in 1st month! Those fools quickly went back to X series for our uses.

A good investment for school. Light enough, tough enough battery life decent to last all work day with normal use. Extra bonus is these are "ugly" to some and look like older thinkpads. Less chance to be stolen.

Even the engineers never did use the tablet function much. Nice to have but only I have a tablet version. These with "old" chipsets are being dumped so can be solid value. Lenovo outlet is horrific customer service...but I have used all the time and always got everything expected.

Good luck in school!
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For those doubting Lenovo's service, let me tell a tale. I have an X220 refurb purchased in mid-2012. Last Saturday, daughter spills water on it. The keyboard should survive this, but a trackpoint button failed. I filled out a service request on Sunday on IBM's service site saying it didn't work anymore. Tuesday morning, new keyboard was on my doorstep, overnighted to me. Put dead keyboard back in box, stuck on prepaid shipping label, called UPS and they came and got it to recycle it. No emails, no phone calls, no fake excuses necessary.

This is my 8th Thinkpad, and this is why. Can anyone speak as to whether or not you'll get this service from any other vendor.
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when i click on link, price on everything: NULL.

damn it slickdeals, you broke the page.
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#41
OP, I got similar config but with the following differences for $100 more ($550 to be precise)
- IPS screen vs. your non IPS
- i5 2.6 Ghz vs. your i3
- Intel HD 4000 vs. your 3000
- 6 cell vs. your 3-cell
- 500 GB hard drive

I believe I have fingerprint too. No optical drive though.

I would say that you should wait for a better configuration. These things go in and out of stock all the time. Just be patient! Good luck
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Quote from agentghost View Post :
OP, I got similar config but with the following differences for $100 more ($550 to be precise)
- IPS screen vs. your non IPS
- i5 2.6 Ghz vs. your i3
- Intel HD 4000 vs. your 3000
- 6 cell vs. your 3-cell
- 500 GB hard drive

I believe I have fingerprint too. No optical drive though.

I would say that you should wait for a better configuration. These things go in and out of stock all the time. Just be patient! Good luck

Definitely can snag better than the OP deal if you watch for them. I got this:


Lenovo X230 Tablet
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60 GHz)( )
Operating system: Windows 7 Professional 64 - English
Display: 12.5" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) MultiTouch LED backlight"
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM Memory
Hard Drive: 128GB SATA 2.5" Solid State Drive
Optical Drive: No Optical Included
Battery: ThinkPad Battery 67+ (6 cell)
Warranty: 1 Year Standard Depot Warranty

for $664 + tax. Don't forget to upgrade your unit with a second stick of RAM (preferably a low voltage 4gb module), dual-channel mode enhances the performance significantly and is only enabled of course when you have two modules inside! A great option (and what I picked) is this Samsung 30nm 1.35v 4gb DDR3 1600 RAM from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00591ZYX8/

Quote from hmmwv View Post :
It's possible that the display is IPS because according to the datasheet the only two display options are both IPS (multitouch and outdoor). It definitely does not have webcam or backlit keyboard.


That's incorrect, only early x230t have the option to be configured with Sandy Bridge chips, all later units are Ivy, if you look at the config page now the lowest option is a i3-3110M.
The display is IPS on all X230 Tablets as far as I know. All display options specify IPS in their parts listings and I have never heard of one without an IPS display.
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#43
Just paid $503 including taxes for an X220 with an IPS screen :-) This is a really good deal.
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Quote from puttingdog View Post :
just ordered an refurbished x230t with i7-3520m, hd4000, 4gig Ram, 320gb, multitouch, bluetooth for $763 + tax - 5% shopdiscover...

i think it's a good deal....i don't mind the low config as far as the ram/storage goes...they can be easily upgraded as needed.
already had a high end engineering workstation at work, just need a device that is capable enough to open the drawings, read pdf spec sheets/manuals, and a go to/transition device from home to work. Hopefully I can get rid of my iPad altogether (it just doesn't cut it for productivity use)
Nice little setup. My wife replaced her tablet and laptop with the Asus Vivotab. I know it's only Windows RT but it will do 99% of what people use laptops for and she never had to shut it down. Stays in standby for over a week, I flipped it open and started using instantly.

Two things on your x230t. - Change to an SSD. You will see MUCH quicker performance along with better battery life and MUCH MUCH faster boot up times.

2nd - I don't believe that your I7 is a quad core. I'm not sure the performance advantage of a dual core I7 over an I5 is really worth the price premiums that they charge. Seems like I3/I5/I7 are all in the same area if their clockspeed and processor generation are the same (high level 3rd gen I3 and low level I7 are somewhat similar).

The quad core I7 completely changes and jumps by a good margin (20% or more).

If I needed a tablet/laptop I probably would take a look at this. I came in here to look up some info on it but a shame sold out already. Change this to an SSD and for $535 would have had a nice little laptop.
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