This doesn't seem like a super slick deal... the X230 pops up for around $550-650 with IPS display every few months.
Not to mention you can get them in the outlet if you're lucky for around $400-500.
For example, back in December it was $560 for an X230 with IPS.
That being said I love my X200T I got for $350 on ebay. Once you go trackpoint, you never go back. I wish more laptops had trackpoints, and I wish there was an option to get rid of the useless trackpad. The only thing stopping me from getting any other laptop is no trackpoints.