Just ordered a new Thinkpad x230

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  1. CombatChuk

    CombatChuk Platinum Member

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    Needed a new notebook to BS on the internet and for traveling with. So I ended up with an IBM x230 and got a decent deal via the Barnes and Noble site. Here's what it has.

    Intel Core i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
    Operating System Language Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
    Display Type 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 3x3 Antenna
    System Graphics Intel HD 4000 Graphics in Intel Core i5-3210M Processor
    Total Memory 4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM)
    Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English
    Fingerprint Reader UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader
    Hard Drive 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    Battery 9 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44++
    Power Cord 65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
    Integrated WiFi Wireless LAN Adapters Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    Integrated Mobile Broadband Integrated Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000 (TM))
    Selectable SIM SIM Card for US AT&T
    Language Pack Publication - US English

    $767.07

    Going to either hit up Newegg or MicroCenter later today for an SSD and 8GB of RAM.

    I kind of ordered this on a whim, but the reviews seemed pretty positive. Does anyone have any good experience with this line (or the X220)?
     
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  3. Broheim

    Broheim Diamond Member

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    I have an x220, it's a great little road warrior. no complaints so far.
     
  4. Fayd

    Fayd Diamond Member

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    i did much the same, but i stepped it up to a 3320m for the hardware virtualization support. I also picked up the 4 year onsite next business day warranty.

    thought it kind of funny that it was shipped directly from shanghai china to my door. i haven't gotten a chance to play around with it, but i opened it up and looked at it.. the overall size is awesome.
     
  5. kleinkinstein

    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    Just the fact that you got the Centrino Ultimate is a winner. Pick up some 16Gb so-dimms on ebay and ditch the spinner with an ssd and you'll be golden.
     
  6. blipblop

    blipblop Senior member

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    I did the exact same thing... going to replace my gf's dying and huge ass laptop..



    Processor

    Intel Core i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)

    Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)

    Operating System Language Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English

    Display Type 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 3x3 Antenna

    System Graphics Intel HD 4000 Graphics in Intel Core i5-3210M Processor

    Total Memory 4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM)

    Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English

    Fingerprint Reader UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader

    Hard Drive 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm

    Battery 6 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44+

    Power Cord 65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)

    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna

    Integrated WiFi Wireless LAN Adapters Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)

    Integrated Mobile Broadband Mobile Broadband upgradable

    Language Pack Publication - US English

    Shipping & Handling: $0.00
    Tax: $38.89
    [BIGSAVINGS]: -$266.70
    Total: $661.19