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    Default T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    I'm planning to buy an T430s very soon (as soon as I can call Lenovo on Thursday) to place a custom order that excludes Windows and includes a 65 watt charger instead of the default 90 watt charger.

    I plan to get the following configuration (minus the modifications I've discussed):

    Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60GHz)
    Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
    14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
    Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4000
    4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
    UltraNav without FingerPrint Reader
    500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    DVD Recordable
    6 Cell Lithium Battery T81+
    Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
    Mobile Broadband upgradable
    1 Year Depot/Express Warranty

    Has anyone put their order in for a T430s yet? Or plan to?

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    Yeah, I'm planning on ordering one ASAP.

    Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4MB L3, 2.90GHz)
    Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
    14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
    Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, 2.90 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4000
    8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (2 DIMM)
    Keyboard Backlit - US English
    UltraNav without FingerPrint Reader
    720p HD Camera Mic
    500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm + 240GB mSATA SSD
    DVD Recordable
    Express Card Slot & 4 in 1 Card Reader & Smart Card Reader
    6 Cell Lithium Battery T81+
    3 Cell Ultrabay Battery
    90W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
    Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
    Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    Mobile Broadband upgradable

    Can you explain what the difference is between the 90w and 65w chargers?

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    how much cheaper is it if you do a custom order without windows? I have a few win7 licenses lying around and that seems like a great way to save some money.

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    Does lenovo let you swap the ac adapter? I believe that the 65w adapter can't handle the rapid charge technology

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by danishh View Post
    how much cheaper is it if you do a custom order without windows? I have a few win7 licenses lying around and that seems like a great way to save some money.
    I spoke to a lenovo rep a few days ago and asked him that same question. He said they don't do custom orders without OS.

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    Ordered the following config today:

    Intel Core i5-3320M Processor (3M Cache, 2.60GHz)
    Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
    14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM) [to be swapped with 2x8GB = 16GB]
    Keyboard Backlit - US English
    UltraNav with FingerPrint Reader
    720p HD Camera Mic
    500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    DVD Recordable
    Express Card Slot & 4 in 1 Card Reader
    6 Cell Lithium Battery T81+
    90W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
    Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
    Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
    Mobile Broadband upgradable

    Planning to add a 128GB 6G mSATA SSD boot drive. Will be reviewing shortly after arrival.
    Last edited by Nrbelex; 6th June 2012 at 05:18 PM. Reason: Added more spec details
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    Current: ThinkPad T430s - Core i5-3320M - 16gb RAM - 128GB mSATA SSD
    Old: Asus W3J - Intel Core 2 Duo, T7200 - ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 - 3gb RAM
    Older: Dell Inspiron 5150 (running the latest version of Ubuntu)

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    I was in the process of placing an order, but I could not find the option for the nvidia card....
    Does someone know when it will be available ?

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by netdevel View Post
    I was in the process of placing an order, but I could not find the option for the nvidia card....
    Does someone know when it will be available ?
    It's currently only available with the i5 configuration.
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    Old: Asus W3J - Intel Core 2 Duo, T7200 - ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 - 3gb RAM
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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by OCM View Post
    I spoke to a lenovo rep a few days ago and asked him that same question. He said they don't do custom orders without OS.
    A pity. Guess I'll just order via the web then.

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    Default Re: T430s owners'/would-be owners' thread.

    Also, I plan to replace the DVD drive with a caddy and an SSD, so would something like this work?

    New 2nd HDD SATA Hard Drive Disk Caddy Bay For IBM LENOVO Thinkpad T420s | eBay

 

 
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