I just noticed on the Lenovo website

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  1. jaakobi

    jaakobi Notebook Evangelist

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    That they removed the Blu Ray option (and Wimax, from what I can see) from most Thinkpads except the W700. Think it means anything? I'm guessing demand was too low. It seems with Lenovo they offer some feature and then 3 weeks later remove it for some reason. Like the T400 WXGA+ LED screen, or the Flexview screen on the T60.
     
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    StealthTH Notebook Evangelist

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    Could be just the opposite. Sometimes when they have more demand for options than supply Lenovo will take them off the site. Who knows....
     
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    They had the WXGA+ LED screen option for more than half a year, and then removed it due to high demand and low availability, so by that example, they could have removed the Blu-Ray drives & WiMax due to high demand... although I doubt it.

    Either way, probably doesn't mean too much. The W700 is probably Lenovo's lowest-volume Thinkpad sold.
     
  4. jaakobi

    jaakobi Notebook Evangelist

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    argh. I hate it when Lenovo does this. Won't it hurt sales to get rid of popular options?
     
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    Thaenatos Zero Cool

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    The blue ray and WXGA+ LED for the t400 yes I agree that it could hurt sales, but then again there are people like me that ordered a t400 with the CCFL anyways. WIMAX isnt wide spread so it probably wasnt a high seller, blueray is great and all but super expensive for (in my mind slight increase in visual) the improvement. The exact reason why the removed these options is beyond us (minus the t400 screen option).
     
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    Luke1708 Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    no led is a deal breaker as this brings so many advantages.
     
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    Thaenatos Zero Cool

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    I have to disagree. While given the option its a no brainer, a deal breaker it is not. But then again this is purely opinionated.
     
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    gordie79 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Personally I'm highly annoyed they removed the LED screen for the x200s several weeks back refuse to give any info on "IF" (nonsense) and when it will be offered again.

    What's the point of buying X200s over the X200 if you can't have the better screen? .5 lb is not worth paying $150 more (on cpp, anyway) when you get a weaker processor to boot.

    I'm bitter because I want the x200s but can't wait anymore. My wife is sick of sharing her T500 with me. I guess the upside is getting a great deal on the X200--only $704 on cpp now!
     
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    jaakobi Notebook Evangelist

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    Oh wow, I didn't even notice that. And to add insult to injury, it's no longer WXGA+ on the X200s (which it used to be). Is this Lenovo's sick way of punishing people who hold out on their notebook purchases? lol

    This is really ridiculous.
     
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