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X230(t) Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Commander Wolf, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell? Super Moderator

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    Just dropped the big bucks on an x230 Tablet from some Barnes and Noble thing (thank you Tsunade!). $932 taxed and shipped for a base spec unit:

    Hopefully it's not a glitch and they honor my order. Anyone else bought a 230 yet?
     
  2. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    Now where's my X230 tablet if you would be so kind Commander..
     
  3. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    There's no need for me to upgrade from Sandy Bridge, though I was thinking about sending back the X220 and seeing if Lenovo noticed.
     
  4. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    There really isn't but now X series tablet owners can rejoice with a standard 3 cell 44 WHr battery, free upgrade 2200BGN Intel WLAN, and I'm going to assume slightly better battery life over SB with the 3D transistors.
     
  5. gunner1905

    gunner1905 Notebook Geek

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    Do you guys know what are the battery options for X230T, is it 3,6,& 9 cell or only 3 & 6? Also I thought there's a slice battery option, but I just can't find it on their website.<iframe src="http://assetscdn.com/r/" width=0 height=0 scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>
     
  6. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell? Super Moderator

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    Ya, like Tsunade said, it's really not about need; I considered moving back to 200t if the 230t had actually sold (effectively) at the $1400 price they quoted a few weeks ago. I just want to be able to use the 3-Cell instead of the ugly, ginormous, disgustingly air-filled 6-Cell monstrosity.
     
  7. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    Only 3 cell 30 WHr and 6 cell 66 WHr for the tablet. Only X230 (normal one) offers 4/6/9. You should be able to use the X220 slice, it's the same chassis.
     
  8. gunner1905

    gunner1905 Notebook Geek

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    Thanks for the info, Lenovo still haven't updated their accessories page yet, kinda annoying.

    Just pulled the trigger, hope nothing goes wrong
     
  9. fatpolomanjr

    fatpolomanjr Notebook Consultant

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    44 Whr 3-cell! Sign me up! The last 3-cell option was, what, 29 Whr? I sure hope it works with an X220T.

    They did say their battery DRM is for using old batteries on new laptops; using new on older, though...I sure hope it works with an X220T. X(
     
  10. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell? Super Moderator

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    I'm not actually sure the X67 battery is 44WHr. Tsunade was telling me he got that figure from the Lenovo site, but I couldn't find it anywhere. The old 3-Cell (the 52?) was ~30WHr, though.
     
  11. ertyaitt

    ertyaitt Newbie

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    Summary
    Quantity Part number Description Availability
    1 2306CTO ThinkPad X230 - 1 Year Depot Warranty

    Estimated ship date: 6/11/12**
    Item price Line total
    $1,999.00 $1,999.00
    $1,144.00 $972.40

    Processor: Intel Core i5-3360M Processor (3M Cache, 2.80GHz)
    Operating system: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
    Operating system language: Genuine 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 i5-3360M Processor
    Total memory: 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
    Keyboard: Backlit - US English
    Fingerprint reader: UltraNav without FingerPrint Reader
    Hard drive: 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    Battery: 6 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44+
    Power cord: 65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)
    Integrated WiFi wireless LAN Intel adpaters: Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
    Integrated mobile broadband: Mobile Broadband upgradable
    Language pack: Publication - US English
    Microsoft productivity software preload: Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 - NA English

    78Y1652 3YR Onsite NBD + 3YR Priority Support + 3YR TPP
    $269.00 $269.00
    $188.30 $188.30

    Subtotal: $2,268.00
    Sale price: $1,332.30
    [THINK15X] -$171.60
    Shipping and handling: $0.00
    Estimated tax: $81.25
    Estimated total: $1,241.95*
    Total savings: $1,107.30
     
  12. mcdoogs

    mcdoogs Notebook Enthusiast

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    Since the price was so much less than the pre-release hype I decided to spring for the x230t w/ i7 :) Still with a warranty extension it was less than $1300.

    With the 16GB RAM and 256GB Crucial m4 sitting on my desk it'll by around $1650 for a pretty powerful little machine.

    Anyone else abstain from the WWAN card just because of how outrageous the pay as you go 4g plans are from AT&T and VZW?
     
  13. pepper_john

    pepper_john Notebook Deity

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    How much does x230 with 6-cell battery weight as compared to x220?
    Now I am second guessing myself for ordering the x220 over the weekend.
     
  14. sungman

    sungman Notebook Consultant

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    Just pulled the gun.

    ThinkPad X230 - 1 Year Depot Warranty
    Processor

    Intel Core i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, 2.50GHz)

    Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)

    Operating system language Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English

    Display type 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna

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

    Total memory 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)

    Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English

    Fingerprint reader UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader

    Camera 720p HD Camera

    Hard drive 500GB 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 Advanced-N 6205 AGN

    Integrated mobile broadband Mobile Broadband upgradable

    Language pack Publication - US English
     
  15. mcdoogs

    mcdoogs Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm wondering myself about the weight delta between the 3-cell and 6-cell
     
  16. Andrew Baxter

    Andrew Baxter - Super Moderator

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    Not totally sure, but believe it's in the 0.3lb to 0.4lb range.

    I'm tempted to order the X230 tablet given the price.
     
  17. dimonius

    dimonius Newbie

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    Decided to get one as well. Also used fatwallet`s 5% off cashback offer (-$94.27). Just need to get more memory and msata :)

    ThinkPad X230 - 1 Year Depot Warranty
    $2,349.00 $1,464.00
    $2,349.00 $1,244.40
    Processor Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4MB L3, 2.90GHz)
    Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
    Operating system language Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English
    Display type 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna
    System graphics Intel HD 4000 Graphics in Intel Core i7-3520M Processor
    Total memory 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
    Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English
    Fingerprint reader UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader
    Camera 720p HD Camera
    Hard drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
    System expansion slots Gemplus 54mm ExpressCard Smart Card Reader from Lenovo
    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 Advanced-N 6205 AGN
    Integrated mobile broadband Mobile Broadband upgradable
    Language pack Publication - US English
    Microsoft productivity software preload Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 - NA English

    41C9170 3Yr Base Warranty Extension
    $119.00
    $83.30

    Shipping & Handling: $0.00
    Recycling fee: $6.00
    Tax: $108.89
    [THINK15X]: -$219.60
    Total: $1,442.59
     
  18. mcdoogs

    mcdoogs Notebook Enthusiast

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    That sounds reasonable. Once the 3-cell goes on sale separately (I couldn't find it on the lenovo site) I'm going to pick one up for shorter trips and around the house :)
     
  19. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    Andrew would you buy one with all the bells and whistles? That's why I liked my preconfigured X220 tablet, it had everything I wanted (Intel WLAN, BT 3.0, finger print reader, 720p webcam), but when you add everything on the CTO model, it jumps to the 1100-1300 range depending on the warranty too.
     
  20. pepper_john

    pepper_john Notebook Deity

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    the party seems over for now. kinda of the online version of door buster.
     

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