dealslenovo thinkpad dual-core notebook with 11.6" led…

226
vote-for9vote-against

I have an 11.6" Acer with similar specs, maybe a SLIGHTLY faster processor, and I love it. It's a great size and light weight. Easy to travel with, but still has a full-size keyboard for easy typing. This looks like a nice little ultraportable, slight upgrade over standard "netbook" specs.

vote-for3vote-against

There are several sellers who have had this notebook for this price lately. One big box store with a giant smile of evil even threw in a printer and carrying case.

vote-for3vote-against

@richaemry:
Printer, carrying case and 4 gig usb drive.

I got that one. Should arrive at my local store on monday.

vote-for9vote-against

I bought this on woot the other day. It's pretty good. I've been a thinkpad user for 10 years. A few things that kinda piss me off. No latch. No keyboard LED. I would have expected both of these to be absent if it was a thinkpad edge. The [Ctrl] and [Fn] buttons are backward. But it's an easy fix. There is no (right-click) menu key. I've been using that key for 20+ years and I'm gonna miss it. And other keys are in difficult spots. [Prnt Scrn] and [Del] are off the beaten path. But it's still the best compact PC I can find.

vote-for5vote-against

As a proud netbook owner, I've been looking to upgrade over the past few months, but nothing that met my needs was ever available at a reasonable price. However this beauty caught my eye. Totally in for 1.

Great deal, get it while it's hot.

vote-for2vote-against

@superninja: help me out here, is your deal gone? should i be looking at walmart or costco as the big box store?

vote-for2vote-against

@jamesonbirrell: Prices have gone up. It's Walmart's "Tax Time" Deal - choice of 16 laptops, 13 carrying cases, 14 thumb drives (4-16GB), and 5 printers. Base selections cost $377 (+1 for the 4GB thumb drive), better options cost more like the Thinkpad x120 is add $20. Before, it was at a base price but the increased priced prob due to popularity and reduced supply.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tax-Time-Laptop-Bundle-with-Your-Choice-Laptop-Case-Flash-Drive-Printer/10966053?wmlspartner=g/uJpqCIpl0&sourceid=41383227253032647340

vote-for-3vote-against

What's being sold here? A laptop or paper towels?

vote-for-1vote-against

Is is just me or do Thinkpads look identical to how they looked 15 years ago? Next time they upgrade the motherboard and processor, they should think about upgrading their style a tad!

vote-for2vote-against

I bought one of these last May. I immediately replaced the 320GB drive with a 500GB WD Scorpio Black, loaded it with 8GB RAM and installed Debian. I and others had a lot of trouble with the keyboard coming unplugged. In the beginning I returned it twice for repair only to have the same problem which I repeatedly fixed myself. After a while the connector broke and I sent it back a third time which seems to have done the trick. No problems since.
The proprietary ATI works great with this machine but the Realtek drivers for the wireless are very bad. I gave up and bought the Broadcom ABGN card from IBM for $60.00 and use the proprietary Broadcom 'wl' driver. Perfect. So HDMI works as well as audio over HDMI. I'm currently running kernel 3.1.5; I couldn't get the Broadcom driver to build under 3.2.1 but I didn't spend a lot of time on it. The lack of a Thinklight is a minus as well as a missing indicator for capslock. Mine has Broadcom Bluetooth which works fine.

vote-for3vote-against

I regretted not pulling the trigger when woot had this a couple of days ago, because they sold out.
I just bought one, I mostly need this to travel light and this seems to work ok for that matter!

vote-for1vote-against

<3 thinkpads. They're sturdy and ezserve warranty is amazing.

vote-for3vote-against

I'd certainly like to have one, but I really don't need one. I do like these machines, though. Small, light, fit just about anywhere. Great keyboard. AMD 350 didn't live up to the most optimistic expectations but it's still a step up over Atom PineView stuff (and older) whether on the ION platform or not.

Maybe as good as CedarTrail clock for clock.

Only battery life is disappointing (compared to Intel), really.

vote-for1vote-against

@rndabney: If you use the b43 (+ssb) driver your issues with wireless will probably go away. The wl driver is fairly unstable.

/unrelated

vote-for1vote-against

@jdmancuso: I have no issues with the 'wl' driver. It was the Realtek rtl8188ce driver and controller I had problems with.

vote-for2vote-against

I own this, and I paid a smidge more for it.
I added RAM for a total of 8GB, and I added a Kingston 128GB SSD for $99.00 (Amazon Warehouse). It is an exceptionally fast and stable machine now. It is very lightweight and well-sized for commuting. Not much bloatware to remove, but the drive stabilization and and power support are unnecessary with the SSD and additional Ram.

Cheaper and more rugged than a Macbook Air, and with basic knowledge of VirtualBox, I am Running OSX and Windows 7 side by side. Overall, this was a great machine at a great price.

vote-for3vote-against

@ltgiants2000: I love the look of the thinkpads and hope they never change.

vote-for2vote-against

@ltgiants2000: We don't want a Thinkpad that looks like the flavor of the month. The business-like looks are one of the features that I buy them for.

vote-for2vote-against

@matier: The description says max 4GB RAM, does yours recognize all 8?

It'd be silly of them to put in a mobo that only supports 4GB with a x64 processor, so I'm wondering why it says that...

vote-for1vote-against

@matier: Have you tried to dual-boot OSX on the laptop?