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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad & IdeaPad - EPP Discounted

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Jan 2, 2018
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architect wrote:
Dec 27th, 2018 5:43 pm
Thanks. Is BF the next cycle that it would drop to this price? If so might as well get it now as I can't wait 11 months. I'm new to the Lenovo stuff.
I think lenovo retail price is bs and they frequently do these sales. I think that we will again see similar to 1200 pretty soon.
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Nov 25, 2018
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These Lenovo thinkpad are so special? Besides the red dot, what makes them sooooi expensive? I see the configuration are usually not attractive at the specific price.
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TingN70420 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 10:12 am
These Lenovo thinkpad are so special? Besides the red dot, what makes them sooooi expensive? I see the configuration are usually not attractive at the specific price.
Thinkpads in particular are considered durable professional laptops, highly customizable, typically can be upgraded and repaired by the user. Lenovo has above average customer and technical support. There is a huge user support structure worldwide. Build quality is considered among the best in the business although in my opinion has been going downhill over the last several years. But that is also true for competitors like Dell. IMO, since taking over from IBM, Lenovo has gradually transitioned itself from a truly professional computer company to a prosumer one.
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Sep 28, 2015
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TingN70420 wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 10:12 am
These Lenovo thinkpad are so special? Besides the red dot, what makes them sooooi expensive? I see the configuration are usually not attractive at the specific price.
The main things are build quality and the best keyboard in all laptops. Also there are premium ones (X1C6, X1 Extreme) vs more mainstream and affordable ones (T480, X280) for different price ranges.

Quote from the x1 carbon page
Like all ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they run in extreme conditions. With a chassis constructed of four layers of reinforced carbon fiber and a magnesium alloy roll-cage for added strength, you’ll trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws your way.
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Dec 11, 2004
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hyundaihonda wrote:
Dec 27th, 2018 8:04 pm
I think lenovo retail price is bs and they frequently do these sales. I think that we will again see similar to 1200 pretty soon.
You mean the base model @ $1200? That's almost 50% off. I guess I'll keep an eye on this thread for it to hit that price. It was 30% ($1382) + 12% ebates which got pretty close.
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Jan 2, 2018
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architect wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 12:46 am
You mean the base model @ $1200? That's almost 50% off. I guess I'll keep an eye on this thread for it to hit that price. It was 30% ($1382) + 12% ebates which got pretty close.
Yep, the retail is 1975 so its like 39% off but obvi nobody would buy at 1975. IMHO 1200 is ok deal and anything under would be a great deal.
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Jun 24, 2010
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Selling the following 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 Samsung Ram from my P1 since I purchased a new set of ram.

Part number: M471A2K43CB1-CTD

PM if interested.

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perpetuus wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 7:29 pm
Selling the following 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 Samsung Ram from my P1 since I purchased a new set of ram.
Part number: M471A2K43CB1-CTD
PM if interested.
Which set did you get?
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Jun 24, 2010
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ciuvak wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 7:48 pm
Which set did you get?
32GB of HyperX at 2666 Mhz. Works well. I mostly did it to get the dual channel performance, which is definitely noticeable and improved my boot up times too.
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perpetuus wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 8:10 pm
32GB of HyperX at 2666 Mhz. Works well. I mostly did it to get the dual channel performance, which is definitely noticeable and improved my boot up times too.
Cool. What's the best price on the HyperX pair right now?
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Jun 24, 2010
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ciuvak wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 8:38 pm
Cool. What's the best price on the HyperX pair right now?
I think it's close to $400 total right now. The 2400 Mhz modules are cheaper. To be honest, I am not even sure if this laptop can take advantage of speeds higher than 2400 Mhz according to the PSRef document.
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Jun 24, 2010
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Latest Intel XTU benchmarks with 32GB of ram. I also overclocked the CPU to 4.4Ghz on up to 3 cores. (i7-8850H)

Pretty sure there is more room for performance since I haven't played around with ThrottleStop yet.

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With 32GB of ram

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Previously, with just 16GB of ram
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May 24, 2018
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I have a question guys.

Is it safe to have a USB dock/hub with 100W Power delivery plugged in to the X1E at the same time it's charging with its 135W plug?

I'm looking at docks/hubs but they all seem to have power delivery features, and I want to make sure that nothing goes wrong.
I ordered and cancelled that TB3 dock because it was so expensive (almost $300).
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Feb 9, 2006
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mon369 wrote:
Dec 29th, 2018 9:45 pm
I have a question guys.

Is it safe to have a USB dock/hub with 100W Power delivery plugged in to the X1E at the same time it's charging with its 135W plug?

I'm looking at docks/hubs but they all seem to have power delivery features, and I want to make sure that nothing goes wrong.
I ordered and cancelled that TB3 dock because it was so expensive (almost $300).
It'll be fine. It'll prioritize the main power (Fast charge) plug first.
That said anything could change with a future update. I've noticed a lot of bugs in the BIOS and software with the X1E, Lenovo has been pretty good at fixing them but they also introduce new ones.
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Hey guys, looking at the X1 tablet, looks good except without normal USB. Anyone have experience with it compare to the surface?
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