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[Lenovo Canada] Off lease Lenovo T61 - $170 + tax

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danisimo wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 2:47 pm
It works at the time of purchase, but they will charge you $200 + tax.
That would be bad. Email confirmation also shows the extra $30 off. Oh well, we will have to wait to see the credit card charges, and argue with them if they charge the extra $30.

Do they install a new battery into these refurbised Thinkpads?
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wiggy wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 3:30 pm
The problem was specific to the particular NVidia chip (G84 and G86). T61s with different video chips (Intels, for example) or built after a particular date (August 2008) didn't suffer this problem. I've got 4 T61s, all still running fine except the one with the afflicted chip. This msg. is off a T61 dated 08/08 with an Intel 965 Express chip. Runs like a top.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-pri ... td-p/46469
Interesting. I know a lot of laptop manufacturers had issues with motherboard flex in the last 8 years, and after reflowing so many IBM's, I had become wary of buying them for resale.
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BlackXstar wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 2:37 pm
Exactly same model I am using! The best thinkpad!
But mine is 4G RAM, 180G intel SSD + 1T HDD.

Update:
The screen is 1680x1050 antiglare, *LCD*.
So does this model T61 (6460DWU) let you use the full 4GB of RAM when you install 2x2GB SODIMMs? Or less? (Assuming we install a 64-bit OS)

My HP Elitebook of that time, only let me use 3.37GB with Win7 64-bit.
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The theoretical max RAM is 4GB. In practice, 2x4GB can be installed.

PS Coupon effective. Rec'd confirm ie 2nd email showing $170.16+tax.

PS These off lease machines usually ship with pretty good batteries. If not, ask for another.
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navigator416 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 2:30 pm
My experience is anecdotal but I have a t61p running as a home server today, as well as a fleet of t60/t61 loaners and not a single one had the video issue. The hardware in my experience has outlasted the harddrives. I've also had the t40 series running as recent as last year - they were outdated severely but were working for the most part. I'm just defending my opinion with my experience but you could be correct.
The T61P with dedicated Nvidia GPU is indeed defective because of nVidia's own screw up. I'd indeed stay away from those.
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The last good Lenovo/IBM was T60.
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kwanyeung20 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2012 6:59 pm
darn missed. i like the resolution
The W500 with 1920x1200 is instock. But it is $384 less $30 = $354.
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If I needed a laptop and my budget was under $400, I'd get this one. Core2Duo is still plenty fast for most things, bump up the RAM, get a SSD and transfer the HDD to one of those optical drive replacement holders. It would be more than enough for browsing, school work, movies etc. Would much rather have this than some netbook-powered laptop.
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Wish mine had a battery. After reading this got mine out to update it, etc.
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a 5 year old lappy thats still pretty decent to own? sub 200 + that dirt cheap $50 vertex 3 128gb ssd from td, and this thing is a cheap i7?
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