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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo ThinkStation P330 Sales

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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo ThinkStation P330 Sales

How are the Lenovo ThinkStation P330? They are currently on sale.

I came across the attached configuration here for a coworker. I think considering the 3 year warranty it's a good deal. This is for someone non-techsavvy, so reliability and support are important.

I would probably upsize the power supply to 400W for an extra $10. Perhaps in a year or two they would upgrade to a dedicate Quadro P620 for some light cad work.

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1200$ for a 9600 without dedicate graphic is not a good deal at all.

It called itself ThinkStation, don't see how it's a work station at all, consumer CPU, non ECC support, no pro graphics.
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This is about $500 if you build it yourself...

$1929 original price lmfao Lenovo making a killing on boomer businesspeople
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I don't know much about the ThinkStations in particular, but I would definitely agree with the people above that $1200 for an i5, 256GB SSD, and 16GB ram is very overpriced.

If warranty is important I would say check out Costco, all their electronics come with a bonus year (so 2 total), and you can add extended warranty for very cheap. I'm sure it won't be the same kind of service as a Lenovo warranty, but a lot cheaper. Also keep in mind that that 3 year warranty from Lenovo will certainly be voided if they end up adding a separate Graphics Card later on. Unfortunately with everyone working from home right now, I've noticed that Costco's website is super light on Desktops, but you may wanna check in-store next time you do your monthly Apocolypse load-up.

You could also check out Dell's site. This is pretty similar to what you specc'd out above (but with 12GB ram and 512 SSD, and a minor step down in CPU), but for $799.99. Plus Rakuten gives you an extra 2% cashback. Dell also has a $50 off coupon if you spend over $1000, in case they wanted to go with something a bit beefier.

EDIT: Found something even better on Dell's site. This is $850 and has 16GB ram and 1TB HDD (could always add an SSD if desired) (in case the hyperlink doesn't wanna work: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/desktop ... 0ms_f_h30e ) You can also add a dedicated GPU for $250, and it's only $50 to swap the HDD out for a 256GB SSD. If you do both those you can use the $50 off over $1000 coupon as well ;)
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RaphaelK2005 wrote: How are the Lenovo ThinkStation P330? They are currently on sale.

I came across the attached configuration here for a coworker. I think considering the 3 year warranty it's a good deal. This is for someone non-techsavvy, so reliability and support are important.

I would probably upsize the power supply to 400W for an extra $10. Perhaps in a year or two they would upgrade to a dedicate Quadro P620 for some light cad work.

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eorsgg wrote: This is about $500 if you build it yourself...

$1929 original price lmfao Lenovo making a killing on boomer businesspeople
:rolleyes:

The CPU is $250.. how are you going to get the rest including 3 year on site warranty for $250?

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eorsgg wrote: This is about $500 if you build it yourself...

$1929 original price lmfao Lenovo making a killing on boomer businesspeople
Sure, you can build it. I could to. And dick around with issues and deal with individual part RMA's, but this is for someone else. Who can't build or troubleshoot pc's. Warranty and support are needed. Lenovo has 3 year on-site warranty.

Putting something together on pcpartpicker with OS (I'm not screwing around with grey market keys that may fail in a few years), puts me about $760 compromising on some lower end parts. And that's still going with the lowest priced retailer shown on pcpartpicker. Add-in shipping, which everyone seems to be gouging on, looking at over $800. Any then once it's built, who supports it? Where is the on-site support?
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ncheply wrote: I don't know much about the ThinkStations in particular, but I would definitely agree with the people above that $1200 for an i5, 256GB SSD, and 16GB ram is very overpriced.

If warranty is important I would say check out Costco, all their electronics come with a bonus year (so 2 total), and you can add extended warranty for very cheap. I'm sure it won't be the same kind of service as a Lenovo warranty, but a lot cheaper. Also keep in mind that that 3 year warranty from Lenovo will certainly be voided if they end up adding a separate Graphics Card later on. Unfortunately with everyone working from home right now, I've noticed that Costco's website is super light on Desktops, but you may wanna check in-store next time you do your monthly Apocolypse load-up.

You could also check out Dell's site. This is pretty similar to what you specc'd out above (but with 12GB ram and 512 SSD, and a minor step down in CPU), but for $799.99. Plus Rakuten gives you an extra 2% cashback. Dell also has a $50 off coupon if you spend over $1000, in case they wanted to go with something a bit beefier.

EDIT: Found something even better on Dell's site. This is $850 and has 16GB ram and 1TB HDD (could always add an SSD if desired) (in case the hyperlink doesn't wanna work: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/desktop ... 0ms_f_h30e ) You can also add a dedicated GPU for $250, and it's only $50 to swap the HDD out for a 256GB SSD. If you do both those you can use the $50 off over $1000 coupon as well ;)
You, uh, forgot to include the on site support. That makes the Dell a far worse deal.

The computer itself is pricey, but that 3 year onsite that is included is what drives the price up/competitive.
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ncheply wrote: I don't know much about the ThinkStations in particular, but I would definitely agree with the people above that $1200 for an i5, 256GB SSD, and 16GB ram is very overpriced.

If warranty is important I would say check out Costco, all their electronics come with a bonus year (so 2 total), and you can add extended warranty for very cheap. I'm sure it won't be the same kind of service as a Lenovo warranty, but a lot cheaper. Also keep in mind that that 3 year warranty from Lenovo will certainly be voided if they end up adding a separate Graphics Card later on. Unfortunately with everyone working from home right now, I've noticed that Costco's website is super light on Desktops, but you may wanna check in-store next time you do your monthly Apocolypse load-up.

You could also check out Dell's site. This is pretty similar to what you specc'd out above (but with 12GB ram and 512 SSD, and a minor step down in CPU), but for $799.99. Plus Rakuten gives you an extra 2% cashback. Dell also has a $50 off coupon if you spend over $1000, in case they wanted to go with something a bit beefier.

EDIT: Found something even better on Dell's site. This is $850 and has 16GB ram and 1TB HDD (could always add an SSD if desired) (in case the hyperlink doesn't wanna work: https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/desktop ... 0ms_f_h30e ) You can also add a dedicated GPU for $250, and it's only $50 to swap the HDD out for a 256GB SSD. If you do both those you can use the $50 off over $1000 coupon as well ;)
Thanks for the tips. I didn't consider the voided warranty if you were to add parts. It's actually $100 cheaper now to get the quadro 620 with the lenovo than buy retail, so that might be an option.

I've been trying to avoid systems with gaming cards such as 1650/1660, as there has been reported graphical glitches with the programs required. I didn't focus on consumer grade desktops like Inspiron since these only have an option for gaming cards, and only have the 1 year warranty by default.

Yes I did look at Costco, and I agree selection is lacking.
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Hmm. Anyone knows of a good i7 desktop deal or how to build one at a reasonal below 1500 price? Was thinking of the Alienware r8 1660 ti. Any thoughts pros?
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The components are definitely not worth the cost, but if you really need that warranty I guess it's not too bad.

We have good experience with Lenovo support. They came in fix up our Thinkpads the next day after contacting support with not much hassle. If the machine is mission critical then I guess the cost is justified.
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hansdoreen wrote: 1200$ for a 9600 without dedicate graphic is not a good deal at all.

It called itself ThinkStation, don't see how it's a work station at all, consumer CPU, non ECC support, no pro graphics.
It's a platform that you can customize. You can pick a Xeon processor, ECC RAM and Quadro card (up to a P5000) as you see fit.
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Lenovo's "regular price" is so outrageously inflated that it's almost criminal.
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A better spec’d laptop is priced lower than this. Is there a reason to buy this desktop @ $1,200? Then you need to either use your current monitor or spend more money to get a monitor. I guess the potential to upgrade your desktop is easier than a laptop but then you’re spending more money to upgrade when a lower cost laptop has nicer specs.
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I would suggest looking into ... laptop with lid closed hooked to 24 inch monitor with Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse

I use this at home and with other family members
Very cost/convent effective

Any laptop with SSD and 8gb or more ram will work

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