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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad & IdeaPad - EPP Discounted

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Apr 5, 2006
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Does that "ibmeppfriendca" site offer the best deal? Are there better deals for students? Or perhaps for members of some secret societies? :)
Looking for a good deal on T480. Or even better, T480s.
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Mar 18, 2008
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Between P1 and X1 Extreme, what would everyone pick? The price is very close with EPP.
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Nominee wrote: Between P1 and X1 Extreme, what would everyone pick? The price is very close with EPP.
Are you sure? For what config? P1000 is weaker vs 1050Ti in gaming and will probably be a tie even in quadro optimized software.
I see two main reasons to get the P1:
- ECC is critical for workflow, so have to get the Xeon cpu, only available on P1;
- P2000 will provide a bump in performance in specific Quadro optimized software vs 1050Ti. P2000 will still still weaker in gaming though.
If there will be a cheaper P1 config with P2000 and everything else same compared to a X1E config, then it's worth considering purely to save money. But I think it's a long shot that we will have a situation how it was with P52s being cheaper than a similar T580.
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If anyone wants more detail:
RAM | Memory Interface | CUDA Cores
P1000: 4GB | 128-bit | 512
GTX 1050ti Max-Q: 4GB | 128-bit | 768
P2000: 4GB | 128-bit | 768
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For those of you who have got X1 Extreme with the 4K HDR display, would it make sense (or does it look good) if you use 1080p resolution?

The reason that I am asking is, I can't use scaling, I have to stay with 100% dpi setting for the program that I work on - otherwise I have to lose my job which is not a good thing. :)

I am debating between the 1080p and 4K screen.
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Apr 5, 2006
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Nominee wrote: For those of you who have got X1 Extreme with the 4K HDR display, would it make sense (or does it look good) if you use 1080p resolution?

The reason that I am asking is, I can't use scaling, I have to stay with 100% dpi setting for the program that I work on - otherwise I have to lose my job which is not a good thing. :)

I am debating between the 1080p and 4K screen.
Looks like you don't really need 4K. Then get 1080 and save money. Your battery will last longer too.
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Jul 8, 2018
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fyi the 4k panel does have higher color accuracy

strange how the x1x is already shipping to customers but reviewers don't have anything yet
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May 24, 2018
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Ebates now offering 10% CB.
Now hoping it will be 15% by the time BF comes!
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Oct 18, 2016
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mon369 wrote: Ebates now offering 10% CB.
Now hoping it will be 15% by the time BF comes!
Can you even combine those two? How does that work?

Has anyone successfully used this combination? EBates and the IBM EPP site?

That would put the X1X as a great competitor with the XPS 15.

Now, let's hope that the X1X thermal solution is far better/superior at taming that 8750H monster.
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Mwazam82 wrote: Can you even combine those two? How does that work?

Has anyone successfully used this combination? EBates and the IBM EPP site?

That would put the X1X as a great competitor with the XPS 15.

Now, let's hope that the X1X thermal solution is far better/superior at taming that 8750H monster.
No, you cannot combine ebates with EPP.
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Oct 18, 2016
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That's what I thought. The deal would be a little too sweet if that were that case.
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Jul 21, 2001
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ol2006 wrote: No, you cannot combine ebates with EPP.
It’s a YMMF situation, not guaranteed and technically not allowed, but page 610 or 610 tells you how to at least try to make it happen ;). I’ve had 2 of 3 orders gone thru EPP with ebates coming back to me so doesn’t hurt to at least try!
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mon369 wrote: Ebates now offering 10% CB.
Now hoping it will be 15% by the time BF comes!
That would be mouth watering!
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Apr 2, 2006
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plucky duck wrote: That would be mouth watering!
Has it ever been that high? The best I have seen was through Ebates app only at 12% this summer.
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Jun 24, 2010
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crustydragon wrote: Has it ever been that high? The best I have seen was through Ebates app only at 12% this summer.
I think it went up to 15% not long ago. Above that - I haven't seen.

A sale on top of a sale is always lovely, but there's a bit of luck there too.

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