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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad & IdeaPad - EPP Discounted

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Feb 12, 2012
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evergreen71 wrote:
Apr 7th, 2019 12:10 am
SMB store? I’ve been waiting for the T480 to come on a good sale
Hitnake wrote:
Apr 7th, 2019 12:22 pm
Are you sure Ebates works with SMB?
hackoder wrote:
Apr 7th, 2019 12:43 pm
No guarantees obviously, but on https://www.ebates.ca/lenovo-canada, it shows the following:

If you click on the shop now button, it takes you to the SMB site.
angel_wing0 wrote:
Apr 7th, 2019 3:30 pm
You have to register a LenovoPRO ID in order to be able to shop there, and if Lenovo discovers that you are not a SMB, they will cancel the order. I mean doesnt hurt to try i guess.
I own a business, so I was able to register for a LenovoPRO account without worrying about the order potentially being cancelled. You can TRY registering if you really want to, but I don't know if your order would end up being cancelled.

To answer the other question, my ebates credit did not initially show up, but I don't know if that was because I ordered on Friday night after everybody at eBates and Lenovo went home for the weekend. I did chat with an eBates agent yesterday, because I was paranoid about not receiving the rebate, but she applied the rebate to my account without asking me any questions, which I can see in my account now.
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evergreen71 wrote:
Apr 7th, 2019 12:10 am
SMB store? I’ve been waiting for the T480 to come on a good sale
FYI, if you don't mind not having Windows 10 Pro, they have a T480 model on for 39% off. It's only on that particular version, though, and it doesn't have the WQHD display.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... rentmodels

I wanted the slimmer T480s, and I absolutely wanted the WQHD (1440p) display. The cost of the TopSeller models with that display (over $2K) necessitated a custom configuration, and despite being in IT for a living, I don't see the need to spend hundreds on the Core i7 upgrade when the Core i5 chips they offer on these models are so similar.

I would have waited, but I wanted to keep the total cost around $15~1600 all in, and waiting for a loaded model to come on for 40% off (like the X1 Carbon last week) would have meant waiting for a while, and spending $3~400 more. The T series being more than 35% off (especially for custom models) is pretty rare from what I've seen, so the 9% ebates making it a total of 36% was the deciding factor.
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I have SMB and they come out to a few % cheaper than EPP on MSRP or if both have same sale going on.
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looking at a P1/X1E to replace my 2013 15" MBP

based on experience, when would be a good time,to buy? any recommended config?
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ah_long wrote:
Apr 27th, 2019 11:25 am
looking at a P1/X1E to replace my 2013 15" MBP

based on experience, when would be a good time,to buy? any recommended config?
When there is a "price error". It happens all the time.
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vivibaby wrote:
Apr 27th, 2019 6:08 pm
When there is a "price error". It happens all the time.
I think it happened around BF. That was a killer deal
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Any deals or coupons for Batteries? Need 57+ for T540p
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ah_long wrote:
Apr 27th, 2019 11:25 am
looking at a P1/X1E to replace my 2013 15" MBP

based on experience, when would be a good time,to buy? any recommended config?
I'm interested in a P1 as well... but $2000 ouch.
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How about the Yoga C930? There's one on the site (Yoga C930 14" Premium). It looks like a good deal, any feedback? Here are the specs:

Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor (1.80GHz, up to 4.00GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64
Memory
16GB DDR4 2400MHz (Onboard)
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Display Type
13.9" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Glossy Multi-touch
Hard Drive
1TB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVME M.2
AC Adapter
65 watt AC
Warranty
1 Year Depot or Carry-in
Camera
720p HD Camera
Keyboard
Fullsize Backlit Keyboard - English
Fingerprint Reader
Fingerprint Reader
Battery
4 Cell Li-Cyllinder Battery, 60Wh
Pen
Active Pen
Wireless
Lenovo 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 4.1

It's for $1,453. You can downgrade to an FHD and shave another $240 off. Not sure if ebates applies to the EPP site but that's at 7% right now.
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d_grewal81 wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 12:11 pm
How about the Yoga C930? There's one on the site (Yoga C930 14" Premium). It looks like a good deal, any feedback? Here are the specs:
Finally a computer I can change keyboard to get French one and still be eligible for the deal

Thank you for sharing :)
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d_grewal81 wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 12:11 pm
How about the Yoga C930? There's one on the site (Yoga C930 14" Premium). It looks like a good deal, any feedback? Here are the specs:

It's for $1,453. You can downgrade to an FHD and shave another $240 off. Not sure if ebates applies to the EPP site but that's at 7% right now.
Just researched it.
Looks overall positive, but the cons are:
Only 1 USB3 port
Thermal solution / cooling could be better
Glossy screen ~290 nits (this display is not glare-free)

Review:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Yo ... 566.0.html
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Anyone get the Thinkbook 14S and have a review? Seems like a nice cheaper alternative to the T480 for anyone wanting a 14" laptop under 3.5 lbs with a matte IPS screen. The build quality is not as good obviously but it seems like it's better than the Ideapad line.

Anyways, it's $849 with the discount for the 8 GB RAM 256 SSD model, think it has a better graphics card too.

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