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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 10:27
this is what I got:

VBB MICROSOFT WINXP PROFESSION
41W2064 VBB 2GB PC2-5300 667MHZ 1DIMM
42X0133 SBB KEYBOARD US ENGLISH
42X1459 SBB TRACKPOINT W FINGERPR.READ
42X5224 SBB 160GB HARD DD,7200RPM
62P6054 VBB INTEGR.BLUETOOTH PAN
41W1685 SBB 11ABGWIFI WL LAN USEULAANZ
41W1832 SBB 8CELL LI-ION BATTERY 2.6AH
41W1787 SBB CPK NORTH AMERICA
42X0165 SBB LANG.PACK US ENGLISH
41C9169 LENOVO THINKPLUS EXTENDED SERVICE AGREEMENT - 2 YEARS - PICK-UP AND RETURN

$1273 after taxes (which was nearly $100).
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 10:36
Here's mine:

46P4166 VBB MICROSOFT WINXP PROFESSION
42X0239 SBB MSWIN XP PROF US ENGLISH
41W2067 VBB 3GB PC2-5300 667MHZ 2DIMM
42X0133 SBB KEYBOARD US ENGLISH
42X1458 SBB TRACK POINT
42X5224 SBB 160GB HARD DD,7200RPM
41W1928 SBB THINKPAD X6 ULTRABASE
42V9146 SBB CD-RW/DVD-ROM_24X24X24X8XM
62P6054 VBB INTEGR.BLUETOOTH PAN
41W1685 SBB 11ABGWIFI WL LAN USEULAANZ
41W1832 SBB 8CELL LI-ION BATTERY 2.6AH
41W1787 SBB CPK NORTH AMERICA
42X0165 SBB LANG.PACK US ENGLISH
42X0068 SBB MS ONENOTE07ENG EXL EUEFTA
41C9169 LENOVO THINKPLUS EXTENDED SERVICE AGREEMENT - 2 YEARS - PICK-UP AND RETURN

$1,438.93 incl. taxes 8-) The difference comes from the ultrabase with optical drive
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 11:44
nice! Yeah, my shipment arrives Wednesday, 6/18, no later than 10:30am. Wow! That's express for you, from Shanghai no less!
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 21:22
kryzak wrote:
nice! Yeah, my shipment arrives Wednesday, 6/18, no later than 10:30am. Wow! That's express for you, from Shanghai no less!


Ugh, don't want to scare you, but mine was held for a few days at customs by Homeland Security :? Eventually it was released though 8-)
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 00:58
oh, that kind of sucks... UPS International said that it will arrive for sure on Wednesday. Not sure if it passed customs already.
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 01:11
Here's my tracking report:
06/09/2008 4:47 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
PALATINE,
IL, US 06/07/2008 7:10 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
CHICAGO,
IL, US 06/07/2008 6:29 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/07/2008 5:34 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
LOUISVILLE,
KY, US 06/07/2008 5:18 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/07/2008 3:49 A.M. IMPORT SCAN
ANCHORAGE,
AK, US 06/06/2008 4:03 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/06/2008 2:07 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
LOUISVILLE,
KY, US 06/06/2008 1:39 P.M. BROKERAGE RELEASED SHIPMENT. SHIPMENT IS SUBMITTED TO CLEARING AGENCY FOR FURTHER CLEARANCE
SHANGHAI,
CN 06/06/2008 9:45 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
LOUISVILLE,
KY, US 06/05/2008 1:28 P.M. THE SHIPMENT IS BEING HELD BY BROKERAGE FOR REASONS BEYOND UPS' CONTROL
SHANGHAI,
CN 06/05/2008 8:37 P.M. EXPORT SCAN
06/05/2008 8:35 P.M. HUB SCAN
06/05/2008 9:23 A.M. ORIGIN SCAN
CN 06/05/2008 2:06 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Looks like somewhere in between they also shipped it to Alaska by mistake :lol:
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 07:34
I think I am going to take a shot with the X61. I shall try and sell the T61 that I have currently and put in the extra $'s to get the X.
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 10:23
yay dosa!

helg, wow, that's strange it went to Alaska!

Wow, mine arrived this morning (Tuesday) instead of Wednesday as they told me... strange.
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 10:36
dosa_don wrote:
I think I am going to take a shot with the X61. I shall try and sell the T61 that I have currently and put in the extra $'s to get the X.


Dosa, what kind of hardware does your T61 have?
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 12:34
kryzak wrote:

Wow, mine arrived this morning (Tuesday) instead of Wednesday as they told me... strange.


Cool! Congrats :-D And... how is it? :wink:
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 13:06
T7250
200 GB HDD
CDRW/DVD ROM
2GB RAM (1GB Installed by me)
14.1" Screen


bherronp wrote:
dosa_don wrote:
I think I am going to take a shot with the X61. I shall try and sell the T61 that I have currently and put in the extra $'s to get the X.


Dosa, what kind of hardware does your T61 have?
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 17:00
helg wrote:

Cool! Congrats :-D And... how is it? :wink:


well, because it came one day early, I wasn't expecting it and missed the delivery person. :( Their stupid same day will call thing is between 8:30-9:30pm, when I have a meeting to attend. So it seems that I will be picking it up after 12pm tomorrow (when they open) myself, later than when I originally would have had it. Sigh.
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 12:57
We have the T61 on the standards list at my company but almost NO-ONE buys it due to its size. Everyone opted for the x61's instead and they're loving it. The T61 is a beast though, in terms of performance... and dimensions. :lol:
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 21:00
got my x61, it's soooo nice and light. Screen size is ok so far, we'll see how I like it after more use.

Question, Windows XP comes with the computer, but if I ever need to reinstall, how does that work since it didn't come with a CD?

Also, I seem to have Microsoft Office 2007 installed on there already, even though I didn't buy it. But then it asks for CD key... I guess they really want you to pay for the CD key?
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 04:02
kryzak,

IBMs come with a hidden partition that holds the recovery data. You can reinstall without even a CD. In fact, I recommend you do it and customize the install so that its clean and not full of junk. I'll look for instructions.
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 04:50
^ You have to enter the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery console. When you turn the laptop on, press the blue button labeled "ThinkVantage." From there, it will load a GUI that will allow you to do several things:

1) Entirely wipe out the HD and have windows + apps reinstall to a "factory new" state

2) Reinstall windows only - allowing you to keep your data on C - works well but sometimes, some apps need to be reinstalled.

3) Diagnose / scan your harddrive for any hardware related problems.

and a whole bunch of other things. Here is the link to the X61 troubleshooting guide:

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mo ... 2x3408.pdf

The recovery details start on page 29.
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 08:35
The Microsoft Office is a 60 day trial version. After that you'll have to purchase. Look into getting it through Haas if you haven't already. It is WAY cheaper through Michigan, for example, than buying direct.

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got my x61, it's soooo nice and light. Screen size is ok so far, we'll see how I like it after more use.

Question, Windows XP comes with the computer, but if I ever need to reinstall, how does that work since it didn't come with a CD?

Also, I seem to have Microsoft Office 2007 installed on there already, even though I didn't buy it. But then it asks for CD key... I guess they really want you to pay for the CD key?
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 09:51
check with your company. i got my office 2007 enterprise for $20 from my company.
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Re: The great Laptop discussion forum [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2008, 10:07
I was just looking around on Lenovo's web site at the various configurations for the T61 and can't find a setup that allows you to select Windows XP....it only has Vista. Granted this is only through their web site - I plan to give them a call this afternoon to see if I can build a T61 with XP. From what I have read, XP is still the way to go over Vista.
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