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Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

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Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

#31 Post by edik » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:48 pm

Still busy at work but hope to update soon and fill in some of the pre 2010 stuff missed.

2018: T550/16/IPS 3K Touch/72Wh
2007-2018: T450, T520/i7-2760QM/8GB/320GB, WSXGA+, X200s, T500, A31p, A30p, T42p, X60s, X32, X31
Gone but not forgotten 1998-2006: 2006 T43p 2668-H2G (2GB/60), T22 2648-8EG (128/20) 2005 X40, X31 2004 T30 SXGA+, 600X, 2003 770 P233+DVD Card, 760XD 1998 760XL+104MB

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Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

#32 Post by Yukikaze » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:22 am

What did you guys really learn? That laptops got more expensive for the same specs?
Modified T470 to look like TP Anniversary Edition; TP 25; E550; T540p; wants a T420 or P1 to see what's good.

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Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

#33 Post by TonyJZX » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:05 pm

Laptops used to be very expensive. I have a few T20/21 etc. in the garage and as noted, they are $3,699 for a base config. As much as $5k for a big build.

Cut to say 2010 and a Edge 14" was like usd $500.

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Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

#34 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:25 am

Anyone realize that TWBOOK.pdf has a bunch of the prices of early Thinkpads?
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Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

#35 Post by mpcook » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:56 pm

Wow! Using the listed price since I don't have the original configurations, I must have spent over $18,000 on new ThinkPads back in the old days. All were paid list price by my employer, who couldn't understand my fascination with these ThinkPads, but, since I had my own budget, I had the freedom to spend on what I wanted.

500  $1,699
600E $2,999
600X $4,100
T20  $3,699
T21  $2,999
T23  $3,149
TOTAL= $18,645
Current: 2 x W520 ET, 2 x X220 i7, T420, X230 i5, T420s, MacbookPro, Dell Venue 11 Pro, Dell XPS 8930
Past: IBM5150-8088 500 600E 600X T20 T21 5xT23 X30 3xX31 X32 T40 T42 3xT43 T43p SL510 T60p X60T X60s T61 2xT400 T410si T400s T500-3.06GHz X200 X201 X220i5 X220i7 2xT420s

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Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

#36 Post by kfzhu1229 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:01 am

I bought my ThinkPad T530 with a price tag of ¥6000 (roughly $1000) back in 2012.
Original Specs:
i3-2328m 2.2Ghz
2GB RAM single channel
NVS 5400M (that saved my butt for futureproof as everything else can be upgraded)
1366x768 display
6 cell battery
standard Bluetooth + Wi-Fi bgn
500gb 7200rpm hdd
basically everything but the hard drive and gpu are base spec
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T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
2xT43 14.1" 2.26 SXGA+ 2gb 1*fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
Flexview UXGA:
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10

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