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#961 Post by idxman01 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:57 pm

dexta wrote:Got my T60p! Weee! :D
Same here.. Pretty speedy delivery from HK.

Have to wait to open it until we drive home next Saturday though.. :(

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#962 Post by evforme » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:07 am

What warranty service are you guys typically getting? 5 years doesn't seem worth the money and the time frame seems way too long. Also, what does the protection service offer that the warranty service upgrade doesn't?

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#963 Post by dexta » Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:51 am

1 year and no protection.
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T60p 2613HQU

#964 Post by gt5l » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:58 am

See my signature block for configuration, I a=order and addtional 3 year protection plan and and advanced base seperatley. I love this machine I dont know how i did not runt into it earlier. I have always owned Sony laptops and I thought they were pretty decent untill I staterd using the T60. Shame on Sony for putting out such product when it could be so much, I like how solid the T60 feels, I feel like i can slam this computer against the wall, open the lid and start typyng again (Of course I will not do thet to my 2K investment), whne I had the sony FE890 i was afarad to carry the laptop with the LCD open, it felt like the computer was just going to snap in the middle of the keyboard.
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#965 Post by idxman01 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:45 am

Yeah, 5 years seems a bit lengthy. I hope to still have my t60p usuable after 5 years, but it probably wont be my main machine.

I got the 3 year onsite protection upgrade. It really wasn't that expensive and even if the depot shipping is very fast I don't want to be out of commission for even a day or two.

See this page for some warrany details.

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#966 Post by nandaiyo » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:54 pm

Hello everyone, I've been reading through these forums the past week or so, learning about what to do with my new thinkpad. I'm a long time Apple laptop fan (Pismo, powerbook G4, Macbook) now coming over to Thinkpad for the first time.

I ordered a pre-configured 8744J2U on 4/05/07 and it shipped yesterday, 4/09/07.

The UPS info says:
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Status: In Transit
Rescheduled Delivery: 04/10/2007
Shipped to: SUNNYVALE, CA, US
Shipped or Billed on: 04/09/2007
Service Type: EXPRESS
Weight: 4.30 Kgs

KOWLOON BAY,
HK 04/09/2007 9:18 P.M. PICKUP SCAN
HK 04/09/2007 5:16 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
-------------------------

Lenovo gratiously bumped my shipping from regular UPS ground to Express. It's interesting to note that the "rescheduled delivery" is for today, but the last update shows the item still in transit from HK. After reading a lot of the shipping posts on this forum, I'm not expecting to see it for a few days, maybe up to 2 weeks depending on customs... but it's nice to know it's on the way. I will update you guys once it arrives.

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#967 Post by deeastman » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:43 pm

nandaiyo wrote: Lenovo gratiously bumped my shipping from regular UPS ground to Express. It's interesting to note that the "rescheduled delivery" is for today, but the last update shows the item still in transit from HK.
Ah, but remember unless they adjusted for time zones on the shipping info HK is 15 hours ahead of us on the west coast. So actually the package would have left HK 4/9 at 6:18am California time. The delivery schedule could still be correct.
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#968 Post by gt5l » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:25 pm

FYI, if you're a die hard mac os fan please note that it can be installed on SOME lenovo systems. I can provide the details if you are interested. Your machine could be dual boot with mac os as an option or even pure mac os.
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#969 Post by nandaiyo » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:07 pm

(Edit) Latest shipping info says:
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SUNNYVALE, CA, US 04/11/2007 6:10 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
04/11/2007 6:09 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
OAKLAND, CA, US 04/11/2007 5:30 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
04/11/2007 3:16 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
ONTARIO, CA, US 04/11/2007 2:04 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
KOWLOON BAY,
HK 04/09/2007 9:18 P.M. PICKUP SCAN
HK 04/09/2007 5:16 A.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

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gt5l, thanks. I am hoping to install OS X on this Thinkpad. I've been reading up on the threads at the OS-X on a ThinkPad forum. I ordered the Ultrabay HDD adapter and a SATA 100GB drive that I plan on devoting to OS X, so that should make things easier than using my primary drive. Though I haven't seen anyone yet that has installed OS X on a 8744J2U specifically, but some are very close in config, enough to be hopeful for a clean install (minus the wireless).

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#970 Post by madcow » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:39 pm

I hate waiting so long for mine. Lenovo really need to change this. While I wait, I'm exploring other options. That means they are giving me a lot of time to think about my order. If i see other better deal while waiting, I will just cancel my order.

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#971 Post by garyd9 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:03 am

On Friday the 13th, ordered my first Thinkpad (and my 4th notebook): T60p (8744-J2U) Lenovo gave me an estimated ship date of 04/20/07. What are the odds of a miracle happening and it shipping much sooner? It'd be perfect if it got delivered on 4/18 - I have fly out to Las Vegas (business) the next morning, and my existing SonySZ simply doesn't have the battery for that 5 hour flight...

Only problem I have with the preconfigured system: It has Vista Business installed instead of XP Pro. Well, at least vista has a decent chess game as part of the OS install. (Oh wait.. does vista business have any of the games?)

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#972 Post by ryengineer » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:10 am

garyd9 wrote:SonySZ simply doesn't have the battery for that 5 hour flight...

(Oh wait.. does vista business have any of the games?)
Sony notebooks suck, in my viewpoint the only good thing these people make are tv's.

Sorry to disappoint you but only Vista Home Premium and Ultimate versions have games.
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#973 Post by Hanson » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:01 pm

evforme wrote:What warranty service are you guys typically getting? 5 years doesn't seem worth the money and the time frame seems way too long. Also, what does the protection service offer that the warranty service upgrade doesn't?
The protection service (which covers accidental damage) prevents Solectron from being able to use the "Liquid damage" excuse to deny you warranty service and pony up hundreds of dollars to fix it.

Refer to http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=37370 as an example of Solectron demanding $935 to repair a laptop and the amount of hassle the user had to go through to have the issue resolved.
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#974 Post by swiftrhett » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:33 pm

I'm about to buy a T60p. It has no optical device checked at checkout, and only gives you one option. If you check it, it raises the price $50, but I don't see any difference on the final order.

Did anyone else notice the weird option on the optical device when ordering a T60p?

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FIIIINAALY.. pulled trigger t60p 15.4 etc.

#975 Post by Norristrev » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:13 am

I love this forum...yet in the end i never read a convincing arguement one way or the other on 14 inch vs 15.4 wide. so..I flipped a coin and the 15.4 won. About same with Vista.

Anyway, here starts the last part of the saga!!! Lets see how turns out.

t60p (.8743CTO) 2.13, 2gb, 15.4 etc, ...WITH accessories (pack, offfice 2007, adv mini dock, lenovo cable lock, etc) order 16 April, estimated ship 28 April (for reasons related to dates on my international travel back TO usa, i chose to finally make order). Upon ordering and gving mastercard, the date became 10 May...... (once I am back in Peru). Paid 2 day shipping. Got sale price (means my machine is obsolete B4 ordering, huh??).

So.. I will update on info (and result of call once Lenovo is open in AM!!)

Best

trev

PS: Did not order replacement CDs YET......operative word being "yet")

PPS: darn I am excited to have my new machine...ye ole COMPAQ Presario 2700 1ghz PIII is really wheezing!!!!!!!
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Part Numbers

#976 Post by Dodge DeBoulet » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:21 am

I don't understand Lenovo's part numbering system. The T60P mentioned in the previous post has part number 8743CTO. So does the T60 (NOT P) I ordered last week. Mine's got the T7600 processor, too.

What gives?

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Re: Part Numbers

#977 Post by dsalyers » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:05 am

Dodge DeBoulet wrote:I don't understand Lenovo's part numbering system. The T60P mentioned in the previous post has part number 8743CTO. So does the T60 (NOT P) I ordered last week. Mine's got the T7600 processor, too.

What gives?
The CTO designator only indicates that it was customer configured. It was not a prebuilt model. Many models will share the same first four. For example 9450XXX can cover Z61p or Z61m. The last three letters indicate the specific model, with CTO being the general designator for custom machines.

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Re: FIIIINAALY.. pulled trigger t60p 15.4 etc.

#978 Post by dsalyers » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:13 am

Norristrev wrote:I love this forum...yet in the end i never read a convincing arguement one way or the other on 14 inch vs 15.4 wide. so..I flipped a coin and the 15.4 won. About same with Vista.
In the end that is just as valid as a way. Just like many things it all comes down to personal preference. I love my 15.4" Z61p, but many think the machine is way to big. I don't use vista for compatibility reasons and I do most of my work in Linux anyway.

I will venture to say that you will love you T60, especially after comming from a Compaq Presario Laptop. The previous three laptops I bought were Compaq Presarios (I used to be able to get a substatial discount on them). There is no comparison between the quality of the Thinkpads compared to the Compaq Presario.

Yeah the date thing sucked for me, I had the same thing happen, that after I placed the order it gave me a new estimated ship date substantially after what it was originally quoting. Since you are going back to Peru you might want to start calling Lenovo Early and Often to see if you can get your order expedited.

The other option you have would be to purchase from a reseller who actually has the model (or something close to) you want.

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#979 Post by swiftrhett » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:08 am

I ordered a T60p last night because I thought some sale might end on the 16th (as indicated by the website). It turns out, the exact same computer I ordered is $50 cheaper this morning. So, I called and cancelled the old order, and just placed a new order. I guess it's always better to do it that way. I wouldn't have gotten the cheaper price if they had gone up.

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Called and got a credit...

#980 Post by warp-drive » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:35 pm

I also ordered a T60p late on the 16th (to get the sale price), only to discover the same model was $50 cheaper the next day! I contacted Lenovo and they agreed to refund the difference. Ship date is stuck on 4/30 so far - hopefully will be sooner. However, mine is a CTO model, so I'm expecting to wait awhile (sigh). . .

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When was credit card charged?

#981 Post by warp-drive » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:23 pm

Has anyone taken note of when their credit card was charged by Lenovo related to Order date and/or ship date? My order was placed on 4/16, and the estimated ship date is 4/30. As of today, my credit card has not been charged.

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Re: When was credit card charged?

#982 Post by mightaswell » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:46 pm

My credit card was charged the day it shipped which was a month after I ordered.
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#983 Post by evaddek » Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:44 am

I placed order for 2613cpo on 3/30 and was told it would be two
weeks to receive order.
On monday April 2 it was at my door, Lenovo is fast
And I do love this T60p.

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Shipped today!

#984 Post by warp-drive » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:07 pm

Logged on to check status a few moments ago and discovered that my T60p had been changed from a ship date of 4/30 to a status of "Shipped on 4/20/07". No tracking data available yet, but so far, I'm pleased. Ordered late on 4/16 with an expected ship date 10 business days later, the CTO PC shipped in less than three full business days! :lol:

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#985 Post by madcow » Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:00 pm

I ordered mine on the 9th. Estimated shipping date was 23rd. Shipped on the 20th. I'm excited now. I hope things turn out good.

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#986 Post by garyd9 » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:53 pm

garyd9 wrote:On Friday the 13th, ordered my first Thinkpad (and my 4th notebook): T60p (8744-J2U)
After a bit of yelling and screaming, my notebook arrived today via Express (2day!) shipping from HK. Initial impressions: a REAL keyboard on a notebook (alps), but the left CTRL key is in the wrong place.. I'm going to have a hard time retraining my fingers for CTRL- key combinations. Screen (samsung) is okay. Not as good as my previous Sony notebook screen, but not as bad as I had feared after reading this forum.

Performance of the notebook is great, though the first thing I did was a clean install of Vista Ultimate (replacing Vista Business.) I re-installed all the lenovo specific programs and drivers (via system update 3), and will go without the demo-ware installed originally.

Everything else works about as I had expected from reading all the reviews and comments on these (and other) forums.

For those waiting forever for a notebook to get shipped, consider the old saying: The squeeky wheel gets the grease.

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#987 Post by Yoguess » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:06 pm

did you get $50 discount that few others reported they received?
i've been calling them since i've ordered it
so what did you talk to them about?
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Guess I spoke too soon . . .

#988 Post by warp-drive » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:14 am

Here's the history of my T60p CTO order so far:
1. Ordered on 4/16
2. Ship date was estimated to be 4/30
3. Shipped on 4/20 from Hong Kong
4. Tracking data appeared on morning of 4/21, "In Transit - Shipped UPS Express - Delivery Scheduled for 4/23"
5. Tracking data updated on afternoon of 4/21, "HELD BY BROKERAGE FOR REASONS BEYOND UPS' CONTROL"
6. Deep sighs
7. At least it appears to be in Louisville, KY, so when it is released from limbo, it shouldn't take much longer to get here.

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Re: Guess I spoke too soon . . .

#989 Post by garyd9 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:10 am

warp-drive wrote: 5. Tracking data updated on afternoon of 4/21, "HELD BY BROKERAGE FOR REASONS BEYOND UPS' CONTROL"
I'm SO glad mine didn't get held up in customs. BTW, "ups-express" is a 2-3 day service from Hong Kong/China, so you'll likely see your notebook the day after customs releases it.

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#990 Post by sokos » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:24 am

I wonder if there is a way i can get a T60p from HK and delivered here in Greece or at least in Bahrain where my relatives live.
Coz official Lenovo dealers charges way too much for the T60p :(

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