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martin_boro
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How much is a W700 worth?

#1 Post by martin_boro » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:55 pm

HI,

I have an possibility to buy a W700 for a fairly good price of 40 eur, apparently working, but I will ask for some proof later.
BUT, from the single photo I have at the moment, it appears that it doesn't have a display and the number pad has a key missing, otherwise, it looks pretty good.
Other than that, it does have an Intel Centrino sticker, so let's assume that it's the lowest spec.

Is this a good value?
The Collection: T22, T23(SXGA+), A21p, X24, A31p, X32, T42p, Z61p, X301
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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:00 pm

martin_boro wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:55 pm

Is this a good value?
That's a steal.
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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#3 Post by wujstefan » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:00 pm
martin_boro wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:55 pm

Is this a good value?
That's a steal.
Normally you'd not be able to buy half a working mobo for this model.
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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#4 Post by YoniG » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:33 am

I recently bought a pristine W700 (2752 RZ2 - WUXGA) from the British Columbia government's auction site. Price came to $127, including adapter, dead battery, no operating system, shipped to New York state.
They have a lot of IT equipment on sale, including Thinkpads. Much of it is in lots, but there are also individual units. Listings are updated regularly.
Happy hunting.

https://www.bcauction.ca
T60p, X61s, T500, W500, W700

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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#5 Post by martin_boro » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:30 am

Thanks, I just basically needed the final push.
I actually ended up buying a "working" X301 and a Z61p too. I paid ~110eur in total, which is pretty nice I guess.

The last thing is to find a working W700 adapter, since I don't have anything to test it out with.

I will post some photos when they arrive
The Collection: T22, T23(SXGA+), A21p, X24, A31p, X32, T42p, Z61p, X301
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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#6 Post by wujstefan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:48 am

martin_boro wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:30 am
The last thing is to find a working W700 adapter, since I don't have anything to test it out with.
You will find that challenging :D
Too many thinkpads not enough time!
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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#7 Post by martin_boro » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:59 am

wujstefan wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:48 am
martin_boro wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:30 am
The last thing is to find a working W700 adapter, since I don't have anything to test it out with.
You will find that challenging :D
Well, the joke is on you, because I found one. 230W and it even came with the docking station. Worth every cent of the 15 eur I paid for it :D .
And well, the darn thing works!

Which kinda leaves me wanting to restore it. It's missing a few things, most importantly the display, the numerical keyboard is missing a key and a whole bunch of screws that used to hold it together.
I probably live with the missing key and I could salvage the screws from a dead T400, but the display is kind of a big deal for me.

How much would be a 1080p used panel? 900p seems like a waste.
The Collection: T22, T23(SXGA+), A21p, X24, A31p, X32, T42p, Z61p, X301
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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#8 Post by wujstefan » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:24 am

martin_boro wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:59 am
Well, the joke is on you, because I found one. 230W and it even came with the docking station. Worth every cent of the 15 eur I paid for it :D
Call yourself lucky. Getting a genuine one usually takes the likes of 40-50€
martin_boro wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:59 am
How much would be a 1080p used panel? 900p seems like a waste.
There's no 1080p display for W700. WUXGA (1920x1200), but I have no clue about the cost.
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Re: How much is a W700 worth?

#9 Post by 28CarsLater » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:57 pm

YoniG wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:33 am
I recently bought a pristine W700 (2752 RZ2 - WUXGA) from the British Columbia government's auction site. Price came to $127, including adapter, dead battery, no operating system, shipped to New York state.
They have a lot of IT equipment on sale, including Thinkpads. Much of it is in lots, but there are also individual units. Listings are updated regularly.
Happy hunting.

https://www.bcauction.ca
Nice score and thanks for the link! I paid a bit more for mine two years ago but not much more and it was also gov't surplus.
Primary: Split between a T430S and a Precision M4700.
Laying around: X300(s), R500, R60
In various states: X301(s), W701, misc T/R500s

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