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X230 Shipping thread

#1 Post by zebov » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:25 pm

I'm finally upgrading from my good ol' X61t. Since I'm don't have any more courses to take in grad school, I'm going with non-tablet. Just put in an order for X230:

Intel Core i5-3360M
Premium HD Display
4 GB DDR3 (to be upgraded to 16GB once I get it)
Backlit KB
No FingerPrint Reader
720p Camera
500GB HDD, 7200rpm (possibly upgrade to 256GB SSD once I get it)
ThinkPad Series 3 UltraBase
9 Cell Battery (X44++)
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
Office Home and Business 2010 (only because this made the purchase $50 CHEAPER [!!!])
3 yr warranty extension

Shipping estimate set at 6/11/2012. Will let you know if I have any problems.
Thinkpad X230 2306CTO - i5-3360M (2.8 GHz), PremiumHD 2x2, 4GB preinstall, 500GB 7200rpm, 9 cell, Wireless-N 2200 (2x2)
Ordered: 6/5/2012
Estimated Ship Date: 6/11/2012

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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#2 Post by awolfe63 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:50 pm

Anyone else having issues with ship dates slipping. Mine was supposed to ship on 6/12 and it just keeps slipping. Not wht order status page says yesterday - but still no shipment.
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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#3 Post by Medicopter » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:38 am

I finally caved in and took the plunge for this new X230 instead of going for the X220. Here are my specs:

Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Display type 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 3x3 Antenna
Total memory 8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English
UltraNav without FingerPrint Reader
Hard drive 180GB Solid State Drive, SATA3
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
Integrated Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC7700 - Gobi 4000 for AT&T LTE and HSPA+)
Microsoft Office Professional 2010
3Yr Priority Support Onsite Warranty

Currently the package is in Louisville, KY. UPS shows delivery for Thursday. :D

I'm really looking forward to this one! I've been a ThinkPad user since 1993 and love the brand.
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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#4 Post by wolfman » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:55 am

Very nice machine, congrats!
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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#5 Post by Medicopter » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:42 am

wolfman wrote:Very nice machine, congrats!
Thanks wolfman! It's going through customs now, can't wait for it to get here :D
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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#6 Post by rsutoratosu » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:55 am

I just order mine this morning.. I just got the basic stuff, no ssd, i plan to drop in the crucial m4. Im getting rid of the x220, it came with samsung 128gb ssd. Gonna salvage the 16gb modules from the x220. So excited

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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#7 Post by ThinkPad » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:42 am

Just shipped :P

Processor Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)

Operating system language Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English

Display type 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 3x3 Antenna

System graphics Intel HD 4000 Graphics in Intel Core i7-3520M Processor

Total memory 4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)

Keyboard Keyboard Backlit - US English

Fingerprint reader UltrNav with FingerPrint Reader

Hard drive 320GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm

System expansion slots Cherry 54mm ExpressCard Smart Card Reader from Lenovo

Battery 4 Cell ThinkPad Battery X44

Power cord 65W AC Adapter - US (2pin)

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna

Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN

Integrated mobile broadband Integrated Mobile Broadband (Sierra Wireless MC7700 - Gobi 4000 for AT&T LTE and HSPA+)

Selectable SIM SIM Card for AT&T LTE

Language pack Publication - US English

Just ordered a 7mm Crutial 512 SSD and Mini Dock Series 3. Will also be upgrading to 8gb ram.
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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#8 Post by skinnie » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:12 pm

Well I ordered mine through lapstars.de (it has university discounts):

Order date: 20.10.2012

Thinkpad X230 2325CN3

Intel Core i5-3320m 2.6GHz-3.3GHz (Turbo Mode), 3MB L3

Memory: Upgraded to 16GB DDR3 PC1600 KINGSTON

Hard Drive: 500GB SATA 7mm 7200U. I have a Samsung 830 256Gb SSD, the 500Gb will go to an usb enclosure.

Display : 12.5 "TFT color display (matte) Premium HD LED (1366x768) (300 nits, 500:1 contrast ratio, IPS, wide view (170 ° viewing)) with integrated Camera (HD 720p) and Face Tracking

Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Network / Communications: Intel 6205 a / g / n wireless (2x2) Bluetooth 4.0 Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces

Battery: 2x 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery (44 +) with up to 10.3 hours battery life (got one extra for 5eur)

Keyboard: Portuguese layout with backlight

Software: No operating system (I have acess to windows for free through MSDNAA)

Warranty: upgraded to 4-year on-site warranty service service

Extra ThinkPad 65W Ultraportable AC Adapter

It will arrive 02/11 =)
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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#9 Post by kaivalagi » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:30 pm

Well I ordered my custom X230 on 25/10, and it arrived on 2/11, 3 days ahead of the estimate, can't be bad!

Main Spec:
- Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 4000
- 12.5 Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display, Mobile Broadband Ready, 2x2 Antenna
- 4 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (1 DIMM)
- ThinkPad Precision Backlit Keyboard UK English
- 720p HD Camera
- 500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
- ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3
- DVD Recordable
- ThinkPad Battery 44++ (9 cell)
- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN)

I ordered 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD from Crucial today...once in I will rebuild with dual boot Win 7 Ultimate / Debian Linux (LMDE)

So far so good though, even with 4GB of RAM is moves along nicely, although I expect to see the 5.1 windows experience rating jump with considerably with the added RAM and SSD...

The only niggle I have is the battery fitting is a little lose (yes I have it in a locked position), the play is a little annoying to be honest

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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#10 Post by PRAGUEGUY » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:01 am

Just got my X230. Changed my mind from a fresh T430s.
The T was great, but I have a 14inch machine at work...the T430 felt a bit heavy on my lap. Even though cool and compact, definitely nicer than the non s normal T430, this X is just fabulous...just the right size, to use as supplement of old Dell Latitude at work, when I have to fly somewhere and take the laptop on board a plane.
Lovely display...size ideal on lap, feels just ok
- Even with its docking station on, its ok. In fact, the docking station (I am making factory recovery disks now) does a great job of insulating the heat and keeping me fertile for a bit longer.
- the keyboard: lot of fuss is made about it... in fact, with the T series, I did not like the new chiclet keyboard. However, with the X230, I think the new keyboard is better! I had an opportunity to try the X220. With the old style keyboard, I felt the keys were too close...basically, as the keyboard is smaller than the T4xx, for me the isolated island nature of the keyboard is a good thing. I have a lesser chance of hitting the wrong key. The key travel is great...deep , and at the last milisecond of travel there is a a fast onset of harder "strikeback" of the key. I have no issues with this keyboard any more.
- small issue, the dealer obfuscated about backlit keyboard, it is not backlit..it is lit from above with the small lamp. If I get crazy enough I will replace it..I often browse the web at night.

Now after pasting the specs, I see the dealer explicitly lied about the keyboard. It should be lit and is not. I dont know what to do, it was a great unpacked demo deal. The warranty three year in depot. NBD in some countries, dont know the status here in Prague.
Processor / Manufacturer: Intel
Processor / frequency: 2.6 GHz
Processor / Passmark score: 4270
Memory / Size: 4GB
Memory / Type: DDR3
Memory / number of free slots: 1
hard disk
Hard Disk / Size: 500GB
Hard disk / Interface: SATA
Hard disk / speed: 5400 r / min
Display / Size: 12.5 "
Display / Resolution: 1366x768 (WXGA)
Display / ratio: 16:9
Display / Type: Matte, LED backlight
Graphics card
Graphics Card / Type: Intel integrated
Graphics card / memory (shared): no
Graphics card / memory (shared): no
optical Drive
Optical Drive / Type: DVD-RW in UltraBase Dock docking station
operating System
Operating System / Type: Windows ® 7 Professional 64bit
Interface / Wi-Fi: 802.11 b / g / n
Interfaces / BlueTooth: Yes
Interfaces / LAN: 10/100/1000
Interfaces / Infrared: No
Interface / modem: No
Interfaces / PCMCIA: No
Interfaces / Express Card: Yes
Interface / Docking port: Yes
Interfaces / WWAN: Option upgrade
Interfaces / Firewire: No
Interface / USB 2.0 (number of): 1
Interface / USB 2.0/eSATA: 0
Interface / USB 3.0 (number of): 2
Interfaces / VGA Output: Yes
Interface / HDMI: No
Interface / DVI: No
Interface / Display Port: Yes
Interface / serial: No
Dimensions / depth (mm): 206.5
Dimensions / Width (mm): 305
Dimensions / Height (mm): 19.0 to 26.6
W / notebook (kg): 1.4
Battery / Battery Life (hours): 5
Battery / Number of Cells: 6
Equipment / color option: black
Features / control: Trackpoint + Touchpad
Equipment / fingerprint reader: Yes
Equipment / Integrated Card Reader: Yes
Equipment / Webcam: Yes
Equipment / lighting keypad: Yes
Equipment / Intel WiDi: Yes
Equipment / security chip: Yes
Equipment / waterproof keypad: Yes
Equipment / numeric keypad: No

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Re: X230 Shipping thread

#11 Post by ZaZ » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:24 am

You still got the ThinkLight even if you don't have the backlit keyboard.
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