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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:35 pm 
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Hm... I would wait until it's available on Lenovo.com for customization. I'd get more options to choose from and probably cheaper. Plus, that ship date on costcentral doesn't look reliable at all.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:50 pm 
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GomJabbar wrote:
Just ordered the 4290-33U from Cost Central. :mrgreen:

We're eagerly waiting for your first impressions post. Be sure to report on obligatory things like keyboard, build quality, fit and finish.

FredGarvin wrote:
Sometimes, it just can't be helped. Congrats on the machine. It looks pretty sweet. I thought about getting one myself too, but I don't see the X220 offering me much over what I have now.

Same here. My X200 with AFFS is going strong.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:19 am 
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LenovoGringo wrote:
Then you must not really use your laptop very much (hinting at the availability of a decent display on the X220).

My X200t has the Hydis AFFS+ LED LCD. It's quite good. I get a bit more vertical real estate too. Nothing I do on my tablet requires a ton of CPU usage, so for me, the cost to benefit ratio is low.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:03 am 
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What is your estimated cost for that beauty, if you don't mind me asking? I'm not feeling too hurt, considering my I7 equipped X201 only set me back $1121 before tax in January, but if the second gen I5 (which benchmarks better) comes in at a better deal, with slightly better benchmarks, I might just have to kick myself. Once.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:44 am 
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Congrats on the purchase!

I must say X220 looks like a very sweet machine. If the indepth reviews are as praising as the "first looks", then there is almost no question this will eventually be the successor to my 2007-QPG. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:10 am 
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Can anyone with a X220 machine on hand tell me the lowest idle power consumption with wireless off and all background apps killed?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:00 pm 
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Just got my shipping notice from Shanghai on my X201. Anyone have an idea how long it might take to reach the east coast NJ to be specific? It's ground. They shipped 9 days ahead of schedule. Great deal on x201, i7, 500GB, 4GB, 9 cell battery, better wifi. $752


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:46 pm 
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I'd like to echo Ivan's request for stats on X220 idle power usage (wattage)...


Test results on review sites so far were ~8.5 hours with the 6-cell, a smidge over 12 hours with the 9-cell, so I'm figuring (assuming the same 94Wh 9-cell battery capacity that the X201 had) about 7.833W - but that's with 70% brightness and constantly reloading a web page over WiFi... I'm hoping for less than 5W idle. Just imagine the battery life for reading PDFs and such - at 4.5W with the 9-cell you'd get about 20 hours... with the slice (how much does that have? 80Wh?) you'd be looking at over 30 hours.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:12 am 
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GomJabbar on 03/09/2011 wrote:
Just ordered the 4290-33U from Cost Central. :mrgreen:
"Special Order"
"Allow approximately 2-3 weeks for delivery."
"Shipping & Handling: FedEx Ground (1-7 business days)"


FedEx tried to deliver on Monday, but no one was home. They delivered it successfully on Tuesday (yesterday). I got home last night, but did not open the box until this morning.

Typing this post from my new X220! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:32 am 
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Ordered X220 on 4/20. Its supposed to ship 5/13. :|


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:56 pm 
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Ordered X220 on April 21, estimated ship date is May 16.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:05 pm 
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I ordered my X201 Tablet on March 30th. Shipping's now been delayed four times. Of course they wait 'til a few days before it's supposed to go and I'm really excited, then yank the hidden fishing line and it jumps out another week. Just moved to May 7th.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:45 am 
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Ordered the 4296-2YU from CostCentral on 4/25. Got a delivery today!.....But it was only the Ultraslim Power Supply. Cool device, but not quite as cool as getting the actual computer would have been.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:34 pm 
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I can't find the extended battery in the configurator on Lenovo's web shop - has it been removed?


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:48 pm 
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I can't find the extended battery in the configurator on Lenovo's web shop - has it been removed?

Probably sold out. I remember when I was customizing my laptop, the extended battery option was noted to delay shipment by 4 weeks.


Speaking of shipment, my X220 went out on the 30th. Hopefully UPS delivers it by Friday. I'm feeling particularly impatient...


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:30 pm 
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I ordered an X220 tablet. (i5, multitouch, 6300 wifi with 3x3 antenna, fingerprint reader, single 4 GB dimm.) Estimated shipping: about 3 weeks after order date. This will be my second Thinkpad, and so I know that when Lenovo estimates something to take that with a grain of salt.

To all of those lurkers out there: yes, it will come. It will take a bit longer than it should, but it will come, and it will be worth it. I'd pay a bit more for better information as to when it will be shipped, and what the hold-ups are, but the machine I have was well worth the wait. This next one will be worth the wait, too. I used to be a Mac person, and those machines are well made, but the Thinkpad blows it out of the water.

Still. I'm waiting. Which has driven me to post on this forum. Yay! Sigh.


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 8:30 pm 
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richtl wrote:
I ordered my X201 Tablet on March 30th. Shipping's now been delayed four times. Of course they wait 'til a few days before it's supposed to go and I'm really excited, then yank the hidden fishing line and it jumps out another week. Just moved to May 7th.

Make that five times; they just delayed to June 7th. Now over two months late.

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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:35 am 
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Got my X220 today. I'm really liking the keyboard. It feels lighter than the X61s I've been using and the screen is brighter and has better color, but it has a bigger footprint. The wide screen takes some getting used to. I really dont like the latchless lid, though. Theres a bit of fan noise, I can see how that can annoy some people.

I have yet to say which I prefer.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Ordered X220, i7, premium screen with 6300 WiFi and extended battery on 5/11. Expected ship date is 6/24. Selecting a new unit was a contest between aging eyes (wanted a 520) and aging back (got the X220). However, working with the 201T has convinced me that the smaller ones have the display power for an external monitor and a keyboard that make the small units OK.

It'll be interesting to see when this actually arrive and how much the special features delay it.

We are getting a bunch of 4290-2WU units which have a much earlier expected ship date (but no one here has actually told me what it is yet).

This will be the 16th ThinkPad for me and members of my immediate family. Everything from the T43 forward still is in use at home or at the office, all running with Windows 7. The X23 also still is in use sometimes with a new battery, Win XPSP3, a stunning 640 MB of RAM and a USB WiFi N adapter. Since the X60T got a SSD it runs almost as fast as the X201T. These things are almost ageless and indestructible

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Just ordered my X220 (i7-2620M, 4GB Single DIMM, Premium, Intel 6502, Intel 160GB SSD, FP, BT, Camera, 9 cell) today. Estimated ship date is 06/06/11.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to "downgrade" the battery to a 6-cell so if any of you are getting a X220 with a 6-cell and want 9-cell upgrade, check out my WTT ad in the marketplace. Dunno if I'm allowed to cross-post within sub-forums but here's the link. Mods, let me know if this isn't OK and I'll edit and remove it...

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=96449

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 5:14 pm 
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uzs161 wrote:
Just ordered my X220 (i7-2620M, 4GB Single DIMM, Premium, Intel 6502, Intel 160GB SSD, FP, BT, Camera, 9 cell) today. Estimated ship date is 06/06/11.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to "downgrade" the battery to a 6-cell so if any of you are getting a X220 with a 6-cell and want 9-cell upgrade, check out my WTT ad in the marketplace. Dunno if I'm allowed to cross-post within sub-forums but here's the link. Mods, let me know if this isn't OK and I'll edit and remove it...

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=96449

I've ordered almost exactly the same thing as you, minus the fingerprint reader. I took some time to think about my order and ordered a little later this afternoon. Shipping 06/07/2011

Gonna love it!

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:00 pm 
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spaznrq wrote:
I've ordered almost exactly the same thing as you...

Are we there yet?? :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:56 pm 
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I ordered an X220 on 5/26, and the estimated ship date is 6/13. Here's what I ordered;

286CT CONFIGURED SYSTEM
0A69627 SBB INTEL CORE I5-2520M PROC
45M3092 VBB GENWIN7HOMEPREM64
0A59833 SBB GEN WIN7 HOME PRM64 EN
0A69642 SBB 12.5PRMHDLDBCLTDPYMBBBRDAN
45M4572 VBB 4GBPC3-10600DDR3 1333SODMM
45M4839 SBB KEYBOARDUS ENGLISH
0A69644 SBB NO FINGERPRINT READER
0A69657 SBB CAMERA, HD 720P
0A69654 SBB 320GB HRDDSK DRV,7200RPM
0A68287 SBB NO MSSDRIVE
0A69646 SBB TP BATTERY 29+(6CELL)
41W1787 SBB CPK NORTH AMERICA
0A68261 SBB BLUETOOTH 3.0
0A68255 SBB IC ADVN 6205 2X2AGN
44C7950 SBB INT WRLSSWDAREANTWRK UPGR
0A69659 SBB LANGUAGE PACK US ENGLISH
41C9170 3YR Depot


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Shipped today. That was 5 days from order to ship, including a weekend.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:26 pm 
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I don't know why, but I waited a month for mine.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Ordered my X220 on 5/23 and got it on 6/2. Here's my build:

4286CTO THINKPAD X220 - 1 YR DEPOT
0A69630 SBB INTCR I7-2620M PROC USB3.0
45M3090 VBB GENUWIN7PROFES.64
0A59804 SBB GEN WIN7 PRF64 ENGLISH
75Y0162 SBB M W7 XP MD- E
0A69640 SBB 12.5PRMHDLDBCLTDPYMBBBRDAN
45M4572 VBB 4GBPC3-10600DDR3 1333SODMM
45M4839 SBB KEYBOARDUS ENGLISH
0A69644 SBB NO FINGERPRINT READER
0A69658 SBB NO CAMERA
0A69654 SBB 320GB HRDDSK DRV,7200RPM
0A68287 SBB NO MSSDRIVE
0A69646 SBB TP BATTERY 29+(6CELL)
41W1787 SBB CPK NORTH AMERICA
0A68261 SBB BLUETOOTH 3.0
75Y1724 SBB THINKPADB/G/N
44C7950 SBB INT WRLSSWDAREANTWRK UPGR
0A69659 SBB LANGUAGE PACK US ENGLISH
0A59734 SBB 4GB PC3-10600 SDRAM MEM
0A69712 SBB CL PLT FRX220WLAN+WAN+WPAN
0A69710 SBB MECH MISC PARTS
0A69707 SBB WWAN MSC PRTSWWAN RDY FUL
0A69703 SBB UNUSED WLAN CABLE: 1 KIT
0A68964 SBB 2ND GIL(ICI7 PR
0A71678 SBB MS LABEL (W7ST/EE 2.0)
44C8401 SBB ENERGYSTAR 4.0 TIER 2 PACK
0A71345 SBB FRU LB FR I7-2620M USB3
0A69755 SBB 12.5PRMHD LED DPY,WWAN,3X3
0A69692 SBB PACK MOW EXCEPT CN,HK,JP
0A69715 SBB SYS LBL W COMPLID:TP00018A
0A69718 SBB GEO LABEL US, WLAN, BT
75Y2143 SBB FCC LABEL

It left the factory on 5/29 (International date line) and arrived in Anchorage, AK on 5/28. Then in Kentucky on 5/29.
It sat there for 3 days (Memorial Weekend and clearing customs). I thought it was really a fast ship considering it was the Free shipping.

I paid 1200.80 for this but when I did a test build for the Memorial Day sale it would have been $79.00 more. I guess the 2 free upgrades was a better deal. Also the base price went up during the Memorial Day sale.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:16 am 
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I am back in the saddle again!... After tossing arround with non thinkpad units for two years decided to vome back to the real notebooks brand and ordered a X220 last friday. Should be arriving by the month´s end. I am so happy!!!

General Config: Core i5 2520M, Win7 Home Pro, Display HD Premium (IPS), RAM 4GB, HD 320GB 7.200 rpm.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow... :banana:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:38 pm 
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I got an email that "parts shortages" would delay my 6/7 shipment date.

the only hard to get part I ordered was the Intel 160 Gb SSD.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:42 pm 
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Harryc wrote:
Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow... :banana:


Wouldn't you know it, I waited over a month, but they came the one day last month I was out of town. I got it the next, but still. It's a great Thinkpad Harry.

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