Lenovo Thinkpad Xmas Sale Plus EPP discount T430 lowest £604
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Lenovo Thinkpad Xmas Sale Plus EPP discount T430 lowest £604

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Found 3rd Dec 2012
Click the URL, and follow the steps as below,
1.choose IBM Employee,
2.choose United Kingdom.
3. input code save4today.
4. Click notebook
5. start picking and customizing your notebook.

There are other discount codes but rightnow just use the code XMAS15LNV as shown on the website to get xmas 15% off discount.

right now Thinkpad T series T430s seems to be a good bargain to purchase. T series right now have 3 yrs depot warranty.

The cheapest T430 is £604.

X1 Carbon seems have the cheapest price of this year as well.

If you have a company then you could get a VAT return for this. That is purchased price / 1.2. That makes the cheapest T430 down to £503.

Suggestions:

1. always get T series and X series since they are best made in Thinkpad family.
2. Don't buy memory from them. Get any branded memory from third party such as ebuyer or scan to save at least half of your money.
3. upgrade a second SSD by yourself with a Ultrabay closure from ebay which cost you only 10 quid. (if you don't need optical drive that much)

43 Comments

1.choose IBM Employee

ummmmm is this ok??

Original Poster

Don't question me about EPP programme.

I have purchased two laptops from LENOVO UK site with EPP programme with no problem. (Knowing lots of LENOVO and IBM people but did not show any evidence when I purchased laptops from the website. No one asked)

And to be honest, I have been holding the code save4today for two years. The only reason I didnot tell you is that there have not been a good deal out there to use this code.


Edited by: "Clisig" 3rd Dec 2012

15% off with XMAS15LNV

Original Poster

madcal87

15% off with XMAS15LNV



already in the post. Love your profile pic. Family Guy S11E07 now.

Banned

good deal, although most people here are mostly interested in all-plastic £300 packard bell/medion/compaq laptops.

Someone explain step 3 for the idiots amongst you please.

Bargain here for someone after a quality bit of kit

Keeps getting stuck at checkout screen

Original Poster

omgpleasespamme

Someone explain step 3 for the idiots amongst you please.



after you choose IBM employee and United Kingdom, the webpage shows passcode box. input save4today then click signin.

Original Poster

leegmiller

Keeps getting stuck at checkout screen



why is that? try some time later. I believe the offer and the code is not going away that soon.

Clisig

after you choose IBM employee and United Kingdom, the webpage shows … after you choose IBM employee and United Kingdom, the webpage shows passcode box. input save4today then click signin.



I was selecting Lenovo employee... shoot me now.

Ok trying again now Anyone know if the £75 cashback will work after i buy the laptop using this method?

Edit:

Just ordered two "Z580" using same method,
Normally £780 discounted £549 on normal website and down to £522 using IBM employee and 15% discount XMAS15LNV = £444.12 each

Total of £888.24 for two saving a total of £671.76 tyvm for this deal i was waiting for Dell Inspiron 15 SR deal to come back but i am more then happy with this.

Just hope they accept my £75 claim after i get these lenovo-saving.com/en/…ing
Edited by: "leegmiller" 3rd Dec 2012

Has anyone actually received one of these laptops?

Do they actually for fill these orders?

Original Poster

Dymomonkey

Has anyone actually received one of these laptops? Do they actually for … Has anyone actually received one of these laptops? Do they actually for fill these orders?



Do I have to say everything twice or more? I have ordered two laptops from them using this method. NO PROBLEM!!!

Original Poster

leegmiller

Ok trying again now Anyone know if the £75 cashback will work after i buy … Ok trying again now Anyone know if the £75 cashback will work after i buy the laptop using this method?Edit:Just ordered two "Z580" using same method,Normally £780 discounted £549 on normal website and down to £522 using IBM employee and 15% discount XMAS15LNV = £444.12 each Total of £888.24 for two saving a total of £671.76 tyvm for this deal i was waiting for Dell Inspiron 15 SR deal to come back but i am more then happy with this.Just hope they accept my £75 claim after i get these https://lenovo-saving.com/en/xmas-saving



Does that mean you get 150 quid cashback for two laptop ordered?

Clisig

Do I have to say everything twice or more? I have ordered two laptops … Do I have to say everything twice or more? I have ordered two laptops from them using this method. NO PROBLEM!!!



Someone needs some anger management lol

Description
ThinkPad T430s - Express - 3 Yr Depot Topseller Warranty Edit
Processor: Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (2.90GHz, 4MB L3) Edit
Operating system: Windows 8 Pro 64 Edit
Operating system language: Windows 8 Pro 64 MUI EMEA WE (EN FR DE IT NL) Edit
Display type: 14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready Edit
System graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (4M Cache, 2.90 GHz) Edit
Total memory: 8 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (2 DIMM) Edit
Keyboard: ThinkPad Precision Win8 Keyboard UK English Edit
Fingerprint reader: Fingerprint Reader Edit
Camera: 720p HD Camera Edit
Hard drive: 128 GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA3 Edit
Ultrabay: DVD Recordable Edit
System expansion slots: Express Card Slot & 4 in 1 Card Reader Edit
Battery: 6 cell Li-Ion Battery - 81+ Edit
Power cord: Country Pack United Kingdom with Line cord & 65W AC adapter Edit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 Edit
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN) Edit
Integrated mobile broadband: Integrated Mobile Broadband (Ericsson H5321gw) Edit
Selectable SIM: Lenovo Mobile Access SIM
Language pack: Language Pack Win8 WE (FR/GE/IT/DU/EN)

Subtotal: £1,846.80
Sale Price: £1,274.39
Tax (VAT 20.0%): £180.54

eCoupon:
Note: Making changes to this cart may void the eCoupon. The eCoupon code is case sensitive.
[XMAS15LNV] -£191.16

Estimated total: £1,083.23 (WORTH IT?)
Total savings £763.57

Edited by: "great-deals" 9th Dec 2012

Lenovo's are still overpriced, even with this dodgy deal.

Banned

I think i'll buy a new macbook pro instead, good deal anyway op

I'm looking for a 15ish" gaming laptop around £600. Only one that I can see on lenovo is the ideapad Y580 for £599. It looks like it has decent specs for it's price, but screen res is only 1366x768 which seems quite low for such a decent graphics card. I've been looking hours tonight for any laptops with a better screen and decent graphics but none seem to exist around that price. Anyone know if it's worth the monies, or should I keep looking?

There was a Dell XPS 15 on here a few months back linky for £600 which had a Full HD screen and other decent specs, would have fit the bill perfectly but they retail at £900+ now

IdeaPad Y580
Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz, rPGA
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX660M 2GB graphics
8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz
750GB 5400 + 64GB SSD
15.6” HD display (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen w/integrated camera
Edited by: "krato" 9th Dec 2012

Clisig

Do I have to say everything twice or more? I have ordered two laptops … Do I have to say everything twice or more? I have ordered two laptops from them using this method. NO PROBLEM!!!


Not wishing to split hairs or incite an inappropriate response, but the question was:
"Has anyone actually received one of these laptops".
That question appears to remain unanswered.
I too would be interested to know the answer to that specific question before I commit a sizeable amount of money to an order that if not fulfilled / received (repeat: received) may result in an unexpectedly excessive time to obtain a refund and potentially tie-up funds - especially at this time of year. Thanks.

Are the specs of these laptop even any good? I had a look, and it isn't really worth the price you're paying for. I'd rather opt for alienware.

krato

I'm looking for a 15ish" gaming laptop around £600. Only one that I can … I'm looking for a 15ish" gaming laptop around £600. Only one that I can see on lenovo is the ideapad Y580 for £599. It looks like it has decent specs for it's price, but screen res is only 1366x768 which seems quite low for such a decent graphics card. I've been looking hours tonight for any laptops with a better screen and decent graphics but none seem to exist around that price. Anyone know if it's worth the monies, or should I keep looking? There was a Dell XPS 15 on here a few months back linky for £600 which had a Full HD screen and other decent specs, would have fit the bill perfectly but they retail at £900+ now :(IdeaPad Y580Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz, rPGANVIDIA® GeForce® GTX660M 2GB graphics8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz750GB 5400 + 64GB SSD15.6” HD display (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen w/integrated camera



The 660 in the Y580 has over twice the power of the 630 in the xps. The screen isn't as good, but that can be upgraded afterwards. I doubt there are any other laptops which have as good GPUs for £599.

Just a note if you buy am x1 Carbon the ram is not upgrable.

Dymomonkey

Has anyone actually received one of these laptops? Do they actually for … Has anyone actually received one of these laptops? Do they actually for fill these orders?



Fulfill!

This is a 17.3(£600) Lenovo might be worth a look.
hotukdeals.com/dea…883?page=2#post16377354

krato

I'm looking for a 15ish" gaming laptop around £600. Only one that I can … I'm looking for a 15ish" gaming laptop around £600. Only one that I can see on lenovo is the ideapad Y580 for £599. It looks like it has decent specs for it's price, but screen res is only 1366x768 which seems quite low for such a decent graphics card. I've been looking hours tonight for any laptops with a better screen and decent graphics but none seem to exist around that price. Anyone know if it's worth the monies, or should I keep looking? There was a Dell XPS 15 on here a few months back linky for £600 which had a Full HD screen and other decent specs, would have fit the bill perfectly but they retail at £900+ now :(IdeaPad Y580Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz, rPGANVIDIA® GeForce® GTX660M 2GB graphics8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz750GB 5400 + 64GB SSD15.6” HD display (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen w/integrated camera


Banned

bigbaz

This is a 17.3(£600) Lenovo might be worth a … This is a 17.3(£600) Lenovo might be worth a look.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/17-3-lenovo-g780-i7-blu-ray-1tb-8gb-win-7-599-99-delivered-lenovo-1398883?page=2#post16377354



you're joking, right?

After doing a bit of digging, it appears that the GTX660M in the Lenovo Y580 has problems.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Lenovo-Y580-Bug/m-p/781393#M57782

Despite the first post saying "solved" it clearly isn't as the thread went on to be 13 pages with lots of other people with the same issue which is supposed to be quite well known and common. Maybe it's due to it being such a powerful gpu to put in a laptop, causing overheating issues, I haven't read the whole thread so I'm not really sure.

I came accross the Dell Inspiron 15r SE, with i7, full HD screen, and an OK dedicated GPU for £533 (or i5 for £433). But that seems to have conflicting problems with the inbuilt/dedicated gpu, a few people report on hukd that it doesn't always kick into dedicated AMD GPU mode when running games/benchmark software leaving you with a **** poor 'gaming' laptop running on Intel graphics.

Cheap, Reliable, Fast - I guess you can only pick 2!
Edited by: "krato" 9th Dec 2012



I do want it to be decent, but I don't need it to be a beast, I have an i5 gaming HTPC with a gtx 460, which plays everything I need it to, so I can always play the heftier games on that, but it would be nice to have a laptop I can game on in a different room now and then. I'm not sure if the likes of a GT630M would be enough or not

Regards the screen, I really would love it to be 1080p, but I didn't know you can easily replace them, do they have to be like for like model wise or can you buy any old replacement for any same size laptop and they're all compatible? I have taken apart a fair share of laptops before (although it's not something I love doing!) so I wouldn't have thought it'd be too difficult.

nublets2k

The 660 in the Y580 has over twice the power of the 630 in the xps. The … The 660 in the Y580 has over twice the power of the 630 in the xps. The screen isn't as good, but that can be upgraded afterwards. I doubt there are any other laptops which have as good GPUs for £599.

krato

I'm looking for a 15ish" gaming laptop around £600. Only one that I can … I'm looking for a 15ish" gaming laptop around £600. Only one that I can see on lenovo is the ideapad Y580 for £599. It looks like it has decent specs for it's price, but screen res is only 1366x768 which seems quite low for such a decent graphics card. I've been looking hours tonight for any laptops with a better screen and decent graphics but none seem to exist around that price. Anyone know if it's worth the monies, or should I keep looking? There was a Dell XPS 15 on here a few months back linky for £600 which had a Full HD screen and other decent specs, would have fit the bill perfectly but they retail at £900+ now :(IdeaPad Y580Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz, rPGANVIDIA® GeForce® GTX660M 2GB graphics8 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz750GB 5400 + 64GB SSD15.6” HD display (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen w/integrated camera



Not sure whether your linking to the thread or that individual post?
The 17" G780 would be far too big for my liking, I need it somewhat portable. I currently have a 13" Hp Pavilion but it get's scolding hot, the fan runs like a turbine, and it's slow as hell, can't even play 720p despite being sold as a multimedia entertainment laptop, only 3 years ago.
As for the individual post you linked to, I'm glad I read that, obviously it's only one persons opinion, but it definitely sways me away from getting the Y580.

cheers op

Original Poster

Flipd

Not wishing to split hairs or incite an inappropriate response, but the … Not wishing to split hairs or incite an inappropriate response, but the question was:"Has anyone actually received one of these laptops".That question appears to remain unanswered.I too would be interested to know the answer to that specific question before I commit a sizeable amount of money to an order that if not fulfilled / received (repeat: received) may result in an unexpectedly excessive time to obtain a refund and potentially tie-up funds - especially at this time of year. Thanks.



OK. Here is the whole story, I ordered two laptops from Lenovo this August actually using this method. It seems that the price is cheaper then. With the epp program and a discount code. I successfully FULFILLED the order and received the two laptops two weeks later. If you ask how are these two laptops doing these days, I just don't know how many answers will waive your worries.

there are one important point in EPP program. This program is called Employee Purchase Program but it is actually for employees and their family members and friends. So you are OK to order these laptops with the EPP program because nobody is gonna ask the proof if you are related to an employee or any connections with an employee. After all it is not a criminal investigation.

So Order it if you want one. I admit it is still over price in some point. But for me in England it is hard to buy a decent laptop with a decent price. Everybody is asking a cheap laptop but laptop is not just about specs. I mean it seriously.

There is only few quality build laptops out there from my point of view. MacBook Pro series. MacBook Air. Thinkpad T , Xseries. Dell xps gaming laptop. Other than these, just choose the cheapest ones. The cheaper laptops are all the same designed not by the brand holders but the OEM manufacturers then fill in with different specs. Trust me, the whole Laptop operation world is just like that.
Edited by: "Clisig" 9th Dec 2012

Original Poster

Before you check the price. There are always standard decent prices out there to compare. Yes, it is USA. Every time you buy a laptop here, use a thing called internet to check if it is the same price range as in the STATES. Otherwise it is not a sale price or a promotion. Don't forget we are paying 20% VAT above that. If you are buying the laptop for a company. You can always claim your VAT back.

Btw, some say we will need to pay 25%VAT the next year? Anyone wants to confirm that?

krato

After doing a bit of digging, it appears that the GTX660M in the Lenovo … After doing a bit of digging, it appears that the GTX660M in the Lenovo Y580 has problems.http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Lenovo-Y580-Bug/m-p/781393#M57782Despite the first post saying "solved" it clearly isn't as the thread went on to be 13 pages with lots of other people with the same issue which is supposed to be quite well known and common. Maybe it's due to it being such a powerful gpu to put in a laptop, causing overheating issues, I haven't read the whole thread so I'm not really sure.I came accross the Dell Inspiron 15r SE, with i7, full HD screen, and an OK dedicated GPU for £533 (or i5 for £433). But that seems to have conflicting problems with the inbuilt/dedicated gpu, a few people report on hukd that it doesn't always kick into dedicated AMD GPU mode when running games/benchmark software leaving you with a **** poor 'gaming' laptop running on Intel graphics.Cheap, Reliable, Fast - I guess you can only pick 2!



The Dell gpu isn't really an issue your just making a drama out of it it can be solved with software/drivers package so it's not really an issue.

Jim988

Lenovo's are still overpriced, even with this dodgy deal.



They cost more than your run of the mill acer/toshiba as they are a better quality of laptop

Hi is there any way to configure the Y580- would really like a 900p/1080p panel

morty

The Dell gpu isn't really an issue your just making a drama out of it it … The Dell gpu isn't really an issue your just making a drama out of it it can be solved with software/drivers package so it's not really an issue.



lol probably, having previous problems with a laptop that I couldn't solve I just dont fancy any more of it. I haven't looked into it enough as I only started reading about issues with it an hour or so before posting that and didn't come a cross anyone who said they managed to resolve I, and a lot of people were offput by it in previous deals on here.

Do you have experience with the driver 'issue'? If like you say there's a simple driver update fix which solves it I think I'd buy the dell without hesitation. Going to have a thorough read now.

Im looking at the IdeaPad Y500 - it says Up to 1TB HDD storage and optional 16GB SSD

I cant see anyway of selecting a SSD? anyone have an idea?

Original Poster

deejaychaos

Im looking at the IdeaPad Y500 - it says Up to 1TB HDD storage and … Im looking at the IdeaPad Y500 - it says Up to 1TB HDD storage and optional 16GB SSDI cant see anyway of selecting a SSD? anyone have an idea?



optional 16GB SSD most likely means an mSATA SSD. Not a 2.5" standard SSD. It is used as a buffer zone to boost start up time and run applications faster.

And yes I couldn't find it either. Seems they are selling fix-spec machine there. But you could always add an mSATA by yourself later. Try search some DIY experiences online. You could find some for sure.
Edited by: "Clisig" 9th Dec 2012

Original Poster

shanks86

Hi is there any way to configure the Y580- would really like a 900p/1080p … Hi is there any way to configure the Y580- would really like a 900p/1080p panel



Seems like there is no higher resolution screens for you to select. I know it doesn't make any sense but unfortunately the model you want they did not put on sale.

Original Poster

Jim988

Lenovo's are still overpriced, even with this dodgy deal.



Every electronics product in England is overpriced. I would say they are over quality made compared to rubbish make laptops with the same specs but poor build.
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