Lenovo X300 almost 50% off RRP! £908.48 @ Insight

Lenovo X300 almost 50% off RRP! £908.48 @ Insight

Found 13th Jan 2009
This is my first post so don't flame me too much!

Stumbled upon this deal for the macbook air competitor Lenovo X300. It's only slightly heavier but packs a built in DVD writer and a 64GB SSD drive. If you go to the official Lenovo online shop, the laptop costs £1,737 but Insight are selling it for £908.

Anyway, here are the specs:

Product Description Lenovo ThinkPad X300 6478 - Core 2 Duo SL7100 1.2 GHz - 13.3" TFT
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
Dimensions (WxDxH) 31.8 cm x 23.1 cm x 1.9 cm
Weight 1.43 kg
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 / 1.2 GHz LV ( Dual-Core )
Hard Drive 64 GB Solid State Drive - Serial ATA-300
Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
RAM 2 GB (installed) / 3 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM - 667 MHz - PC2-5300 ( 2 x 1 GB )
Graphics Controller Intel GMA X3100
Audio Output Sound card
Localisation English / United Kingdom
Cache Memory 4 MB - L2 Cache
Optical Storage DVD-Writer - removable plug-in module
Display 13.3" TFT 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) - 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Input Device Keyboard, TrackPoint, UltraNav
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Built-in Devices Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial, ThinkLight, Bluetooth aerial, cellular aerial, SIM card reader
System Type Notebook
Wireless NIC Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Run Time (Up To) 4 hour(s)
Notebook Camera Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
Platform Technology Intel Centrino with vPro Technology
Embedded Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip , fingerprint reader
Manufacturer Selling Program TopSeller
Wireless Broadband (WWAN) Cellular wireless ready
Memory Allocation Technology Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
Environmental Standards EPA Energy Star , EPEAT Gold
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Sounds like a poor deal for the specifcations. I must be missing something.
I think you are paying for the name+ the solid state drive...
This machine will be better quality than most other laptops that are around.
This is a business laptop: rock solid, 3 years warranty, battery life of about 4-6 hours etc.
I would love an X300 if it ever gets to £500 ;-)
1.2ghz and 2gb ram :-| solid state must be holding the price on this ? 64 gb ssd tho :-|

on board graphics too :-|
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