02-18-2012 10:36 AM
When I decided to buy a 17" screen Thinkpad to replace my T61p, unfortunately, production of Thinkpad W701 had been cancelled.
I found recently on e*** a used ThinkPad W701 "Lenovo refurbished" Model 2541-2TG (NTX2TFR) with both french keyboard and AC-adapter. (i7-920XM 2,0 GHz - 4GB RAM - 320GB HDD - nVidia Quadro FX3800M and Win 7 Pro french edition).
Before taking a decision, I would like to know if someone has an advice about these so-called "Lenovo refurbished" Thinkpads, and if they are really 2200 Euros + worth.
Last but not least, I never learned exactly why production of Thinkpads in W700-W701 series was cancelled.
I've been seeking on Lenovo websites and community, but really never found a really satisfying explanation. The W-Thinkpads with 15.6" screens are of course interesting, but I really need a 17" screen and the 2 HDD configuration.
I am really a "Thinkpad addict" (or enthusiast if you prefer), and I would avoid to buy a 17" configuration by another brand. I've been using in the past several T...a and D..l. laptops, but I prefer Thinkpads.
My first TP was an A31p, (also bought in Germany 7 or 8 years ago), on which I exchanged the keyboard, added a second HDD and expanded memory. It was a great computer.
I don't understand why did the W700-701 disappeared ?
Thanks for your opinions, advices and suggestions.
02-18-2012 10:39 AM
02-18-2012 10:56 AM
There's no way in hell I would pay 2200 euros for a machine unless I actually see it first, or some really high resolution pictures. You didn't mention it but is it safe to assume it has the "17.0" (433.0mm) WUXGA (1920x1200) color, anti-glare, RGB LED backlight, 280 nits, 16:10 aspect ratio, 600:1 contrast ratio, 100% color gamut" screen?
Make sure the seller has a return policy or the unit arrives precisely as described in the ebay listing. You do have buyer protection.
02-22-2012 10:40 PM
The seller writes that this W701 is under warranty till 10/2013. Warranty upgrade available.
The seller has a return policy, and, if I pay by Paypal, I have the buyer protection.
Something else to add ?
02-23-2012 10:19 AM