01-31-2015 02:16 AM
I am student and a thinkpad enthusiast.
I was looking at the x1 laptop when it came out in the US, with 1199dollar pricing.
To my disappointment I couldnt get it shipped to Finland, so I waited a while until it was released in Europe aswell.
However, the pricing is very high for the same laptop: 1650dollars!
- 450dollar difference
And this is with the same exact parts!
With i7, 256gb ssd, QHD (nontouch) screen it's already 2400dollars in Finland! while in the US it's 1870!
-650 dollar difference
why such a big difference? I am pretty sad about this, and it forces me to consider a competitors laptop.
01-31-2015 09:41 AM
I'm not an expert on international pricing, but my guess is that the difference is due to the VAT.
01-31-2015 09:57 AM
Looking at the Finland Lenovo site and trying to match those specs on the US site (i7, 256GB, QHD non-touch, WIn 8.1 Pro) I come up with $1919US.
The biggest difference I can see is the US version is offered with a 1-year depot warranty, while the Finnish version has a 3-year on-site.
Since I can't really read the Finnish site, I may be off here - but have a look at the warranty differences.
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