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ilya747
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Thinkpad x250 - fake suspicion

Hi everyone,

 

I've just received my new Thinkpad x250 which I ordered on ebay (bad decision)  and it looks suspicious. 

 

Firstly, it doesn't have a fingerprint reader - I've never met x250s without fingerprint readers, also lenovo website didn't allow to customize it this way. 

Secondly, the overall case seems not genuine (for example, "x250" label looks different than on the official pictures).

Also, it has weird serial number (starting with 20CLS...) that cant be found on the PSREF and warranty started 3 days before purchase.

 

Am i paranoid or it's worth returning it to seller?

 

Thank you!

Ilya

JakeSully
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Re: Thinkpad x250 - fake suspicion

you can get without fingerprint, webcam and so on but thats only special order within companies only so either person got this off his jobb but sold it after as i new condition since he wasn't happy with it,

 

Could you send some pictures of your laptop so me and others on here can see how exactly is it fake?

ilya747
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Re: Thinkpad x250 - fake suspicion

Thanks, that makes sense. Do you think company can order it in a case made of usual plastic (and not the carbon fiber)? 

 

Attaching some pictures as well.

 

Pics

 

All the ports are in place.

 

Thanks, 

Ilya

JakeSully
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Re: Thinkpad x250 - fake suspicion

hmm does the laptop feel like plastic? if so try opening back cover and see how screw holes are if they are golden pieces there then it could be fake since when it's carbon fiber lenovo does not use golden screw holders like hp, asus, and meny more do on their laptops.

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Registered: ‎04-17-2014
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Re: Thinkpad x250 - fake suspicion

It seems like a unit outside of the US. The keyboard layout looks different, and according to Lenovo PSREF, the US units all have fingerprint readers. 

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad_X250


Regards,
Eric Xu

I'm a Lenovo forums advocate and brand advocate (Lenovo INsider). I'm a volunteer; I don't work for Lenovo.

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