10-23-2009 04:45 AM
I just ordered a multitouch unit from the Canadian website and a friend of mine pointed out a difference in the x200 description of the displays on the tablet between the U.S and Canadian Lenovo websites. They read as follows for the display on the x200:
10-31-2009 11:04 AM
Canadian site has: 12.1" WideView MultiTouch + MultiView LED backlit WXGA panel
- Only one input at a time (stylus, or finger)
- NOT actually Multi-Touch
- No cancellation of accidental touch palm
- More expensive ($253 more before coupon)
U.S. site has: 12.1" Enhanced Multitouch WXGA LED Panel with Wide viewing Angle
- Allows two simultaneous touch
- Allows gestures like pinching, rotatings
- Real Multi-touch
- Works well with Windows 7
- Allow cancellation of accidental touch palm
- Works with simpletap
Enhanced Multitouch was launched in USA, Ireland, and UK in Sep 09.
Lenovo's official response is that for Canada, they need to print the material in both English and French, so it takes longer. But it think it us jut Bull S**t. It doesn't take that long to convert a manual for English to French. Google does it in one second by goggle translate.
There is no official date for the launch of Enhanced Multi-touch in Canada. But from the looks of it, Lenovo is trying to sell off all the old outdated models in Canada by giving 30% off the original price.
ThinkPad X200 Tablet - Configuration - On 31 OCT 09.
Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor LV (1.86GHz 1066MHz 6MBL2 )
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
Intel GMA X4500
3 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 (2 DIMM)
160GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm
Intel WiFi Link 5300
Integrated WWAN upgradable
X200T 8 Cell Li-Ion Battery
1 Year Depot/Express Warranty
12.1" WideView MultiTouch + MultiView LED backlit WXGA panel
Price: $2,710.00 CAD
auto saving: $2,214.00 CAD
[CAPSCARYDEALS] -$664.20 coupon (save 30%)
Total saiving: $1,160.20 CAD
Payment: $1,549.80 CAD
12.1" Enhanced Multitouch WXGA LED Panel with Wide viewing Angle
Price: $2,274.00 USD = $2,457.00 CAD
auto saving: $1,854.00 USD
[USPTHINKTAB] -$370.80 coupon (save 20%)
Total saiving: $790.80 USD
Payment: $1,483.20 USD = $1602.60 CAD
So for $52.80 CAD you can get a much newer and much better system, if you didn't live in Canada.
Lenovo will be releasing a newer version the X210 in USA in Jan of 2010. It will probably take another year for them to start selling it in Canada.
10-31-2009 01:09 PM
Well I did call Lenovo and they told me that I will be getting the enhanced multitouch, despite the wording on the Canadian website. Hopefully they are right, otherwise I wont even open the box, I will just send it right back...but I did just use the coupon included in your note, and saved over $500 from my original order....Thx.
11-01-2009 02:09 AM
Please let me know when you get your laptop in 3-4 weeks time, if it actually has Enhanched multi-touch.
I hope that they do send you the Enhanced Multi-touch X200t instead of the old one, but you should keep the name and the agent number of the Lenovo representative you spoke to just incase.
11-01-2009 04:06 AM
I will let you know. I actually have my assurance from Lenovo in writing, but hopefully not needed. I am hoping they just give me the lower price I found thanks to you on my exisiting order and then cancel the new order that should speed up the shipping date. Even if they make cancel the original order, its still worth $500 to wait a bit.