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Registered: ‎03-04-2015
Location: UK
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'sidegrade' X230 Tablet to UK specification

I've bought a shiny new end-of-stock X230 Tablet from the US. It has the following specification:


Intel Core i7-3520M Processor (2.90 GHz | 3.60 GHz Turbo) 1600MHz FSB
•240GB Solid State Drive (SATA-3 6GB/sec)
•16GB DDR3 RAM Memory (PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM SODIMM)
•Gobi 3000 WWAN 3G Card
•12.5" HD Premium IPS Multi-touch Display (Anti-Glare) with Digitizer Pen input and digitizer Stylus
•1366 x 768 Screen Resolution (720p)
•Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 WiFi (2x2 AGN)
•Low-light 720p HD camera with face-tracking
•ThinkPad Precision Keyboard with island-style, six-rows, spill-resistant
•2 USB 3.0 ports and 1 always-on USB 2.0 port (3 USB total).
•Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 (RJ45 port)
•4-in-1 SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC slot)
•Express Card Slot 54mm
•UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint Reader
•ThinkPad Battery 67+ (6 cell)
•ThinkPad 65W AC Adapter
•Digitizer Pen Stylus
•Manufactured By: Lenovo


I know I'll need to get a UK keyboard for it. I have masses of UK Thinkpad power supplies, so that's not an issue. Is there anything else I need to change to make it work fully in the UK ? I'm thinking specifically of the GOBI WWAN card - I'm pretty sure the rest of it is the same globally. Will the GOBI card work with UK mobile broadband, or do I need to get an Ericsson card to replace it ?

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